Next PLC

General Ledger Integration Specialist - Finance Modernisation

Next PLC
Leicester, Leicestershire, UK
Competitive salary + benefits
12 Jun 2024
25 Jun 2024
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Job Description

General Ledger Integration Lead - Finance Modernisation

Do you want to be a key member of the team shaping the future of Next Finance?

We are looking for individuals who are prepared to challenge existing ways of working, embrace change & have a creative mind for problem solving. Is that you?

About the role

You will join a project team to assist with implementing the Oracle Fusion ERP system into Next Finance, initially replacing AP, AR and GL. This role will involve working on the core general ledger integrations required for our new finance system, supporting the Business solution lead manager.


As a key member of our team, you will attend our design workshops and help design the integration strategy for transition to the new software. You will also be responsible for updating the lead manager with progress updates, demonstrating rigour throughout your completed work and highlighting any areas of concern for escalation.

The role broadly will involve:

  • Familiarisation workshops
  • Making and documenting design decisions inline with scope
  • Supporting business impact assessments
  • Preparing / reviewing integration design documents
  • Coordination with data migration teams
  • Working closely with the general ledger corporate set up lead to ensure integrity in the enterprise structure across the GL
  • Input into training plan
  • Test planning and execution
  • Cutover planning and execution
  • Warranty support
  • Understanding and highlighting any risks and ensuring controls are in place to mitigate risk

You will also be working with several business readiness teams including:

  • Existing financial accounting teams
  • Tech QA and finance UAT teams to build test scripts
  • Change management and adoption team ensuring we have the appropriate training for all users
  • Data cleansing to ensure we have accurate data migrating into the new system
  • Reporting team to ensure the GL and other management information can be reconciled

About you

  • Strong financial accounting acumen and experience with an understanding of the main record to report entries into a general ledger
  • Experience of implementing change, demonstrating ability to focus on controls and automation
  • Experience with a large ERP system is desirable, preferably Oracle Fusion
  • Ability to self manage, methodical with strong organisational skills ensuring multiple tasks can run in parallel
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines and escalate issues in an appropriate and timely manner
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving abilities
  • Excel, PowerPoint and/or Google Presentation skills

About Us

You know Next, but did you know we’re a FTSE-100 retail company employing over 35,000 people across the UK and Ireland. We’re the UK’s 2nd largest fashion retailer and for Kidswear we’re the market leader. At the last count we have over 500 stores, plus the Next Online and it’s now possible to buy on-line from over 70 countries around the world! So we’ve gone global!

About some of our Benefits

  • 25% off most NEXT, MADE*, Lipsy*, Gap* and Victoria's Secret* products (*when purchased through NEXT)
  • Company performance based bonus
  • Sharesave scheme
  • On-site Nursery available; OFSTED outstanding in all areas
  • 10% off most partner brands & up to 15% off Branded Beauty
  • Early VIP access to sale stock
  • Access to fantastic discounts at our Staff Shops
  • Restaurants with great food at amazing prices
  • Access a digital GP and other free health and wellbeing services
  • Free on-site parking
  • Financial Wellbeing - Save, track and enhance your financial wellbeing
  • Apprenticeship - Grow and develop on the job whilst gaining a qualification
  • Direct to Work - Discount online and instore, collect your items the next day for free from your place of work or local store
  • Support Networks - Access to Network Groups to empower and celebrate each other
  • Wellhub - Discounted flexible monthly gym memberships, with apps, PT sessions and more

Conditions apply to all benefits. These benefits are discretionary and subject to change.

We aim to support all candidates during the application process and are happy to provide workplace adjustments when necessary. Should you need support with your application due to a disability or long-term condition, feel free to get in touch with us by email (please include 'Workplace Adjustments' in the subject line), or call us on 0116 284 2486 and leave a voicemail.

Apply Before: 06/28/2024, 08:45 PM

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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