Interim Finance Systems Manager - Fast Growing Global Business

08 May 2017
08 Jun 2017
Kerim Wiltshire
Job role
Finance manager
Contract type
Part time

Our client is a fast growing private education business which owns a group of institutions which are located all over the world. They are looking for a qualified Accountant who has extensive experience with project managing an implementation of Cognos Controller in a multi-national environment.

Client Details

The client is a London based Group which owns over 25 private schools across four continents. With their EBITDA increasing by more than 7x over the past 4 years, they are looking for a contractor to assist them in laying the foundations for their next phase of growth.


This candidate will need to facilitate the end-to-end implementation process including:

  • Planning.
  • Initial set-up.
  • Rule and report design.
  • Testing.
  • Data migration.
  • Training of users.
  • Documentation of processes.

As well as implementing the system, specific responsibilities will include:

  • Development of implementation project plan.
  • Creation of group chart of accounts.
  • Creation of group reports.
  • Ensuring a controls environment is maintained and existing finance procedures continue throughout the implementation.
  • Conducting data validation and user acceptance testing.
  • Ensuring check balances and reporting controls are in place.
  • Documenting the consolidation process.
  • Training global users.


This Interim Finance Systems Manager will need to have the following:

  • A finance qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CPA or equivalent).
  • A broad background in finance.
  • Recent experience in implementing Cognos Controller / TM1 in a global environment.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • The ability to challenge senior stakeholders.
  • Excellent organisation, attention to detail and written & communication skills.

The following attributes/experiences are desirable:

  • A project management qualification (Prince 2 etc).

Job Offer

This exciting, London based opportunity is looking to pay a very competitive day rate and will likely offer the candidate the opportunity to travel globally during the contract.

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