Systems & Control Accountant

RSD Recruitment Ltd
23 Feb 2021
03 Mar 2021
Job role
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Our client based in Leicestershire are looking to recruit a Systems & Control Accountant to strengthen, lead and support the Finance Team at their Head Office.

Aim of the Role

Reporting to the Group Financial Controller, this role is responsible for ensuring the integrity of the organisation's financial systems, understanding the flow of data through the business by applying the concepts of information technology, accounting and financial management. This entails:

· Reviewing and evaluating all the financial systems, practices and policies of the company, working closely with the IT department.

· Conducting regular performance evaluations to make sure all finance and accounting functions remain accurate and efficient.

· As technology emerges, imparting advancements to appropriate personnel for their expert feedback and input.

· Assessing and managing system changes to ensure impact on financial systems is controlled in line with corporate policy.

· Development and continuous improvement of systems, controls and associated processes to ensure a strong control environment is maintained and efficiency and automation are maximised.

· Working closely with internal departments and auditors

· Managing statutory control returns

Key Responsibilities:

· Ownership of system controls and procedures and manage and lead associated change, liaising with internal finance departments, IT and where necessary operations.

· Assessment of status quo and identification of opportunities for improvement system and control development (CI).

· Act as 'triage' for system change request from finance to IT

· Internal audit - regular controls testing and assessment working with external audit to ensure control weaknesses addressed

· Project management where control and or system related.

· Understand and implement legislation and FRS changes for the Group - working closely with the financial controller and IT department.

· Control and complete the submission of statutory returns including account and ONS. (Information to be supplied by other internal finance departments.)

· Ownership of Power BI tool for the function ensuring integrity and testing is completed on time and to scope. Implement changes to tool for changes in business requirements.

· Own policy and control documentation for finance.

Qualifications and skills

· Strong data analytics with advanced excel and modelling skills.

· System development experience, across multiple (General Ledgers and ERP).

· Strong technical accounting knowledge.

· Strong communication with experience of managing change.

· Qualified accountant preferred by, but not essential if qualified by experience in the right roles.

· Power BI experience or equivalent desirable.

· Internal audit experience an advantage

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