Systems Accountant

Aston Jones Recruitment
Newcastle Upon Tyne
14 Jul 2017
19 Jul 2017
Job role

Systems Accountant

My client has grown from a small, family-owned business to one of the most successful house builders in the UK. They currently employ more than 2,000 people across the UK and have earned an enviable reputation within their sector. Due to continued growth and success they are now looking to appoint a Systems Accountant to work out of their office just on the outskirts of Newcastle upon Tyne.

Role responsibilities:

·Toleadandundertakeactivitiesthatensurethehighestlevelof integrity of datatransferred tonew systemsis achieved,includingthedefinition,developmentandapplicationof thetestingmethodologies.

·To beresponsibleforallofthedataaspectsoftheCOINSplatform

·Toberesponsible for futuresystemupgrades

·Developa strongworkingknowledge oftheCOINSITarchitecture in order to support the project teamwithdataaspectsof thebuild

·Assistbothof theTransitionManagersduringdata migration, with specificfocusaround thedevelopment ofcontrolsand reconciliations toensure informationistransferred accuratelyandthat the systemisthoroughlytested

·Developand test automatedsolutions

·Lead thedefinitionof theuser acceptancetestingapproachfor Divisionsthatwill beused bythem to validate andtest thenewsystempost-data loadandpriorto ‘Go Live’

·AssistinthedevelopmentofCOINSreportingandapplication oftheBI software to support thedeliveryofarobustreportingsuite

·Support thedesignandimplementation of processes

·Overseetheimplementationofthetest methodologyforeachDivision

·Asasystemexpert,form a secondlineofsupportfor theCOINSsystem


·Monthlyreporting from the COINS systeme.g.Group Management Accounts,valuation gains andlossesetc

·Takethelead onall systemupgrades totheCOINSsystem

·Assistand/ or train staff in howto use the systemsandspreadsheets

Person specification:


·5+yearsofETLand SQLquerytools

·Financial,Businessor IT relateddegree

·Expert knowledge ofSQL,andknowledge ofother querytools

·Advanced Microsoft Excel skills

·Experience ofworking onmajordatamigrationprojectsfor large customers(workingon a COINS datamigrationprojectwould bea distinct advantage)

·Financial and accounting background would be advantageous

·Must be commercially focused, with the ability to communicate to all levels from executive management down to clerical staff

·Good communicator with the ability to understand operational sensitivities, such that migration tasks take full accountofthese

·A problemsolverwith agoodanalytical mind tothink throughproblemsandarrive atthemost appropriatesolution

·Willingness to travel to other company sites


·Accountancy training (e.g.ACA, CIMA etc)

·Experience ofSQL serverperformancetuning and monitoring

·Additional IT professional qualificationssuchas BCS Diplomaetc

For the right candidate my client is offering a fantastic package:

·Competitive base salary up to £55k depending on experience

·Other great benefits that will be discussed at interview stage

·Opportunity to join a reputable market leading company

This is an excellent opportunity to join a successful and reputable, professional company at an exciting time. My client is interviewing now so send your CV asap to be considered for this role.

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