Systems Accountant

Castlefield Recruitment
Sheffield, UK
34,788 - 38,890
15 Jun 2021
18 Jun 2021
Job role
Experience level
Part qualified

Castlefield Recruitment are currently working on a retained search for Sheffield City Council as they look to recruit a Systems Accountant to join their Finance and Commercial Services Department.

Sheffield City Council is the fourth largest local authority in the UK providing services to a population of over 560,000 people, with 7500 staff. The Council has a Revenue Budget of £1.2bn per year and a Capital Budget of c.£200m per year is being utilised on a number of high profile City Centre redevelopment projects.

The Finance and Commercial Services Department is currently made up of 350 staff comprising finance, procurement specialists and a substantial income and payments operation collecting council tax and business rates, and, distributing £180m of Housing Benefit every year, organised across 5 key areas; Accounting & Infrastructure, Business Partnering, Commercial Business Development, Procurement and Strategic Finance.


The Systems Accountant vacancy represents a highly attractive career opportunity for a part qualified/qualified Accountant to join a forward thinking team. The post is a key role within the Systems & Training area of the Accounting and Infrastructure team - which is responsible for the production of financial results, budget monitoring and reporting and the operation of the Council's financial systems.

Responsibilities will include but are not limited to;
  • Advise on best practice relating to financial systems, processes, polices & procedures, and identify where these can be improved to better meet the needs of the Council
  • Devise, support and deliver initiatives which enhance the quality of the Council's Chart of Accounts structure and its use
  • Use data analysis and analytical skills to understand the operations in a service and to recommend a solution that meets the needs of the service and the wider organisation
  • Deliver practical assistance to service accounting teams in the implementation of new systems and procedures or special exercises
  • Develop, plan and deliver training in a variety of settings, including coaching of non-Finance Managers in aspects of Financial Management
  • Provide practical assistance to finance teams to support the introduction of new accounting and reporting concepts such as Activity Based Costing, Business Intelligence software tools and Profitability Analysis


The Systems Accountant vacancy would suit a candidate who can demonstrate;
  • Keen interest in systems and performance improvement
  • Experience of month end processes and is comfortable interpreting data
  • Confidence in dealing with a range of finance and non-finance stakeholders
  • Desire to work in a large organisation which can offer development and progression opportunities

For further information on applying, contacts for an informal discussion or access to the job descriptions please follow the link below.

Please note that direct approaches and speculative CV's will be directed to Castlefield Recruitment to be included in the recruitment process.

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