Job Vacancy: Systems Accountant

Our Ref: 672505860
Location: Caerphilly
Salary: £28,000

Our Client in the Caerphilly area is recruiting for a Systems Accountant to work within the bustling Finance Team. This role reports to the Planning Accountant with extensive engagement with the CFO, Business MDs and the rest of the divisional management teams.

Duties include:

  • Development, maintenance and upgrade of financial systems used (including Agresso Financials, Essbase, INFOR BI and Lawson)
  • Development and maintenance of several key databases held in Microsoft Access
  • Consolidation, manipulation and interrogation of data from financial systems
  • Involvement in preparing the Group management accounts
  • Involvement in preparing the Group budgets and forecasts
  • Working with IT on behalf of the department to ensure that all financial systems function and that issues are resolved promptly
  • Ad hoc analysis of financial or similar data as required

The Ideal Candidate:

Business Focus
  • Has ability to work in a consultative role, advising on improvements and best practice ensures that business opportunities are appropriately evaluated to minimise risk and sustain/improve profit margins
  • Demonstrates commercial awareness and understanding, without compromising financial disciplines
  • Understands the key business drivers and continually seeks opportunities to improve and streamline processes

  • Provides incisive and user-friendly management information, meaningful financial analysis, input and advice to divisional colleagues and senior management to assist with understanding KPI reporting
  • Provides accurate and timely reporting, establishing effective communications with other senior financial colleagues within the Group
  • Displays well developed presentation and communication skills, verbally as well as numerically, with good report writing skills
  • Communicates positively in an open and honest manner

Technical and Financial Competencies
  • Experience of SQL and VBA preferable
  • Has excellent MS office skills, particularly Excel and Word
  • Experience of preparing management accounts
  • Studying for an Accountancy qualification preferably part qualified

Personal Characteristics
  • Prioritises successfully in order to identify and meet key issues and challenges
  • Self-starter who is able to manage own workload and remains calm and focused under pressure
  • Is able to work in a deadline driven structured and methodical manner and displays "Completer/finisher" mentality
  • Displays the ability to challenge and a positive change mentality
  • Demonstrates excellent attention to detail whilst retaining the ability to see the wider business picture
People Skills
  • Displays honesty, openness and integrity with staff and colleagues
  • Gives others credit where due and readily critiques own results and behaviour
  • Demonstrates receptiveness to new ideas from whatever source

Salary is £28,000

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