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Lead Systems Accountant

  • Salary: 65-80,000 per year
  • Job Type:Permanent

Posted about 1 year ago

  • Sector: Finance & Audit
  • Contact: Gemma Cardew
  • Contact Email:
  • Contact Phone: 0161 883 2816
  • Expiry Date: 14 June 2023
  • Job Ref: GC/10335

MERJE are partnered with a fast growing and prominent Manchester based Financial Services organisation in their search for a Lead Systems Accountant.

 This is a great opportunity for someone looking to advance their career within an expanding financial services business. The role holder will manage the finance systems team and will collaborate with the Group Finance team. Reporting into the Senior Group Financial Reporting Manager you will maintain the controls around the finance systems and further develop and adapt the systems as the business matures.

This will be a wide-ranging role and provide a significant number of opportunities work on a range of developments and adhoc projects, which will provide professional growth and add genuine variety to the role. 

The role will be based at their Manchester office combined with home working. 

What will you be doing?

Maintenance and development of the Group financial consolidation and reporting systems Anaplan/Cognos

Maintenance and development of the local ledger accounting system D365

Assisting subsidiary finance teams with the implementation of Anaplan

Assisting with a general ledger migration project

Develop and implement best practices for financial systems and processes

Adhoc issue resolution for finance systems

Report writing in Power BI

Managing and coaching a team of 3 system colleagues

Month-end system close processes on finance systems

Process improvements and simplifications

Work collaboratively with Group Finance and build strong stakeholder relationships across our multiple brands and countries

Respond to Group auditor finance system related questions

Management of finance systems supplier relationships



Is this you?

Proven track record in developing and maintaining finance systems and the associated issue resolution

Knowledge of Anaplan and/or Cognos is desirable

Knowledge of Power BI is desirable

Strong project management skills

SQL knowledge useful for viewing tables

Able to manage and prioritise own workloads effectively

Strong communication, influencing skills and confident in communicating with stakeholders both internal and external both written and verbal

Ideally ACA, ACCA, CIMA qualified or equivalent and Educated to degree level or equivalent experience

Thrives in a fast-paced environment and adaptable to change

Experience of working within Financial Services is advantageous


What will you get in return:

Highly competitive salary £65-80,000 depending upon experience

An attractive benefits package

They also reward success with an excellent bonus scheme and incentive package.

Interactive subsidised events

Colleague engagement teams

Employee recognition and development programs and the opportunity to work collaboratively with multiple European countries.