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Matt Thomas

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Matt Thomas

Associate - Change & Transformation
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Systems Accountant

London, England

Systems Accountant Division: Finance Reports to: Head of Process, Control & Change Location: London Job status: Permanent The client is a leading global organiser of trade exhibitions and conferences. They are managed across regions and industry sectors and as the company transforms, so does the need for support for the group in this period of transformation. A recent strategy review has highlighted the need for greater consistency of finance processes across the globe. This calls for significant investment in our finance processes and systems to enable the London HQ to function better and help us provide a best in class finance support to the business. Consequently, this permanent role has been created to manage the existing day-to-day systems, and work with the transformation team on the new direction. It is an exciting time to join the business as we begin to implement a significant level of change that will give opportunity to develop and grow. JOB PURPOSE The successful candidate will work closely with the financial team in London, but also in our overseas regions, including Russia, Turkey, Ukraine, China and India. The role has two aspects to it - managing the current systems and ensuring the business has efficient and effective ways of working, as well as providing input to the wider finance transformation project. KEY RESPONSIBILITIES: ·Responsible for maintenance and developments to improve the existing systems (AX, Data Warehouse) in the near term ·Documentation of processes, customisations and dependencies ·Support of the front-line users including: oManaging and supporting the standard operating procedures for these systems othe development of the "super user" community oproblem solving oreport writing ·Be part of the project to replace the company's finance systems with a global ERP system, ensuring the system 'to be' delivers best practice processes and addresses group wide requirements (localisation and reporting) ·Translation of business requirements into technical specifications ·Putting in place appropriate governance around the systems and changes to them ·Be part of a continuous improvement culture across finance ·Identify ways of improving how the team works ·Systems: oMicrosoft AX Financials oa SQL based OLAP data warehouse tool oa SQL based data conversion tool oMicrosoft Dynamics Operations PERSON SPECIFICATION: Experience & Knowledge - Essential ·University degree or equivalent ·Qualified Accountant, or a strong explanation of equivalent experience ·Experience in multi-national listed businesses, especially multi-currency ·Project management skills ·Creating technical and user level documentation ·Advanced excel skills ·SQL qualifications/experience Experience & Knowledge - Desirable ·Specific experience of relevant systems Skills - Essential ·Excellent communication and organisational skills ·Detailed understanding and experience of Finance processes and systems ·Ability to clearly communicate technical concepts to non-finance and non-technical users ·Can manage expectations and deliver results ·Ambition to be the best, but realistic Skills - Desirable ·An additional language (ideally Russian, Mandarin or Turkish)