Finance Systems Manager - Berkshire

£70,000 - £80,000
Ref: 410 Date Posted: Thursday 21 Mar 2024

Finance Systems Manager - Permanent - Bracknell - £70,000-£80,000

Break ground in this newly created role within the European Finance Operations Team of a global brand. The Finance Systems & Data Manager will bridge the gap between finance and IS. You will have responsibility for all SaaS based Finance Systems and act as the Subject Matter Expert for finance system operations and master data management.

1) Intro:

The Department Manager for Finance Systems and Data offers a unique chance to lead and innovate within the Finance Operations team, bridging the realms of finance expertise and technical innovation. This role will suit either an experienced Systems Accountant with a background in Accountancy who has developed subject-matter expertise within finance systems, or a Systems Manager who has specialised in Financial systems management.

2) The Role:

Sitting within the European Finance Operations team, this role is separate from the IS function but will work closely with IS and finance stakeholders in delivering effective and efficient SaaS based finance systems. Key tasks include:

  • Lead a team responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Finance Systems and Finance Master Data Management. 
  • Manage the daily support, maintenance and continuous improvement of the Finance Systems landscape, including routine and regulatory changes and updates.
  • Contribute towards improving the quality and accuracy of the finance systems and the finance master data to ensure uninterrupted business continuity.  
  • Liaise closely with business stakeholders to ensure processes are understood and maintain documentation of system-based processes and procedures.
  • Develop quality metrics to monitor and report on defects and corrective actions related to Finance Systems. 
  • Provide regular and timely training on all finance systems to all relevant stakeholders.
  • Provide technical and process expertise and guidance to support strategic projects.

Finance Systems:

SAP ECC6 and SAP S/4 HANA, Coupa, Concur, Cadency, Hyperion

3) About You:

We are seeking an individual with proven team management, change management and relationship management skills. Key is the ability to organise, collaborate and provide governance and oversight on controls for system-based financial transactions.

Your ability to influence senior-level management and key stakeholders, coupled with a highly consultative approach, will set you apart. A Finance Systems Manager or Systems Accountant background would work well for this role.

This role is a unique opportunity to shape the finance operations landscape. Lead a team, influence strategic projects, and ensure governance and compliance in system-based financial transactions. Your expertise in SAP 4 Hana and SAP ECC6, along with familiarity with systems like Coupa, Cadency, Concur, Hyperion, and Tagetik, will be highly valuable.

4) The Offer:

Salary on offer is £72,000 - £80,000 with excellent benefits, hybrid working and car/allowance options. Our client provides a collaborative and innovative work environment, encouraging continuous learning and development.