Systems Accountant

Scotland, Glasgow
20 May 2019
07 Jun 2019
Lucy McPhail
Contract Type
Level of qualification

We are currently engaged by a leading business based in Glasgow to recruit a permanent Systems Accountant. This is a brand new role due to growth

Client Details

Our client is a well known, highly successful business based on the outskirts of Glasgow.


The role will involve:

When representing Finance on key business projects you must -

  • Gain full understanding of the Business and Financial context of each project, and identify the impacts and opportunities for Finance management and operation.
  • Articulate Finance functional requirements for input to Business Cases, change requests and procurement exercises.
  • Support the functional design and development of new systems to deliver efficient and effective and adequately controlled solution.
  • Consider requirements to conform to external regulation and legislation and internal policy.
  • Support identification of the testing requirements and quality acceptance criteria.
  • Support the development and documentation of processes and work instructions for Finance based activities.
  • Support end user training, ensuring staff carrying out finance based activities are clear about new processes and are empowered to make the best use of new systems.
  • Support the planning and execution of implementation plans
  • Be responsible for the migration of financial data and cut over of financial activities during the implementation of new systems.
  • Work closely with business representatives, project management and IT technical specialists to ensure project deliverables are completed to plan.
  • Support activities to ensure the new systems are successfully embedded into the business and anticipated benefits are realised.
  • Support the decommissioning of legacy systems.

In support of the Finance day to day management and operation you must -

  • Represent Finance on working groups that aim to develop and improve the use of embedded systems.
  • Work on small scale initiatives to plan, test and deliver periodic upgrades developments for live systems.
  • Actively seek out opportunities for continuous improvement of Finance management and operations


The successful candidate will:

  • A professional accounting qualification.
  • 5 years post qualifying experience in a Finance Systems development environment.
  • A strong background in P2P, O2C and R2R activities.
  • An innovative and creative approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to understand complex technical issues and communicate them in simple terms.
  • Experience of working within large project teams delivering key Finance and Business systems.
    • Highly developed problem solving skills.
    • Knowledge of financial reporting, planning and budgeting

    • Ability to make a positive impact in a cross functional work environment

    • Business analysis and process mapping skills

    • Experience of small scale incremental developments

    • Experience of delivering system upgrades

  • Change management experience

Job Offer

The package includes:

  • A rewarding career
  • A competitive salary
  • Excellent training, development and career progression
  • 37 days annual leave
  • Potential to work anywhere in the company's network.
  • Final salary pension scheme