Systems and Processes Implementation Manager
Reporting to the Project Manager in Wallingford, with functional responsibility to the Head of Finance, you will work proactively and constructively with a range of key stakeholders,
Funded by the Government, this business is a scientific research organisation, carrying out important research into the environment and climate change.
Reporting to Project Manager in Wallingford, with functional responsibility to the Head of Finance, this person will work proactively and constructively with a range of key stakeholders, including the Project Manager, finance team, other members of the project team, third party suppliers and representatives from Head office . The main duties of the role are set out below.
- Working with finance team members and other stakeholders to identify areas for improvement in current finance systems and associated policies and processes.
- Generating proposals and recommendations suitable for senior management and the Executive Board consideration and decision.
- Actively participate in the system procurement process (e.g. tender and supplier demonstration assessment) to represent finance function and wider business needs and contribute to the identification of a preferred system and supplier.
- Lead for Finance on the development and execution of the system implementation plan, including development of data / documentation transfer from existing systems and service providers, testing regimes, training plans and transitional (dual) working plans.
- Working proactively and constructively with the finance team, systems and process managers in other functions and third party suppliers, to identify and resolve finance-related issues during implementation of new systems and processes.
- Becoming proficient in the use and administration of the new system, including use of configuration, reporting and workflow tools.
- Proven ability implementing new finance / ERP systems.
- Proven ability in improving the efficiency and effectiveness of financial systems and processes.
- Good team worker, able to work collaboratively with a range of key stakeholders.
- Demonstrates proactive leadership skills in addressing both technical and human challenges of system change.
- Excellent communication skills and able to communicate clearly and persuasively using a variety of media and to a variety of audiences.
- A proactive, persistent and creative approach to problem solving.
- Proven ability in project planning, able to plan, organise and prioritise in order to meet deadlines.
- Excellent Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills.
- A good degree in an appropriate subject.
£35,000-£40,000 per annum on a fixed term contract basis for 18 months, with excellent benefits