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SCUK Systems Accountant - 12 Mth FTC

Job Description

Job Description

We have an extensive Contract Hire part of the business and we are now upgrading our software. The Systems Accountant is a pivotal role that will work closely with project, finance and IT colleagues to ensure that the contract hire mainframe integrates with existing finance legacy systems including the general ledger.,

  • Act as the finance project lead and manage other project members

  • Execute the test strategy identifying any accounting or system issues and liaising with the project team to correct errors or to make improvements to the new system

  • Carry out high volume tests and report key findings

  • Ensure that the Contract Hire mainframe reconciles to the general ledger and that the mainframe has suitable controls in place to mitigate financial errors

  • Develop a test strategy to cover all accounting and financial aspects of the migration of the existing back book onto the new system

  • Be responsible for the migration planning and ensuring that the project is fully resourced

  • Keep a record of all planned system changes and scheduled implementation dates and liaise with finance to explain how this impacts the various stages of the implementation project

  • Liaise with internal and external auditors to ensure that the new system is compliant for audit purposes

  • Manage training and procedural documents for the finance team

  • Provide training and technical support in the new system to all finance personnel

  • Deal with or escalate any identified risks in relation to Santander Consumer risk policies and/or legislative and regulatory guidelines in accordance with the Santander UK group risk framework

Candidate Description

As such Leasing experience is essential as is prior experience of managing a finance change program.,

  • Demonstrable previous experience working within financial services and leasing

  • A qualified Accountant with a good understanding of International Financial reporting standard

  • A thorough understanding of accounting system requirements, i.e. the need for controls, reconciliation reports, audit trails etc

  • Previous experience of working within a project environment and a solid understanding of project controls

  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to liaise with all stakeholders at all levels across the business

  • Strong all-round PC software skills, in particular Microsoft Excel, with the ability to produce high quality, accurate working documentation and financial statements

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills