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IT AND FINANCE SYSTEMS MANAGER – MAJOR PAN EUROPEAN BUSINESS REF 1037

Published
March 19, 2023
Location
Yorkshire house, greek street, leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
Job Type
Salary
£60,000 and £80,000 + dependent on experience
Work Hours
37.5
Responsibilities
Business owner for Finance technology stack
Industry
Finance
Qualifications
Industry standard
Skills
Finance and IT
Contact number
01133572045
Benefits
10 bonus, 28 days holiday
Region
West Yorkshire

Description

This large group that has enjoyed rapid expansion over the last 10 years are going through a major integration project covering key finance and accounting related processes.  The Record to Report, Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable teams use a suite of systems, primarily Oracle, Coupa and Bellin software.  The current system architecture was recently designed as part of a Finance Transformation project and is relatively new to the business.

The organisation are looking for a Group IT/Finance Systems Manager to join their team in a hybrid role in their offices, based in Leeds.  They enjoy an office location that is great for the M1 and M62 which inc a fully serviced grade A office with a gym, picnic areas and restaurant facilities on site, inc free parking.

The role will report directly into the Group Head, who is responsible for the transformation project.  The Finance Systems Manager will own the finance systems and develop a deep understanding of the system architecture, understand and maintain the integrations and be the first point of contact for system related queries, ensuring systems are supporting BAU activity.

They will also drive the governance of the finance systems and manage upgrades and developments, working with their external partners to deliver optimised system solutions.

As the dept continues to develop over the next few years the Finance Systems Manager will ensure business and accounting requirements are effectively provided through continuous improvement of systems.

 

Prerequisite:

Extensive experience in owning IT/finance systems and working with stakeholders across all of finance

Oracle system knowledge, specifically ERP and EPM suite

Proactive and can work independently and effectively

Seek improvements, motivated by changes/improvements, role model.

Good communication skills

Business English language

Team player, like to cooperate with other parts of the business

Some travel could be required

 

Preferable:

Financial services knowledge

Other system knowledge: Coupa, Bellin

 

 

 

 

 

Responsibilities

Business owner for Finance technology stack

Own the finance technology stack

Provide technical input into all business & finance initiatives

Be the point of contact for system providers and manage the relationship with Oracle and other parties, as required

Ensure technology is available to all

Own the relationship with external support providers and ensure appropriate levels of service & performance

Manage the delivery of Oracle support (SRs) through critically assessing business needs and ensuring appropriate prioritisation

Deliver the successful upgrade of all finance platforms and integrations between systems

Own the relationship between Cloudbridge integration middleware and Oracle, ensuring all interfaces are executed effectively

Ensure system environments are available in line with SLA

Ensure TEST & DEV environments reflect the PROD environment per good practice

Manage an appropriate governance and maintain user access to the finance systems in line with approved licences

Manage the finance team’s system super-users to ensure a joined-up approach across the key system architecture and a smooth delivery of month-end and other reporting responsibilities

Be responsible for the performance of systems used in delivering the required internal, external (both statutory and regulatory) reporting

Data management

Develop and lead an effective governance over data management

Develop and implement an effective data input process

Develop an archive policy and implement in accordance

Agree and execute a system backup policy

Continuous Improvement

Ensure business requirements are effectively provided

Review new functionality and provide input to continuous improvement

Lead the data migration, integration and technical cutover activities of all projects that require changes/ additions to the finance technology stack

Data migration: Create data migration strategies, high level and detailed data migration plans; manage design, development, testing and delivery of data migration

Integration: Lead on integration strategies; Integration plan; manage design, development, testing and delivery of the development and integrity of the integration layer

Cutover and deployment to live systems: Technical cutover strategy, high level cutover plan, detailed cutover plan, manage cutover execution

Budget Responsibility: Include direct and indirect budget management

Responsible for recommending systems and support spend within the wider finance budget.

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