Systems Accountant - Cavan
Our client is a professional organisation who require a Systems Accountant for their operations in Cavan. This is an excellent opportunity for an accountant with an aptitude for IT to broaden their skills and experience with a growing organisation. This role would suit either a part qualified or fully qualified accountant.
Ensure the finance systems are fit for purpose in terms of functionality, integration, controls and security, in line with best practices.
Ensure controls are in place to protect the integrity of the information in the financial systems and that these controls are performed on a daily basis.
Ensure financial data from the other information systems can link in smoothly and properly with the central financial system.
Responsibility for the design, configuration and test of changes to the financial systems, in conjunction with Vendor or third party provider where appropriate, as part of a formal change lifecycle process.
Responsibility for system housekeeping activities on the central financial system.
Maintain a high level of knowledge about all products, systems and procedures that relate to the accounting and finance process.
Work closely with the Finance Reporting team to identify software configuration changes in the financial system that will streamline and improve the monthly reporting cycle.
Work closely with Finance Operations teams to identify where software configuration changes in the financial systems, and/or process re-engineering, will help to improve business practices.
Work closely with Finance Operations teams to investigate and resolve system accounting queries.
Work closely with IT and Vendor support personnel to investigate and resolve finance system issues.
Provide leadership for other team members, including technical oversight and control, coaching and mentoring, inspections and reviews, and the introduction of best practice, for those involved in the delivery of services for Finance.
Be seen to be an expert by the wider Finance department and a reference point for all system related changes.
Participate in architectural reviews of the Finance systems as part of the project and strategic initiatives.
Ad hoc tasks as assigned from time to time
Accounting degree/qualification or IT /Business/Finance degree
Qualified or Part/Qualified Accountant
3+ years experience working with IT or systems upgrades/maintenance etc
Technically strong on accounting entries
Understanding of change lifecycle process and controls
Proven ability to perform under pressure
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
Strong interpersonal and networking skills
Strong communication, documentation and presentation skills
Good organisational skills and leadership capability
Ability to work under own initiative
Ability to work effectively and prioritise own workload
A very attractive remuneration and benefits package will be offered to the successful candidate.