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Systems Accountant in Camden, London



Camden, London





Systems Accountant - Contract
Location: Camden Road 1 day a week in the office
Full time 37.5 hours per week
Contract : 3 Months
£450 per day Umbrella.

Responsible for the management of all systems within Finance (Financials, Paygate, eAnalyser, eProcurement, PIM,etc);
Developing, reviewing, implementing, and updating appropriate policies and procedures for all aspects of the systems;
Responsible for the preparation, maintenance, and development of 'fit-for-purpose' reports within the system;
Complete and accurate control of all systems environments ensuring integrity of financial systems data at all time

Maintain the integrity of the Financial Systems
Maintain the integrity of the financial system including reviewing and developing robust processes and controls
Identifying opportunities for control improvements and effective implementation.
Develop, manage, and monitor the effective delivery of BTP's financial processes by ensuring that effective financial procedures are produced and adhered to.
Review the effectiveness of financial transaction processes within the financial system and make improvements and streamline processes.
Manage the effective integration of financial processes and ensure the financial systems are fit for purpose.
Lead on reviewing and implementing new systems.
Review and redesign financial processes as necessary to ensure they meet the needs of the Force, such as ensuring the Chart of Accounts is
accurate and reflects the needs and structure of all aspects of the business. Ensure that financial systems maintain their currency and are
exploited to the maximum benefits of users and BTP/BTPA.
Work closely with the Senior Financial Control Manager and the Deputy Director Finance - Financial Control to review current IT systems specifically
looking at user access needs and maximising usage of current systems to meet the organisations needs.
Be responsible for maintaining an updated list of authorised signatories in the financial system, e-procurement system and FPM system.
Manage the implementation of upgrades to the finance and procurement systems or the implementation of new financial and procurement

Routine Processes
Develop and implement Period-End, and Year-End systems closedown procedures to enable the timely production of management and
statutory financial statements.
Ensure that all accounting routines are completed and final reports produced prior to moving ledgers on to a new accounting period or financial
Oversee the review and take corrective action against any error reports produced, liaise with Financial Accountant on potential impact to financial ledgers.
Be responsible for checking and ensuring that files interfacing to /from finance applications are reliable, secure and interfaced to prescribed deadlines.
Initiate regular reporting sequences to produce standard reports and other management information.
Ensure that any special process requirements at period end are communicated to users in a timely manner. Initiate regular reporting sequences to produce standard reports and other management information.

Build and Manage Customer Relationships.
Provide systems advice and guidance to users and ensure they are aware of the importance of maintaining complete and accurate financial information .
Advise managers across the organisation on systems principles, policies and processes on requirements for finance system users;
Devise and provide training programmes to meet financial system users needs and assess success of training;
Facilitate knowledge management and knowledge sharing within the organisation.

Manage and Develop Staff.
Provide effective and supportive management for those staff reporting directly to the post-holder and manage and support the professional and technical
development of other staff in the Team.
Promote and support effective team working within Financial Control.
Communicate effectively with employees within Financial Control.
Provide effective feedback, including implementation of BTP's policies and procedures for staff appraisal, competency assessment and career counselling to employees within Financial Control.
Facilitate knowledge management and knowledge sharing within Financial Control. Communicate effectively across BTP and with BTPA.
Communicate effectively and perform joint working with other Teams within Finance and Corporate Services. Other.
Work closely with the Financial Controller to review current IT systems specifically looking at user access needs and maximising usage of current systems to meet the Department's needs.

Internal and External Audit Liaison
Prepare, compile, analyse, and co-ordinate information for Internal and External Auditors to ensure accurate and timely information is provided to auditors.
Providing timely explanations to Internal and External Audit on audit queries Implementing Internal and External Audit recommendations.

Providing high-quality technical advice
Providing high-quality, relevant and technical advice to Finance colleagues and Management

Make decisions
Interpretation of financial regulations and delegation levels in the financial system.
User profiles created and reviewed
System change requests reviewed and actioned where appropriate
Significant say in decisions
Chart of accounts structure
Processes and controls

Maintain the integrity of the organisation's financial system.
Review, maintain, and update the financial delegations in the financial system to align with the organisational structure and the authorities outlined in the Letter of Delegation. Lead on system compliance and continuous improvement projects.


This vacancy is being advertised by either Advanced Resource Managers Limited, Advanced Resource Managers IT Limited or Advanced Resource Managers Engineering Limited ("ARM"). ARM is a specialist talent acquisition and management consultancy. We provide technical contingency recruitment and a portfolio of more complex resource solutions. Our specialist recruitment divisions cover the entire technical arena, including some of the most economically and strategically important industries in the UK and the world today. We will never send your CV without your permission. Where the role is marked as Outside IR35 in the advertisement this is subject to receipt of a final Status Determination Statement from the end Client and may be subject to change.

Job reference 123811_1717507684
Date posted 04 June 2024

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