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        Senior Systems Accountant

        Job number SSC-SN-Accountant


        £48,000 per annum


        Local government




        Bedfordshire - Hybrid

        Job Type


        Join a commercially driven and forward thinking Unitary authority in the home Counties.

        As Senior Systems Accountant, you will support the Finance Systems Manager to lead, develop and maintain the Council’s corporate financial systems.  They will develop the Council’s financial systems to provide excellent financial information in a cost effective and efficient way, negotiate between users and Information Management to maximise technology and its benefits.  Maximising the use of existing systems and software this role will create lean processes within the service area and aid all system users across the council.

        Summary of key responsibilities

        • Maintain interfaces in the corporate financial systems, working with the Information Management department
        • Support projects relating to the various systems that are used by and developed for each of the functions within Corporate Finance and other related systems. In particular substituting for the Finance Manager (Systems) when required at project meetings
        • Support the systems processes for the preparation of estimates, including the extraction of data from various source systems, such as payroll and the general ledger
        • Provide expert financial advice through being the Council’s main expert in report writing for the systems maintained
        • Support the efficiency work plan to deliver new and improved ways of working, by maximising the use of existing systems and software
        • Support the Systems Administrator for the integrated suite of financial software and other related systems, ensuring that the integrity of the Council’s General Ledger is maintained
        • Test and implement new releases for the integrated suite of financial software and related systems

        In order to be successful in the role, we are looking for an experienced finance systems professional that has a high level of experience of using finance systems and complex spreadsheets ideally in a local authority setting.  Advanced (macro level) excel, able to use a variety of scripting and report writing tools such as Crystal and VBA are essential.  Civica system experience is desirable but not essential.  In addition, demonstrable problem solving, influencing and negotiation skills within a challenging environment are a must.

        This is an excellent opportunity to make your mark in an ambitious authority with a rewarding vision.

        It’s a full time role, with a hybrid working pattern (min 1 day per week in the office).

        Contact Sian Negal to discuss this opportunity. Or, if you are interested in more finance opportunities within local government, view latest jobs.

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