Change Accountant/Project Accountant
12m Fixed term contact
Large Financial Services client in Cardiff
About Our Client
My client is a large Financial Services organisation based in Cardiff with sites across the Uk.
The Project Accountant will support the delivery of projects from the business unit portfolio including internally or externally generated change, plus any projects from Group. Under supervision of the senior Project Accountant, the Project Accountant will be involved in the management, design, delivery and implementation of change that affects the accounting systems and processes.
The Project Accountant will work with the appropriate business divisions and internal customers to ensure that all systems and process changes are effectively designed and delivered through to production in an efficient, cost-effective and timely manner, whilst maintaining technical accounting integrity and alignment with commercial objectives. This includes input into requirements gathering with the Senior Project Accountant and Business Analysts, to ensure any requirements impacting accounting systems and processes are captured and delivered.
Finance Analysis: Develop and model the business accounting finance functions, processes, information flows and data structures, linking to business systems and data. Use best practice research and analysis techniques to exploit financial management efficiencies, business opportunities and achieve strategic goals.
Project Delivery: Assist other Change professionals and Finance teams on business and internal projects on the definition of Finance requirements, system and process design, testing and implementation to deliver a measurable impact on financial accounting efficiency and controls for the profitability of the business.
Impact Assessment: Assist in the assessment of projects across the Group to identify impacts on financial accounting, and aligned processes. Ensure that change activity is identified and delivered to ensure that those processes remain fully aligned and understood within the business and that performance can be monitored against targets and delivery against on-going performance measures.
Chart of Account (CoA) and report management: Learn and take responsibility for the management and configuration of CoAs and reports developed on the Oracle application, within the agreed TOM for the financial accounting ledgers.
Internal Relationship Management: Manage the relationship with Financial Reporting & Operations and the other areas outside of the business unit where necessary to ensure the requirements are fully delivered within time, budget and to an appropriate high quality, ensuring the deployment of necessary business and technical knowledge to support the delivery..
The Successful Applicant
The ideal candidate will be a qualified Accountant holding ACA, ACCA or CIMA qualifications
Ideally you will have worked in Large Financial Services or consultancy businesses, however candidates who have worked within a large complex business and delivered change projects across the business will be considered
You will have excellent systems skills (ideally Oracle), and will be able to complete data migration projects, deliver new Chart of Accounts and have excellent consolidation tool experience.
You will have experience of project lifecycle in the finance environment.
Practical and hands on approach
Excellent Stakeholder management skills
What's on Offer
Salary on a range of £40,000 - £65,000 + bonus
home based role - after lockdown, you will go to the office a few times a week.