Finance Systems Manager

Chichester Permanent £70,000 - £80,000 per year
  • Dynamics 365 F&O
  • Majority work from home with occasional trip to Chichester & London

About Our Client

A global operation in the media industry

Job Description

The role must be able to understand, prioritise and proactively recommend workable solutions to the challenges faced by the Finance Team in Dynamics365, be aware of the implications of making those changes to the business, anticipate potential issues and identify practical workarounds. The individual needs experience of initiating and coordinating improvement projects, tracking progress and driving forwards progress with a proactive, delivery-focused mindset and can-do approach.

The Finance Systems Manager will be pivotal in reviewing and improving of finance processes underpinned by Dynamics365, defining how data will be stored and modelled and building widescale automation of reporting to support the Finance Team with enhanced and efficient reporting and analysis. The individual will be proficient at working with staff at all levels in the Finance Department, understanding their requirements and creating an environment where they are able to work efficiently and effectively.

The indivudual will be responsible for the quality, accuracy and integrity of data in Dynamics365.

Central to this role will be the ability to clearly communicate the issues, requirements and solutions across Dynamics365 to management and staff, including those who are not fluent in 'finance speak'.

The individual will have a thorough understanding of finance, month-end and supply chain processes and how these relate to the functional design within D365. They should also have a solid understanding of the D365 Data Management Framework and of managing and maintaining integrations into/out of D365. The individual requires sufficient technical understanding to undertake analysis and investigations into data issues stemming from our data integrations, with support and training from our Data Team as required.

This role also encompasses the creation of functional specs/testing of existing and ongoing process/functional improvements.

The Successful Applicant


  • 5+yrs D365 F&O functional & system experience required.
  • ACA/CIMA/ACCA qualified with strong understanding of financial accounting principles, month-end processes and finance processes. Ability to test and adapt D365 processes to better suit the client's requirements, ensuring compliance with accounting standards and regulations.
  • Experience as a lead or manager supporting Dynamics365 F&O and being responsible for owning & coordinating all issues to resolution and plans for improvements.
  • Ability to champion the requirements of the finance system and proactively provide advice on what is possible and how it should be done.
  • Able to be the subject matter expert on best practice ways to store, model and present finance data for use by the Finance team.
  • Strong knowledge of automated reporting tools & D365 reporting capabilities.
  • Able to demonstrate good problem-solving capabilities. Also be able to anticipate potential problems and develop contingency plans to mitigate them.
  • Detailed functional knowledge of D365 F&O.
  • Experience supporting end users and troubleshooting issues with D365.
  • Experience initiating and coordinating improvement projects with a proactive, delivery-focused mindset and can-do approach.
  • Experience working with an external partner.
  • Experience managing enhancements or upgrades, from writing/agreeing functional specs to managing through the change/development to test and release.
  • Experience managing and maintaining integrations into & out of D365 with strong understanding of using and maintaining D365 Data Management Framework.
  • Experience managing and configuring D365 environments such as TST and managing the deployment of new MS releases.
  • Experience managing and creating new workflows and batch processes in D365.
  • Have the desire to learn new skills in a changing environment.
  • Able to respond quickly to new focus and change.
  • Excellent time management skills with the ability to meet deadlines.


  • Strong Knowledge and expertise in DevOps Solution delivery and strategy.
  • Microsoft Visual Studio, Lifecycle Services and Azure Cloud environment architecture.
  • Knowledge of Power BI, Power Apps and Power Shell.
  • Knowledge of MS SQL.

What's on Offer

An attractive salary and benefits package

Paul Parker
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Phone number
02380 682201

Job summary

Job function
System Accountant
Media & Agency
Contract type
Consultant name
Paul Parker
Consultant phone
02380 682201
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