Systems Accountant

  • Job Reference: HB0239
  • Date Posted: 3 April 2024
  • Employer: Havant Borough Council
  • Website: https://www.havant.gov.uk/
  • Location: Havant, Hampshire
  • Remote Working: Some remote working possible
  • Salary: £40,221 to £48,474
  • Sector: Call Centre / Customer Service
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 2 year fixed term contract

Job Description

Havant Borough Council is seeking an experienced Systems Accountant to join our project team to implement Financial Management System and play a key role in implementing and optimising our financial management system.

Job Profile:

As a Systems Accountant, you will be responsible for overseeing the implementation, maintenance, and optimisation of our financial management system. You will collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to ensure successful implementation and post implementation support to Council staff.

Key Responsibilities:

Project support: support the implementation of new financial management system, including needs assessment, configuration, and customisation. Also, understanding the organisation's financial processes and requirements.

Data cleansing and migration: Review data, cleansing and transferring of the existing financial data into the new system, ensuring accuracy and completeness.

Integration: Integrating the financial management system with other relevant systems. Implement required interfaces from and to the new finance system. This includes working with the Council’s digital team on the design and development of the interfaces using API and/or custom SQL based scripts.

Testing: Performing comprehensive testing to ensure the system functions correctly and meets all requirements.

Documentation: Develop and maintain system documentation, including user manuals and training materials for reference and future training purposes. 

Configuration and customisation: Support the setup of the system to align with the organisation's chart of accounts, reporting structures, and workflow processes.

Post-implementation support and training: Providing ongoing support and troubleshooting assistance to users as they begin using the new system. Providing user training and support to ensure staff members can effectively utilise the financial management systems.

Reporting: Report to project board, project lead, project manager and liaise with project team.

Reports: Review and provide standard system reports; as well as design and produce financial management enquiries, reports and dashboards in consultation with Directors, Financial Managers, Head of Service and Budget Holders as appropriate to maximise efficiency through the system.

Compliance: Ensure compliance with local government regulations, policies and procedures governing financial management and reporting, including adherence to statutory requirements set forth by including CIPFA.

Qualifications:

  • Professionally Qualified Accountant (CCAB body) or AAT with relevant skill and experience
  • Significant experience of working in Public Sector, ideally 10 years, proven experience in implementing and managing financial management systems e.g., TechnologyOne, Integra.
  • Strong understanding of accounting principles and financial processes.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate across departments and levels of the organisation.

What we can offer

 A competitive salary/benefits and support for your continuous professional development.

 •         Grade H (£40,221 to £48,474) per annum

•         Generous Leave Allowance  

•         Free Parking

•         Local Government Pension Scheme 

•         Flexible Working

•         Family Friendly Packages

 Visit our website for the full range of benefits and support we offer our staff.

 If you would like to discuss the role, please contact Raman.singla@havant.gov.uk.

To Apply

 If you’re a team player that can operate on their own initiative, have excellent interpersonal skills and the aptitude to deliver an outstanding service, then you are the kind of person we want to hear from.

Please click apply and complete the short application process (3-4) minutes.  
Please ensure you attach your CV and a supporting statement, when completing your application on our recruitment platform Hireful – www.havant.gov.uk/jobs-us-apply-now.  We will not be able to progress your application further unless you provide a supporting statement detailing how you meet the essential and desirable criteria in the role profile.

Closing date for receipt of applications is midnight on 17th April 2024 and interviews will be held on the W/C 29th April.

Due to the current employment climate, we are receiving a high number of applicants for each post and as such may not be able to acknowledge receipt of your application. You will however be notified as to whether you made the shortlist soon after the closing date.

We want our workforce to reflect our diverse local communities, therefore, we encourage and welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and experiences. www.havant.gov.uk/our-organisation/equality-and-diversity

 The council is an inclusive employer and appoints on merit. We are a Disability Confident Employer and have a Guaranteed Interview Scheme for Veterans. 

Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff members to share this commitment. 

Havant Borough Council is a Category 1 Responder under the Civil Contingencies Act 2004. All employees of the Authority will be expected to support any necessary actions required during an emergency response.