Retail

Systems Accountant

Location: Walsall Salary: £36,000 to £44,000 per year

This large retail business based in Walsall are looking to strengthen its Systems Finance team with the appointment of a proactive and assured Systems Accountant.

In this business-facing role, you will support the wider finance team in the provision of accurate reports to the clients by developing and improving financial report framework as necessary. Being a link between the IT and Finance department, you will translate business needs into meaningful technical solutions – producing efficient and effective analysis and reports that can help really affect financial performance.

You will also gain exposure to management that is more general and financial accounting duties – particularly producing analysis and financial reports at month-end.

Ideally, you will:
• Qualified by experience or/and relevant qualifications
• Possess good previous experience of supporting the finance area of a business from a systems perspective, working to improve reports as to meet the needs of the business
• Be used to dealing with very large volumes raw financial data, with an excellent understanding of Excel and systems (macros, pivots, VBA, SQL) to help you manipulate this data efficiently
• Be a natural communicator with excellent stakeholder management skills, comfortable with dealing with finance & non-finance people at senior levels (with particular experience of working as link between finance and IT)

In return, you will:
• Enjoy exciting opportunities to further your career within this large and hugely commercial business
• Have flexibility in your role, enabling you to recommend and implement specific changes designed to help you make a more effective commercial impact in your particular business area
• Thrive off working in a corporate environment in a dynamic, forward-thinking, commercially-minded and busy, proactive team
• Receive excellent progression to move into various other financial based roles

An ideal opportunity for a bright systems accountant to sharpen their analytical and commercial business acumen in a diverse business-facing position within a huge business, affording outstanding opportunities for future career development for the right candidate.

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