Management Accountant - FTC

Location London
Job type Full Time
Salary Up to £55000 per annum
Reference TOG-MM_1618322036

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We are currently looking for 2 Management Accountants to join the team, as the business is in the process of updating its core systems. The current project relates to the update of the core finance system moving from a legacy version of Microsoft Navision ("NAV") to SAP Business ByDesign ("SAP ByD"). Working with the Financial Controller and as part of the IT and Finance joint implementation this role is to ensure the successful implementation and go-live of the finance system.

The role is a contract role expected to complete at the end of July 2021.

What you can expect as our Management Accountant


  • Working closely with the implementation and finance teams to ensure successful delivery of the new finance system. Dedicated resource to the project consists of SAP Sapphire as the external implementation consultants, Solver as the external consolidation platform consultants, 3 IT resources, 4 Finance resources and significant input from the Financial Controller, Finance Director and a number of individuals from the Finance team

  • Understand current data in NAV and its use. Working as part of the seem to successfully migrate required monthly balances and opening positions

  • Understand data requirement in SAP ByD and how these differ from NAV. Determine data source (other main business systems are Salesforce, Office RnD, Stripe and an in-house product/inventory system)

  • Understand master data requirements within SAP ByD. Set up the required data, gain approval from senior Finance team and establish procedures for master data changes and control

  • Assist with User Acceptance Testing (UAT)

  • Part of the post UAT to Go-Live migration team performing key tasks ensuring system is ready for use on the Go-Live date

Finance Procedures

  • Review existing procedures used in conjunction with NAV. Unerstand whether the procedures can be adapted to SAP ByD consistency or need to be rewritten and update procedures together with the end finance users

  • Identify and implement process improvements within the Group Reporting function

Post Go-Live and Training

  • Ensure Finance users are adequately prepared for the new system and their requirements have been understood and met

  • Continual support in the period post go-live

  • Review of the training materials and working with the business Systems Trainer to ensure Finance team and business teams that will use SAP ByD for P2P related tasks are appropriately trained

Finance Department Support

  • Other ad-hoc finance related tasks if required

We'd love to hear from you if you've got

  • Knowledge of SAP ByD (required)

  • Knowledge of NAV and Salesforce (desirable)

  • Newly qualified / Part qualified accountant with at least 3 years experience working in finance

  • Strong financial background

  • Prior experience with system enhancements or implementation

  • Broad financial background understanding accounts production, accounts receivable, accountant payable and banking transactions

  • Interest in process improvement and implementation of change

  • Advanced MS Office skills, particularly Excel

  • A strong sense and awareness of control and attention to detail, balanced with an ability to see the bigger picture

  • Must be extremely diligent, reliable and self-motivated in nature

  • Excellent time management, planning and co-ordination skills are essential

  • Possess strong analytical skills

  • Flexible and adaptable in approach

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Mature and professional in nature

  • Capable of developing good working relationships with individuals at all levels both internal and external

Guidant Global is acting as an Employment Agency on behalf of The Office Group in relation to this vacancy.