Finance Change Accountant

Job Title: Finance Change Accountant
Job Reference: RB/HQ00055404

Location: Hove
Job Type: Permanent

£37000 - £40000 per annum, Benefits: Excellent Bue Chip Benefits
Sector: Accountancy

Posted 12 days ago


Finance Change Accountant, Large Blue Chip Co, Hove, Up to £40k plus Excellent Company Benefits.


An Opportunity has arisen for a Part Qual/Qualified/QBE accountant to join an excellent Blue Chip Financial Services Company in the Hove area.


The ideal candidate will have experience of working on multiple projects, will enjoy working with a variety of different internal business units and have excellent communication skills.


Job Summary The roleholder will support the delivery of projects from the business unit portfolio including internally or externally generated change, plus any projects from any  Business Units impacting the FRO finance function. Under supervision of the senior Change accountant be involved in the management, design, delivery and implementation of change that affects the FRO accounting systems and processes


Finance Change Accountant Job Duties

The Finance Change 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 Change accountant and

Business Analysts, to ensure any requirements impacting accounting systems and

processes are captured and delivered.


Finance Analysis: Develop and model FRO 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 FRO Change professionals and FRO Finance teams on

business and internal FRO 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 FRO.


Impact Assessment: Assist in the assessment of projects across the Group to

identify impacts on FRO 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 FRO where necessary to ensure the

requirements of FRO 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..


Skills Required

The Finance Change Accountant will be a nearly or newly qualified Accountant or equivalent, by having relevant financial experience.

Experience of using Finance systems, data to support the achievement of financial and non-financial objectives

Experience of project lifecycle in the finance environment.

Practical and hands on approach.


Benefits Whatever your role, we reward ability, performance and attitude with a package that looks

after all the things that are important to you. Our employees have a wide range of

benefits including a generous pension scheme, life assurance, 25 days’ holiday, private

medical insurance, discretionary performance related bonuses, paid overtime, a variety of

share schemes, discounts at both a huge range of high street stores.

Trevor  Lee


Trevor Lee

Managing Director

Having been in recruitment for 15 years, in 2006 I decided to form Jenrick Commercial (a new division of The Jenrick Group) and I have to say, it’s been one hell of a ride. Recruitment has changed drastically over the last 15 years, however, I’ve learnt that if you keep things simple, work hard, be honest and really understand your clients and candidates then you will do well.

My loves in life are my wife (Miriam) and my son (Toron). I’ve been married for nearly 20 years, so I was snapped up early (my wife clearly has good taste – or at least I like to think so!).

Related Industry Insights

How 2018 unfolded for Jenrick Commercial and our prediction for 2019

2018 wasn’t a particularly straightforward year for many businesses around the UK, however despite this 2018 was another steady year for us as a business. We saw our business thrive and peak in 2017, with it being our best year ever, and 2018 saw us level on par with that. So for us as a business having this continuity in strength was reassuring and gave us confidence despite the media advertising otherwise due to Brexit.


In Quarter 4 we did see the usual reduction of volume of candidate’s applications. We do find this to be the norm prior to Christmas, many candidates often put aside looking for a new role in November until the New Year so this wasn’t a surprise. Although we did see a lull in candidate movement at the back end of the year, a point to note is that not one candidate we spoke to advised that they were staying put until after Brexit.


What has been a surprise is that normally we do see higher response of volume on applications and candidates looking for work at this point of the year, following the theme ‘New year, new career’, however applications have been far lighter compared to the start of 2018. This highlights that the war on good, quality talent is becoming even more difficult.


On the flip side the volume of new jobs has been very steady, even rising slightly, since Jan 1st. This is based on our client growth as well as the strong relationships we have formed with our current clients – around  91% of our business is referred of repeat. January and February have been a great start to the year with both placement of permanent and contract positions increasing so we are seeing no slow down with new business.


Where’s the future at?


It goes without saying that Brexit will no doubt shape and define where the market goes. The likelihood is increasing that we will extend the negotiations and not leave as planned on the 29th March. While we are unsure as to how long the delay will be, it could dominate through to the end of 2019 meaning a steady and cautious, if not unpredictable, year.


Whatever the outcome is; a deal as planned, a delayed deal or even a no deal then we do foresee the market to the cautious throughout 2019. Obviously the sooner the decision is made then the more likely it will be that we will see stability in our industry and the overall market conditions of the UK bringing confidence back in and normality taking hold.


As most of our clients tend to sit within either; Technology, Professional Services, Financial Services we definitely haven’t seen any change with new opportunities, however the market is all around confident and if confidence is high then opportunity will flow.


If you are looking for exceptional staff or your next career move then contact us on 01932 230868 or

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