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Job Details

Location
New South Wales
Salary
$650 - $750 per day, Benefits: + Super
Job Type
Contract
Ref
BH-161523-3
Contact
Andrew McPherson
Contact email
Email Andrew
Posted
2 months ago
My client is one of the leading financial services groups in Australia and an employer of choice. They provide exceptional career opportunities and have a progressive working culture which encompasses great flexibility, diversity and work life balance.  They are currently undergoing a major transformation program and as such have a requirement for an experienced financial systems & projects accountant to join the finance stream of the program. 

Reporting to the Finance Project Director you will focus on driving and supporting the finance team through the transformation program 

Key deliverables:
  • Lead the interaction with Finance Systems and Transformation teams and the program leads to ensure changes are tested and integrated within the relevant finance team appropriately
  • Documenting data flow and finance processes with the Finance and systems BAU and project team
  • Assist with the specification on the dataflow requirements in the implementation planning and documentation
  • Prepare or maintain functional specifications for SAP (ledgers structure, set up, review the areas of SAP changes eg substitution, validations, new dimension) master data changes (accounts remap, new dimensions), 
  • Support specifications for local finance systems changes including TM1 or SAP BW report changes with Super Users
  • Support requirements for new interfaces 
  • Preparation and participation with IT colleagues for UAT test case preparation
  • Assist Accounting project leads with required reconciliations for system and data testing
  • Ad hoc requests for information/analysis from other areas within the finance organisation and project team.
Candidate requirements:
  • Accounting background/experience (CA/CPA qualified ideally)
  • Strong financial systems & projects experience 
  • Experience in SAP general ledger
  • Experience in the financial services industry
  • Experience with Data analysis and in maintaining, building inbound and outbound interfaces for general ledgers
  • Financial accounting/reporting experience with financial services industry experience
  • Extensive experience in gathering, understanding and translating regulatory requirements into technology solution requirements
  • Relationship Management skills to partner with business stakeholders
  • IT processes and methodologies experience
 This is an excellent opportunity to join a large financial services group in a complex program of work. it will initially be a 12 month contract on a daily rate but the project is due to run for at least 24 months so strong chance of extension.