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Financial Systems Analyst

  • Sector: Commercial
  • Location: Reading
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 13/10/2014
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The Company:
Our Client is a major operator in the International Oil and Gas sector,.

The Role:
The Financial Systems Analyst will assist in the implementation of the finance systems strategy by delivering Business Change within the finance function. They will be responsible for finance systems maintenance and operational tasks assigned to them and for providing support and training to the finance community.

The Financial Systems and Business Support Team have responsibilities in 3 key areas:

1. Systems Strategy
•Interpretation of business need
•Identification of Technical Opportunities
•Governance & Processes

2. Business Change
•Understanding business need, identifying system solution and project managing changes through to production
•Implementing new functionality
•Interface with IM technical changes
•Training delivery

3. Business Support
•Maintaining and operating finance systems
•Data integrity across finance systems
•Month end co-ordination and processing
•BI loads
•The team are part of Group Finance and report in to the Deputy Group Financial Controller but work closely with Global IT. This position will report to the Financial Systems and Business Support Manager.


•Understanding and interpretation of business requirements and identifying system solutions.
•Identification and implementation of system enhancements.
•Identification and implementation of process improvements.
•Implementation of projects (e.g. new functionality, technical upgrades, improved processes) alongside Global IT.
•Preparation and maintenance of training materials and delivery of training to finance community.
•Visiting Assets to provide training and support and bring alignment to company standards and finance processes.
•Interface with Global IT on technical matters.
•Co-ordination and training of Finance Super Users.
•Maintaining and operating finance systems.
•Checking and gaining approval for centralised finance master data, maintaining master data within finance systems and reconciling master data across systems.
•Ensuring data integrity across systems.
•Month end coordination and processing.
•Preparation of Timetables.
•Ad hoc administrative tasks.
•Dealing with user queries.

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
•Comprehensive experience gained working in the finance function – ideally a qualified accountant.
•Knowledge of SAP ERP and the integration points between Finance, Controlling and other modules of SAP.
•Understanding of the advantages and limitations of operating single, global instances of finance systems.
•Oil and Gas industry experience preferred.
•SAP BI, SAP SEM-BCS, Business Objects or SAP BPC experience.
•Excellent Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Outlook) with excellent spreadsheet skills essential.
•Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
•Ability to grasp complex issues and deal with large amounts of data.
•Proven ability to communicate technical issues to non-technical business users and to interpret business need to come to a workable technical solution.
•Proven ability to effectively communicate to a variety of geographical cultures.
•Effective team player with outgoing personality and ‘can-do’ attitude.
•Performance orientated, committed and
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