Senior Systems Accountant

5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG
£44,612 - £51,751
23 Jul 2018
31 Aug 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Contract Type: Permanent, Full time, 36 hours per week

Alternative flexible working options available/open to discussion 

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The Role

It’s an exciting time to join Camden’s Finance service. Following our accreditation as a CIPFA Platinum Employer, we are seeking a number of innovative, highly skilled individuals to contribute to the development and implementation of the Council’s Medium Term Financial Strategy. You will take a lead role in ensuring that we are maximising the potential from our financial systems and maintaining a robust control framework between financial system, interfaces and users.

We are searching for an experienced Senior Systems Accountant to manage, maintain and develop the corporate financial system(s) and interfaces, acting as the Council’s expert on any system purchases or changes that have an impact on finance systems. The post holder will proactively seek to drive continuous improvement, taking a leading role in specifying the systems required to ensure accurate and dependable information is established.

You will ensure the systems are fit for purpose from a business (end user) perspective, working with the services to understand linkages and develop a programme of improvements.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will be a CCAB qualified accountant with a strong financial background and advanced computer skills on financial systems and report writing.

You will have experience of working in a Systems Accountant capacity for a large complex organisation with knowledge of financial systems such as general ledger, accounts payable, and budget forecasting. Experience of working with Oracle systems is preferred but not essential.

Detailed understanding of accounting requirements for local government and the systems and processes for producing financial information is key to the role.

About Camden 

Camden’s main offices are located in modern, award-winning offices at King’s Cross. You can expect an exceptional range of benefits including discounted access to the onsite leisure facilities with swimming pool, recognition and reward for high performance with progression and pay increases, flexible and agile working hours and access to a leading pension scheme.

 Camden is proud to be the country’s first Timewise council and as part of this accreditation, we work to help parents balance work with childcare. This fits in with our aim to be leaders in innovative, flexible and part-time working that allows for different patterns of care and for parents to share childcare responsibilities.

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How to apply

To apply for this job please follow the "Apply" link. In the ‘Why you?’ section of the application form you will be expected to explain how you meet the key requirements for this role listed in this advert. When explaining how you meet each of the requirements, please give examples that clearly demonstrate your skills, knowledge and experience. When writing your examples give a brief description of the situation or task but focus on the actions you took and the result of your actions.

Camden is committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as inclusive as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for people who have a disability or long-term health condition. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please contact us on 020 7974 6655, at, or post to 5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG.

Closing dates for applications: Tuesday 31st July 2018, 23:59
Online Psychometric Tests: To be confirmed
Interviews to be held: w/c 6th Aug onwards

Please quote reference: 1800005A

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Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are: 20th August, 17th September, 15th October

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