Systems Accountant

5 Pancras Square, London N1C 4AG
£40,028 - £46,431
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 Council’s Medium Term Financial Strategy. You will help implement our outcomes-based budgeting approach and deliver the best use of resources for the people of Camden.

We are searching for an experienced Systems Accountant to support the Senior Systems Accountant in managing, maintaining and developing the corporate financial system(s) and interfaces, acting as the Council’s expert on any purchases or changes that have an impact on financial 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 maintained, including both core financial systems and key feeder systems.

You will act as the central co-ordinator for Corporate Finance on system changes to understand and deliver business and process changes, whilst providing advice on implications of code creations and how best to achieve outcomes through the system.

About you

To be successful in this role, you will be part CCAB qualified with a strong financial background and advanced computer skills on financial systems, as well as report writing in a local government context.

You will have a good understanding of the systems and processes for producing financial information, ideally with knowledge of ERP, PBCS, AP, and integration with HCM and Taleo.

Demonstrating a good understanding of accounting requirements for local government 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: 180000PL

To view the Job Profile please click HERE

Camden welcomes new employees on a monthly basis; next available dates for induction are:

20th August, 17th September, 15th October

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