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Financial Systems Manager

Employer
London Borough Bexley
Location
Bexleyheath
Salary
£45,858 – £53,520 per annum inclusive of *Choices Flexible Benefit
Closing date
14 Feb 2022
Reference
FCS0000221

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Sector
Local government, Borough councils
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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We are currently looking for someone to take the lead role in managing and developing Bexley’s financial systems, income management system and forecasting, budgeting and reporting tools as well as interfaces to and from these systems.

The Financial Systems Manager will have a small team of direct reports and will be responsible for working with stakeholders across the business with various projects including routine upgrades, maintenance, automation, process improvement and streamlining financial processes.

The Financial Systems Manager will

  • Lead the development, implementation, documentation, and administration of the organisation's financial systems.
  • Initiate and drive continuous improvement in systems, processes, and policies.
  • Support users of finance systems providing specialist knowledge of business systems and processes.
  • Ensure audit, security and GDPR compliance
  • Maintain smooth running of the finance systems with minimal interruption to the service

Some of the duties will include:

  • Supported by the Head of ICT and the Systems Accountant, be responsible for the design, development, and delivery of the systems roadmap
  • Ensure regular systems upgrades are planned, delivered and the end users trained to use new functionality.
  • Enhance the efficiencies of finance activities, methodologies and environments, working in partnership with IT, Finance and external resource as appropriate
  • Maintenance of finance system data structures, e.g., chart of accounts, hierarchies, customer and supplier accounts, user accounts, budget data etc
  • Manage timely resolution of system issues
  • Manage the budgets and forecasts for the service
  • Manage 3rd party contracts and contractors

What we offer:

  • Our Choices Flexible Benefits Package includes lease car, and cash options to the value of £2,436 per annum
  • Relocation Package up to £8,000
  • Career Average Revalued Earnings Pension Scheme
  • Performance Related Pay
  • 25 days Annual Leave (rising to 30 after 5 years’ service) plus Bank Holiday Entitlement
  • Annual Leave Purchase Scheme
  • An excellent working environment at our fantastic offices
  • Opportunities for flexible working with excellent ICT facilities
  • MyChoice Staff Benefit Scheme – Includes Cycle to Work Scheme, access to high street shopping vouchers and online discount codes.

View more about our employment deal here.

About us:

Bexley is an outer London Borough with the best of both worlds, located between the hustle and bustle of London and the Garden of England, Kent. Within the borough we have award winning parks, open spaces and listed heritage sites.

The Financial Systems Team is part of the broader ICT & Digital Team which has responsibility for several of the Council’s key systems as well as core ICT services and the Council’s website and digital presence.

For further information please contact James Scott on 020 3045 4350 or e-mail james.scott@bexley.gov.uk

How to apply

Please visit https://www.bexley.gov.uk/about-council/jobs-and-careers/jobs-bexley/search-jobs-board to find out more and apply.

CVs will not be accepted unless they are submitted with a completed application form. Closing date for application is 14/02/2022 and interviews are scheduled for week commencing 28/02/2022.

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