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Project & Systems Accountant

Project & Systems Accountant

Job Title: Project & Systems Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Chester, Cheshire
Industry:
Salary: £45000 - £55000 per annum
Reference: 10366/001_1567514790
Contact Name: Josh Stirrett
Contact Email: josh.stirrett@resourcerygroup.com
Job Published: September 03, 2019 13:46

Job Description

Resourcery Group have been asked to recruit a Project & Systems Accountant for one of the region's fastest-growing PE-backed businesses. If you have a strong systems and process improvement bias please read on.

Our client is a highly acquisitive, UK head-quartered business which is continuing to expand internationally. The nature of acquisitive growth means the business is constantly integrating newly-acquired businesses. As Project & Systems Accountant you will be responsible for the initial technical and accounting integration and reporting of any new acquisition, developments or initiatives.

In a post-acquisition role, the Project & Systems Accountant will lend their skills to a range of ad-hoc projects as and when necessary. The role is a varied one, involving working alongside the wider Finance team and the existing M&A team to understand and manage the financial integration of new acquisitions, liaising with external advisers to complete initial accounting and legal requirements.

At its heart, the role is a stakeholder manager and acting as a Finance Business Partner, liaising with a wide range of internal and external customers, you will drive and deliver change. Working with the BaU Finance team, the Project & Systems Accountant will be responsible for the integration of accounting systems, including planning the proposed integration methodology and road map, testing the results and ensure a smooth transfer over to business as usual from a technical and contract perspective.

Applicants to the role of Project & Systems Accountant should be:

  • CIMA, ACCA or ACA qualified accountant
  • Experienced at working in a project and systems focused role
  • Experienced at working on post-acquisition integration projects
  • A tenured cross-functional stakeholder manager and business partner
  • Of a strong analytical bent