Job Title: Systems Accountant
Directorate: Finance and Corporate Services
Full Time & Fixed Term 9 months
Salary: £51,309 pa
Who We Are
The Electoral Commission is the independent body that regulates party and election finance, sets standards for well-run elections and encourages people to register to vote. This has been a busy and exciting time at the Commission with a number of significant polls having taken place including the Scottish Parliament, the Welsh Assembly, the Northern Ireland Assembly, the Mayor of London, and the referendum on membership of the EU.
To support these and other activities we are developing and improving our finance systems to best support internal processes and reporting. The finance and procurement team provide services to the organisation including monthly management accounts, supplier payments, payroll and financial accounting duties.
This role will help the finance team adopt a new way of working and also educate the business. You will work with the team and other key stakeholders to review our current processes and then to assist with the tender for a cloud based GL system – this would enable more flexibility and better reporting to reduce spreadsheet use for reporting. This would allow quicker and more accurate forecasting and reporting for month and year-end.
You will work with the head of finance & procurement and lead to implement better processes and procedures in order to enhance the capacity and capability of a new system.
You will help facilitate the Commission in meeting the aims and objectives of the Corporate Plan. This includes the efficient and effective delivery of financial services to enable the Commission to deliver its objectives. To enable decision-making, maintenance of sound financial control and delivery of high quality and timely monthly and annual accounts.
Who we are looking for
An experienced, fully qualified systems accountant who has a successful track record in a similar role. You will be a self-starter with the ability to make day to day decisions about the effective running of the GL system.
The project is of high risk, a failure could result in a qualification of the annual accounts and/or the Commission be at risk to fraud; if the system implementation is not completed to a high standard. You are expected to present and recommend solutions to the Head of Finance and Procurement and keep relevant colleagues updated on progress against delivery, and to manage the scoping and delivery of the project with minimal support.
The Electoral Commission offers excellent terms and conditions, including flexible working hours and the opportunity to join the Civil Service pension arrangements (dependent on scheme rules) which include a valuable range of benefits.
If you are interested in this role please visit our website; http://www.electoralcommission.org.uk/jobs to download the job description and person specification, before applying online.
The closing date for applications is Monday 5 October 2020.
Interviews will be held in the week commencing Monday 2 November 2020.
We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community.