Interim Finance Systems Transformation Lead

London (City of), London (Greater)
£Competitive day rate
17 Sep 2019
01 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Contract / Interim

Reporting to the CFO, the Finance Systems Transformation Lead will be primarily responsible for the end to end delivery of both a new accounting system and a new business intelligence tool. From design through to RFI and finally implementation, the Finance Systems Transformation Manager will be integral to the success of delivering these business critical projects to tight deadlines.

Finance Systems Transformation Lead Responsibilities:

  • Immediately work towards understanding current finance systems capabilities and knowledge across the entire finance piece whilst defining the new road map moving forwards
  • Define the scope of the implementation project and gain organisational ‘buy in’ from a systems perspective by working across the finance spectrum to deliver confidence
  • Successfully collaborate with key stakeholders to identify current market trends and systems products that are fit for purpose in maximising the potential of the finance team
  • Supervise the RFI process in identifying the necessary systems that will be utilised for finance automation and transformation across both accounting and business intelligence systems
  • Once tools are identified work with finance and operational teams to test the effectiveness of systems and associated controls
  • Manage and execute the ‘go live’ phase by resolving all teething implementation conflicts and queries
  • Effectively managing stakeholder expectations at all times throughout the transformation project life cycle

Candidate Requirements:

  • Qualified finance professional (ACA, ACCA or CIMA)
  • Hands on knowledge of core finance processes - ‘knowing what good looks like’
  • A demonstrable and extensive track record of implementing high profile strategic projects and systems implementations - previous SAP implementation in particular would be advantageous
  • Exceptional financial modelling ability in conjunction with data analysis skills
  • Proven ability to work autonomously with strong communication skills both written and oral
  • Emotionally intelligent and able to negotiate / influence at all levels
  • Positive attitude with a collaborative and engaging approach to working with colleagues

This constitutes a fantastic opportunity to successfully deliver a significant, strategic project over the course of the next 18-24 months. A highly competitive daily rate is on offer for the successful candidate.

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