Systems Accounting Officer in Belfast - CV-Library

Systems Accounting Officer in Belfast - CV-Library

Systems Accounting Officer in Belfast - CV-Library

Job Overview

Location
Belfast, Northern Ireland
Job Type
Full Time
Salary
£24 - £24 Per Hour
Date Posted
18 days ago

Additional Details

Job ID
98814126
Job Views
7

Job Description

One of our local authority clients are currently recruiting for a Systems Accounting Officer. This is a temporary contract for 3 months with possible further extension based on budget and performance.

Main Purpose of Post/Job Summary

The successful post holder will report to the Principal Accountant and represent them and Financial Services as required, within the post-holder’s own sphere of responsibility. They will contribute to the planning, development and implementation of council’s corporate financial systems and reporting mechanisms and the review of supporting policies, strategies and procedures.

The candidate will also be expected to contribute to the ongoing development of corporate financial systems and the development of associated feeder systems, as well as to assist the Principal Accountant in specifying, configuring, testing and implementing new corporate systems for areas within the post-holder’s own sphere of responsibility, with consideration of Local Government Accounting Code of Practice, IFRS financial reporting requirements and Audit recommendations.

Duties and Responsibilities

* To work in partnership with relevant stakeholders and user groups to investigate and provide business and technical solutions to financial systems issues.

* To provide frontline assistance end-users about the technical operation of the corporate financial systems and the council’s corporate accounting business processes, including identification and resolution of system errors, report production and ongoing system development, as required within the employee’s sphere of competence.

* To advise, within in the employee’s sphere of competence, Digital Services technical staff to support the corporate financial system and participate in the resolution of issues raised to external technical support contractors engaged to support the corporate financial system.

* To contribute to the ongoing development of corporate financial systems and the development of associated feeder systems.

* To use, understand and integrate data across diverse corporate systems and databases to support system development, corporate management information needs and financial planning to assist in the alignment of resources to council priorities.

* To keep up to date on developments in financial hardware and software packages with a view to making recommendations on emerging areas that impact upon financial management and reporting.

* To assist in the review of the council’s financial systems to meet changes in legislation, the Local Government Accounting Code of Practice, IFRS financial reporting and similar regulations.

* To investigate, devise and recommend to management new financial system configurations and accounting solutions to implement changes and to support financial reporting of the council’s Investment Programme and similar initiatives.

* To assist with the development and implementation of financial procedures to ensure compliance with new legislation or changes in the Local Government Accounting Code of Practice, IFRS financial reporting and similar regulations.

* To specify new system requirements for areas within the post-holder’s own sphere of responsibility, with consideration of Local Government Accounting Code of Practice, IFRS financial reporting requirements and Audit recommendations.

The above is a brief overview of the role, details and specification will be provided should you be successful. If interested in this position, please send your CV to Jahker Miah at Coyle Personnel Ltd

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