Job Details
  • Reference377112B_1625726433
  • LocationSouth Australia
  • Job TypeContract
  • Posted19 days ago
  • ConsultantChandler Macleod

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An opportunity has presented itself for a Finance Systems Accountant working within Federal Government in Adelaide. The project requires a highly skilled and experienced Finance Systems Accountant for a 12-month casual contract.

Role Overview
Administrative staff provides administrative and management services to support the effective provision of research and development activities. This involves the development and implementation and/or administration of policies, systems and procedures that assist the organisation and the business units to achieve their objectives and meet Government and regulatory responsibilities.
The Financial Systems Accountant will be responsible for maintaining the integrity of finance systems and tools together with their interfaces in relation to information technology governance, processes, and improvements to provide input into planning and decision-making processes to assist management in delivering business objectives. The role will be lead systems analyst and be expected to identify gaps in risks, user requirements, testing and training. The role will also provide support on day to day activities including master data maintenance within the Finance Systems Team. This role is required to have extensive experience of the financial systems environment, business processes, system functionality, communication, and project management.
This is a designated security assessed position requiring the successful candidate to hold or have the ability to possess and maintain a Baseline Australian Government security clearance.
Duties and Key Result Areas

  • Work with the Manager to contribute to the strategic planning and decision-making process for financial systems and translate this into operational priorities
  • Lead and represent Finance as the subject matter expert by analysing and mapping finance processes as well as system processes to identify risks, gaps, and improvements
  • Prepare advice relating to complex financial systems, business requirements and operational impacts of change for non-technical stakeholders. Prepare and review business requirements including accounting and processes
  • Provide advice to stakeholders on the impact that business process change has on financial systems. Coordinate and contribute to system design, especially the user interface, in consultation with Finance Teams and Information Technology areas
  • Analyse projects and change activities that impact on financial systems to provide assurance that financial controls and system risks have been identified and managed
  • Monitor improvements for financial systems in accordance with organisational financial management and compliance frameworks
  • Develop key relationships within Finance, Information Technology and other stakeholders
  • Coordinating and perform system testing, particularly user acceptance testing

    Desirable
    1. A tertiary qualification in Finance or Information Technology
    2. Expert knowledge of SAP system with at least one full cycle project implementation
    3. Extensive experience of the SAP system day to day operation and support. Minimum of five years of SAP working experience as functional support and user support
  • Manage and process day to day activities and system error resolutions such as: master data and ad-hoc requests; helpdesk support and audit enquiries, end of month and end of year financials; systems interface and financial reports
  • Facilitate the development of systems documentation. Provide training as well as assist with communication activities
  • Other with other duties as directed

    All successful applicants will be required to provide an explanation of how your skills, knowledge and experience will be relevant to the role, according to the selection criteria provided to shortlisted applicants only (limit your response to between 300 and 500 words).

    Please note: Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted regarding the contract details

    If you are interested in the role and you have the right experience for the position, please apply now following the link below.