Financial Systems Specialist

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General Details
, KensingtonJohannesburg
Advertised By: Agency
Job Type: Full-Time

Purpose of this role

· Group Finance’s lead for the implementation and administration of the group’s financial systems and other systems owned by Group Finance

· Responsible for gathering and analyzing business process requirements for Finance and configuring into systems to efficiently meet those requirements

· Plans for finance related system projects and business process improvements

· Works with software systems project teams and directs project activities of Finance staff and assists with coordination under the direction of subject matter experts

· Administers user security and configures the software systems owned by Finance

· Works collaboratively to carry out complex work to manage, support and integrate system requirements across business functions to ensure effective functioning of Finance systems

· Serve as the Finance liaison with Group IT, vendor resources and other group staff that utilise financial systems

· Ensure efficient maintenance and operation of financial systems; provide optimum functionality and ensure data integrity and security

· Work to provide useful system outputs, reports, data analysis and identify process improvement opportunities and implement

· Support financial decision making by auditing, analyzing, interpreting information and reports from finance systems and making recommendations to key stakeholders in Finance

· Provide reports to the Group Head of Finance with regards to internal controls within finance systems and ensure that these are aligned to internal control frameworks of the Group

· Lead the development of test case scenarios and ensure user acceptance testing outcomes are aligned to intended outcome

· Work to provide documentation and training for users of Finance systems


Minimum Requirements

Education and Experience


· University degree in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration or Informatics

· Post graduate information technology qualification would be beneficial



· 5 years and above as financial system analyst or manager

· Exposure to managing multiple systems within finance, e.g. treasury management system, procure to pay system, etc.

· Exposure to a high pressurized, complex environment in a matrix group structure

· Strong IT literacy with good MS Excel, MS Word, MS Power point skills, Power BI, VBA and SQL scripting and a solid understanding of accounting software principles and user administration skills.

· Sound judgment, demonstrating logical decision-making capabilities.

· Thorough technical knowledge of accounting principles, internal controls and IFRS

· Systems integration expertise with exposure to big data and advanced data analytics

· Financial expertise and compli...

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