Systems Accountant

Portishead, City of Bristol
£40,500 -£45,000 per annum (pro rata)
16 Jul 2019
16 Aug 2019
Part Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Actual Salary £20,250 - £22,500 per annum

Permanent - 18.5 hours per week


The Role


Alliance Homes are looking for a capable and experienced Systems Accountant to lead on the operation, maintenance and improvement of the Finance ERP system. You will provide high-quality, accurate and timely training, documentation and support for users of the system, managing changes, upgrades, maintenance as required with partners, users and other areas of the Group.


The successful candidate will be an excellent partner, developing strong internal and external relationships with all key stakeholders. With you at the heart of our team, we can be assured that Alliance will be regarded as a dynamic, fair and community minded housing association which delivers new homes and trusted landlord, care and support services.


The key responsibilities of a Systems Accountant include, but are not limited to:

  • Contributing to Finance strategy and policy through the provision of specialist advice on Finance systems/data/business processes, recommending developments that will maximise efficiency; and operating as consultant to advise strategic level projects and operational teams
  • Building strong and lasting relationships to understand, predict and respond to changing needs of the organisation regarding the Finance ERP
  • Engaging with stakeholders within the organisation and the super users to ensure there is constant communication to understand business requirements, and update users of changes
  • Considering the impact on the organisation from both sector specific and other bodies (e.g. HMRC) for changing needs
  • Ensuring adequate controls are maintained in the system and data integrity is maintained in-line with structural design of the system
  • Delivering regular training in the use of Business World to both new and existing users, including the preparation and dissemination of written materials


The Company


The Alliance Homes Group is a community-based social enterprise providing a range of services within the West of England. We aim to deliver our services as efficiently and effectively as possible, whilst continuing to reinvest in our homes and the communities we serve.


On top of the standard benefits including 25 days holiday and a generous Pension, we also offer a Healthcare Cash Plan, a Rewards portal with access 100’s of different discounts and Your Alliance Day, an extra day off to say thanks for being part of the team. And this isn’t even all of it!


The Person

The key skills and qualities of a Systems Accountant:


  • Be a Qualified/Part Qualified Accountant with customer service and stakeholder Finance ERP management skills; project management skills desirable
  • Demonstrable experience in using a range of problem-solving and decision-making tools for different audiences; supporting and establishing best practice for Finance ERP; and Finance ERP administration and experience in the operation, support and maintenance of system
  • Ability to document and explain complex problems in a clear and succinct way to both technical and non-technical audiences
  • Ensures focus on outcomes and customer experience over roles and responsibilities, acting as a role model to inspire others, having genuine empathy with the purpose of care providers
  • A highly personal individual: strong verbal, written communication, presentation and interpersonal skills, as well as good influencing and negotiating skills
  • High level IT literacy and keen adopter of digital technology and flexible working methods
  • Able to work confidently and collaboratively with colleagues with enthusiasm; make, and be accountable for, sound, evidence-based judgements; and identify solutions to risks


The right candidate will also be flexible to work outside normal hours when required. Above all, you will need a mix strong business skills, integrity and personal values.


If you are keen on joining this exciting, forward thinking company and taking the next step in your career, then click Apply!


Closing Date: 18th August 2019


We believe in equality of opportunity and understand the value of a diverse mix of talented people that is representative of our community.


We will be reviewing applications and interviewing candidates as applications are received. Therefore, we would advise you submit your application as soon as possible.