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Systems / Project Accountant - Farnham

Systems / Project Accountant - £circa £40,000 - Farnham - Full Time

We are recruiting for our client based in Farnham for a Systems Accountant / Project Accountant in a new role created to assist with an upgrade of their Finance CRM system to Sage Cashbook.

This role will be the bridge between development (IT) and the Finance team, ensuring that the new system is more streamline and can manage double entry. The successful candidate will be heavily systems focused, have an accounts background and be able to communicate to senior stakeholders.

This position will play an active role in the continuous improvement and development of the financial elements of our clients bespoke CRM, PRISM, with the ultimate goal of ensuring all Group companies and operations have the systems and processes to report on an accurate and timely basis in line with Finance reporting requirements.

The role will work closely with the Finance, Data Systems and Development teams to ensure compliance, consistency and accuracy of internal systems, through effective scope, design, testing, roll-out, training, and reporting.

Background / Experience Required

A brand new role to the Group, this is a fantastic position for an Accountant who is tech-savvy, operationally-minded, and experienced in project management.


  • Proven Management Accounts and reconciliations experience across all ledgers (CIMA or ACA, part qualified or time-barred)

  • Previous experience with accounting / finance projects, ideally gained within a large scale project environment

  • Excellent IT skills - highly proficient in Microsoft Excel with an ability to use & interrogate complex bespoke systems

  • Analytical and logical problem solving skills with meticulous attention to detail

  • Audit, review & control through Lean Management

  • The ability to take principles and turn them into Financial Models

  • An independent mind, able to say what fair looks like and the rigour behind that

  • The ability to be technically sharp, yet with the gravitas to present back to Senior Manager

  • An enquiring mind with the ability to gain information from others tactfully

  • Experience of working within a large complex business

  • Excellent time management of self & others

  • Demonstrable drive and a positive approach to work, with determination and motivation to achieve targets

  • Team player with a flexible approach, possessing a strong commitment to customer service

  • Resilient and pro-active

  • Good business and commercial understanding

  • Excellent customer focus and strong desire to provide exceptional customer service

  • Superior teamwork mindset, whilst also effective at working independently

  • Practical knowledge of Sage Financial Accounting Products

  • Experience/awareness of Lean Management (preferably Six Sigma min Green Belt)


  • Prior experience within a financial technology or digitally-focused business

This is an exciting new position and we welcome applications from candidates with relevant backgrounds ASAP.

The role is offered with excellent benefits and company support.

Due to high response levels only suitable candidates will be contacted back on this occasion but your details will be retained by We Work Recruitment for future job opportunities unless stated otherwise on your application that you do not wish us to hold your details to seek out other suitable roles for you.

Salary: Circa £40k

Posted: Wednesday 22 January 2020

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