Finance Systems Analyst

Eversheds Sutherland
02 Sep 2017
29 Sep 2017
Contract Type
About Eversheds Sutherland: Eversheds Sutherland is not your average law firm and we're not looking for average people. We do things differently - in the way we treat our people and the service we provide. That's how we've become one of the largest law firms in the world and a great place to work and develop your career. Finance Systems is a team that supports, maintains, owns and manages finance systems and processes. Systems include: • Elite Enterprise • SOS • Business Intelligence • Cognos Planning • Credit Force • Auto-Billing (Metastorm) • Bank Systems • e-billing Hub & other vendor systems Reporting to the Finance Systems Team Leader within the IT Department, the role helps ensure the smooth running of the function and provides a high quality support, governance and strategy service to the Finance team. The Senior Finance Systems Analyst provides direct user interaction whilst providing technical capability with the support of a sound understanding of finance data and processes. Key Metrics: (Headcount, budgetary responsibility, indirect budgetary influence, etc) •Coordination of temporary development and support where necessary, including offshore. •Assisting with supplier management for outsources and SaaS systems and platforms. •Tracking costs and forecasts as requested by the Team Leader. Key responsibilities: •Implementation, monitoring and reporting of controls across all systems including authorisations, segregation of duties and data integrity •Responsible for providing solutions for issues in the accounts/systems and ensure the correct system configuration related to new offices and legal entity changes •Responsibility for providing solutions for budgeting, forecasting & BI which meet the requirements of the Business, subject to capabilities of the existing systems & provision of any necessary consultancy •Responsible for delivering solutions for Firmwide finance reporting and rolling out any pilots necessary for decisions and sign off on new reporting projects •Accountability for providing solutions for resolving issues within the accounting systems and ensuring the correct set up of new companies within Elite along with the full understanding and documentation of Foreign exchange and intercompany masking •Providing solutions for budgeting, forecasting & BI which meet the requirements of the Business, subject to the capabilities of the existing systems and provision of any necessary consultancy •Responsibility for improving the processes for requesting changes and logging incidents •Ensure that system setup processes are fully documented and kept up to date with new information or changes •Responsibility for liaising with IT counterparts and for the creation and management of finance system related timetables, communications and formal processes for acceptance and sign off •Assisting with transition of any activities from Systems to Service Delivery •Implementation of Finance System web pages and also incident and request logging and monitoring process •To support the delivery of key projects including reporting dashboards and the Elite upgrade Skills and experience: •Good all round experience of working in a finance function of a fast moving and dynamic commercial organization desirable •Solid experience of working in a finance systems function supporting business stakeholders essential •Proven stakeholder management experience, demonstrating ability to work efficiently and effectively under pressure •Proven management skills in leading a team and an ability to grow and develop others •Intelligent, energetic, resilient and passionate, you will be able to quickly hit the ground running and make a significant difference to the team and business which you support •Strong preference for professional services background •You will need to be customer focused, flexible, results driven and used to operating in a period of change and renowned for your accuracy and insight •Willingness to roll sleeves up and undertake a range of activities at critical times of the month •You will exhibit huge drive, passion, energy, enthusiasm and commitment •You will be highly effective as part of a wider team, and a real team player Key competencies: •Excellent written and oral communication skills •Strong skills working within a Finance Systems environment •Understanding of legal industry environment an advantage •Ability to communicate effectively at all levels •Excellent attention to detail and delivery of high quality work •A self-starter with a proactive approach to work, planning workload and client requirements whilst creating a nimble working environment which is responsive to changing requirements and needs