Senior Finance Analyst (12 Month FTC)

Job Introduction

  • To support the re-implementation of the IFS ERP system to an updated version, incorporating changes to trading flows (inter/intra company) as part of a new internal operating model within the Group and the introduction of new functionality.
  • Support the business readiness activity and the implementation of the cutover for Group Finance areas, including but not limited to: Fixed Assets, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Bank & Cash, VAT, Period Close, Business Planning and Consolidation.
  • Supporting Group Finance change management, through strong communication skills, liaising with business representatives, in line with the project plan and Go-Live.

Main Responsibility

  • Help to drive the implementation of the Group Finance modules in the upgraded version of the ERP system. This includes a considerable amount of change in both benefits and functionality. 
  • Support the business readiness activity across the finance function in preparation for go-live of the ERP system.
  • Help to drive data migration activities in preparation for Operational Readiness Testing (ORT) and Go-Live cutover, including testing and verification of the integrity of the data.
  • Support the post-go live support activities including immediate critical care and subsequent error resolution.
  • Partner with the Group Reporting and Group Management Reporting teams to ensure that the new system provides appropriate statutory and management reporting capabilities.
  • Support the building of the statutory and management accounts, balance sheet and cash flow, and the splitting out of legal entities into new reporting entities and business unit divisions (Company 30 Split).
  • Develop an understanding of the new Internal operating trading model and support the Group Finance activities to identify and manage the associated changes.
  • Have detailed involvement in ORT testing of the system and internal operating model changes, including documentation of results, ensuring financial postings are accurate and identify issues and actions to mitigate.
  • Contribute to team meetings and project workshops to progress the Finance activities on the project.
  • Take ownership of key documentation and ad hoc financial analysis using the IFS system and supporting reporting tool to support the Group Reporting team.
  • Have key involvement with business users based upon knowledge gained through working on the project, including changes to system processes as part of the training of all end users of the module.

Our Ideal Candidate

Essential

  • Qualified Accountant 
  • System implementation (IFS or similar ERP system) experience
  • Experience in both statutory and management reporting and an understanding of the differences between the two
  • Understanding of key consolidation concepts and intra/intercompany experience
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Flexibility and adaptability due to changing business requirements and needs of the role
  • Comfortable with change and ambiguity
  • Organised and adept at priority setting
  • Effective communication skills and organisational agility
  • Initiative-taker who can work alone and as part of a team
  • Challenging and questioning nature

Desirable:

  • IFS experience 

What we can offer you

  • We offer a competitive salary and benefits which are designed to promote our employees financial wellbeing. Employees are also eligible to participate in a bonus plan.
  • Our employees enjoy a generous holiday entitlement and an opportunity to ‘buy’ or ‘sell’ some holiday entitlement.
  • Private Healthcare and Doctor@Hand (remote GP service).
  • Our employees can join a defined contribution pension plan. Employees contribute either 4% or 5% of salary, the company contributes 8% or 10% depending on the employee contribution. Employee contributions can be made through salary sacrifice.
  • Our Employee Assistance Programme offers practical, impartial support on everyday matters ranging from medical, financial and legal to home and family issues. 
  • Our Life Assurance cover is a multiple of eight times your annual basic salary.
  • Product allocation so that you can enjoy our fantastic portfolio of brands.
  • Our Cycle to Work scheme allows you to hire a bike for an agreed length of time, and then snap it up for a fraction of its original value. All while making savings (at least 25%) and spreading the cost.
  • Every employee has the opportunity to claim up to £1,000 per year for a charity or charities for which they have raised money, volunteered their time or personally donated.
  • Learning resources to help you be your best self.

About William Grant & Sons

A HOME FOR RARE CHARACTERS

William Grant & Sons: a home where Rare Characters thrive.

We value every employee for their rare character, distinctive skills, experience and perspectives. Every one of our colleagues has a role to play in helping us to achieve our growth ambitions.

At William Grant & Sons, our vision is to be A home where rare characters thrive. We value all colleagues for their rare character, distinctive skills, experience and perspectives. Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of how we do things at William Grant & Sons, fully aligned to our purpose and our company values. We strive to create an environment where we can all be our best and bring our whole selves to work.

OUR AGILE WORKING PHILOSOPHY

Our agile working philosophy is to “Have your best work day everyday”.
Built on trust, we empower our rare characters to have their best work day every day. Where flexibility and positive working experiences help employees to feel connected and release potential across our teams.
We are open to discussing possible agile/flexible working options as part of the recruitment process.

INCLUSIVE RECRUITMENT PROCESS

Diversity & Inclusion is at the heart of how we do things at William Grant & Sons, fully aligned to our purpose and our company values. We want to ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive. If you have any questions or need some support with your application we’d love to hear from you. So please get in touch with our HR team at recruitment.enquiries@wgrant.com.

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