Head of Systems Accounting

Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire
£44,050 per annum (pro rata)
20 Nov 2020
14 Dec 2020
Job Title
Public Sector
Experience Levels
Contract Type
Full Time

Head of Systems Accounting

Milton Keynes

Up to £44,050

1 -year FTC


The newly formed Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office is looking to hire a Head of Systems Accounting for a full-time, 12-month fixed term contract in Milton Keynes.

About Us

The Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office (FCDO) was created on the 2 September with the merger of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department for International Development.

The new Department promotes the interests of British citizens, safeguards the UK’s security, defends our values, reduces poverty and tackles global challenges with our international partners. Your role as Head of Systems Accounting will involve closing down ledgers and handling accounting system issues for a Department with 17,300 staff and over 285 offices worldwide – in the run up to the UK leaving the EU single market and customs union.

The Role

Accountancy systems and process roles rarely carry this level of complexity.

Working closely with National Audit Office, FCDO auditors and other key stakeholders, the Head of Systems Accounting will lead a small Systems Accounting Team and deliver our month end accounts. Naturally, you will also look to reduce processing times and speed up issue resolutions, while developing ever-better in-month analysis and exception reporting.

Another facet to the role will be to maintain the integrity of our financial data whilst supporting the programme team with testing during the design of the new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system.

About You

To fill this Head of Systems Accounting role, we’re looking to hire a CCAB qualified Accountant who demonstrates:

  • A wealth of technical experience from a core financial department.
  • Knowledge of Oracle business suite would be very useful.
  • Strong organisational and analytical skills matched with a confident management style.

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Application closing date: 14 December 2020