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Title:  Management Accountant


Hethel, NFK, GB

Department:  Group Accounts
Date:  11-Oct-2021

This is a fantastic opportunity and will be an evolving role within the business which will help support the expansion and modernisation of the Lotus infrastructure. We are about to ‘go live’ with SAP, so you would be joining the business at a very exciting time. This role both encompasses the systems support for the Finance team and the monthly management reporting, combining these to improve and simplify reporting and to effectively provide the organisation with the information it requires to make business decisions. Your journey will be by no means easy; however we welcome positive individuals who are open for development and welcome a challenge. You will need to be a qualified accountant with systems experience preferably SAP, but we welcome candidates with ERP experience within a large manufacturing environment. This role will be pivotal in the transition to our new systems and as we grow there will be opportunities within the organisation.


Role Objectives 
Maintain and develop OneStream: consolidation system for both reporting and for FP&A, optimising configuration and facilitating and improving monthly reporting.
With assistance of 3rd parties maintain IFS and US systems until end of life including control of master data.
Month end Group Reporting. 
Together with the finance team implementing SAP, become a SAP Super User supporting the wider financial team.
Control master data for BPM
Drive process improvements, simplification and automation of processes.
Manage systems upgrades with IT ERP team.
Work with taskforce to develop Power BI or similar tools for Lotus.
Provide necessary induction and development training for the wider finance team in systems.


Key Stakeholders
Main relationship of this role is with the wider Finance Team to ensure all systems work as intended, that there is timely update of systems both on the master data and development and to develop improvements required.  Will need to work closely with the ERP team in IT.


Using systems and accounting experience from previous roles, this position is expected to maintain the current systems, support the operational transition to SAP and develop usage of the OneStream both in terms of engagement and what it delivers.  It requires innovation and a practical sense of purpose as the incumbent will be the impetus for Finance systems development.

Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA or equivalent) or finalist with commercial experience
Strong IT background and excel skills
Monthly reporting background
Desire to have both a system based and a management accounting role
Experience in SAP, OneStream or large ERP   

Key Behaviours
Team player
Problem solver
Attention to detail
Good communication

Flexible working with on-site attendance on a regular basis when required.