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Finance Systems Specialist – €80k

o Financial Services

s 80,000

q Dublin City Centre

p Contract

r 2101

My client is a specialist Life Assurance company and as a result of continuous growth they are hiring a Finance Project Specialist. The role is to assist with a financial re-platforming project and the ideal candidate will have some experience with systems migration/implementation and the insurance/assurance sector but, not essential.

Responsibilities

  • Plan, structure, track, report on and lead Finance related project activity in line with the organisations framework to ensure that stakeholders, dependencies, cost, quality, and time are managed within agreed parameters
  • Assist the project in production and execution of a test plan for the Finance area and supporting test scripts
  • Perform system and pre-production testing where necessary on the General Ledger
  • Document a summary of all testing and ensure all Finance deliverables are achieved
  • Deliver short term / one-off projects and activities as required by and to the standards and outcomes agreed with Line Manager/Project Manager
  • Advising the project team as to the financial treatment and implications of the various decisions being made, their impact on both the project and the business in conjunction with the Finance Change Lead and the Senior Finance team
  • Assist the lead Project Manager on the monitoring of costs, timescales and resources used, and takes action where these deviate from agreed tolerances
  • Ensures that all Finance related project activities are formally closed and, where appropriate, subsequently reviewed, and that lessons learned are recorded and implemented for future projects
  • Plan, prepare, deliver key Finance team messages to the project team to ensure the effective flow of information between the project team members, the business, key stakeholders, Project sponsor and CFO
  • Build and maintain internal and external business relationships to ensure the effective and successful delivery of Finance project deliverables as defined in the project scope

Requirements

  • Qualified accountant with relevant change management/project delivery experience
  • Proven report writing skills, with attention to detail and an ability to keep focused on core objectives
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills, both verbal and written.  Must possess an ability to understand and concisely document financial processes, ensuring quality in every aspect of reporting
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving ability
  • Must be highly motivated, with an ability to identify and adapt to changing stakeholder needs in a dynamic business environment
  • An awareness of the need for effective financial controls throughout all stages of a business process

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