Finance Systems Technician

Full Time | Swindon, ENGLAND | about 1 year
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Finance Systems Technician - 180003CA 



Location:  Swindon
Finance Systems Technician
The opportunity:  
We are currently recruiting a Finance systems technician to join our UK Finance Systems Team, who are responsible supporting the systems which ensure timely and accurate data for month end close reporting processes, Tax, Business Insights and Business Partnering teams.
The team have recently gone through a period of change as part of Building One Zurich UK restructure. You will be responsible for updating and maintaining key Finance systems, while working closely with the Financial Accounting & Reporting team and the wider finance community.
Key Responsibilities:  
The Finance systems team are responsible for development and maintenance of the key finance reporting systems ensuring all data reported fits with business and financial reporting needs for UK Finance and delivers on an accurate and timely basis.  The main system you will be exposed to is SAP.  You will be responsible for -

  • Assisting the team to ensure that processes and procedures are followed and completed to support key business objectives.

  • Perform the maintenance and updating of the Finance Systems as required

  • Provide hands on support to users of SAP and BW

  • Manage the process for providing and reviewing user access to SAP and BW

  • Monitor system close activities and manage changes

  • Help identify and implement improvement opportunities

  • Ensure tasks performed adhere to the internal SOX control framework

Additional Job Functions:

  • Good oral and written communication skills

  • Proactively communicate and suggest improvement actions

  • Good level of problem solving skills

  • Ability to work within tight deadlines

  • Willingness to learn and take ownership in routine practices

  • Support local projects as a Subject Matter Expert or Business Analyst as needed

Business Accountabilities:

  • Provide specialist advice to address specific technical queries and provide user training on Finance systems, particularly SAP and BW

  • Update systems in a timely manner

  • Ensure user access to the systems is complete, up to date and adheres to the SOX control environment

  • Monitor regular SAP close related activities and make changes as required

  • Maintenance of SAP master data

  • Liaison with offshore IT support for delivery of SAP related change and incident resolution

  • Deliver training and desk side support to users of SAP and BW

  • Occasional maintenance of BW reports

  • Regression testing of SAP processes when technical changes are made to the system

Performance Management Accountabilities:

  • Participate fully as a team member and contribute to the improved performance of the team

  • Expand knowledge and exchange it with team members and the wider Finance community

  • Model behaviours that demonstrate commitment to corporate values

  • Take action to manage own personal development and encourage others to do the same

Your skills and experience:

  • Good user knowledge of SAP FICO desirable and other financial systems & business platforms an advantage

  • Experience of Finance department processes and priorities

  • Analytics and systems experience

  • Focused on the internal customer, tactical and diplomatic

  • Ability to work with and translate between technical and business skill sets

  • A high level of computer literacy and an analytical approach to work is essential

  • Ability to plan and manage own work

  • Enthusiastic, positive attitude

  • Able to cope with change

  • Experience of working in a complex business environment

  • Makes decisions in line with responsibility and accountability

  • Team player with excellent communication and stakeholder management skills, who collaborates across the organisation

  • Excellent organisational and time management skills

  • Clearly demonstrates Zurich commitments on a consistent basis

  • Studying towards formal Accountancy Qualifications not essential but advantageous

 T he Reward:
We are offering a generous flexible benefits package which includes an annual company bonus subject to performance, free travel insurance for 12 months and a 12% pension scheme. We're also happy to consider flexible working arrangements and welcome applications from everyone.

Who we are:
Looking for a career that will excite, challenge and inspire you? Thinking about insurance? Perhaps you should. Working for us is a totally different experience to what you probably expect. How do you feel about the things you truly love? Don’t you want to protect them in the best way possible? Imagine if you could help people do this all over the world. You’d give them confidence and reassurance by protecting what they love most. This is no easy task. In today’s interconnected world, tackling risk is fast, unpredictable and invigorating. You’ll have to think on your feet as you manage risks big and small, from flooding to cyber crime. You’ll be tackling issues like these in over 170 countries. It’s a big challenge, but you’ll have a truly diverse network helping you. As part of an international team, every day would provide opportunities to learn, grow and share ideas.
As you make an impact across borders, you’ll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company. A long-standing player in the insurance industry, we make every effort to address the career development needs and plans of our employees to ensure their success in the future.  
Further information:
At Zurich, we aim to have a diverse mix of employees that reflects our customers and the communities in which we live and work. Our diversity and inclusion initiatives are shaping an environment where everyone feels welcome, regardless of age, gender, religion, ability, culture, sexual orientation or mental health status. Our approach ensures that Zurich is a place that values different opinions, respects personal needs, and provides equal opportunities for all. We are committed to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities.
So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported, Love what you do. Work for us.

Primary Location
: United Kingdom 
Other Locations
: United Kingdom-England-Swindon 
: Full-time 
: Yes, 5 % of the Time 
Job Posting
: 05/09/18 
Unposting Date
: Ongoing 

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