Workday Group Accountant Tester (3-month FTC)

Workday Group Accountant Tester (3-month FTC)

Location:
Haywards Heath or Salford Quays
Salary:
Competitive
Department:
Finance
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We’re looking for someone to join our Finance team as a Workday Group Accountant Tester on a 3-month fixed-term contract, ideally located close to one of our offices in either Salford Quays, Manchester, or Haywards Heath, West Sussex, though we’ll also consider the role on a remote basis.

Supporting the Group Finance Systems Manager in the roll out of the Workday general ledger application, you’ll be tasked with a specific focus on the execution of the Group financial and regulatory accounting system testing workstream.

Executing test scripts and analysis of balance sheets, Profit and Loss, cashflows, opening and closing balances and key movements, you’ll ensure the monthly and annual accounts represent a true and fair view of business performance.
 
To be successful in this role, you’ll need to:
  • Have post-qualified accounting experience/qualified by experience
  • Have a high level of oral and written communication skills, communicating effectively with senior managers, colleagues, internal and external stakeholders
  • Have strong analytical skills with the ability to drive process improvement, based upon analysis of data
  
Job responsibilities
  • Execute test scripts and analyse results of balance sheets, opening and closing balances, and key movements to ensure the monthly and annual accounts represent a true and fair view of business performance
  • Execute test scripts and analyse monthly management accounts for P&L, balance sheet and cashflows
  • Report and document technical issues
  • Identify, review and test of key controls
  • Identify, review and test calculations of accounting assumptions and estimates
  • Reconcile Workday reports to existing Excel and Exchequer reports
  • Troubleshoot financial reporting issues relating to system implementation
  • Ensure second line financial reconciliation activities are both efficient and effective
  • Work with business users to determine additional accounting requirements
  • Support end-to-end testing; tracking, investigating and resolving defects
 
Skills, knowledge & experience
  • Part qualified/qualified accountant holding a qualification in ACCA/ACA or CIMA
  • Proven post-qualified accounting experience/qualified by experience
  • Demonstrated experience in preparing multi-entity financial accounts and balance sheet reconciliations
  • Experience in making and/or implementing accounting judgements
  • Working knowledge of general ledger systems implementations, chart of accounts, full suite of system testing
  • High level oral and written communication skills, communicating effectively with senior managers, colleagues, internal and external stakeholders
  • Proficient in Microsoft applications
  • Strong mathematical, analytical, communication, and organisation skills
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to drive process improvement, based upon analysis of data
  • Work effectively under pressure and think clearly and logically in challenging situations

What can we do for you? 

We believe we can offer you a great working environment as we’re so passionate about our people. Here are just some of the benefits and perks that we offer…
  • Fantastic training and development opportunities
  • Employee benefit packages to suit your lifestyle
  • Flexible working
  • YOUday – we give you an extra day off to celebrate a special day
  • The opportunity to take a paid day off each year to do charity work
  • A health cash plan
  • Help with travel expenses
  • The opportunity to buy additional holiday
  • Company pension scheme
  • Group life assurance
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay
  • Professional subscription fees paid
     
Employee wellbeing is high on the agenda here too. We provide a weekly free fruit delivery, discounted membership at a local health club and access to an Employee Assistance Programme, which promotes physical and emotional wellbeing at work and at home. In addition, we provide wellbeing events throughout the year to support physical and mental health.

For further information on what we can offer and to learn more about this role, feel free to contact our dedicated Recruitment team.

So, if you’re up for the challenge and would like to join our vibrant and busy team, we want to hear from you today.

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Flexible working

We support colleagues who wish to work flexibly whilst meeting the needs of the business.

YOUday

We give you an extra day off to celebrate a special day.

Holiday Extra

Not only do you get a generous holiday entitlement, you can also buy additional leave.

Volunteering

Get a day off each year to take part in volunteering activities.

Health cash plan

Claim money back on your healthcare costs, such as dental check-ups and eye tests.

Season ticket loan

We provide interest-free loans to cover the cost of season tickets for rail, bus or car parking.