Finance Systems Analyst

Finance Systems Analyst

Haywards Heath
£28,000 to £41,000 depending on experience
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We’re First Central Insurance & Technology Group (First Central for short), an award-winning innovative insurance and technology organisation, delivering market-leading motor insurance, underwriting, distribution, finance, technology and legal services.

We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Finance Systems Analyst to join our Finance Systems team. Working on a hybrid basis, you'll spend the majority of your time working from home with occasional visits to the office at Haywards Heath, West Sussex.

Supporting the Group Finance Systems manager in the ongoing support, maintenance, change management, control and day to day running of our core financial applications, you'll also lead on the prioritisation of any incidents and issues, liaising with relevant stakeholders and 3rd party support/vendors to agree actions, owners and dates.

You'll lead on the management and delivery of small-scale projects with the help of 3rd party support, whilst challenging current practices, actively seeking to improve processes and managing risk.

To be successful in this role, you’ll need to:

  • have experience in an accounting/finance function ideally as a finance system administrator and / or finance change role

  • have experience with ERP, General Ledger or P2P systems

  • have demonstratable Workday and TM1 experience (desirable)

Job Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the administration changes within the financial systems, ensuring key system control and integrity is maintained and protected.

  • Assist with the gathering and documentation of change requests, and requirements from the wider Finance function

  • Design, test and implement technical system changes to deliver ongoing continuous improvements to Finance

  • Assist in the design and production of Workday reports, Business Processes, and Integrations

  • Build effective working relationships and influence across all levels, fostering an open and collaborative culture

  • Manage and lead finance system updates and maintenance development work across all finance systems

  • End user set-up and security maintenance, as required.

  • Comply with the requirements, and act in accordance with, the Group Code of Conduct and Fitness and Propriety policies at all times

  • Ensure compliance with Company Policies, Values and guidelines and other relevant standards/ regulations at all times

Job Specific Competencies:

Experience, Skills & Knowledge

  • Experience in an accounting/finance function

  • Experience as a finance system administrator and / or finance change role

  • Experience with ERP, General Ledger or P2P systems

  • Proficient in Microsoft applications, especially Excel

  • Strong mathematical, analytical, and organization skills

  • Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written

  • 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

  • Workday experience an advantage

  • TM1 experience an advantage


  • Results driven with a constant eye on the detail but understand the audience.

  • Empathetic and collaborative approach, with an ability to get the best out of a wide range of stakeholders.

  • A driven attitude to deliver controlled change and rapidly overcome obstacles.

  • A good level of oral and written communication skills, communicating effectively with managers, colleagues, and external supplier

  • An agile approach to project management and able to rapidly react to changes in business priorities to take advantage of emerging business and customer opportunities.

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.

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 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 Talent team.

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