System Accountant

The Company:

System1 is an AIM-listed international research group headquartered in London and employing 160 people in strategic hubs across the Americas, Europe and Asia. We are recognised as leaders and innovators in predicting and improving creative effectiveness for the world’s most admired companies, leading advertising agencies and media platforms.


The Role:


  • Perform the functional management and administration of the financial systems
  • Ensuring that all systems in the Finance Department are used to their full potential
  • Ensure the accuracy and integrity of the Company’s accounting records and financial systems
  • Business partnering – engagement at all levels of management across the business to provide support between finance & the rest of the organisation


  • Working to make Finance digital to include solutions to automate processes
  • Reviewing current, proposed and newly implemented systems and internal controls to ensure successful migration, accuracy in financials and efficiencies achieved
  • Work alongside the Finance Management Team to look at ways to improve processes in the department and make recommendations accordingly
  • Understand the current problems/issues in processes and work in a proactive method to establish improvements
  • Review the current interfaces, forms and procedures of the system and propose solutions to streamline and reduce manual intervention
  • Ensuring systems processes and procedures remain fully documented


  • Support in the timely production of statutory and financial reports
  • Manage data to present reports to finance & senior management teams
  • Responsible for maintaining Finance reporting solutions for business use
  • Assist in providing relevant and timely financial information to the Board


  • To act as a Super User for all finance systems and provide guidance and training to Finance Associates
  • Troubleshooting and fixing finance related system incidents
  • Problem solve queries relating to month & quarter and year-end closing, including project accounting, variance analysis, journal entries, Key Performance Indicator (KPI) reporting, and balance sheet movements


  • Manage the delivery and testing of upgrades to existing finance systems
  • Produce and deliver training and communications related to existing and new finance systems and changes
  • Taking ownership of Finance projects from a systems perspective and delivering satisfactory outcomes
  • Assisting with the selection and implementation of new Finance solutions as required
  • Provide ad-hoc support on Finance projects as required

Skills, experience & qualifications

  • Qualified or PQ Accountant (ACA/CIMA/ACCA)
  • Significant experience with D365 for Finance & Operations
  • Experience with reporting / dashboard tools (notably PowerBI)
  • Systems accounting experience
  • IT background (rudimentary understanding of databases and VBA)
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Change management experience /project and consulting experience

Key Attributes

  • Passionate about delivering real business value through technology
  • Good at influencing across the organisation
  • Client focused
  • Comfortable in a broad role within a small organisation
  • Looking to leave their mark on the organisation and contribute to commercial success




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