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Systems Accountant

Woking | London

The Organisation

Plan International is changing. We are responding to shifts in international development and humanitarian response to ensure we make a stand for all children’s rights, through a focus on girls and other disadvantaged children. As Plan International embarks on this ambitious and exciting process across our 70+ offices worldwide, we are introducing a number of new roles within the organisation.

Plan International is an independent child rights and humanitarian organisation committed to children living a life free of poverty, violence and injustice. We actively unite children, communities and other people who share our mission to make positive lasting changes in children’s and young people’s lives. We support children to gain the skills, knowledge and confidence they need to claim their rights to a fulfilling life, today and in the future. We place a specific focus on girls and women, who are most often left behind. We have been building powerful partnerships for children for more than 75 years, and are now active in more than 70 countries.

The Role

As Systems Accountant, you will be a part of the Planning and Analysis team within Group Finance, and report to the Head of Planning and Analysis.

The role will maintain and develop the Group Reporting and Consolidation system (SAP-BPC). This will include responsibility for system management and ensuring that it is reliable and continuously improved to meet the operational needs of Plan’s worldwide users. Data maintenance which involves uploading data to systems or supervising uploads using controlled processes, including to the SAP integrated projects, grants and finance system

You will also be responsible for ensuring SAP BPC is effectively administered, particularly supporting and training end users of SAP systems. Key to the role will be managing BPC upgrades, systems patches and enhancements, ensuring they are delivered on budget and on schedule. Initial priorities will be upgrading BPC to version 10.

The role will be responsible for line management of the Systems and Data maintenance Accountant.

Do you have what it takes?

In order to succeed in this challenging and varies role you will require experience of SAP BPC, implementing changes to OLAP database, including managing upgrades, and advanced knowledge of EXCEL.

Working knowledge of SAP BI (Business Objects) and SAP Netweaver is also required.

Beyond technical expertise, the ideal candidate will have project management skills, line management experience, strong analytical skills and the ability to communicate effectively with finance and non-finance members of staff.

Location: International Headquarters, Woking (approximately 23 minutes from London Waterloo)

Type of Role: Permanent

Reports to: Head of Planning and Analysis

Salary: Circa £40,000 per annum plus benefits

Closing Date: 12th May 2016

Please note that only applications and CVs written in English will be accepted.

A range of pre-employment checks will be undertaken in conformity with Plans Child Protection Policy.

As an international child centred community development organisation, Plan is fully committed to promoting the realization of children's rights including their right to protection from violence and abuse. That means we have particular responsibilities to children that we come into contact with.

Plan believes that in a world where children face so many threats of harm, it is our duty to ensure that we, as an organisation, do everything we can to keep children safe. We must not contribute in any way to harming or placing children at risk.

Plan operates an equal opportunities policy and actively encourages diversity, welcoming applications from all areas of the international community.

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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  • Organization: Plan International
  • Location: Woking | London
  • Grade: N/A - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Management, Administration and Finance
  • Closing Date: 2016-05-12

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