Senior Consultant / Project Manager- Accounting Software

Software Development • Up to £65,000 per annum plus car allowance and benefits

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Senior Consultant / Project Manager- Accounting Software

My client is a leading Accounting Software provider with the market’s most powerful financial management solution. Covering core financials, budgeting and forecasting to project accounting, they have a unified solution built from the ground up for the cloud. They are experiencing excellent growth and have a very exciting future ahead of them, so now is a great time to join.

Due to continued growth we are looking for a Senior Consultant/Project Manager Accounting Software with good business understanding and interest in new technology. You will manage implementations of Financials/Accountng Software for larger customers, where there are typically multiple stakeholders involved, system integrations and multi-disciplinary teams.
The ideal Senior Consultant / Project Manager Accounting Software will have a track record of delivering successful Financials/Accounting Software implementations, either from the supplier side or from the customer side. You should have a good degree and ideally be a qualified or part qualified accountant.

As a colleague, you thrive on new challenges and enjoy working in a dynamic environment with a rapid pace. You are open, easygoing and a team player by supporting and helping your colleagues develop. You can motivate different types of people and have a pragmatic attitude. 

Main responsibilities for the Senior Consultant / Project Manager- Accounting Software:

  • Managing the implementation of Accounting Software for new customers
  • Ensuring implementations follow best practice, and helping customers streamline their business processes
  • Driving implementation projects to deliver measurable business benefits as identified in the pre-sales process
  • Managing third party relationships
  • Ensuring projects are delivered on time, within budget and within scope

Additional Responsibilities:

The role initially will involve working with the product and so will include consultancy as well as project management. As the projects get larger there will be the opportunity to concentrate on project management, change control and stakeholder management. In addition, you will help with: 

  • Running implementation workshops
  • Presales including completion of tenders and running solution workshops
  • Testing of new releases
  • Development of user documentation
  • Input into development priorities in relation to UK specific accounting requirements
  • Business focused input into marketing collateral and marketing campaigns
  • Running training courses

Requirements:

  • A good degree
  • Qualified or part qualified accountant (ACCA, ICAEW or CIMA)
  • Experience of implementing Financial Systems such as Deltek/Maconomy, Microsoft AX, Netsuite, Oracle, Sage 200, SAP or Unit4/Agresso, whether as an external consultant or from the customer 
Practical experience in one or more of the following business areas:
  • Management and financial accounting
  • Project management, project accounting, project billing
  • Multi-currency reporting, multi-company accounting and consolidation
  • Purchasing, stock accounting and ordering
  • Knowledge of HR and Payroll will be useful in the future
  • Good understanding of basic business processes
  • Good IT technical skills and understanding
  • Happy with an office-based role with some travel to customer sites
  • Project Management qualification is desirable but not essential

Personal characteristics:

  • Self-motivated with the ability to motivate themselves and others
  • Service-minded and solution focused
  • Responsible and reliable
  • Accurate and structured
  • Targeted and focused
  • Ability to work both independently and in teams
  • Flexible and have the willingness to learn
  • Good communication- and presentation skills
  • Good written English

We can offer:

  • The opportunity to work with the business system of the future
  • Exciting and professional challenges and opportunities for professional and personal development 
  • A good and pleasant working environment with a lot of enthusiasm

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