Projects and Systems Accountant

Job Title: Projects and Systems Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: City of London, London
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP (notice period OK)
Reference: 222336699_1508316282
Contact Name: Alicia Loates
Contact Email:
Job Published: October 18, 2017 09:44

Job Description


  • Operate as a key communication link between Finance, the wider business and external partners
  • Understand current problems/ issues in processes and work in a proactive method to establish improvements
  • Work alongside Senior and Strategic Managers including Head of Treasury Operations to look at ways to improve processes in the department.
  • Lead and manage the planning and implementation of Finance related projects from inception to delivery. This may include:
    • Identifying options for potential solutions and assessing them for both technical and business suitability
    • Facilitating the project scope, goals and deliverables
    • Developing full scale project plans and tracking project deliverables using appropriate tools
    • Monitoring and reporting on the progress of projects to the relevant stakeholders
    • Developing, documenting, testing and training Finance staff in new processes in order to hand over to them when the processes become business as usual (BAU).
  • Manage all banking relationships with external sponsor banks and payment service providers including ensuring that contracts run smoothly, reviewing commercials and attending service reviews
  • Direct line management, mentoring and performance evaluation of staff



  • Third party banks and payment service providers
  • Third party data platform and software suppliers.


  • Operations Centre (Strategic Projects, Client Services, Change Management, Account Services)
  • IT
  • All London Office departments (Credit, Marketing, Legal, Executive Committee)
  • Provident Financial Group Treasury department

Required Skills

  • Qualified Accountant, with strong financial accounting background
  • Experience in operating in a Finance function and knowledge of Financial services industry
  • Prince2/ Agile certified would be advantageous but not a requirement
  • Experience on running multiple projects at a given time
  • Good communication skills and ability to influence and operate effectively with colleagues at all levels
  • Ability to work independently

If you are interested in this position please do apply and I will respond as soon as possible. I look forward to your applications.