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Group Systems Accountant - NetSuite

ISP Central
London, United Kingdom
Date Added: May 22, 2024

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ISP Group Systems Accountant Role Profile
Purpose of Role
This role will be part of a team working on our core financial system, Oracle NetSuite integrated with our MIS system, iSAMS projects of global significance.  You will provide leading practice and advice to lead change and improvements, drive the management of group’s metadata structures and changes, evaluate country specific requirements, and lead the onboarding and transition process for new and existing school. The group system accountant will work with financial system team, group and regional finance teams, technology programmes team to understand and execute their perspectives and objectives. This is a central role reporting to Group Head of Financial Systems.
ISP Principles
Begin with our children and students. Our children and students are at the heart of what we do. Simply, their success is our success. Wellbeing and safety are both essential for learners and learning. Therefore, we are consistent in identifying potential safeguarding and Health & Safety issues and acting and following up on all concerns appropriately.
Treat everyone with care and respect. We look after one another, embrace similarities and differences and promote the well-being of self and others.
Operate effectively. We focus relentlessly on the things that are most important and will make the most difference. We apply school policies and procedures and embody the shared ideas of our community.
Are financially responsible. We make financial choices carefully based on the needs of the children, students and our schools.
Learn continuously. Getting better is what drives us. We positively engage with personal and professional development and school improvement.
ISP Group System Accountant Key Responsibilities
  • Lead the implementation of our new schools into our financial systems and project manage. 
  • Lead the fees billing implementation as part of our student life cycle implementation. 
  • Build and lead the initiatives projects on the roadmap as required by group finance and across the regions. 
  • Create re-usable assets for implementation to drive standardisation and project accelerations.  
  • Analyse local business and regulatory requirements and liaise with local integration and solution provider to implement. 
  • Act as a trusted advisor to group and regional finance teams on all matters relating to entity structure, compliance process, financial transactions, reporting and consolidations within the financial system. 
  • Coordinate with group system analyst for resolution for all finance systems related issues tickets through ISP service desk. 
  • Collaborate with programmes team to review all transaction processing procedures into our financial system to enable more efficient integration with our MIS system, payment provider and compliance solution provider. 
  • Responsible in defining and planning walk throughs, end user training and UAT. 
  • Oversee and provide training to new users and ongoing skill enhancement training to existing users and guidance in how to user guides documentation. 
  • Liaise with financial system team and service providers on periodic system releases for evaluation, testing and implementation. 
  • Responsible for the core financial system maintenance and improvements to ensure it continues to function and perform properly.  
Skills, Qualifications and Experience
  • Proven experience in NetSuite implementation, upgrades, and optimisation. 
  • Comprehensive experience in core financial modules within NetSuite including consolidation, multi books, tax compliance, fixed assets, bank reconciliation, analytics and reporting. 
  • Awareness of industry best practice when eliciting requirements and familiar with solutions for local transactional, accounting and tax compliance process. 
  • Strong experience in developing procedures, designing solution, planning system change and associated training. 
  • Knowledge of PBCS would be advantageous 
  • Experience in working as part of group technology programmes and integrations. 
  • Related accountancy or technology qualifications. 
  • Proficient in Spanish or another language is preferable. 
ISP Leadership Competencies  
You consistently demonstrate and role-model the ISP Leadership Competencies in all that you do.
  • Collaboration. Takes an active part in leading their school or region; is cooperative and a genuine team player, developing positive, supportive relationships with colleagues to solve problems and maximise opportunities.
  • Learning & Getting Better. Continually demonstrates personal commitment and passion for learning and getting better using evidence and feedback; supporting others in their continual learning, development and growth.
  • Innovation Leadership. Is good at creating an environment where ideas for learning initiatives and services are generated and is able to motivate and inspire others through the process of creation through to completion.
  • Outcome driven. Can be counted on to find solutions. Is consistently looking to exceed goals and is focused on KPIs.
  • Resilience. Can deal with setbacks and challenges calmly and effectively.
  • Community Focus. Is committed to meeting and exceeding the needs and expectations of our students and their families.
  • Integrity & Ethical Management. Has the ability to work ethically and with integrity; helps others feel valued; upholds and models the ISP Vision, Purpose and Principles.
ISP Commitment to Safeguarding Principles  
ISP is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
All post holders are subject to appropriate vetting procedures, including an online due diligence search, references and satisfactory Criminal Background Checks or equivalent covering the previous 10 years’ employment history.  
ISP Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging
ISP is committed to strengthening our inclusive culture by identifying, hiring, developing, and retaining high-performing teammates regardless of gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender expression, age, disability status, neurodivergence, socio-economic background or other demographic characteristics. Candidates who share our vision and principles and are interested in contributing to the success of ISP through this role are strongly encouraged to apply.
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