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Financial System Accountant

£42,746 - £48,109
National Foundation for Educational Research

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Are you a problem solver and logical thinker, looking to put your accountancy skills to good use making a positive, lasting impact with a leading educational charity? If so, read on.

Using your financial accountancy knowledge you'll join a friendly team of finance professionals and supervise the work of the Senior Finance Officer and his team covering all the core systems such as payroll, purchasing, sales, invoices and preparation and processing of the monthly account. You'll also be the lead in how the ERP system works with a key part of your role supporting the wider organisation to lead on the design and development of the system, both to make it easier to get information into the system but also to improve reporting and support wider decision making.

About You
Your technical background:
- Broad practical knowledge of accounting systems
- Hands-on finance systems development experience
- Advanced computer software skills including Excel macros and other accounting package
- Highly numerate, with a good attention to detail matched with strong analytical skills.

You do not need to be a qualified accountant but you will have a strong and in depth knowledge of financial accountancy.
We’re eager to hear from you if you’ve worked as a Financial System Accountant using U4BW/Unit 4 Business World/Agresso.


With a 70-year history, NFER is an independent and highly respected charity that carries out research within education. Our robust and innovative research, assessment, and other services are widely known and used. We have a reputation as an organisation that informs policy and practice, helping to ensure the best possible education for children and young people.

- Competitive salary of £42,746 - £48,109
- Generous pension scheme
- Free parking
- 30 days’ holiday per year plus Bank Holidays + additional discretionary days
- Excellent support for professional development
- Great work/life balance with a focus on well-being and social activities

Located close to Windsor and Slough town centre, we offer a pleasant office environment surrounded by green space that’s just 15 minutes train ride from London Paddington and an easy drive from the M4 and M40.

The closing date for applications is 27th October 2019.

So, if you are seeking your next challenge as a System Accountant, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy has been placed by Webrecruit on behalf of NFER.

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