SAP Accountant

North Lanarkshire
38000.00 - 42000.00 GBP Annual
16 Mar 2017
21 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Supporting the Group Accounting Manager to manage accounting processes and ledger structure across the group, the Group Accountant will also support the control teams with their understanding and use of the ledger system.
Acting as a key contact with the Financial Accounting team for strategic system developments, the Group Accountant will ensure that the ledger structure meets the requirements.


Ledger Management and Support
Contributing to the provision of strong management and control of the general ledger and related modules by helping to:
• Ensure that existing group policies and processes are communicated and complied with.
• Challenge existing and proposed business processes to identify and deliver efficiency benefits.
• Review new system-related operational processes, ensure user understanding and ensure successful implementation.
• Act as the intermediary between the SAP team, Business Control teams and External Reporting and Consolidation in resolving ledger and reporting issues and add value to the dialogue.
• Provide expert support to business SAP users via Help Desk/Mailbox or other routes to ensure effective and timely solutions to issues/queries.
• Perform reviews of key accounts across the group e.g. aged GRNs, manual provisions and accruals, fixed assets including those under construction and ensure the completeness of bad debt postings.
• Provide support on Fixed Asset accounting issues for designated business units.
• Assist with and contribute to the maintenance of a library of ledger process documentation, user guides and training notes.
• Assist the divisional Control teams in creating appropriate ledger structures ("transactional master data").
• Direct and support the divisional Control teams within the ledger environment ensuring that all analytical elements are being used correctly within the system.
• Ensure the successful operation of automated system interfaces e.g. billing, payroll and processes e.g. depreciation.
• Maintain the various system tables which establish the accounting business rules.
• Manage ledger set up and control system access and rights for users to minimise the potential for error.
• Assist with other ledger integrity tasks as and when required.

Centralised Postings & Interfaces

• Help ensure efficient accounting processes in place to enable accurate and timely postings for centralised transactions.
• Contribute to the posting of centralised transactions on behalf of the businesses:
o Payroll, expenses, pensions etc.
o Corporation tax and VAT movements (as advised by Group Tax department)
o Treasury postings
o Bank account postings.
o Financial derivatives
• Contribute to the team aim of ensuring all interface queries/issues are resolved in a timely manner.
• Help prepare the summary monthly fixed asset project report for management looking to identify significant issues and improve understanding of ongoing projects and completions across the business.
• Complete disposals/transfers/sales efficiently, accurately and timeously in line with the internal processes.

Project Work

• Support Control and the business Control teams by assisting, advising or completing any project work required.


• Qualified Accountant with proven experience working within the SAP Platform
• Pro-active person who anticipates issues and problems and puts in place effective strategies to manage these.
• Confidence, ability and presence to constructively challenge at all levels
• Strong self-performance management and delivery focus with the ability to balance conflicting requirements
• Ability to work effectively with colleagues across the business Control teams
• Be highly numerate with strong analytical skills


• Qualified Accountant with proven experience
• Highly numerate with strong analytical skills and the ability to present complex financial information clearly and concisely
• Excellent communication skills with the ability to establish positive and effective relationships
• Pro-active with the ability to seek continuous improvement and work to high standards while fulfilling day-to-day objectives