Financial Systems Accountant - Cognos TM1

Financial Systems Accountant - Cognos TM1

Job Title: Financial Systems Accountant - Cognos TM1
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Leicester, Leicestershire
Salary: Up to £48,000
REF: 896484
Contact Name: Kate Goodman
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Job Published: over 1 year ago

Job Description

An opportunity has arisen for a Financial Systems Accountant to work with a specialist bank dedicated to help SME's within the UK grow by providing exceptional services within commercial property loan lending and commercial savings. This role will be managing all finance administered systems (Cognos TM1, Parity and ALMIS) in order that subsequent management information is provided efficiently and effectively.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage all aspects of delivering data to Finance administered systems, ensuring processing is complete and that data loaded is accurate and available to users in a timely manner
  • Provision of support to the Finance team ensuring concise and relevant monthly management information SMT and key stakeholders
  • Provide as required Cognos TM1 models providing a forward view of performance. This will involve creating multi-dimensional cubes, cube rules, dimensions, attributes, hierarchies, chores and processes to meet requirements captured from end user requests.
  • Manage all the functional aspects of upgrades of any Finance administered system
  • Advise on changes necessary to security or models, to ensure appropriate segregation of duties or to improve efficiency, accuracy or effectiveness of models or the reports produced by models
  • Provide information requested by internal or external auditors
  • Design and lead training on all Finance administered systems
  • 'Go to' person for all users of the Finance administered systems, providing end user support for Cognos TM1 prior to escalation to external support partners
  • Provide project support and project management expertise as required in relation to the Finance administered systems
  • Execute month end responsibilities to enable the close and reporting of ledgers

Skills and experience required:

  • ACCA / ACA / CIMA qualified or part qualified
  • Cognos TM1 developer, IBM certified desirable
  • Experience of ALMIS or Parity desirable but not essential
  • Strong Excel modelling skills
  • Empathetic problem solver with excellent communication skills

Salary and benefits:

  • Circa £48,000
  • Non-contractual bonus (up to 10%)
  • Pension (10% employer / 3% employee)
  • 25 days + 8 bank holidays
  • DIS x 4