Interim Systems Accountant – London – £400 per day

Accountancy and Finance
22nd June 2018
Job Type
£400 per day


My client a leading Real Estate business are seeking to hire an Interim Anaplan Systems

Development Manager for a period of 9-12 months, based at their offices in Central London.

  • The primary purpose of this role is to develop and enhance the Anaplan Hub reporting solution in parallel with the rollout of Microsoft Dynamics AX.  This will involve:
  • Interfacing directly with Dynamics AX using “hyper-connect” or similar tool, importing full P&L and B/S data sets
  • Building out Anaplan so that it is capable of holding balance sheet data
  • Buildings a seamless Power BI front end which will act as the self-service interface to the business
  • Building out Power BI reporting dashboards - delivering more automated dashboard reporting and management reporting packs
  • Producing reports on working capital and balance sheet

A critical part of the role will be managing the changes in data flows from PeopleSoft/Dynamics AX into Anaplan to ensure continuity of management reporting.  This will involve working closely with and influencing multiple stakeholders (PeopleSoft Governance, EMEA FP&A, Project Reporting team etc).

The role will also require significant interaction with key senior stakeholders to establish business requirements.

Key tasks:

  • Project management of the phased go-live dates for AX rollout, including switching of source data of Anaplan from PeopleSoft/TM1 to AX to ensure continuity of management reporting
  • Develop interface between AX and Anaplan using “hyper-connect” or similar tool
  • Staging / Structuring of financial data within Anaplan for both balance sheet & income statement.
  • Ensure data integrity and reconciliation with downstream corporate reporting systems (PeopleSoft/HFM)
  • Work with senior EMEA Leadership to understand and interpret reporting requirements with the aim of developing a Power BI report solution – understand business needs and develop BI tool to meet these needs
  • Ability to interpret and structure Anaplan & TM1 data to enable dashboard reporting (using Power BI) in line with reporting requirements and the organisational structure.
  • Develop and own self-serve reporting solutions via Power BI dashboards (for both income statement and balance sheet) that provide a deep understanding of our business, how the business is performing and the key drivers.
  • Maintain quality governance and controls to ensure consistent and accurate results are produced.
  • Ensure systematic checks and balances are in place to ensure completeness of data and reconciliation with source ERP and corporate systems.

Experience required:

  • Qualified accountant with ability to manage complex, multi-country, multi-contract businesses in an FP&A capacity.
  • Power BI modelling and report development experience.
  • Anaplan development experience
  • TM1 modelling experience preferred
  • Highly numerate with demonstrable attention to detail and ability to condense large volumes of data into concise reports for presentation to senior management.
  • Analytical problem solving – analyse available information, use relevant data to identify trends, offers practical and effective solutions to simple and complex problems
  • Advanced Excel skills required.
  • Interpret results, conclude actionable recommendations and communicate them effectively to your business stakeholders
  • Proven ability to work in pressurised commercial environments with flexibility required during periods of high workload and at critical points in reporting cycle.
  • Excellent communication & presentation skills, confidence to challenge and present to senior management and work with a wide range of stakeholders.

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