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Finance System Implementation Support Accountant

Vacancy #:   6660
Unit:   TRAFFIC International
Organisation:   TRAFFIC International (TRAFFIC)
Location:   TRAFFIC International, Cambridge, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
Reporting to:   Senior Finance Systems and Reporting Manager
Work percentage:   100%
Grade:   A3
Expected start date:   08 January 2024
Type of contract:   Fixed-term (12 months)
Closing date:   10 December 2023
BACKGROUND
ORGANISATIONAL BACKGOUND

TRAFFIC is the leading non-governmental organization working globally on trade in wild animals and plants in the context of both biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.

TRAFFIC International is a charity and limited company registered in the UK. TRAFFIC’s head office, based in Cambridge UK, provides worldwide leadership, coordination, cross-regional and corporate functions. TRAFFIC’s local engagement is managed through programme offices operating under the auspices of the UK charity, with staff based in a hub office and at other strategic locations where necessary. Programme offices operate within a geographic area of responsibility focused on one or multiple countries where TRAFFIC aims to help deliver priority programme outcomes. TRAFFIC works in strategic alliance with IUCN and WWF on wildlife trade issues.
JOB DESCRIPTION
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES

The role is supporting successful introduction of the new finance system Aqilla, including preparing and checking data, system configuration tasks, engagement with stakeholders and training provided during implementation phase as well as post-implementation.
Reporting to and working closely with the project leader - Finance Systems and Reporting Manager.

SPECIFIC DUTIES

• Preparing data loads of existing records onto the new system, Aqilla
• Supporting work on balances transferred onto the new system and data cleansing
• Supporting testing of the integrity of reports from the new system
• General trouble shooting
• Carrying out system configuration tasks
• Development of test scripts for User Acceptance Testing on all aspects of the system
• Creation of training materials
• Supporting the update of TRAFFIC Financial Policies and Procedures Manau in the light of changes brought about by Aqilla's implementation
• Supporting the development of revised procedures & accompanying workflows in the light of changes brought about by Aqilla's implementation
• Delivering training for TRAFFIC users on Aqilla
• Providing post implementation support for TRAFFIC
• Occasional backfill of TRAFFIC staff temporarily seconded to the TRAFFIC implementation.
• Ad hoc duties as required
REQUIREMENTS
  • Solid finance background and understanding of financial reports
• Experience in finance / ERP system implementation
• Excellent IT skills, particularly Excel and strong competence in data analysis and manipulation
• Can-do attitude, flexibility and problem-solving skills
• Proven ability to be proactive in prioritising own workload to meet deadlines.
APPLICATIONS

Applicants are requested to apply online through the HR Management System, by opening the vacancy announcement and pressing the "Apply" button.

Applicants will be asked to create an account and submit their profile information. Applications will not be accepted after the closing date. The vacancy closes at midnight, Swiss time (GMT+1 / GMT+2 during Daylight Saving Time, DST). Please note that only selected applicants will be personally contacted for interviews.

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