Finance Systems Risk & Controls Manager

  • Job Reference: 51673
  • Date Posted: 19 May 2024
  • Recruiter: Walker Dendle Financial Recruitment
  • Location: Surrey
  • Remote Working: Hybrid Working
  • Salary: £68,000 to £72,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Car / car allowance, pension, private health care etc.
  • Sector: Qualified, Finalist, Other
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Duration: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Lisa Dendle
  • Email:
  • Telephone: 020 8408 9999

Job Description

The Role

  • Could also suit a candidate leaving practice and seeking a first move into industry - full training on Oracle will be made available.
  • To manage the Finance Systems Business Risk and Controls function as it applies to the Oracle e-business suite and related control applications.  A highly visible and influential position, this role has links with Internal Audit, IT Governance and SOX Controls Director.
  • To manage and develop any members of staff who may be working in a support role within the Finance Systems Risk and Controls function, irrespective of their location.
  • Management of and assistance with any ERP systems related or internal controls related special projects, including any global corporate initiatives.

Key Responsibilities

  • Centralised Oracle Chart of Accounts maintenance including mapping rules to Hyperion and Blackline.
  • Central Finance Statement Report maintenance ensuring standard key reports can be used within or across the business.
  • Business (Cross Validation) Rules maintenance to help businesses in accuracy of coding their financial transactions, whilst also reducing the need for corrective journals or unexpected entity / activity (EMF) bookings in Hyperion planning.
  • Maintenance of Exchange Rates and support for currency translation and revaluation processes within Oracle, and control checks between Treasury / Hyperion FX and publication.
  • Maintenance of Period End Close procedures including control of calendars, budget structures and support for local country consolidation processes.
  • Maintenance of conventions to ensure consistency across business units.
  • Business Security Rules maintenance to ensure clear segregation between companies.
  • Maintenance of segregation of duty (SoD) rules for access control checks, together with periodic formal user access reviews and maintenance of master log and SoD checklist.
  • Perform control audit validations as required using Audit or IT tools.
  • Provision of business support to Oracle system related business and control issues.
  • Act as central  point of co-ordination for system process changes and developments in terms of introduction of best practices, automation of internal controls and wider implications on business processes.
  • Act as a central point of co-ordination for cross-business cross-application business process regression testing in support of any IT program for major patch releases.
  • Act as a central point in external assistance with External Audit to the extent it relates to Oracle ERP and the global Financial audit, notably in the area of IT General Controls (ITGCs).
  • Liaison with Senior Financial and IT management, internal audit and external audit on ERP related business processes and internal control issues.

Successful Applicant

  • Qualified or passed finalist e.g. ACCA, ACA or equivalent in International arena.
  • Working knowledge of finance, Receivables, Payables, purchasing procedures and asset accounting.
  • Experience within a SOX controlled environment.
  • Segregation of Duties experience.
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Strong organisational skills; ability to prioritise, work under pressure and to adhere to deadlines.
  • Advanced / Intermediate Excel skills.
  • Tenacious.
  • Ability to work perform project tasks alongside monthly reporting rhythm and process.
  • Project Management skill set; Project Management role or qualification desirable.
  • Oracle e-Business Suite: Release 11i. & Hyperion FDMEE desirable.
  • Knowledge of compliance principles and their application in a commercial environment.



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