Finance Systems Admin Lead

England, Essex, Chelmsford
£36804 - £43299 per annum
05 Jul 2021
02 Aug 2021
Job role
Contract Type
Full time

Finance Systems Admin Lead

Permanent, Full Time

Up to £43,299 per annum

Location: Chelmsford

Closing Date: 19/07/2021

This position will be, in line with current government guidance based from home. However, if / when government guidelines change the role may then revert to being office based, whilst retaining some flexible working options in line with Essex County Council mobile flexible working policy.

The Opportunity

The Finance Systems Lead will manage a Finance Systems Administration team within the wider My Oracle Support model. Supporting the performance of technical processing, managing systems timetables, reporting and Business Intelligence developments, upgrades and patches as well as incidents, issue resolution and integrity checks on financial systems.

The role will be part of a wider systems support function and will require collaborative working to resolve issues and ensure wide system governance in order that the integrity of the system is maintained across the Council.

The role requires a good understanding of change and release processes and the ability to communicate with key stakeholders when translating complex systems issues. The role will be expected to understand how processes/issues impact end users of the various Finance Systems and respond accordingly with resolutions.

The role will require some commercial acumen and the ability to develop effective relationships with key stakeholders, suppliers and customers.

You will be responsible for…

  • Leading the development and implementation of periodic upgrades, inclusive of statutory changes and the day to day management of Finance Systems.
  • Leading in the provision of expert advice on all aspects of the finance systems to ensure effective delivery of an excellent service to system users, suppliers and external customers.
  • Leading on audit assessments and recommendations, ensuring the finance systems are compliant and in line with council and financial policies.
  • Finding innovative solutions to issues which could potentially impact or disrupt the customer experience and/or the processing cycle.
  • Working collaboratively with key stakeholders to ensure the business complete all necessary steps to enable implementations to be completed seamlessly.
  • Leading, managing and motivating a team of system administration officers to work in partnership with Finance and collaborate across My Oracle Support, including proactively seek feedback from customers.
  • Analysing data, including customer feedback, to assist senior leaders to make informed decisions about service developments and measure performance against targets to ensure quality, productivity and value for money.
  • Identifying and managing continuous improvement projects across finance systems to ensure a culture of embracing change and deliver efficiencies into processing tasks.
  • Specific individual and shared targets and objectives are defined annually within the performance management framework.

Skills, Knowledge and Experience

  • Educated to RQF Level 6 (Bachelor's degree) or equivalent by experience.
  • Knowledge of the Finance Systems and Processes, integrations and links with other related systems
  • Evidence of continuing professional development and expert knowledge in relevant professional area.
  • Significant experience and advanced working knowledge of managing and developing complex systems, contracts and service providers.
  • Ability to negotiate and act with tact and diplomacy to resolve situations where there are conflicting interests and demands.
  • Significant experience in project delivery and planning which includes knowledge of project methodologies and successful change management.
  • Extensive experience in managing in a customer facing environment, demonstrates a passion for delivering excellent customer experiences.Effective partnership, inter-agency and joint commissioning working.
  • Excellent influencing and communication skills - able to challenge robustly and constructively; adept at communicating complex challenges in a clear, compelling way.
  • High level analytical skills to be able to monitor, evaluate and assess situations and changes that will impact upon the service.

Why Essex?

Essex County Council has a location to be proud of. Our 1,300 square miles stretch from Constable Country to the Thames Estuary, from the dynamic M11 corridor to the traditional seaside resorts of Clacton and Walton. England's oldest town, Colchester, and two of its newest - Basildon and Harlow - are right here. Along with the City of Chelmsford, the county town, they form our major population centres. It means real choice and makes Essex the ideal place for your career.

Essex County Council is proud to offer an excellent benefits package to all its employees. More information can be found on

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What you should do next

If you are interested in finding out more about this role, we would love to hear from you. Please apply via the Working for Essex website.

This position will initially, in line with current government guidance, be based from home. However, when government guidelines change going forward this role will likely work in a hybrid way, with an expectation that there will be a mix of days in the office and working from home/alternative locations.

Essex County Council is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all employees and volunteers to share this commitment.

We seek the best talent from the widest pool of people as diversity is key to our success.

If you have any queries regarding this role, or require anything further, please contact the Resourcing Team on 0333 013 5888.