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UK Finance Systems Support Manager - Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time


UK Finance Systems Support Manager - Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time

Location: Swindon or Fareham (Hybrid working) – Successful candidate must be willing to travel to both office locations when required  



The opportunity: 

An exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Finance Projects and Systems Team to manage and lead a small team to deliver day to day support for the UK for SAP GFC and Planning Analytics.  You and your team will work closely with colleagues across Finance to ensure the smooth running and updating of the systems to enable Finance to deliver Actual, Forecast and Plan reporting requirements.


This role is available part-time, job-share or full time. This is because we want the best people for our roles, and we recognise that sometimes those people aren’t available full-time.  Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need. 



Main Accountabilities:

  • Promote a positive team culture providing development, guidance and support to a team of 3 technicians – the team are based in both Swindon and Fareham so travel to both offices will be required
  • Manage communications with stakeholders for planned and unplanned activities
  • Manage the UK close processes for the systems and understand the links with business processes and the impact of any changes
  • Support the close, forecast and plan processes ensuring Planning Analytics is updated accurately and in a timely manner.
  • Manage day to day change processes for the UK.  E.g., master data and system close jobs.
  • Manage system access and system recertification processes
  • Ensure robust controls are in place, maintained and adhered to in relation to SAP and Planning Analytics
  • Support control testing, audit queries and provide appropriate evidence in a timely manner.
  • Develop and maintain excellent working relationships



Your skills and experience:

  • Team player with excellent communication and stakeholder management skills.
  • Outgoing approach and willingness to learn.
  • Good knowledge of Financial Systems and databases (preferably SAP and Planning Analytics).
  • Good understanding of Finance processes particularly in relation to the month end close
  • Able to meet deadlines and work under pressure
  • Experience of managing a team
  • Continuous improvement mindset
  • Problem-solving skills and initiative
  • Strong attention to detail and a curious nature
  • Excellent analytical skills, understanding system problems and identifying solutions



The reward:

As well as a competitive salary we also offer an excellent lifestyle benefits package which includes:

  • 12% Non Contributory pension scheme
  • Annual company bonuses
  • 25 days holiday plus an additional 3 volunteering days
  • Private medical cover
  • Income Protection
  • Life Cover
  • Discounted gym membership,
  • Discounted gadget insurance
  • Discounted technology offers
  • Virtual GP appointments
  • Plus much more! 


At Zurich we will consider requests for flexible working on hiring.  Many of our employees work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, flexible hours, job share, an element of working from home or compressed hours.  Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility you may need.



Who we are:

With about 55,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries we aspire to become the best global insurer as measured by our shareholders, customers and employees. 


If you're interested in working in a dynamic and challenging environment for a company that recognises and rewards your creativity, initiatives and contributions - then Zurich could be just the place for you. The success of our business is built on the contributions of our highly talented employees - people who work every day to position us at the forefront of the insurance industry. We therefore look to hire great people and we encourage those people to give their best.


You’ll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company. A long-standing player in the insurance industry, we make every effort to address the career development needs and plans of our employees to ensure their success in the future.



Further information:

At Zurich we are proud of our culture. We are passionate about Diversity and Inclusion. We want you to bring your whole self to work we have a diverse mix of customers and we want our employee base to reflect that. 


Our diversity and inclusion initiatives are creating an environment where everyone feels welcome regardless of protected characteristics.


With the above in mind we accept applications from everyone regardless of your background, beliefs or culture however we especially welcome applications from women, people from ethnic minorities, people with a disability and people who are LGBT+ as these groups are currently under-represented in our organisation.


We are committed to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities. Zurich is passionate about supporting employees to help others by getting involved in volunteering, charitable and community activity through the Zurich Community Trust.


We have won numerous awards for our work on Diversity and Inclusion.  We are also proud to be nominated for the 2020 Insurance Times award for Diversity and Inclusion.  You can read about our awards on our website. 


So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported, Love what you do. Work for us.

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