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Job Title: Systems Accountant

Band: 4

Salary: £43,575 – £48,438

Location: Liverpool

Term: Permanent

Hours: Full time/Compressed

Closing Date: 27/05/24

Would you like to be a Systems Accountant? Do you enjoy strategic and tactical decision making? Do you like to influence, negotiate and work collaboratively to promote innovation?

Job Summary

As a Systems Accountant, you are expected to provide ongoing upgrades, systems maintenance and process improvement work.

This role will work closely with Finance, IT and other business functions to develop robust financial processes with a particular emphasis on developing, implementing and overseeing a transition to self-service reporting and dashboards.

Finance, Planning and Performance Directorate Overview

As a directorate, FPP are responsible for the planning, reporting and financial wellbeing of CCS. This includes:

  • budgets and financial reporting

  • strategy and business planning

  • supplier and project assurance

  • performance reporting

  • risk management

The Finance team develop and manage all financial reporting. We work closely with different departments to develop budgets, projections and business plans related to money and finances.

The Planning Performance and Risk team develops our business plan, tracks its implementation, measures business success and holds the business to account. The team is responsible for increasing the management capability of corporate risk through review and assurance.

Team Summary

This fantastic opportunity will enable you to be at the forefront of a small and innovative team looking to provide the top value from our internal ERP provided by Workday and Planning. Supporting the wider Finance team and the rest of the CCS business, maintaining and developing the systems, writing reports and dashboards.

The Finance team of c30 FTE covers three main areas: Operational Finance, Finance Business Partnering (FBP) and Commercial Finance. This role sits in the Operational Finance team but has to be able to work closely within the Finance team and the wider Finance Planning and Performance Directorate.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Providing expert advice regarding systems and technology to internal stakeholders

  • Heading financial systems’ user support, including developing and designing systems’ training materials and initiatives to upskill users

  • Taking charge for the overall processes underpinning the maintenance of user accounts and permissions, ensuring requests are correctly authorised and adhering to GDPR guidance as issued by Information Assurance specialists in Government Security

  • Leading the process of system improvement identification and the creation of solutions, representing finance systems across the organisation

  • Reviewing problem statements and design solutions. Working with stakeholders to implement solutions, including design and delivery of training packages, reports and dashboards

  • Overseeing all aspects of financial systems implementation and improvement, such as requirement setting with external suppliers

  • The post holder will be required to follow relevant government functional standards and other related requirements and guidance

Essential Criteria (To be assessed at application stage):

  • Strong technical finance and accounting skills

  • Experience of understanding, handling and assessing complex  financial processes

  • Experience of working effectively with multiple stakeholders with varying levels of financial knowledge

  • Demonstrates a clear comprehension of Project techniques and managing change

  • Experience of building reports and dashboards to meet business requirements

Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience of Workday and Adaptive Planning

In the event of a high number of applications, the desirable criteria will be used as a second sift.

Success profiles (To be assessed at interview stage):

You will be assessed against the following behaviours:

  • Seeing the bigger picture

  • Communicating and influencing

  • Working Together

  • Making effective decisions

You will be assessed against experience

And the following technical skills:

  • Excel Test​

(A link to the Civil Service Success Profiles Framework is provided below)

Success Profiles Framework

What we will offer you, here are some of the benefits you can expect:

  • Competitive salary

  • Generous pension scheme

  • A discretionary non-contractual performance related bonus

  • Working remotely in addition to working in advertised office location

  • Flexi time scheme (available for B1-B6)

  • Minimum 25 days annual leave to a maximum service related 30 days excluding bank holidays

Explore fully how we will reward your work.

Want to make a difference? Find out more about the rewarding work that we do in our candidate pack.

At CCS, we actively support, promote and celebrate our differences for the benefit of our employees, suppliers and customers. CCS is proud to be an equal opportunities employer. CCS believes that diversity and inclusion is critical to our success and we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people.

We want to make our recruitment process accessible to everyone, so if there is any way that we can support you, please contact

Working flexibly, delivering outcomes

CCS is a flexible business with a smarter working model where our colleagues benefit from a mix of home and office working. Successful candidates are expected to work from one of the office locations listed. Our current office attendance approach requires a minimum of 26 days per quarter (approx 2 days per week, which may be subject to change) in CCS office locations or off site meetings with suppliers, customers, partners, networking / industry events. This is pro rata for those who work part time. Our smarter working principles mean that our people have the advantage of both office and offsite based collaboration and learning, as well as working from home. This way of working allows us to honour our commitment to being a responsible business, offer flexibility and better work life balance as well as ensuring we deliver our business with confidence and in accordance with our CCS values.

Selection Process

Candidates who are successful at sift will be contacted as soon as possible following the closing date and advised of the interview process in more detail. The sift will commence WC 27th May and interviews will be held 5th, 6th & 7th of June either at one of our offices or via video with interview times and dates to be confirmed. (Subject to change)

To find out more about our recruitment process please click here

Please note: Applicants can make use of artificial intelligence but the information presented at application must be factual.

A reserve list may be held for up to 12 months, which the Civil Service may use to fill future suitably similar vacancies across government for candidates who are considered appointable following interview. Should you be placed on a reserve list and want to be removed please contact

Complaints procedure

Our recruitment processes are underpinned by the principle of selection for appointment on merit on the basis of fair and open competition as outlined in the Civil Service Commissioners’ Recruitment Principles details of which can be found at

 If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles, and you wish to make a complaint, you should contact in the first instance.

If you remain unsatisfied with the response you receive you can then contact the Civil Service Commission at 

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