Reporting Systems Accountant (12M FT Mat Cover)

Gategroup Gourmet
Bedfordshire Bedfordshire Eastern England, Eastern England, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Jan 06, 2021
Feb 20, 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
About the Company

gateretail, a part of the gategroup, was established as a one-stop retail solutions provider for airlines worldwide.

At gateretail, we have the global reach, resources and expertise to maximize your retail operations, ancillary revenue and enhance your passengers' experience. We currently work with leading airlines across the globe, providing flexible and innovative product and service solutions. We will work closely with you to understand your specific requirements, so we can tailor the best solution for you

About the role:

We are looking to recruit a Reporting Systems Accountant to join a highly motivated and industry leading team on a 12-month fixed term contract. If you are looking for your next challenge, then we might just have the role you've been looking for.

The Reporting Systems Accountant will play a key role in reporting the results of the Retail business within Hyperion Financial Management (HFM). They will drive excellence in data integrity and systems innovation of finance systems, providing support and guidance to finance users across the Retail division

Main Duties and


Responsible for upload, maintenance, completeness and accuracy of monthly/forecast & budget Retail financial data into the relevant finance systems (HFM, SAP, BW, Essbase, other).
Responsible for the reconciliation of financial data between finance systems (HFM, SAP, BW, Essbase, other), identifying and resolving discrepancies/mismatches (for both financial and statistical data)
Responsible for the maintenance of financial reporting systems, e.g. liaising with IT teams to ensure new PCs, CCs, G/L accounts are created in a timely manner for the wider finance teams to use.
Assist the wider Reporting team with monthly/yearly and other ad-hoc reporting deadlines and requirements.
Responsible for the development and maintenance of forecast and budget models (excel based primarily)
Creating ad-hoc reports and analysis as required by the FC, FD or Senior Management Team (SMT)
Responsible to manage user access of finance systems and for provision of ongoing support to users
Fostering a culture of continuous improvement in relation to practices, processes and models/templates used within the reporting function
Act as the back-up admin/support for COPA related tasks and activities
Develop and maintain the applicable documentation and supporting flowcharts (specific to Retail) for relevant finance systems, where not already provided by Group
Participation in Finance systems development / implementation projects, when and where required

Qualifications and Experience:


ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualification is desirable

Work Experience:

Relevant experience in a group finance analysis or reporting role, including profit and loss/balance sheet analysis
Working knowledge and experience with HFM / Essbase or similar systems
Experience of working with SAP and previous exposure to multi-currency FX calculations desirable
Knowledge of Power BI or other Data Analytical system preferred but not essential

Other Skills: (Certification, Licenses and Registration)

Must be an Advanced Excel user
Ability to influence and negotiate with stakeholders and partners at all levels,
Effective verbal and written communication skills in English
Ability to work under pressure and to tight timescales, prioritising as appropriate
Self-motivated, resilient, results focused and action oriented and able to work in various cultures and environments
Strong IT skills, including Microsoft Office applications,
Proactive and flexible attitude with sound analytical & problem-solving skills

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