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Accounting Implementation Project Manager - Edinburgh

£55,000 - £65,000 - Financial Services - Accountancy & Finance
Ref: 1928 Date Posted: Thursday 12 May 2022
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W&A is working with a global asset management firm to help source an Accounting Implementation Project Manager.  

Our client sells software solutions to their customers and this role plays an active part in engaging senior stakeholders and understanding their requirements. This team and product are a key area of focus and growth for our client therefore the position comes with a high profile.  

Our client has a hybrid working model in place and the role offers the prospect of some European and International travel.  

They’re looking for a candidate to work as part of their quickly expanding team to coordinate and be responsible for the various project tasks to ensure the implementation is successful. This includes effectively running the project plan, delivering key achievements and creating and tailoring project reporting making it an excellent opportunity to gain a variety of experience.  

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Lead accounting software implementations for clients 

  • Coordinate and assist in the accounting software configuration, testing, and user training 

  • Identify technology and process improvements to make the implementation approach more efficient with each new project 

  • Develop a positive relationship with clients to support implementation and utilisation 

  • Collaborate with the Client's senior management and key user groups 

  • Developing a deep understanding of client and industry needs and conveying client requirements and feedback to the product team 

  • Gain an in-depth knowledge of the software functionality and workflows, as well as industry-specific expertise (e.g., pensions, insurers, asset managers) 

  • Sell the accounting software product suite by assisting in demonstrations and implementation pre-planning activities 

  • Ensure a smooth transition from implementation to ongoing client support teams 

Required Skills & Abilities: 

  • Previous work experience in the financial services or accounting industry 

  • Familiarity with the investment management process is desirable but not essential 

  • Strong academic background 

  • A relevant professional qualification is desirable but not essential 

  • Extensive communication and presentation skills, with the ability to convey sophisticated concepts simply and clearly to clients 

  • Well organised and able to lead multiple priorities with a hands-on approach 

  • Knowledge of investment accounting or investment operations 

  • Creative, analytical, and strong digital literacy with an entrepreneurial approach to large, multifaceted projects