Sage Systems Accountant

Job Details

James Fisher and Sons plc
Accounting and finance
Bamber Bridge, UK
Bachelor's Degree
March 9, 2017


Job Purpose

The Sage Systems Accountant would be responsible for providing central support to all JF Group users of Sage 200, ensuring related financial & business processes meet the diverse and changing needs of the JF Group and assist in implementing Sage 200 across the Group.

Principal Accountabilities


  • Assist in carrying out business process reviews of JF Group companies prior to identifying whether Sage 200 is a good fit for the business.
  • Act as Project Lead to ensure successful implementation of Sage 200 across the JF Group.
  • Identify and implement business process improvements and changes


  • Provide strategic direction for Sage – e.g. Sage has many modules & functions that may prove beneficial to the Group that should be evaluated on a cost benefit basis
  • Act as user support and focal point between users and the JF Sage partner.
  • Ensure the systems are adequate to support the current & future reporting requirements of the JF Group
  • Ensure consistent configuration & set up of existing & future Sage companies across the JF Group
  • Act as main Gatekeeper for administration rights across the JF Group , centrally managing/monitoring security & user access
  • Document and implement process maps and users guides
  • Be responsible for test plans and system upgrades
  • Support Internal Audit with system and process reviews

Qualifications and Experience

  • Business focused qualified accountant
  • Strong experience of Sage 200 (Financials, Projects, Manufacturing and Stock)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Experience of working closely with other departments & 3rd party vendors
  • Project management experience
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Able to work effectively within a team and alone on own initiative