Heyland Recruitment
Chester: 01244 335115
Warrington: 01925 425952

Systems Accountant


Reference: FH7782

Type: Permanent

Minimum Salary: £35,000.00

Maximum Salary: £45,000.00

+ excellent benefits

Heyland Recruitment are currently working with our client based in Chester, there is a need to bring on a Systems Accountant to their team. The successful candidate will champion the culture of BI and data visualisation.

This role would suit someone who has experience of developing BI dashboards using Power BI.  You will be familiar with the development lifecycle of such reports.  You should have enough business acumen to be able to quickly develop insightful reporting for the business functions.

The main focuses of this role will be to -

  • Support the Head of MIS in forming a strategy for rolling out PowerBI to the company, including management of requests and change requests
  • Specification, design, development and deployment of BI reports



Key Skills and Attributes


Technical skills;

  • Microsoft Power BI; Significant demonstrable experience, used in an enterprise capacity, Power BI premium subscription and connecting to variety of data sources using an enterprise PBI gateway
  • Demonstrable familiarity with datasets of ERP systems (serving finance, supply chain, commercial) and CRM system (serving sales, marketing, service)
  • Microsoft SQL (SSMS SSRS)
  • Databases and administration of databases
  • Familiarity with usage and configuration of ETL tools (e.g SSIS, Scribe, …)
  • Microsoft Excel / VBA / Macros
  • Familiarity with using reporting tools existent within corporate software applications
  • Understanding of Google Analytics and other web-driven data


Person fit (preferred);

  • Worked as a BI or MI developer or consultant or project lead
  • Worked in a global and/or multi-site company
  • You will understand all the business functions from manufacturing and supply chain through to finance and commercial operations
  • Able to travel, infrequently
  • Good at administering your time and diary
  • Able to direct people and tasks remotely, mainly over Skype


Team competencies;

  • Proactive – identifies opportunities and maximises them; identifies issues and heads them off
  • Autonomous – seeks management steering, but does not require micro-managing
  • Interpersonal savvy ­- Relates well to all kinds of people, up, down, and sideways, inside and outside the company
  • Learning ‘on-the-fly’ - Learns quickly when facing new problems; a relentless and versatile learner; open to change
  • Process management - Good at figuring out the processes necessary to get things done; knows how to organise people and activities
  • Time management -  Values time, and uses his/her time effectively and efficiently, concentrating his/her efforts on the more important priorities, and accepts when priorities change


General role responsibilities;

  • Fully understand the purpose of data visualisation and dashboarding within a global enterprise, and the objectives of the main user types of such.  You must be relatable and be able to partner with those teams and individuals.
  • Help develop the 2020+ strategy for PowerBi, from engagement of users, through to management of requests
  • Be the key PowerBi point of contact internally with users, superusers, and other system project teams
  • Partner closely with the BI Manager to ensure that there is a roadmap for the development and implementation of key analytical datasets/data warehouses.  Ensure that end-user requirements filter accurately to the technical development.
  • Partner with ERP and CRM system project leads to identify improvements or additional data that can be collected within those key operational datasets.
  • Support, train, and onboard local site superusers of PowerBi, where required.  Encourage their adoption of the solution, and champion innovation.
  • Support other reporting requirements outside of PowerBi on an adhoc basis, which will largely be Excel based



If you feel you have the relevant skills and experience for this role then please apply to be considered for the shortlist or contact our Chester office for further details on 01244 335115