IFS Finance Consultant

Location: Greenford, London Salary: Negotiable
Sector: Client Delivery, Engineering, Technology, Defence, IT & Telecoms, Electronics Specialism:
Type: Contract Contact: Joe Tomkins

IFS Finance Lead Consultant

Greenford / Home Work and UK Travel

6-month intitial contract

Engineering / Defence

IFS Finance Lead Consultant required for a globally recognised defence / aerospace company who are based in the UK.

The Lead ILS Finance consultant will oversee a group of three to four functional integrators that will be permanently based on each business unit and ensure that the ERP finance and accounting module is deployed in a consistent way that is compliant with the chart of accounts.

Key Responsibilities for IFS Finance Lead Consultant:

  • Understand the global template finance solution
  • Document the finance solution to allow gap analysis to be carried out in each business unit
  • Carry out training for the on-site finance consultants so they understand and can deploy the finance template to the business units
  • Generate step-by-step guides for the finance module that can be used as training for the business units
  • Supervise the on-site finance consultants to ensure compliance with the finance template
  • Audit the finance solution in each business unit to ensure compliance with the chart of accounts
  • Responsible for ensuring month-end reporting requirements for each business unit are satisfied
  • Review business cases from each business unit where deviation from the global template is required
  • Ensure that AST and UAT test scripts are comprehensive and fit for purpose for testing business processes
  • Assist other functional consultants as and when required

Skills and Qualifications Required for IFS Finance Lead Consultant:

  • Knowledge of ERP essential
  • Must have experience of working in a manufacturing environment
  • A good knowledge in the following areas of IFS is essential:
    • Company and Site set up
    • General Ledger (posting controls, code parts, basic data set up, G/L analysis, G/L automatic posting rules, G/L voucher entry, distribution and manufacturing postings (resolving errors, transfer transactions), month end inc. GRNI)
    • Project Accounting (revenue recognition, project accounting set up, resource groups, manufacturing labor classes, overheads, report codes)
    • Currency Revaluation inc. currency rates set up
    • Tax Ledger (tax codes set up and Reports)
    • Fixed Assets
    • Accounts Payable (posting proposals set up, supplier set up)
    • Accounts Receivable (customer invoicing, customer set up)
    • Inventory Reconciliation (part cost analysis)
  • Knowledge of the following areas in IFS would be beneficial:
    • Reporting (useful if experience of Business Analytics and/or Quick reports)
    • Data Migration (useful if experience of data migration inc. external file loads, open customer invoices, open supplier invoices, G/L voucher load)
    • Projects (budget and forecasting analysis, project time reporting)
    • Permission sets
    • Licensing
  • Minimum of eight years working with IFS Finance, with at least five years as lead consultant
  • Involved in at least five IFS Go-Lives
  • Highly experienced with MS Excel
  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA qualifed - Advantageous
  • 2c8 - Experience highly advantageous
  • Clicklearn - Experience highly advantageous

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