Job Opportunities

Job title: Systems Accountant

REF: 743

ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY: Internal and External

HOURS OF WORK:36 hours per week (net)


SALARY PER ANNUM: £32,429 - £42,550 dependant upon skills and experience

DIRECTORATE: Corporate Services



Kew is the world-leader in plant diversity science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a major visitor attraction, that shows the importance of plants in all our lives. Kew’s mission is to inspire and deliver science-based plant conservation worldwide, enhancing the quality of life. 

In this role, you will lead a major change of Kew’s finance system in the next year which will deliver improved controls, efficiency and reporting, and eliminate the need for manual intervention for key data loads. 

With substantial accounting experience and an associated accounting qualification, you will have a proven background of working with complex Finance IT systems as a financial or systems accountant and a strong interest in IT and system development. You will be familiar with Oracle or Agresso systems and possess significant system implementation experience. In addition to your excellent Excel skills, you will have the ability to critically appraise existing systems and identify and implement necessary changes. Excellent attention to detail and strong organisational, communication and problem solving skills are essential to the role.

Salary is from £32,429-£42,550 per annum and benefits include 30 days holiday per year, a choice of pensions, a flexible benefits scheme as well as a great working environment.

CLOSING DATE: 11 November 2013


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2. Complete an Application Form and an Equality and Diversity Form.

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