Investec is a distinctive Specialist Bank serving clients principally in the UK and South Africa. Our culture gives us our edge: we work hard to find colleagues who'll think out of the ordinary and we put them in environments where they'll flourish. We combine a flat structure with a focus on internal mobility. If you can bring an entrepreneurial spirit and a desire to learn and collaborate to your work, this could be the boost your career deserves.
We are looking for a motivated, detail-oriented individual to join our team as a Financial Applications Support Specialist. . In this role, you would be responsible for providing technical support to our finance and tax teams, ensuring the smooth operation of our financial systems and software.As part of the Finance Technology team, you will be collaborating closely with all team members, working with UK, Offshore, and SA Finance teams, the Finance Technology Platform Owner as well as key business stakeholders. You'll have the opportunity to build relationships across the Digital and Technology community and leverage knowledge and capabilities to drive effective outcomes. The team is responsible for the full end to end management of Finance and Tax systems and related Business intelligence and Data applications, along with the delivery of high-quality, innovative solutions for Finance teams.
The role would suit a candidate with technical skills who has worked in a support role previously. Any exposure to either accounting principles or practices, or finance systems would be valuable but isn't essential. The role provides exposure to a wide range of Finance, Business intelligence and data applications and processes, and emerging AI technologies such as Investec's ZebraGPT and the full Microsoft suite including Copilot.
If you have a passion for finance and technology and want to work in a fast-paced, dynamic environment, we want to hear from you. Join our team and help us drive innovation in the world of finance technology.
What you will be doing
Providing technical support to finance and tax teams including:• Troubleshooting and resolving technical issues• Assisting with the implementation and maintenance of financial systems and software• Collaboration with IT and finance teams to identify and implement process improvements, as well as providing guidance / training to the user base• Maintaining accurate and up-to-date documentation of financial systems and processes.• Finance Data and Metadata maintenance and analysis.• Performing and monitoring the interfacing of data with other internal systems (including actual, budget and forecast roll forward processes).• Working closely as a team for cross cover, support and to balance the workload.
What we are looking for
• Strong technical skills, ideally with some experience in financial systems and software• Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills• Strong communication and interpersonal skills, highly collaborative nature• Highly Competent with the Microsoft suite - must possess ability to manipulate large and sometimes complex sets of data.• Flexible and able to adjust to change in priorities in a highly dynamic environment.
Any other attributes that would be helpful, but not essential for the role
• Experience with the support and enhancement of processes involved in the Finance function, such as an understanding of Financial Reporting, Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting processes and functions, along with Financial Consolidation and the month end close processes.• Previous experience with any of the following financial systems or similar:
Oracle Hyperion Essbase, Oracle Hyperion Planning, JDE, Hubble, EPMWare, Authority Suite, Control M, MS SQL, Power BI, MS Azure, MS Copilot
As part of our collaborative & agile culture, our working week is 4 days in the office and one day remote.
Investec offers a range of wellbeing benefits to make our people feel healthier, balanced and more fulfilled in their lives inside and outside of work.
Here is a selection of what we offer;
Wellbeing Subsidy, Corporate Gym Membership, Virtual GP, Peppy Health App (Fertility, Menopause and Early Parenthood), Optional Private Medical & Dental Insurance
Non-contributory Pension & Discretionary Bonus
Life & Income Protection
Life Assurance, Critical Illness & Income Protection
Season Ticket Loan & Electric Vehicle Scheme
Embedded in our culture is a sense of belonging and inclusion. This creates an environment in which everyone is free to be themselves which helps to drive innovation, creativity and ultimately business performance. At Investec we want everyone to find it easy to be themselves, and to feel they belong. It's a responsibility we all share and is integral to our purpose and values as an organisation.
Research shows that some candidates can be reluctant to apply to a role unless they meet all the criteria. We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit here and welcome you to do the same – if the role excites you, please don't let our person specification hold you back. Get in touch!
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