Finance Systems Accountant Finance Systems Accountant …

Transport for London
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 25 Jan 20
Transport for London
in London, England, United Kingdom
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 25 Jan 20
About us

We’re making big changes at Transport for London (TfL). Our finance function is evolving to ensure a sharp focus on TfL’s core business priorities. We’re doing this by building a new division that acts as the ‘commercial brain’ to the business integrating finance, procurement and supply chain to provide stronger strategic and commercial excellence across our business.

TfL plays a key role in shaping what life is like in London. Our transport infrastructure and public transport network is admired around the world. We are literally changing London for the future – making it one of the best cities to live, work and visit.

Over 31 million journeys are made across our transport network every day and we do all that we can to keep our city moving, growing and working. To meet the needs of our customers, now and for the future, we’re providing the modern and affordable transport network London needs. We are also the third largest landowner in London, are responsible for Europe’s largest infrastructure project, and own 20% of all outdoor advertising space in the UK!

To support this, our multi-billion pound programme to make our services more reliable, frequent and accessible includes introducing new trains, rebuilding some of the busiest stations, and investing in congestion and air quality initiatives on our roads through our healthy streets approach.

About the role

The Finance Controls & Systems team in Group Finance is responsible for the design, development and Business support of TfL’s enterprise wide/corporate systems including Finance, Procurement and Treasury. We work closely with our key stakeholders to understand their needs and then manage a range of projects to meet those needs.

You’ll need to ensure that the overall performance of SAP Finance applications meets business requirements. The post holder will be responsible for challenging and educating senior finance managers and Directors across all disciplines and Business Units in the standard use of SAP ERP.

Reporting into the Head of Finance Controls & Systems you will be responsible for providing SME input into projects relating to Finance systems and support implementations and transitions into BAU. You will ensure our Finance systems use SAP standard as much as possible to enable us to leverage the future capabilities of SAP S4/Hana.

This is a senior level leadership role and is central in ensuring that TfL can deliver the Mayor’s manifesto commitment to increase value for money and improve commercial capability for the future.

About you

You will have substantial experience as a systems specialist for Finance modules of SAP ECC6 and other Finance related Systems such as SAP BPC. You will lead on requirements gathering with the business process owners and stakeholders, analyse and present solution options that align with TfL Finance and IT strategies. Work with the Systems Owner to ensure system performance (KPI’s) are continuously improved, inputting into the systems roadmap, identifying risks and providing risk mitigations.

We are looking for an established finance leader who can inspire diverse teams and drive excellence across the CFO function. You’ll also be a strategic and expert business partner where market insight, finance leadership, assurance to senior business stakeholders and risk management lies at the core of your strategy.

Efficiency, productivity, innovation and customer service lie at the heart of what we do. We are excited about the journey we’re on and we are looking for leaders who believe in our journey too.

Equality and Diversity

We are an equal opportunity employer and we aspire to be as diverse as the City we serve. We encourage applications from all sections of the community regardless of gender, faith, ethnicity, sexuality or disability status.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 9th February at 23.59hrs.


Competitive basic salary plus you will enjoy excellent benefits and scope to grow. Rewards vary according to the business area and role, but may include:

  • Final salary pension scheme
  • Free travel for you on the TfL network
  • A 75% discount on National Rail Season Ticket
  • 30 days annual leave plus public and bank holidays
  • Bonus scheme
  • Private healthcare
  • Tax-efficient childcare payments
  • Tax-efficient cycle-to-work programme
  • Retail, health, leisure and travel offers
  • Discounted Eurostar travel