Element Materials Technology

Systems Accountant (18 month contract)

Job Locations UK-London


Element has an opportunity for a new Systems Accountant to join our growing team on an 18 month fixed term contract. With the alignment of the financial reporting policies and practises Element has an opportunity for a Systems Accountant to join our growing team. In this role you will be a key member of the group finance team which supports the global finance community and the wider business from a financial / practical point of view.


An accounting background is required as it will be called upon to deal with month-end queries and reporting issues.  There will be a strong focus on supporting Dynamics AX and working with Atlas for report writing. Looking forward, we are implementing a CPM soluton to centralise reporting and dashboarding and we're looking to integrate and roll out a D365 system as the standard ERP system across the group, so experience with D365 and PowerBI will be beneficial.


In addition to helping to up-skill the global finance team with training, documentation and workshops, the background to this is the drive to implement a set of standardised finance practices/policies. 


A background / interest in IT will help when pushing for reporting / systematic solutions. The finance systems team works closely with IT and provides a conduit for synergies between the two departments for the wider business.



  • Administration of financial controls on multiple Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERPs)
  • Responsible for maintaining reporting solutions for wider business use
  • Documenting and training of new procedures / solutions.
  • A team player when helping to problem solve queries relating to: month end closing, quarter end closing, and year-end closing , including project accounting, variance analysis,  journal entries, Key Performance Indicator (KPI) reporting, and balance sheet
  • Interfaces with all levels of management in various labs and departments, including sales, operations, shared services and all other adjunct functions
  • Other duties as assigned

Skills / Qualifications

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA/CIMA/ACCA)
  • Systems accounting experience is required
  • IT background (doesn't have to be technical, but expect rudimentary understanding of databases and VBA)
  • Strong Excel and Word skills
  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills
  • Change management experience /project experience
  • Team player with ability to work independently
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience with Microsoft AX 2009, Atlas /JET / Bi4Dynamics / Vision (or ay ERP report writing software)
  • Experience with D365 for Finance & Operations orwith Dynamics Nav is advantageous but not essential
  • Experience with reporting / dashboard tools (PowerBI / Tableau / PowerPivot / Business Objects) is advantageous but not essential


Company Overview

We are Element, one of the fastest growing testing, inspection, certification and calibration businesses in the world.


We deliver critical services in Materials Testing, Product Qualification Testing, Certification, Device Calibration and Advisory Services to the Aerospace, Oil and Gas, Transportation, Industrials, Fire and Building product, Infrastructure and other leading sectors, where failure in service is simply not an option.


Everything we do helps our customers to build better products; get their products to market on time; save them time and money; and minimize the risk associated with product development and production.


Our mission is simple: to be the best testing partner in the world and together we strive towards a common vision of becoming the world’s most trusted testing partner.


We have four values that we strive to live by every single day.

  • Safety - We keep our colleagues and visitors safe
  • Integrity - We act honestly and fairly to do the right thing
  • Excellence - We set new standards of excellence in everything we do
  • Partnership - We work together for the benefit of our customers

When combined with our mission and vision, the ethos this creates, enables Element to deliver one thing. CERTAINTY.  We exist to help make certain that the materials and products we test, inspect, certify and calibrate for our customers are safe, quality, compliant and fit for purpose.

Diversity Statement

At Element, we always take pride in putting our people first. We are an equal opportunity employer that recognizes diversity and inclusion as fundamental to our Vision of becoming “the world’s most trusted testing partner”.


All suitably qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective work related criteria and without regard for the following: race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, and/or protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the applicable governing laws.


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