Element Materials Technology

Systems Accountant (contract)

Job Locations UK-London


Element has an opportunity for a Systems Accountant (Contract) 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 support the alignment of the financial reporting policies and practises across the Group. There are several key projects in the pipeline including the implementation of a CPM solution to centralise reporting and dashboarding and the integration and roll out of a D365 system as the standard ERP system across the group



  • Supporting the global finance team with training, documentation, and workshops, ensuring the business is able to implement a set of standardised finance practices/policies
  • Administration of financial controls on multiple Enterprise Resource Planning Systems (ERPs)
  • Responsible for improving reporting solutions for wider business use
  • Interface with all levels of management in various labs and departments, including sales, operations, shared services and all other adjunct functions

Skills / Qualifications

  • Track record within systems accounting is required for this role
  • Proven analytical / problem solving skills
  • Solutions focused experience and ability to deal with multiple projects
  • Team player with ability to work independently
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills required to build relations across Group functions

Specific systems experience

  • Microsoft AX 2009 required
  • Atlas /JET / Bi4Dynamics / Vision (or similar) preferred
  • Qualified Accountant (ACA/CIMA/ACCA) preferred
  • D365 for Finance & Operations [non essential]
  • Experience with Board CPM [non essential]
  • Experience with Dynamics Nav a plus (2009/2016) [non essential]
  • Experience with reporting / dashboard tools (PowerBI / Tableau / PowerPivot / Business Objects) [non essential)


Company Overview

Element is one of the fastest growing testing, inspection and certification businesses in the world. Globally we have more than 6,500 brilliant minds operating from 200 sites across 30 countries. Together we share an ambitious purpose to ‘Make tomorrow safer than today’.


When failure in use is not an option, we help customers make certain that their products, materials, processes and services are safe, compliant and fit for purpose. From early R&D, through complex regulatory approvals and into production, our global laboratory network of scientists, engineers, and technologists support customers to achieve assurance over product quality, sustainable outcomes, and market access.


While we are proud of our global reach, working at Element feels like being part of a smaller company. We empower you to take charge of your career, and reward excellence and integrity with growth and development.


Industries across the world depend on our care, attention to detail and the absolute accuracy of our work. The role we have to play in creating a safer world is much bigger than our organization.

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.

TIC Council Statement

Element is proud to be a full member of the Testing, Inspection & Certification Council (the “TIC Council”), an international association representing independent testing, inspection and certification companies. 


Members of the TIC Council must implement and abide by the TIC Council Compliance Code. Element has therefore issued an overarching Code of Conduct which is supported by our Compliance Programme. A copy of the Code of Conduct and more information about our Compliance Programme can be found in the Governance and Integrity section of www.element.com


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