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Finance Systems Accountant

Royal Society of Chemistry
Cambridgeshire (GB) - Hybrid
£42,995 - £47,772 per annum plus benefits
Closing date
3 Apr 2024

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Not For Profit
Contract Type
Full Time
Accreditation Requirements
Not specified

Job Details

The Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) has a fantastic opportunity for a Finance Systems Accountant to join our Finance team on a permanent full-time basis.

Our Finance & Legal team are at the heart of all financial decision making and are responsible for all internal and external financial reporting.


The role

As Finance Systems Accountant, you will be responsible for the on-going administration and maintenance of the RSC’s finance systems (including the general ledger, financial planning and analysis tools, banking software and other finance-related applications). You will be involved in improving transaction processing, financial management and reporting (in the context of Finance systems functionality and configuration) on a project basis.

This is an integral role where you will be expected to manage and maintain Finance systems. You will work closely with colleagues in the Finance and Technology teams and with external suppliers to ensure Finance systems remain fit-for-purpose and resilient. You will be responsible for Finance systems training (including training of end users both within and outside the Finance team) and support end users in the resolution of day-to-day Finance processing issues. You will provide Finance input to the design, selection, and implementation of new integrations / future phases of the core NetSuite and Adaptive finance systems.

To be successful in this role, you will be an excellent communicator, proficient in IT and financial ledger systems, and a critical thinker with a desire to learn and adapt to new systems and techniques.

At the RSC we embrace flexibility and offer hybrid working, which means our teams come together when they need to collaborate. Although this role is contractually based at our Cambridge office, you will be able to work from home within the UK, with the expectation that you will attend the office as needed for your role on an ad-hoc basis. You may be required to attend the office more regularly during your induction period. If you need flexible working arrangements, please outline this in your application.

This role will require a relevant DBS check.


What we are looking for:


  • Experience in maintaining and configuring software systems with a non-technical user base and resolving user queries.
  • Experience of identifying issues and delivering effective solutions throughout the project lifecycle.
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office, with specific emphasis on Excel.


  • Direct Oracle NetSuite and/or Workday Adaptive Planning experience.
  • A good understanding of double-entry accounting and accounting cycle requirements.
  • A good working knowledge of financial ledger systems including purchase to pay and financial planning systems, to complete routine day to day set up and maintenance procedures.
  • Experience of liaising with third-party supplier support teams to resolve system queries and implement fixes and new system functionality.
  • Ability to develop a clear understanding of the key procedures and requirements of the Finance function, to explain these to colleagues to ensure compliance with systems and reporting requirements and deliver systems related training for end users.


A full job description is available here.

If you are interested in this role, please apply before the end of the closing date. When applying, you will need to provide an up-to-date CV and a supporting statement (no more than 500 words) indicating how your skills/ expertise match the competencies outlined in the Job Description. 


About the RSC

With over 55,000 members and an international publishing and knowledge business, the RSC is the UK’s professional body for chemical scientists, supporting and representing our members and bringing together chemical scientists from all over the world.

The RSC is a charitable company with an annual turnover of £70m. The RSC group includes UK trading subsidiaries and international subsidiary companies registered in India, China, Japan and the USA. The RSC conducts a range of charitable activities in the UK and globally.

Visit our Work For Us website to learn more about us, our benefits, equal opportunities statement and inclusive culture pledge.

At the RSC, we recognise the benefits of a diverse workforce and welcome applicants from a range of backgrounds to apply. We particularly encourage applications from disabled and ethnic minority candidates.

As a part of the Disability Confident Scheme, we endeavour, where possible, to offer an interview to candidates meeting the essential criteria of the role, who has a substantial physical/mental impairment which impacts their ability to carry out day-to-day tasks.

We are committed to making our recruitment processes accessible to all and as part of this, we are flexible in the ways we give and receive information. If you would like to apply using a different format, please contact the Recruitment Team at or on +44 (0) 1223 432229 and we will do our best to put any reasonable adjustments in place.

If you have any questions, please contact us at


The Royal Society of Chemistry is the largest organisation in Europe for advancing excellence in the chemical sciences. Supported by a worldwide network of members and an international publishing business, our activities span education, conferences, science policy and the promotion of chemistry to the public.


The RSC has a broad range of diverse career opportunities. Our teams are highly motivated and successful with our employees citing 'the people' as the best thing about working at the RSC. Working for the RSC provides a great opportunity to keep up to date with the latest developments in science without working in a lab.

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Royal Society of Chemistry
01223 432441
Thomas Graham House
Science Park
Milton Road

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