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Job Role: IT Support Specialist 

Location: Luton

Job Sector: Business Systems  

Hours: 35 hours per week

As Finance Systems Analyst you will contribute to our vision of being the leading residential property manager, as recognised by others by:

  • Providing high quality business and technical analysis services and providing guidance in projects, workshops and initiatives
  • Serve as a systems business partner to all functional areas in the organisation with an emphasis on finance systems
  • Becoming a subject matter expert in finance systems particularly around purchase to pay systems

This role reports to the Business Systems Manager and has no direct reports.

About You

You are an experienced 3rd line IT support, and have a strong background in working with finance systems support and implementations, and are now looking for a new role where you can utilise your knowledge and stretch yourself.

Your background means you have strong knowledge of working with systems such as Coupa, Navision and preferably Adaptive Insights.

As a systems expert you understand their lifecycle and can clearly communicate this to colleagues and stakeholders. You are also able to demonstrate a strong knowledge and understanding of analysis techniques.

As you will be supporting our colleagues and utilising your extensive knowledge in this role, there would be some travel to our other offices at least once a week.

About Us

FirstPort is the largest and most experienced residential property manager in the UK, employing more than 3,000 colleagues dedicated to looking after peoples’ home. 

Great property management is about more than just bricks and mortar. We recognise and value the contribution our people make to our business and we are committed to ensuring they are skilled and equipped to do the best job they can and that they have the opportunity to realise their full potential.

Our Values set out the commitments we have made to deliver excellent service and they inform the relationships that we have with customers and clients.  They shape our culture and are used in measuring and rewarding performance.

Main Responsibilities

  • Act as third line support for the procurement and finance systems, supporting complex user and system queries. The role requires a high level of understanding of the procurement and finance functions and how this is reflected in the systems usage.
  • Planning and working on the implementation of all software updates and upgrades, including project and stakeholder management, communications, implementation, testing, writing testing scripts, risk management and deployment.Part of the role will include liaison with the vendor when solutions are beyond in-house technical expertise.
  • Administering configuration, roles, clients, customers and users for the procurement and finance systems, in particular Coupa.
  • Working closely with the Business Systems Analysis Team Lead to prioritise and agree delivery of analysis services in line with product road-maps, software release schedules and business priorities. A degree of self-management and decision making is expected.
  • Creating process flows, wire-frames, mock-ups and other materials to remove ambiguity and support requirement definitions. This applies equally to current systems as it does to prospective ones.
  • Serving as third line of support for any complex incidents, service requests, problems and change requests related to business systems, particularly around finance systems, in accordance to ITIL principles.
  • In addition to providing analysis services, you might also be called upon to produce Business Requirements Specifications, Functional Specifications, “As Is” and “To Be” process models, use cases, trace-ability matrices and other analysis materials when required.
  • Researching, planning and recommending system and software choices to meet requirements and ensure software solutions are aligned with technology and business strategies. Software supplier relationship management.
  • To be available whenever implementations, change and upgrades require, due to the nature of systems availability and downtime KPI’s. To be always mindful of SLA’s and make sure the team stays within its boundaries at all times, including eventual out of hours work and weekends.

Our Values

Friendly – We look out for people’s best interests, and show them we care by dealing with them in a warm and friendly manner.

Inventive – We’re creative and resourceful. We strive to improve what we do and how we do it, so we can provide the best ideas and solutions to look after people, their homes and communities.

Respectful – We listen, consult and take on-board people’s opinions and needs. We understand the importance of the home and community in people’s lives, and act with respect at all times.

Skilled – We’ve the qualifications, experience and take great pride in our work to consistently deliver the highest standards and value for money. We’re informed, and we’re always building on that knowledge to constantly improve our quality of service.

Trustworthy – We’re always professional, reliable, open and honest. People can depend on us to keep our promises and follow through on our commitments.

The Benefits

Our customers deserve the best and the same applies to our people.  We’ll support you with all of the technology, training and support that you need to do your job well.  We offer competitive salaries and a range of benefit packages. In addition to the core benefits, we also offer a range of exclusive discounts on extra benefits to help you and your family make the most of your money, safeguard your future and look after your health.

Diversity

We’re committed to promoting diversity at FirstPort and recruit on merit.  We will consider applications from job share applicants.

Ready to Apply?

Click here to apply for this role.  We will ask you to upload your CV and answer a few questions.  You may also be asked to complete verbal and numerical reasoning tests online.

If you meet the criteria for the role we’ll be in touch to arrange a short telephone interview and our shortlist of candidates will be invited to attend interviews with the hiring manager and up to three other key stakeholders.