up to £43,000 per annum

Financial Accountant

6 Month FTC

Salary – Up to £43,000 per annum


At Saga, we are looking for a Systems Accountant to join our Insurance Finance team on a 6-month contract.

We are currently in the middle of migrating our General Ledger to Workday, and as a Systems Accountant, you will play a key part in supporting throughout the project.

Reporting to the Accounts Receivable Manager, you will work closely with the R2R and AR teams and project stakeholders.

We offer flexibility over where you work – you choose a place that you feel most comfortable and productive, either from home or in one of our hubs in London or Kent. 

Role Responsibility

As a Systems Accountant you will be accountable for the following areas:

  • Facilitating testing support from the project team to the AR Team.
  • Liaising with the project team to resolve issues arising during the testing phase.
  • Ensuring all items in the testing phase are successfully completed and properly documented.
  • Communicating any issues or challenges arising and ensuring they are resolved.
  • Collaborating in the adaptation of processes currently linked to the existing accounting system.
  • Supporting the reconciliation process during the data validation phase of the project.

The Ideal Candidate

Our ideal Systems Accountant would have experience in the migration of an accounting system. Experience using Workday would be of advantage, however we are happy to consider applicants who have used other financial systems

Other skills and experience required include:

  • Demonstrable experience in process improvement
  • Accounting background, including experience in journal entries, reconciliations and maintenance of control accounts.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with a range of colleagues at varying levels
  • Analytically strong with the ability to challenge and interrogate, facilitating the ability to identify anomalies or inconsistencies and pursue these through to a resolution
  • Able to work independently without constant oversight
  • Relish the challenge of working to tight deadlines and during periods of pressure

Package Description

Everyday our colleagues deliver exceptional experiences to our customers. We believe exceptional work deserves even more exceptional rewards, that’s why we have put together an amazing benefits package for all colleagues.

We offer total flexibility over where you work you choose a place that you feel most comfortable and productive, either from home or in one of our hubs in London, Ashford or Sandwich.


  • Our working week is 35 hours per week, these can be worked flexibly to suit your working style
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Option to purchase additional leave up to 5 extra days
  • Pension scheme matched up to 10%
  • Life assurance policy on joining us
  • Wellbeing programme
  • Colleague discounts including family discounts on cruises and holidays
  • Range of reductions and offers from leading retailers, travel groups and entertainment companies
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave
  • Grandparents leave
  • Company performance related annual bonus – Up to 5%
  • Income protection
  • Access to Saga Academy, our bespoke learning platform

About the Company

Over the past 70 years we have become the UK’s specialist provider of products and services to people aged over 50 in the UK. The Saga brand has become one of the most recognised and trusted brands amongst UK consumers in this demographic, recognised for its high quality products and exceptional standards of service. These include cruises and holidays, insurance, personal finance and the Saga Magazine.

At Saga we are committed to treating all employees fairly and to offering equal opportunities in all aspects of employment and advancement. We value diversity not just because it is the right thing to do, but because diverse teams perform better.

Fair consideration is given to applications from all applicants, including those with disabilities and those over who are over 50 as we are champions of age inclusivity. We are an official Disability Confident Committed employer and ensure that our recruitment process is inclusive and accessible and we will make reasonable adjustments as required. For more information on our DEI policies please visit our Saga Careers page.

Saga does not accept agency CVs unless specifically engaged on the role by the Talent Acquisition Team. Please do not forward CVs to our recruiters, employees or any other company location. Saga will not be responsible for any fees related to CVs received in this unsolicited manner.

Job Reference: saga/TP/135599/2973

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