Venus / Technology

D365 System Accountant

About Us

Here at Travel Counsellors, our customers, communities and colleagues lie at the heart of everything that we do - and that’s what makes us special. For us, relationships come before transactions, and we are there for our customers, connecting with them on a deeply human level through the moments that matter.

We’ve been changing lives for the past 30 years as the leading travel marketplace for self-employed travel entrepreneurs, empowering over 2,000 global independent travel agents to run successful leisure and corporate travel businesses. We pride ourselves in remaining a company that truly cares and one that has never wavered from its purpose; to redefine what personal means for a travel business.

Our Travel Counsellors are supported by a team of over 300 super talented people in our Support Offices to help them create unique, inspiring and exciting experiences for their customers, whilst building lasting personal relationships that bring them back to us, time and time again.

Our unique approach within the workplace – as well as towards customers – has seen us receive numerous awards and accolades, including being named as The Best Place to Work in Travel at the 2022 TTG Travel Industry Awards, placing in the Sunday Times Best Places to Work list 2023 (Large Company) as well as being the first travel company to be awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Innovation category!

We are currently expanding at a phenomenal rate – on the back of what is our record year in terms of revenue (over £930m) - and so are looking for outstanding individuals to join our dedicated Head Office team, to help the company continue to flourish.

Role Overview

Reporting to the Director of Digital Products and embedded into the finance teams you will be the owner of the financial systems within Travel Counsellors to ensure that finance users are correctly supported, and the system evolves with the growth of the business. We are looking for that person who is happy to be self-organising and can take on the exciting opportunity of maintaining, configuring, evolving financial systems as an advanced user supported by technical support teams and a specialist partner in the space.

This is an ideal role for someone who is financially minded/trained/qualified and enjoys the systems and process side of a financial team, working alongside financial and technical colleagues.

Travel Counsellors have recently completed a financial system transformation programme where we replaced many of the financial systems utilised within Travel Counsellors.

We require a finance trained/experienced person to be the guardian and protector of the finance system within Travel Counsellors. This includes but not limited to:

  • Microsoft D365 Finance & Operations
  • Purchasing and invoice matching
  • Connected Bank Reconciliation
  • Bank connectivity
  • Management Reporting
  • Data Imports into D365

To summarise the main activity, you will be involved with will be, but not limited to:

  • You will be the systems owner, ensuring that systems are available, maintained, supported, and improved in line with In-Life BAU activity
  • Adding, amending, maintaining and troubleshooting existing configuration across the Finance systems
  • Providing 1st line operational user support to users in collaboration with a technical helpdesk
  • Supporting the technical support desk with escalating issues to the 2nd line support partners
  • A key stakeholder of the incident team in collaboration with technical support desk in the event of unplanned outages and P1/P2 issues
  • Implementing, & maintaining finance processes into the finance systems
  • Owning and executing the release processes in line with the technology and supplier partners, which includes regression testing and automated suites
  • Collecting, planning, and executing development improvements to the finance systems in collaboration with internal and external partners
  • Be the face of the finance systems internally in Travel Counsellors

Essential Skills Required

  • Accountancy Experience/Background
  • A Systems Accountant who is fluent and experienced in the capability, Configuration, Process flows, & functionality of D365 F&O
  • A Systems accountant who is fluent and experienced in financial roles and activity such as purchase ledger, accounts payable, accounts receivable, record to report, order to cash, purchase to pay, management reporting, statutory returns, bank reconciliation.
  • Business analysis skills that will allow you to create new process maps or amend existing process maps using Visio or other compatible mapping tools (current maps are in Visio format)

Desirable Skills

Knowledge and awareness of 3rd party integrations that support D365 in the areas of:

  • Bank Reconciliation
  • Purchasing and Invoice matching
  • Bank connectivity to support payment
  • Expenses
  • Asset register and labelling.

  • Travel industry experience
  • Financial Business Analyst Skills or qualifications
  • Accountancy qualifications
  • Agile and Waterfall software delivery methodology
  • MS sure step delivery process
  • MS Centre of Excellence experience
  • D365 Certification
    • MB-300 & 310

Our Benefits

Working here at Travel Counsellors, we value the hard work and effort that our colleagues put in. Because of this, you can expect a wide range of employee benefits including:

  • A competitive basic salary + annual company bonus
  • Flexible hybrid working model (2 days home, 3 days office)
  • Career development and promotional opportunities
  • 25 days holidays (increasing to 28 after 5 years of service)
  • A Moments That Matter day (annually)
  • Enhanced Maternity / Paternity pay
  • Holiday buy and sell (up to 5 days per year)
  • 3 paid days charity leave
  • Company events, socials, and incentives
  • 3x annual salary death in service benefit
  • Company Pension scheme
  • Costco Membership
  • Salary sacrifice, company car scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Free breakfast, fruit, and hot/cold beverages
  • Referral scheme
  • Employee discount
  • Private Medical Insurance (taxable benefit) or Healthcare Cash Plan (costs incurred by employees)

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