Business World System Accountant

Home Based

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Job Category
Finance & Accounting | Generalist
Home Based
£46,818 to £57,222
Closing date
Contract type
Total hours per week

About Shaw Trust  

“Shaw Trust promotes team spirit, inclusiveness and it is an organisation where everybody is somebody. I am proud to be part of this great organisation.”

At Shaw Trust we believe everyone has the right to live a decent and dignified life and an opportunity for rewarding work. We are a social purpose organisation challenging inequality and breaking down barriers to enable social mobility.

For us being part of the solution is about creating the conditions for this to happen, advocating and delivering services that make a real difference. Working in partnership not competition, we are part of an eco-system of purpose-led organisations, striving for a fairer, more equal society centred on opportunity for all.

Business World System Accountant    

The System Accountant works as part of the Business World team to support the ERP system and maintain and improve the quality and integrity of the data, as well as improve the impact of the reporting, efficiency, and effectiveness of the system as a whole.

The BW team operates on a matrix basis, with an allocated lead for each of the different modules of the system (Payroll, HR, Procurement, Finance etc.). The System Accountant is the principal lead and relationship manager for senior staff in the organisation on the purchase to pay transactions and finance elements. You will therefore liaise and build a strong relationship with the Head of Transaction Services, Head of Financial Reporting and Head of Finance Business Partnering, as well as other key stakeholders.


You will have:

  • CCAB qualified or pending qualification 
  • Understanding of SQL or other coding principles / language for purposes of supporting an ERP system 
  • Degree or equivalent level of experience in related subject 
  • Extensive experience with managing, operating and improving financial accounting systems to ensure the system is working to its optimum capacity 
  • An understanding of financial controls and reflecting these through workflows and controls on financial systems 
  • Experience of designing, implementing and managing finance processes and policies 

Download the Job Description for full details.


Home Based

Employee Benefits

As well as helping to make a positive difference to the lives of young people, as an employee of Shaw Trust you will have access to the following benefits:

  • 25 days annual leave per year (plus bank holidays), with incremental increases post 3 years’ service up to 28 days, and the option to purchase additional holiday
  • 2 days paid volunteering leave each year
  • An enhanced pension scheme after 6 months
  • Life Assurance at 3 times your annual salary rate
  • Access to a suite of learning and development opportunities including paid for apprenticeship and masters’ levels qualifications, and management development programmes
  • Opportunities to connect with our employee diversity networks (LGBTQ+ Support Network, Racial Equality Network, Disability Equality Network, Women’s Network)
  • Health and Wellbeing initiatives including internal support, employee assistance programme and health cash plan

Our Strategy

To find out more about Shaw Trusts aims in our 2030 Strategic Directive available here: 

Join a diverse and inclusive organisation

Shaw Trust is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment, where every employee, regardless of their background or lived experience, feels that they belong and can progress in their career.

In our most recent colleague survey “86% of our colleagues say we demonstrate a true commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion”.

In addition;

  • We are proud to be certified as an employer who meets the National Equality Standard, the accepted standard for inclusiveness in business across the UK.
  • We are Disability Confident Leaders, support the guaranteed interview scheme and use of the government’s Access to Work scheme. 
  • Living our values, we are keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within our organisation.

We welcome applications from all sections of the community including from people with lived experience and/or knowledge of disability or social exclusion.

If you have accessibility requirements and/or would like further information about the role, please contact:  

Shaw Trust reserve the right to close this vacancy early if sufficient applications are received.