SAP Finance SSC Master Data Administrator

Posting Date: 11 January 2021

Location: Portsmouth, GB, PO6 3EN

Company: Babcock

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Accountancy Apprenticeship – AAT Level 3 – Babcock International


37.5 hours a week – Standard working hours are 7.5 hours per day worked between 7.30 – 17.30 Mon – Fri with either 30 minutes or an hour for lunch.

Imagine a career working for a company that has been in business for more than a century, who are an industry expert and are trusted to deliver bespoke, highly-skilled engineering support, technology integration, infrastructure management, and specialist training

Babcock support customers around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the key market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear.


     Master Data and Month End Closure:

  • Support the maintenance of the SAP Enterprise Structure, ensuring the maintenance of the Chart of Accounts, Cost and Profit Centres, Customer and Vendor Master Data.
  • Time administrator, recording time on behalf of others, ensuring no missing time
  • Dealing with Contingent worker invoice queries
  • Act as custodian of the SAP master data and make changes only with appropriate authorisation
  • Have awareness of the SLA’s and implications of any delays in updating the master data especially at critical times such as financial month end.
  • Assisting with the Financial ‘Closing Cockpit’ at month-ends.
  • Work with SAP Applications Support team to resolve queries
  • Assist as and when required in training business colleagues on effective usage of SAP


    Projects/ Business Analyst

  • Ensure compliance and governance of SSC Processes.
  • Continual improvement review of SSC Business Processes across Finance, HR and Procurement.
  • Any other ad-hoc projects.


Skills, Experience and Personal Qualities

  • Should have strong interpersonal skills, the ability to work well on cross functional project teams and foster team commitment to tasks.
  • Will be a Self-starter and  able to work on own initiative
  • Team-player
  • Good attention to detail
  • Diligent and dependable, willing to work flexible hours to ensure deadlines (month end reporting) is met.
  • AAT level 2
  • Have good verbal and written communications skills.
  •   The ability to work accurately and follow procedures in a timely manner
  • Proven experience of managing a number of deliverables to tight deadlines
  • Proven experience of working in a team
  • Able to manage workloads and priorities within tight deadlines especially at financial month ends 
    Qualifications Required
  • English and Maths GCSE 9/4 or A/C or Functional Skills English and Maths Level 2


Apprenticeship/Next Steps

Apprentices are independently assessed at the end of their programme to achieve the Assistant Accountant Apprenticeship at a Pass or Distinction grade.      

  • Synoptic Test (3 Hours on a College PC – 40%) Covering: IT Systems/Processes, Standards, Reporting, Analysis, Comms, Problem Solving, Quality and Accountability within a Financial Accounting Environment
  • A portfolio and reflective discussion (60%) showing evidence of knowledge, skills and behaviours while within the workplace had met required standards.
  • Standard Level 2 and Level 3 AAT Exams after each individual Units

Apprentices that do not have a Level 2 in Bookkeeping will need to complete this alongside their apprenticeship, Highbury offer this for free and It will add 5 months to your study.

Apprentices who complete this programme can progress to a Level 4 qualification including a Level 4 apprenticeship or into employment or higher education.

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