Finance Systems Administrator

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Hybrid Working
£31482 - £31482

We Include. You Belong.

Our Belonging and Inclusion Strategy aims for everyone in the National Church Institutions (NCIs) to feel that they belong, and are valued for who they are and what they contribute. Together, our people contribute in different ways towards our common purpose, whichever NCI they work in and whatever their background.

Would you like to work for a large charity? An investment fund? A pension scheme? A housing association? All of the above? This role could be for you!

The National Church Institutions (NCIs) are national administrative bodies that work together to support the mission and ministry of the Church of England. Their activities are hugely varied, ranging from management of a multi-billion-pound investment fund, to a grant-giving charity, a housing service for retired clergy and the administration of four multi-employer pension schemes.

The Finance department is a shared services function working across the NCIs to provide a comprehensive, cost-effective finance service to each organisation, and helping to co-ordinate joint projects where appropriate. The team also provides support to, and promotes best practice across the wider Church in relation to financial matters, including monitoring the financial health of Dioceses, Cathedrals, Theological Education Institutions etc.

The Finance team is currently supporting their NCI clients with some major change and transformation projects, as well as undergoing significant changes to their own ways of working to ensure they can deliver a high-quality Finance service which meets the needs of the NCIs. This includes undertaking a Finance Transformation Programme to help Finance develop their service (replacing an ageing finance system as well as associated process improvement and changes to ways of working) and supporting the Church of England Governance Programme which will reshape the National Church Institutions themselves.

The NCIs are looking to recruit a Finance Systems Administrator on a fixed term contract basis to support business-as-usual systems during a period of significant change. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to step into a Finance Systems administration role, and ’learn on the job’.

The team work in a hybrid way, split between our Westminster office and from home. Our policies actively promote flexible working and a positive work/life balance, recognising that the nature of the role means the occasional need to work longer hours from time-to-time in order to meet urgent deadlines. Specific working arrangements can be discussed at interview.

To find our more about the wide range of opportunities we currently have available for Finance Professionals, please visit out microsite at

We encourage interested candidates to submit their application as soon as possible as we reserve the right to close the vacancy early

The Finance Systems Administrator will work closely with the Finance Systems Analysts, supporting them as necessary and learning by assisting with support calls, predominantly 1st line, logged via the helpdesk software as well as general systems administration. This will be across all Finance systems including SAP, Credit Cards, BACS and other peripheral applications.

Systems Administration will comprise of:

  • basic user support (password resets, user access administration, systems housekeeping etc)
  • the production of regular data extracts and reports
  • the update of systems documentation including training materials, user guides and quick reference sheets.

There will also be the opportunity to support work on small systems projects as they occur including testing, configuration and development as well as learning how to troubleshoot more complex 2nd line support issues.

The Church of England is for everyone and we want to reflect the diversity of the community the Church serves across the whole country. Therefore, while of course we welcome all applications from interested and suitably experienced people, we would particularly welcome applicants from UK Minority Ethnic Backgrounds and other under-represented groups.

We offer a unique environment with opportunities for continuous learning, generous annual leave for work life balance, season ticket loans and a range of benefits including discounted entry to attractions and what we feel is a market leading package when it comes to our pension scheme.

  • Review/Action/Refer requests logged on Remedyforce (helpdesk system).
  • Provide 1st line support for Finance Systems including:
    • User Account Management
    • Chart of Accounts/Codes Maintenance
    • Systems Maintenance/Housekeeping as required
    • Credit Card administration
  • Update user manuals / guides / quick reference cards / videos
  • Schedule training and drop-in support sessions
  • Responsible for regular and ad-hoc reporting
  • Responsible for standard data extracts and distribution
  • Support the Finance analysts as required including troubleshooting, systems testing and 2nd line support issues
  • Support delivery of user training across platforms and methods
  • Ad-hoc projects support

The main duties and responsibilities of your post are outlined in your job description. This list is not exhaustive and is intended to reflect your main tasks and areas of work. Changes may occur over time and you will be expected to agree any reasonable changes to your job description that are commensurate with your banding and in line with the general nature of your post. You will be consulted about any changes to your job description before these are implemented.



  • Good level of literacy & numeracy
  • Confident technology user, particularly Microsoft applications
  • Good time management skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work well and effectively under pressure, well organised and able to prioritise work or refer as appropriate
  • Ability to work as an effective and flexible team member with the ability to work unsupervised
  • Good communication skills both written and verbal, and confidence interacting with a wide range of people at all levels
  • Personable, friendly, self-motivated and enthusiastic
  • Looking to learn and develop Systems Administration skills and knowledge
  • Ability to work outside of core hours on occasion (patching, testing, deadline driven)


  • Financial administration or bookkeeping experience
  • Experience of working in a team to meet shared goals / deadlines
  • Experience of a support provision role and resolving colleagues queries / issues


  • Application administration experience
  • SAP experience
  • Basic understanding of accounting principles

Experience of working in the finance function of a large organisation

Our aim is for everyone in the National Church Institutions (NCIs) to feel that they belong, and are valued for who they are and what they contribute. Together, our people contribute in different ways towards our common purpose, whichever NCI they work in and whatever their background.

In the National Church Institutions (NCIs), we support the mission and ministries of the Church of England. We work with parishes, dioceses, schools, chaplaincies and other ministries, and with national and international partners including mission agencies and other denominations and faith groups.

Find out more about working for the National Church Institutions by visiting Careers | The Church of England

NCI values

  • We strive for excellence
  • We collaborate
  • We act with integrity
  • We show compassion
  • We respect others

We believe our commitment to belonging and inclusion fuels our progress and drives us forward. The NCIs are a safe, inclusive workplace for people of all backgrounds and walks of life. We welcome applications from people of all faiths and of no faith. We want to encourage applications from a diverse group of people who share our values. Even if you have never thought about working for us before, if you have the skills and experience we’re looking for then we would like to hear from you.

If there is anything we can do to support you in your application please get in touch via email to

  • As a Disability Confident Leader, we actively look to attract, recruit and retain those of you who are disabled.
  • We are a member of the Armed Forces Covenant and welcome applications from those of you who have served in our Armed Forces and their families.