Rutherford Cross is delighted to be retained by Historic Environment Scotland to appoint a Financial System Implementation Lead

Discover Edinburgh Castle. St Mary’s Primary School (P5) taking part in an educational activitity / workshop at Edinburgh Castle. Presenter: Nathan Bryceland

Scotland is recognised internationally for the quality and diversity of its history and our historical environment has a huge part to play in that. Not only does our historic environment directly impact tourism in Scotland, it is estimated to contribute in excess of £2.3 billion to Scotland’s national gross value added. Historic Environment Scotland (HES) is the lead public body that is set up to investigate, care for and promote Scotland’s historic environment. HES is responsible for the delivery of “Our Place in Time”, a strategy that sets out a vision of how the historic environment in Scotland can be understood, valued, cared for and enjoyed, both now and in the future.

HES is responsible for over 300 properties, including Edinburgh Castle, which collectively welcome more than 5 million visitors per year. Consequently, in addition to Scottish Government funding, HES generates income through its’ commercial activities.

HES is delivering transformational change through our Programme for Success. The delivery of a new Corporate Management Information System (CMIS) is a key project within this programme. We are implementing Oracle Cloud ERP and HCM and the project is focused on achieving improved business processes, providing our leadership teams with direct access to rich information that will support and enable strategic and operational decisions to be taken.   It will also herald the roll out of employee and manager self-service across our diverse estate

We are in the process of establishing a full time, dedicated project team to implement CMIS. The team will include Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) in Finance, HR, Corporate Analysis & Performance (CAP), and Systems Administration.

The Financial Systems Implementation Lead will drive the replacement of our current system (Integra) by the Oracle Fusion financials solution, but you will work as part of the wider team, recognising and supporting the need for the integrated solution to deliver across all of the components, as well as transforming the way in which corporate information is produced and consumed.

The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant (CCAB/CIMA) with relevant post-qualified experience. The success of the Project team in HES will not only require the technical capability of a qualified accountant and relevant change/project experience, but the correct approach and communication skills.

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