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Unit 4 ERP System Administrator

  • Employer: Guildford Borough Council
  • Reference: 2/21/152853
  • Published: Wed 26/05/2021, 11:39 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 30/06/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £35,211 - £42,988 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Millmead House Offices, Millmead, Guildford GU2 4BB, Surrey

Guildford Council is now seeking an experienced ERP system administrator with a focus on the finance elements of UNIT4 ERP (previously known as Business World and Agresso).

Your experience of designing, developing, managing change, and providing expert guidance to finance business users will be critical to building on the existing implementation of UNIT4 ERP at the Council.

Your understanding of UNIT4 ERP configuration, ETL processes, SQL, system integration, and automation will be essential in developing our ERP platform as a modern replacement for legacy systems and processes.

The role of ERP system administration will include system administration for non-finance areas of the ERP solution including HR, Payroll, Timesheets, and Expenses.

Reporting to the ICT Data & Applications team leader you will join the wider ICT Service and work as part of a dynamic team with the autonomy to succeed in a lively, friendly environment.

The role has 26 days annual leave. In addition, membership of the LGPS pension scheme and a full staff benefits programme. Guildford Council operate a family friendly, flexible working policy and are proud to be a diverse organisation. The Council are committed to investing in their people and supporting every individual to achieve their full potential.

Job Profile

Please view the attached “Job Profile” document where the roles “Specialist – ICT Applications” and “Specialist L1” apply to this position.

Key accountabilities of the role as a Finance focused ICT Applications Specialist are:

  1. Finance application support, including: Triage of operational system issues, solution design, testing, and implementation.
  2. Finance change management control including application support for system upgrades.
  3. Interface development and maintenance of ERP with other systems.
  4. Data integrity control and pro-active data management.
  5. Finance report writing and maintenance to support Finance Specialist Team (Finance Subject Matter Experts) and Case Services Team (First line support for user requests and incidents).
  6. 3rd line customer support using a Service Desk ticketing system.
  7. Backup support for HR, Payroll, Timesheets, and Expenses application and data functionality.
  8. Management of role-based system access controls.
  9. Ensure data integrity and consistency in data standards across the ERP platform, including adherence to the Data Protection Act and GDPR.
  10. Finance Configuration management and documentation.
  11. Contribution to future projects which impact the ERP solution i.e. process, interface & application.
  12. Establish and maintain effective working relationships between ICT, Finance, HR, Payroll, and other service areas.
  13. Provide the appropriate identified user training, comprehensive user notes and technical support for staff to enable the effective use of the ERP system and an understanding of system security as required.


  1. Desirable: Qualification in Finance Accountancy
  2. Desirable: ITIL Foundation

Experience & Knowledge

  1. Essential: System administration of Finance elements of SaaS hosted UNIT4 ERP Milestone 6 (a.k.a Business World, Agresso) or above.
  2. Desirable: Development of UNIT4 ERP Planner and Excelerator.
  3. Desirable: System administration of HR, Payroll, Timesheets, and Expenses elements of UNIT4 ERP.
  4. Desirable: Integration of UNIT4 ERP with back office systems and data via API configuration.
  5. Desirable: Accounting experience.


  1. Essential: Able to work effectively in teams including with customers and work across functions at all levels to achieve desired outcomes.
  2. Essential: Ability to analyse business problems and articulate potential solutions in a structured, logical and non-technical manner.
  3. Essential: Excellent written and oral skills.

About Guildford

Guildford is a regional centre for leisure, business, education, shopping and culture set in beautiful countryside that includes the Surrey Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Guildford is a thriving market town and is a principal shopping destination with a vibrant night time economy. The town’s geographical location provides excellent transport links in all directions, London is just 30 minutes away on the train and the town is well-served by frequent bus routes and subsidised Park and Ride facilities.  All of this contributes to a quality of life that attracts many people to live, work in and visit Guildford.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need. Our organisation is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults, and expects all staff and post-holders to share this commitment.  To fulfil this commitment we have robust systems in place for the safe recruitment of staff and volunteers.



  • Information for candidates
  • Organisational Culture framework
  • Reference form for posts with DBS check (enhanced or regulated only)
  • Reference Form for posts with no DBS standard or enhanced check
  • Job profile
  • Employer: Guildford Borough Council
  • Reference: 2/21/152853
  • Published: Wed 26/05/2021, 11:39 AM
  • Closing on: Wed 30/06/2021, 23:55 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: 37 hours per week
  • Salary: £35,211 - £42,988 per annum
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Millmead House Offices, Millmead, Guildford GU2 4BB, Surrey

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