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Job Summary


As a successful candidate you will be working in the IRIS Accountancy Solutions business unit.  This part of IRIS produces software for UK accountancy practices. 


You will be working as part of an Agile SCRUM team to design and specify new features that will work alongside the existing legacy suite of products.


The role is challenging and dynamic, with key deadlines to be hit. The role will require learning new skills and bringing a focused attitude to the tasks


Key Responsibilities:

  • Translating high level feature requests into a refined backlog of users stories

  • Organizing and refining the project backlog

  • Collaborate with SCRUM team to work through solutions and remove ambiguity

  • Provide supporting documentation, for both internal and external use

  • Provide expert testing outside the remit of the QA team

  • Timely and accurate reporting of assigned task status

  • Help define new user experiences and workflows

  • Refine existing user experiences and workflows

  • Assist technical support team resolving complex issues

  • Train and coach other departments such as the technical support team


 Key Relationships:

Development Manager
Business Analysts

Software Engineers

Quality Engineers

Product Management



Educated to degree level (or similar) within the Accountancy field.

ACCA / ICAEW / AAT or equivalent Accounting qualification desirable



  • High level of competence in at least one of these Accountancy fields

    • Compliance

    • Statutory year-end financial statements

  • Good knowledge of statutory requirements of at least one of the following

    • UK GAAP

    • IFRS

    • FRS 101

    • FRS 102

  • Experience of formats for Charities, Doctors, Farmers and LLP’s

  • Experience of iXBRL

  • Understanding of accountancy practice processes

  • An understanding of working with Agile environments

  • Previous track record of successful delivery under tight deadlines

  • Excellent communication abilities and the ability to build key relationships quickly

  • An autonomous and self-motivated approach to working


Client & Customer Focus

Confidence & Communication

Managing Self






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Closing date:
14 Jul 2017


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