Finance Manager

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Finance, Audit and Procurement

Salary – £47,610-£51,638 (Cheltenham), £49,346-£53,211 (London)


About You

Please note that you are required to meet the following essential criteria to apply for this role:

- You’ll be a qualified and experienced accountant with experience of managing a team and motivating others to deliver their best.

- We also value qualities such as teamwork, professionalism, innovation, and the desire to make a real difference. You’ll enjoy working with others to solve problems. And you’ll be able to develop collaborative relationships with key stakeholders and negotiate effectively with them.

- This will all be supported by your passion for finance and an aptitude for figures and spreadsheets. Most importantly, you’ll be keen to learn and always approach your work positively.


The Role

We have Finance Manager vacancies in two of our finance functions. Descriptions of each team, as well as the responsibilities of managers within these teams are detailed below.

Please indicate your preferences on your application form.


Financial Analysis

The Financial Analysis team provide financial analysis and insights. This gives accurate and timely financial information that meets business needs.

As the Finance Manager in this area, you’ll be responsible for producing the monthly financial reporting to meet budget holder’s needs. You’ll also:
• Lead the preparation, interpretation and presentation of in-year financial information into the monthly financial reports.
• Provide assurance on integrity of information on financial systems, advising on the correct accounting treatment of complex transactions.
• Provide financial analysis and insight, through meaningful variance analysis commentary including risk management, mitigating actions, deep dives or financial modelling.
• Ensure effective controls are in place to maintain accuracy of data in financial systems.
• Ensure the team delivers the month end activities in a timely manner and to the required standard.
• Effectively manage their team by using coaching and leadership skills.


Strategic Finance

The Strategic Finance team support the agencies in their strategic financial decision making and governance processes. To develop and maintain a great level of understanding, this team are embedded in each of the agencies.

As the Finance Manager in this area, you’ll own the leadership of processes and products to support financial planning for fiscal events. You’ll build and maintain the relationship with your counterpart in the Her Majesty’s Treasury (HMT) spending Team. You’ll need to understand the big picture of delivery and often ask senior stakeholders to complete tasks on short deadlines.

You’ll also:
• Lead the delivery of set pieces, commissioning work, leading the collation of responses/outputs and resolving issues presented.
• Develop and maintain a strategic understanding of the business, stakeholders and deliverables.
• Build and maintain relationships across the Department and with HMT.
• Lead on areas of ownership for preparation and delivery of Spending Review and Fiscal Events, e.g. may represent a specific area of the Department.

• Own strategic product development and leadership.
• Lead the translation and add insight to financial data to support key discussions across the Department and with HMT.
• Provide guidance and coordination with other finance functions on HMT priorities and requirements.
• Lead the drafting for briefing to seniors (Senior Civil Servants) and Ministers.
• Provide ad-hoc analysis and presentations to the business and across finance functions.
• Lead responses and develop resolutions as required for ad-hoc enquiries including PQs/FOIs.
• Effectively manage their team by using coaching and leadership skills.

This Program / Vacancy is closed to applications.