IT Finance Manager - Flexible Working Available
About the job
HEO Role: I&T Finance Manager.
Salary: £30,131 – £32,691 (depending on skills and experience).
Reporting to: IT Commercial Manager.
Are you a proficient Finance Manager looking to work on some highly influential and far-reaching projects?
Are you looking for that role which allows you to make a real difference?
If so, we would love to hear from you!
The Maritime & Coastguard Agency has started an ambitious IT transformation programme that will deliver improved capability across an expanded IT workforce. We aim to improve all technology services whilst supporting the wider business on its own transformation requirements and ensuring IT aligns to their needs.
We are looking for a I&T Finance Manager to operate within our Southampton based MCA team. The role is to manage all commercial activities across the Information & Technology Directorate. Support the development on behalf of the Head of IT Delivery, Strategy & Commercial the IT commercial strategy, policies and governance. The role holder will provide management to the wider commercial team actively seeking to build their financial capability.
This role provides you with a fantastic opportunity to influence key IT functions at the MCA, helping to shape and create an environment that makes a real difference for the UK public.
Roles Responsibilities include and not limited to:
• Support the development and implementation of the Information & Technology Commercial financial plan;
• Support the development and maintain I&T financial policies, processes and procedures;
• Contribute to and use internal and external benchmarking to validate commercial offerings;
• Support production of business cases and briefing materials for exec review and approval;
• Track forecasting, actuals and variance across the directorate;
• Monitor and report on contract compliance and supplier performance;
• Support Information & Technology project teams to establish and maintain operational and transformational budgets;
You will operate to a normal weekday working pattern consisting of a 7.4 hour working day and over the course of a year you will work 1931 net conditioned hours. You will sometimes be required to occasionally work outside of normal conditioned hours, and to work/travel on official duty within the UK and short-term visits overseas.
Does this sound like you?
- Hardworking, resilient and flexible in the way you work.
- Enjoys building positive working relationships, engaging and influencing colleagues at all levels.
- Enjoys a varied and busy workload and can manage multiple projects and deadlines.
- Has a track record of producing work that is of high quality
You will also have experience in and be competent in the following areas:
- Worked in a similar or related role evidencing good business acumen with a strong focus on financial management particularly creating and managing a budget.
- Experience of one or more of tracking financial performance, cost benefit analysis, or identifying cash and non-cash benefits in business case development.
- Understanding of emergency service/government sectors financial issues and challenges;
- Evidence of strong communication, analytical, negotiation and influencing skills;
- Evidence of engaging with key stakeholders at a senior level (including internal management supply chain, government and regulators) to support business case development.
- Experience in systems or infrastructure project environment;
You will also be computer-literate, with a working knowledge of Microsoft Office packages like Word, Excel and Outlook, and be able to learn and use bespoke programmes and software.
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) implements the government's maritime safety policy in the United Kingdom and works to prevent the loss of life and occurrence of pollution on the coast and at sea.
Safer lives, Safer ships, Cleaner seas.
Our vision is to be the best maritime safety organisation in the world.
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We are part of the Department for Transport (DfT). DfT is a great place to work, and our ‘one team’ approach really makes a difference. We value our staff and that’s why we’re committed to nurturing an inclusive environment across the Department.
You’ll be part of an innovative organisation that invests in all our people, ensuring we have the diverse skills to deliver transport that moves Britain ahead now and into the future.
DfT has been recognised for its leadership on workplace gender equality by being included in The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2017.
DfT’s inclusion is recognition of our commitment to make the Department a great place to work through our culture of equality and inclusivity and the great strides we’ve made to raise the number of women in senior positions.
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
- Changing and Improving
- Working Together
- Delivering at Pace
- Communicating and Influencing
- Seeing the Big Picture
• Learning and development tailored to your role
• An environment with flexible working options
• A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
• A Civil Service pension Things you need to know Security
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Selection process details
This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours and Experience.
The sift is due to take place Week Commencing 27th January 2020.
Interviews/assessments are likely to be held Week Commencing 10th February 2020.
Interviews will likely be held in Southampton.
We will try to meet the dates set out in the advert. There may be occasions when these dates will change. You will be provided with sufficient notice of the confirmed dates.
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