Financial Analysis Manager - Flexible Working Available

London (Central), London (Greater)
27 Nov 2020
06 Dec 2020
Full Time
Contract Type


Birmingham, Hastings, Leeds, London

About the job

Financial Analysis Manager 
Salary: National - £38,654 London - £42,466

We recognise the challenges that people with (multiple) protected characteristics may experience on the job market and in their career progression. We are fully committed to being an inclusive employer and ensuring equal opportunities. We are keen to make our workforce as diverse as possible, and we hope to attract applications from underrepresented groups, including Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) people, people with a disability, and people with gender diverse identities.

Would you like the opportunity to deliver in a high-profile finance role?

Do you enjoy creating great working relationships with a range of stakeholders?

Are you a finance professional with or working towards an accountancy qualification?

If so, we are looking to recruit 2x Financial Analysis Managers to join us at the Department for Transport (DfT), and we’d love to hear from you! Job description

Our vision is to put finance at the heart of DfT decision-making through managing processes and systems to create, protect and drive value for money.

You will be an important member of the Finance Business Partner team, delivering assurance on the financial position and performance of the Group so that effective action is taken on a timely basis. You will provide regular and robust financial information and detailed analysis to key stakeholders. You will ensure high quality financial management is embedded throughout the business.

You will have strong technical and influencing skills to provide advice, challenge and scrutiny to senior colleagues. You will ensure that budgets are well constructed, managed and monitored. You will support senior managers in the production of business cases and plans to deliver improved performance, reduced risk and better value for money.


The main duties and responsibilities of the roles include, but are not limited to:

• Provide expert financial advice and management to stakeholders, challenging and supporting Directors and Budget Holders in managing spend on a portfolio basis

• Actively contribute to the development and production of planning including quarterly forecasts and annual budgets

•Working collaboratively with colleagues and stakeholders to deliver business objectives, actively gaining knowledge and understanding work of the Department

•Analyse data and use this analysis to create compelling evidence-based and actionable data stories to share with stakeholders to drive decisions

•Summarise and present financial and non financial data and conclusions in the most appropriate format for users and;

•Manipulate and link different data sets (for example data on workforce and financial data)

For more information about the role and responsibilities please refer to the role profile attached.

About You

You will hold or currently be working towards an accountancy qualification. You will have excellent communication skills, with the ability to clearly consult, guide and deliver robust recommendations to a wide range of stakeholders. You are brilliant at being able to adapt and reflect your approach to varying audience requirements, breaking down complex finance messages into understandable terms. You will influence and not be afraid to challenge at all levels.

You have great data analysis skills, with the ability to draw on evidence based decisions. You will be a confident and advanced user of Microsoft Excel with the ability to engage through reporting. You are a problem solver, with the initiative to identify, react and deliver to ever changing work demands.

We are looking for someone who is proactive, flexible and delivery focused. You have fantastic planning and organisational skills, often coordinating conflicting priorities delivering to deadlines.

If you have great finance experience and eager to take up the challenge of further developing our financial services we would love to hear from you!

Additional Info

There will be an additional allowance of £5,000 per year for fully qualified accountants.


To be eligible to apply for this role we require you to either hold or be currently working towards an accountancy qualification.

If you are currently working towards a qualification, we will continue to support you in doing so.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Working Together
  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Delivering at Pace

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Finance Competence Framework – Decision Support, Finance Business Partnering and Change Level – Working


Being part of our brilliant Civil Service means you will have access to a wide range of fantastic benefits. We offer generous annual leave, attractive pension options, flexible working, inclusive working environments and much more to support a healthy work/life balance.

Find out more about what it's like working at the Department for Transport.

Things you need to know Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths, Ability, Experience and Technical skills.

We are closely monitoring the situation regarding the coronavirus, and will be following central Government advice as it is issued. There is therefore a risk that recruitment to this post may be subject to change at short notice. In addition, where appropriate, you may be invited to attend a video interview.

Please continue to follow the application process as normal and ensure that you check your emails regularly as all updates from us will be sent to you this way.

As part of this role you will required to complete numerical reasoning test

The sift is due to take place from 7th December 2020

After submission of the first stage of your application you will be invited to complete a Numerical Reasoning test. If you successfully pass the test, you will be invited to complete the final stage of the application.

Please complete the online tests as soon as possible (within 24-48 hours is recommended), the closing date for the tests is 23:55 on 6th December. If you fail to complete the online test before the deadline your application will be withdrawn. Guidance for the test will be available when you are invited to take the test. The tests are administered online and accessed via the CS Jobs website.

Interviews/assessments are likely to be held from 18th December 2020

This interview could be conducted via a video interview, details of which will be provided to you should you be selected for interview.

How to Apply

When considering your experience, please tailor your CV/Personal Statement to provide evidence of the below:

• Your experience in communicating verbally and in writing with clarity, adapting your approach and breaking down complex messages to understandable terms

• Your experience of delivering quality work to tight deadlines and changing work demands

• Your experience of influencing and building good working relationships with a variety of stakeholders, in challenging work environments.

• Your ability to analyse data and use this to make evidence based decisions

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.

The selection process will be designed specifically for the role. As a result, your assessment could include:
• an interview

You’re encouraged to become familiar with the role profile, as you may be assessed against any of the criteria recorded within.

The Department for Transport alongside other Government Departments recruit using Success Profiles. This means for each role we consider what you will need to demonstrate in order to be successful. This gives us the best possible chance of finding the right person for the job, drives up performance and improves diversity and inclusivity.

For further information on Success Profiles visit our Careers website.

Further Information

To learn more about applying for a role within the Department for Transport, visit the Application Process page of our Careers website.

Before submitting your application, we encourage you to visit our Things You Need to Know page for further information about applying for a role within the Department for Transport and the Civil Service.

Throughout this job advert there are links to the DfT Careers website, which provides you further information to support your application. Should you be unable to access the information on our website, please email for assistance.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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Contact point for applicants Job contact : Name :   Stephanie Hargraves Email :   Recruitment team : Email : Further information

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