Deputy Finance Business Partner
About the job
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Deputy Finance Business Partner
Reporting to: Finance Business Partner
Are you an experienced Finance Professional looking for your next challenge?
Do you thrive in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment?
Would you love to be a part of an organisation that makes a real difference to people’s lives every day?
If so, we would love to hear from you!
The Maritime & Coastguard Agency is an executive agency of the UK Department for Transport (DfT). We are a team of 1,260 staff and 3,500 volunteers. Our Headquarters are in Southampton, and we have office and co-ordination centres around the UK coast.
Our vision is to be a world-leading organisation, accelerating the transition to sustainable shipping with non-negotiable safety standards and we put our people, our customers and our planet at the heart of everything we do.
We aim to:
• be the world’ s best performing flag state,
• be a modern, progressive regulator g
• grow UK maritime economy & employment
• be the world’s best performing coastal state
• reduce fatalities at sea
• be a world leader in maritime innovation and
• be the go -to centre of expertise for UK maritime
Does YOUR job matter?
What WE do matters!
Our work affects people every single day. Whether at the beach, coast or sea, people rely on our 24-hour coastal rescue service 365 days a year and our Marine Surveyors ensure high standards of safety for all boat users. We understand the significance of our work and achieving our vision.
And Finance is a key enabler.
Our Finance team is embarking on an ambitious transformation programme to provide superior finance business partnering and strategy services to the whole of the Agency. We need to on-board serious finance professionals, who really understand the business we are in, the challenges the agency faces in the medium to long term and can support the directorates to deliver to time, to cost and to quality.
The Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) are currently in search of a new Deputy Finance Business Partner to support the Finance Business Partners. You will provide support in the analysis of financial and non-financial data to support the MCA with its financial objectives, in-line with its 3-year business plan.
Roles Responsibilities include (but not limited to):
• Delivering accurate and timely information to the Finance Business Partners to fulfil their role on management boards.
• Attending management boards and stakeholder meetings alongside FBPs.
• Gaining an in-depth working knowledge of business area and building strong relationships with key stakeholders.
• Working collaboratively with the FBPs to compile annual budgets and spending review submissions.
• To recognise trends and patterns in the data and engage with relevant business area to resolve issues.
Please see the attached Role Profile for an in-depth view of the post.
To thrive in this role, you will hold a minimum part qualified CCAB/CIMA, combined with a background experience working in policy, procedures and compliance application.
We would love to hear from individuals confident working under their own initiative, as well as alongside Directors and Senior Managers. You will be an expert in building strong working relationships with a variety of senior stakeholders, providing valuable input and influence for the benefit of the business. As well as possessing first-class interpersonal qualities, we would also expect applicants to hold advanced Excel skills and the ability to analyse financial information.
We are committed to encouraging and enabling our staff to develop in and above their role and will support you through further development opportunities/qualifications.
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
- Changing and Improving
- Delivering at Pace
- Seeing the Big Picture
- Communicating and Influencing
We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
- Government Finance Framework: Costing, MI and Analytics (Level 3)
- Government Finance Framework: Master Data Management (Level 3)
- Government Finance Framework: Accounting Operations (Level 3)
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 what it's like to work at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency
Things you need to know Security
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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, 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 the application process you will be asked to complete a CV and personal statement. Further details around what this will entail are listed on the application form.
This vacancy is using Success Profiles. This gives us the best possible chance of finding the right person for the job, drives up performance and improves diversity and inclusivity.
To apply for this role, you will need to provide detailed evidence of your knowledge and experience of the following sift criteria within your CV and Personal Statement:
- Minimum part qualified CCAB/CIMA
- Confident in working alongside Directors and Senior Managers
- Advanced Excel skills and financial analysis
- Experience in policy, procedures and compliance application
- Confident in working on own initiative, as well as working alongside Directors and Senior Managers
The sift is due to take place from 26th October 2021.
Interviews/assessments are likely to be held week commencing 8th November 2021.
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
• an interview with one or more exercises
• a full day of activities including interactive, written and timed exercises
You’re encouraged to become familiar with the role profile, as you may be assessed against any of the criteria recorded within.
Please see attached candidate notes for further information about our recruitment process.
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This job is broadly open to the following groups:
- UK nationals
- nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
- nationals of the Republic of Ireland
- nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
- relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
- relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
- certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
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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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Attachments 20211004 Deputy Finance Business Partner - Role Profile Opens in new window(pdf, 117kB) Government Finance Framework Opens in new window(pdf, 612kB) Candidate Guidance for CV and Personal Statement Opens in new window(pdf, 405kB) Candidate Notes Opens in new window(pdf, 823kB)