Finance Officer - Flexible Working Available

Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire
09 Jul 2021
09 Aug 2021
Full Time
Contract Type



About the job

Do you have exceptional written and verbal communication skills?

Are you passionate about delivering first-class customer service?

Have you got excellent attention to detail?

If so, we would love to hear from you! Job description

Here at the Maritime & Coastguard Agency (MCA), we are looking for a diligent Finance Officer to join our newly formed Future of Shared Services Survey & Inspection Project Team. You will be responsible for preparing customer accounts for reconciliation, as part of the data cleansing project in preparation for the implementation of a new financial accounting system in 2023. You will provide vital financial and administrative support across Finance, the Survey & Inspection National Business Unit and the FoSS S&I Project Team. Processing Shipping Accounts, Invoicing and Refunds through the Agresso (ABW) platform. You will be responsible for maintaining accurate records of action taken to ensure there is no duplication of work.


Include, but are not limited to:

•Work under the line management and direction of the FoSS S&I Project Lead to ensure that customer accounts are prepared for reconciliation.

•Maintain engagement with MCA HQ Finance, FoSS S&I Project Team and Survey & Inspection National Business Unit in order to adhere to high levels of governance particularly relating to all areas of the Agresso (ABW) platform, ensuring full understanding and compliance with MCA accounting requirements. With particular emphasis regarding customer's shipping accounts.

•Interrogate online and paper records to present a recommendation to the FoSS S&I PL for further action with regard to customer accounts.

•Maintain accurate records to show progress of work undertaken. Provide updates to FoSS S&I PL on progress and work with FoSS S&I PL to overcome any issues encountered. Report any risk as soon as it is identified.

•Provide routine administrative business support. This may include maintaining a shared email inbox, telephone answering, filing (paper and electronic systems) and post duties.

For further information please see the attached role profile.

Additional Information

Work/Travel on official duty within the UK which may involve overnight stays away from home. Visits to HO Finance in Southampton will form part of this role. As this role will involve interrogating paper records you must be able to work in the Beverley Office on a regular basis.

About You

We would love to attract someone who has exceptional verbal and written communication skills. You are a self-starter, who appreciates the importance of maintaining accurate financial data records and has an understanding of financial management and controls. You will be able to build rapport quickly with internal and external stakeholders, working collaboratively and sharing best practice.

With a methodical approach to your work and inquisitive nature, you are proactive in seeking resolutions and can resolve issues that arise through your quick thinking. You enjoy working autonomously within your defined area of responsibility and recognise the limits of your authority.

Excellent organisational skills are required, and you will be able to manage and filter workflow as well as organise and prioritise your work to maximise productivity. You will be highly adaptable and flexible, adjusting to the requirements of the role. To be successful in this role, you will be required to have good IT skills, particularly MS Excel.


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

  • Changing and Improving
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Managing a Quality Service


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.
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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 and Experience.

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.

When considering how your experience relates to the role, please tailor your CV and personal statement to demonstrate your knowledge and experience of:

- Organisational and time management skills
- Proactive approach to analysing information, investigation and problem solving
- Oral and written communication skills

The sift is due to take place w/c 26th July 2021.

Interviews are likely to be held w/c 9th August 2021.

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

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.

Please see attached candidate notes for further information about our recruitment process.

If you are experiencing accessibility problems with any attachments on this advert, please contact the email address in the 'Contact point for applicants' section

Further Information

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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

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

Further information on nationality requirements

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 :   louise mrzic Email :   Recruitment team : Email : Further information

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, in the first instance, you should contact Government Recruitment Services via email: If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission: Click here ( to visit Civil Service Commission

Attachments Role Profile Opens in new window(pdf, 228kB) Z. Candidate Notes Opens in new window(pdf, 823kB) Z. Candidate Guidance for CV and Personal Statement Opens in new window(pdf, 405kB)

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