IT Finance Manager - Flexible Working Available

Southampton, Hampshire
23 Jul 2021
30 Jul 2021
Contract Type



About the job

We welcome applications from all communities and we don’t discriminate against any identity. We’re interested to hear from you, regardless of your background.

Are you an experienced Finance professional with excellent organisational skills?

Do you have an aptitude for numbers, enjoy analysing and delivering high quality data?

Would you like the opportunity to work autonomously?

If so, we are looking for an IT Finance Manager to join us at the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) and we'd love to hear from you!

Job description

You will work closely on a small, dynamic team where the role is to manage all commercial activities across the Information Technology Directorate. Supporting the development on behalf of the Head of Strategy & Governance 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.

We are looking for someone who has an aptitude for numbers, to provide high-quality analysis of financial budgeting and forecasting data, helping to show versatility in regards to the variety of tasks you will undertake.


Your responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:

• Tracking forecasting, actuals and variance across the directorate
• Supporting Information Technology project teams to meet financial objectives and commitments
• Working with the Financial Business Partner and Deputy Finance Business Partner ensuring alignment to central and departmental requirements
• Supporting the development and implementation of the Information Technology Commercial financial plan
• Supporting the development of and maintaining IT financial policies, processes and procedures

For more information please see attached role profile.

About You

You will have experience in Finance with excellent numerical, analytical and logical problem-solving skills and pay great attention to detail to ensure information is accurate and consistent. You will have excellent communication skills, both oral and in writing, with the ability to adapt your delivery to suit a wide variety of audiences, maximising both impact and understanding.

Having effective Microsoft Excel skills at an intermediate level you will be able to navigate and understand sets of data including lookups and manipulation of multiple workbooks and worksheets.

You are someone who gains rapport quickly with others as you build effective working relationships with both your colleagues and stakeholders. There will be a lot of interaction with a range of different stakeholders, senior management and colleagues across the organisation. We will look to you to confidentially handle these interactions, using your strong stakeholder management skills to engage with a diverse range of people, understanding the need for discretion at the appropriate times.

Additional Information

Part qualified CCAB or equivalent or willingness to undertake professional training, or able to demonstrate skill set through experience.


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

  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Working Together
  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Communicating and Influencing

Technical skills

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


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 

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, 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.

How to apply

Within your CV and personal statement please demonstrate your knowledge and experience of:

• Working in a Financial environment
• Gathering, analysing and interpreting data
• Managing collation of information from different stakeholders/business areas, particularly relating to managing a budget, tracking financial performance, monitoring accuracy
• Financial management, checking planned expenditure against budget bids, monitoring accuracy of the spend, ensuring compliance with financial policy and procedures, challenging spend when appropriate
• Building and managing effective working relationships with key stakeholders

The sift is due to take place on Tuesday 3rd & Wednesday 4th August 2021.

Interviews are likely to be held week commencing Monday 16th August 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 and written exercise

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 :   Elaine Adams 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, 2133kB) Candidate Notes Opens in new window(pdf, 823kB) Candidate Guidance for CV and Personal Statement Opens in new window(pdf, 405kB)

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