Finance and Reporting Manager - Flexible Working Available

16 Sep 2021
26 Sep 2021
Contract Type

About the job Summary

We welcome and encourage applications from everyone, including groups currently underrepresented in our workforce. We pride ourselves on the positive impact diversity has and promote inclusivity and equality of opportunity for all. Our recruitment process is anonymised, which means that your name, date of birth and other personal details will not be seen by the sift panel.

Finance and Reporting Manager 

Salary: £38,654

Location: Swansea 

Reporting to: Samantha Thomas  

Do you have experience of financial accounting?

Are you someone who enjoys working collaboratively with different business areas?

If so, we would love to hear from you!

Job description

The Finance and Reporting Manager role is based in the exciting and evolving IT Services (ITS) directorate. This is a fast paced and dynamic part of the organisation with great training and development opportunities to enhance your career.

This role provides an opportunity to join the IT Controls Finance Team and is central to the relationship between an individual business area and the finance function. You will proactively engage with the business directly, use your strong technical and influencing skills and develop a sound understanding of the ITS business area. You will provide advice, challenge, and scrutiny to senior colleagues to ensure budgets are well constructed, managed and monitored.

The role also provides the opportunity to gain an accountancy qualification from The Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT).



Key accountabilities of the role include:

• Manage effective stakeholder relationships across IT Controls and the wider Agency to proactively identify changes impacting ITS and improvement opportunities.

• Work with IT Controls subject matter experts to develop an understanding of business as usual, thinking strategically, identifying opportunities, and understanding policy and process interrelationships. Promote one virtual team.

• Lead and develop the IT Controls suite of products, holding regular impact assessment panels and stakeholder engagements from inception through to delivery.

• Develop dashboard reporting to demonstrate progress against the IT Controls change journey.

• Provide direction, task management, support and coaching of the team.

Please see the attached Role Profile for an in-depth view of the post.

About You

To be successful in this role you will be a part qualified accountant or have equivalent knowledge and experience, with a background in financial planning and analysis.

We are looking for someone with excellent interpersonal skills, strong relationship management skills with the ability to work with key stakeholders as well as strong analytical and modelling (Excel) skills with the ability to collate large data sets into summarised views.

The ability to effectively handle and prioritise multiple strands of work is critical, along with a positive, proactive, and professional approach.

Working for the DVLA Digital Team

At the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency (DVLA) our work matters. We’re at the forefront of digital within government, providing new and improved services that are reliable, easy to use and offer value for money for our customers. With over 49 million driver records and over 40 million vehicle records, the opportunity to work at this scale is unrivalled across the region. Our services generate billions in revenue and make a difference to the lives of 9 out of 10 households in the UK.

If you would like to read more about the great opportunities with the DVLA Digital Team then click here

Our people are transforming our digital services, head over to our DVLA Digital Services Blog  to read about what we have been up to.

DVLA are following government guidelines and the majority of IT staff are currently working from home. This is likely to continue until the end of 2021, this however is under continuous review. Once it is possible to do so the current expectation is that IT staff will be located in the Swansea office to allow for ongoing support, development and collaboration with colleagues.


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

  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Leadership
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Changing and Improving

Technical skills

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

  • SFIA Framework - Financial Management (FMIT) Level 5
  • SFIA Framework - Business Modelling (BSMO) Level 4


• Learning and development tailored to your role
• An environment with flexible working options
• A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
• A Civil Service pension
• We encourage a great work-life balance
• Best in class Learning & Development
• Digital communities
• Generous salary and pension
• On-site gym plus personal training
• On-site nursery, restaurants and coffee bar
• 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays), increasing by 1 each year (up to 30) & 1 extra day for the Queen’s birthday
• Range of staff groups to support all our colleagues
• Free parking
• Buy and sell annual leave

To find out more about the great opportunities and benefits of working at DVLA, click here  or read our blogs .

Things you need to know Security

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, 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.

How to Apply

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.

For your CV and personal statement, please provide detailed evidence of your experience of the following:

• Financial planning & analysis
• Part qualified accountant or equivalent knowledge and experience
• Managing & prioritising multiple work streams
• Strong relationship management skills – working with internal and external stakeholders
• Strong analytical and modelling (Excel) skills with the ability to collate large data sets into summarised views.

The sift is due to take place on 27th September 2021.

Interviews will be held week commencing 11th October 2021.

This interview will 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.

If invited to interview, this may consist of a range of question types. These could include questions around behaviours and how you would respond in any situation as well as specific examples of things you have done.

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.

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

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

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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