The Cabinet Office has a vital role to play at the centre of government. Its purpose is clear: to maintain the integrity of the union, the security of the country and a flourishing democracy; to ensure delivery of the Government’s programme and the Prime Minister’s priorities; and to ensure the delivery of the finest public services by attracting and developing the best public servants and improving the efficiency of government.
The Financial Control Team is responsible for developing strategies, policies and processes governing financial transactions; ensuring they remain fit for purpose and meet Cabinet Office needs. This central expertise supports various business areas within the Department; delivering services to an ever-changing business and making the best use of technologies to drive continuous improvement and customer service excellence.
The aim is to facilitate a robust control environment so financial transactions can be processed correctly and effectively, through:
*Setting the controls and standards required to improve financial control,
*Identifying areas where policy is not being adhered to, and
*Ensuring that our financial activities have sufficient evidence
Key responsibilities include:
*Supporting the production of the year-end accounts for Cabinet Office, including coordinating teams involved in year-end preparation, liaising with auditors and coordinating responses to audit queries.
*Responsible for ensuring sufficient monitoring tools are in place to highlight and eliminate financial control weaknesses, working with control owners as necessary.
*Driving continuous process efficiencies and improvements across the function, delivering maximum value for the Cabinet Office and ensuring robust controls are in place.
*Supporting a robust financial internal control framework and identifying high risk areas
*Support the Head of Financial Control in designing and implementing initiatives to support financial control
*Contributes to system improvement projects, ensuring process changes have strong internal controls and mitigate fraud.
*Builds relationships with key staff across Finance and the business in order to maintain effectiveness and relevance in role.
The successful candidate will be a part/fully qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA, etc) with previous experience in a similar role. We are looking for a strong technical competence over a range of financial disciplines and professional credibility through the ability to apply high-quality financial insight in the business. We are looking for someone who is eager to learn, flexible in approach but firm when necessary, who can work on their own initiative and thrives when thinking and acting proactively. You will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to engage staff and build rapport with a range of finance and non-finance persons across the organisation. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who which is looking to grow and learn within a supportive environment in a large and complex organisation.
Salary – £31,339 – £38,580 + £2,500 or £5,000 accountancy allowance (Dependant on qualification status)