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.
These posts support the Cabinet Office’s business areas on financial management and financial reporting. The role is business facing and will require the post holder to develop a detailed understanding of the objectives, financial transactions, budgets and plans of a range of high profile business areas. The role will require the holder to build strong relationships with local finance contacts and staff undertaking transactional processes (ordering, receipting etc.).
As a member of the Finance Business Partner Team, the successful applicant will play an active part in raising financial awareness and capability within the business areas supported.
Your responsibilities will include:
*Assisting in providing accurate, useful and timely in year financial reports, including input into quarterly and other finance reviews.
*Assisting in the monthly forecasting process, to ensure accurate forecasts are provided throughout the year.
*Ensuring budget profiling is robust and evidence based and in year budget changes actioned.
*Providing high quality monitoring information and financial analysis, monitoring risks and opportunities, scrutinising forecasts, following up on corrective actions and agreed recommendations.
*Preparing period end journals and collating appropriate evidence to support journal entries.
*Maintaining a high-quality audit trail and financial evidence base, preparing papers to agreed deadlines and liaising as necessary with the National Audit Office and Internal Audit.
*Striving for continuous improvement and supporting projects to improve financial ways of working and processes.
*Developing and maintaining strong and constructive working relationships across finance and business units, balancing the need to provide a high quality and responsive service with a challenge function.
*Providing support in managing the annual business planning cycle including input into business planning templates.
*Supporting business areas in raising financial awareness and capability.
*Working closely with accounts payable and receivable to ensure that processes are seamless and efficient.