Head of Financial Planning & Analysis

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Location
Blaenau Gwent
Salary
Competitive
Posted
29 Oct 2018
Closes
22 Nov 2018
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
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 equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria. Beta Your feedback will help us to improve. * Home * Sign in / create an account Head of Financial Planning & Analysis Office for National Statistics Closing date: 11 Nov 2018 Return to search results Reference number Salary GBP54,400 Grade Grade 6 Contract type Permanent Business area ONS - Finance Type of role Corporate Finance Finance Operational Delivery Planning Working pattern Flexible working, Full-time Hours Minimum 37 hours per week Number of posts 1 Location Government Buildings, Cardiff Road, Newport, NP10 8XG About the job Job description Would you like to help shape and drive the delivery of financial planning and analysis within the Office for National Statistics? If so, an exciting opportunity has arisen to join the Finance and Planning Division as Head of Financial Planning and Analysis. You will be responsible for monitoring and oversight of the ONS GBP276m budget (2018/19), leading a team of 19 comprising of Finance Business Partners and Finance Operations staff who provide expert advice and management information to help and support the ONS Executive Team to manage their budgets effectively. You will be the Finance lead for short and medium-term business and financial planning. This involves coordination and oversight of the budget setting process, ensuring that these are affordable, reflect the needs of the organisation and reflect any financial risks and issues identified for the forthcoming year. You will also support the development of longer term financial planning, interpreting organisational strategies into financial impacts. Key Responsibilities and Relationships: • Developing the UKSA financial budget and plans for 2019/20, which will include working closely with Director's General, Directors and key corporate functions • Supporting the development of our future Spend Review bids in line with wider ONS strategic developments • Supporting the successful delivery of the ONS internal planning cycle, which will involve the development of integrated directorate financial plans • Working as part of a wider corporate community to support and ensure the development of integrated and aligned plans • Developing and presenting the monthly financial report for Portfolio Investment Committee, including: identifying the monthly financial position and projected outturn position, key issues, areas of concern and opportunities which may affect the financial position • Manage the Demand Pipeline of proposed investments for the ONS, ensuring supported with valid business cases to support the funding requests; lead on the prioritisation of the demands and present recommendations to the Portfolio Investment Committee for investment • Supporting improvements in financial planning capability within ONS through overseeing the delivery of bespoke and tailored training to meet business needs • Supporting tangible improvements in the quality and maturity of financial planning and forecasting within ONS • Oversight of the budget delegation framework setting out clear expectations and behaviours, supported by appropriate training and development • Development of the strategic financial model to support longer term financial planning and reporting, in readiness and preparation for future Spend Reviews • Taking the lead on a selection of SLT wide objectives from the Finance Strategy • Set the direction and build the role of Finance Business Partner's in line with the Government Profession Toolkit ensuring the service delivered conforms to best practice, effectively acting as the organisation's Senior Finance Business Partner • Management, and supporting the development, of the wider Finance Planning & Analysis team Person Specification: We are looking for a highly motivated individual that wishes to work at the heart of ONS to help shape the medium and long term financial plans of the organisation. You will be someone who looks to develop innovative solutions that are co-designed that deliver tangible benefits for the business and support the delivery of our transformation. You will see the bigger picture that will lead, and advocate for, financial planning and its benefits. You will work in an integrated way and look to break down silos where they exist. Essential: • Ability to think and act strategically and to translate complex strategic financial and political objectives into tangible outcomes • Significant experience working within a financial environment • The ability to build a strong network of collaborative relationships • Excellent communication skills and a confident speaker with the ability to empower, motivate and influence in order to gain the trust and confidence of stakeholders • Experience of delivering high quality financial management reporting and analysis • Working as part of a senior management team to ensure corporate aims and objectives are achieved • A fully qualified member of one of the recognised accountancy bodies (ACCA, ACA, CIMA, or CIPFA) Desirable: • Comfortable using Alteryx or Tableau or similar BI and analytics tools. • Familiar with Oracle financial systems. Qualifications A fully qualified member of one of the recognised accountancy bodies (ACCA, ACA, CIMA, or CIPFA) Benefits Pensions Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates. Things you need to know Security Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check. Successful candidates must pass basic security checks. Selection process details Application stage will be based on your CV and personal statement. Please use your personal statement (no more than 1200 words) to outline why you are attracted to this role and evidence your skills, knowledge, and experience against the person specification. Interview stage will be competency based, where you will be assessed on the below competencies: • Seeing the bigger picture • Collaborating and partnering • Leading and communicating • Making effective decisions • Building capability for all • Delivering at pace A presentation will be included in the interview. In cases where there is a high number of applications the sift pass mark may be adjusted and candidates will be invited to interview in merit order, i.e. those scoring the highest. In certain circumstances, interviews may be conducted by Video Conference. A reserve list may be held for a period up to 12 months from which further appointments may be made. Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment. Nationality requirements Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here. Eligibility Candidates in their probationary period are not eligible to apply for vacancies within this department. 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 equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria. Apply and further information Contact point for applicants If you'd like to find out more about the role, please contact Lisa Winstone. Telephone: Email: If you'd like to find out more about the recruitment process, please contact the Recruitment team: Telephone: Email: Sift/interview dates and location Sift date: w/c 12 November 2018 Interview date: w/c 19 November 2018 Location: Government Buildings, Cardiff Road, Newport, NP10 8XG Further information Current Civil Servants will retain their existing salary if joining on level transfer or move to the minimum entry point, whichever is greater. *If transferring from a post with a London pay addition to a National post you will be moved to an equivalent point within the relevant ONS National pay zone. Civil Servants joining on promotion will receive either the minimum entry point, or 10% on top of their base salary in their substantive grade, whichever is greater. * Employees transferring on promotion from a post with a London pay addition to a National post will be moved to an equivalent point within the relevant ONS National pay zone before the promotion increase is applied. New entrants are normally appointed at the pay scale minimum for their grade although there is limited scope for negotiation based on skills and experience in very exceptional cases For those successful candidates joining ONS we will record and retain your nationality information on our human resources management system for the sole purpose of understanding the nationality diversity within ONS. We will not report on this on an individual basis in a way that you would be identifiable. We will only retain this information for the shortest time needed. Should you wish for us not to collect and retain this information, please email: This position/s does not attract a relocation package. 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 Paul Cudmore, Office for National Statistics, Government Buildings, Cardiff Road, Newport NP10 8XG..... click apply for full job details