£32,929 per annum
East Kilbride , Lanarkshire
Permanent, full-time or part-time
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If you want to have an impact and contribute to the vital work that DFID does, then this post offers a fantastic opportunity for the right individual. This post is based in the Humanitarian, Security and Migration Division (HSMD) and HSMD’s mission is to promote security and stability, build resilience and respond to crises globally including the refugee crisis in Europe and to provide a safe, regular and orderly response to the wider migration challenge. As a Finance Analyst, you will work with the Finance Manager providing oversight, assurance and advice to programme teams to ensure value for money is at the heart of DFID programming and investments.
We are looking for enthusiastic people with excellent finance and analytical skills. Successful applicants should have advanced Excel skills, be good communicators and able to work alongside colleagues across a range of grades and professions. The right person for this role will have a drive to improve systems and processes to ensure that end users receive a quality service. Interested to find out more, please see the attached candidate pack.
Please refer to the attached Candidate pack for further information on the detail of this role.
- Experience of working collaboratively with business or programme managers as well as finance staff;
- Has the ability to review and improve the quality and efficiency of service received by end users;
- Has confidence and enthusiasm to present complex financial information to a diverse audience including non-finance colleagues;
- Ability to manage conflicting workloads;
- Can demonstrate strong analytical skills to produce financial analysis, particularly drawing on advanced excel skills to do so;
- Experience in a finance role with similar or related responsibilities is essential.
- It is desirable, but not essential, that applicants hold or are studying towards a qualification with one of the five Consultative Committees of Accounting Bodies [CCAB] i.e. ACCA; CIPFA; ICAEW; ICAI or ICAS, or CIMA, or a European or international equivalent qualification. If you are considering undertaking an accountancy qualification or are currently part qualified, financial support may be available to successful candidates.
We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
- Managing a Quality Service
- Communicating and Influencing
- Delivering at Pace
- Changing and Improving
We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
- Reporting and Control
- Decision Support
- Operational Finance
- Risk Management and Counter Fraud
- Wider Experience
At DFID we can offer an excellent benefits package please see link for more information: -for-international-development/about/recruitment#great-reasons-to-work-with-us
DFID is an equal opportunities employer and actively promotes and encourages diversity and inclusion. We will not discriminate on the grounds of gender, race and/or ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, age, socio economic background, mobility, nationality, family, marital and/or partnership status and religion.
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Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
Successful candidates will be expected to have a medical.
Selection process details
This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Experience and Technical skills.
How To Apply
Include your skills, employment history and qualification details. All Civil Service recruitment is anonymised so please ensure you remove any information that may identify you.
With particular reference to person specification of the Candidate Pack briefly outline your skills, experience and suitability for the role, using no more than 1250 words.
Your application contains the criteria by which the selection panel will decide whether to progress your application. Any other criteria detailed in the job profile may be tested during the interview and / or assessment process. Remember the STAR technique, situation, task, action and result when you are preparing your response.
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Some or all of the following Civil Service Behaviours may be tested at interview:
Managing a quality service
Communicating and influencing
Delivering at pace
Changing and Improving.
Additionally, we will assess technical skills in two ways:
1. In the interview some or all of the following finance technical competencies will be tested: Reporting and control; Decision support; Operational finance; Risk management and counter fraud; wider experience
2. A timed technical exercise will be undertaken.
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.
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.
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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.
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