Senior Finance Analyst
HM Revenue and Customs
Apply before 11:55 pm on Wednesday 27th September 2023
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Do you have an analytical mindset and enjoy problem solving?
Do you have experience in financial management?
Are you passionate about getting the most value and driving efficient growth?
If you answered “yes” then you should consider a career as a Senior Finance Analyst at HMRC, we are looking for people like you to join the Enterprise Cloud Service Team (ECS).
We are transforming and growing to enhance the HMRC Cloud Centre of Excellence offering, and we are a diverse team of 80+ individuals, creating a dynamic and inclusive working environment whose skills cover Architecture, Development, Service Design, Operation and Governance.
See what it’s like to work at HMRC: find out more about us or ask our colleagues a question. Questions relating to an individual application must be emailed as detailed later in this advert.
FinOps is an evolving cloud financial management discipline and cultural practice, and as the Senior Finance Analyst you will play a critical role in enabling HMRC to achieve maximum business value from the Cloud.
Working as part of a centralised ECS FinOps team you will be at the heart of embedding a FinOps culture in HMRC, driving best practices into the organisation through education, support, and standardisation, working collaboratively with key partners you will take responsibility for making decisions on delivering proposals to drive Cloud Cost Optimisation to multiple customer groups.
You will help customer groups harness the value of their data, harmonizing disparate individuals and teams by building productive and trust-based relationships to drive appropriate customer behaviours and effectively manage customer complaints to ensure that processes, policies, and cost optimisation initiatives are adhered to.
- Provide organisational governance, and support ECS FinOps customers to understand, manage and control Cloud spend.
- Support ECS FinOps processes through data analysis, reporting, and tracking against key activities and performance metrics.
- Support Finance Business Partners with planning and reporting activities, operating, and monitoring Cloud budgets, and chargeback processes.
- Proactive in making the ECS FinOps Lead aware of issues before they are escalated.
- Maintain third party software tools to support Cloud cost analytics and optimisation.
- Maintain ECS FinOps training and knowledge repositories
Travel to other locations will be required for this role.
- Strong financial management skills, including billing and cost optimisation experience
- Strong data analytical and problem-solving skills
- Experience in stakeholder management, establishing strong relationships, acting as a point of consultation and escalation to resolve conflict in complex situations
- Experience in facilitating face-to-face and online customer forums
- Sound understanding of Microsoft Excel up to advanced level (formatting, LOOKUP, valuation, equations, manipulation, and pivot tables being important for analysis)
- A basic understanding of Cloud computing and consumption-based service concepts, and Cloud Cost Optimisation techniques
- Expertise in financial management tooling (preferably Cloud based)
- Fundamental understanding of PowerBI (loading data; visualising data; slicers, filtering, and bookmarks)
At HMRC we are committed to creating a great place to work for all our colleagues; an inclusive and respectful environment that reflects the diversity of the society we serve.
We want to improve the potential of everyone who chooses to work for us, and we offer a range of flexible working patterns and support to make an exciting career at HMRC accessible to you.
Where it fits with your role, you’ll have the opportunity to work from home for two days per week, or more where the business agrees.
- Learning and development tailored to your role
- An environment with flexible working options
- A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity
- A Civil Service pension with an average employer contribution of 27%
Selection process details
All Criminal Record Checks applications are considered fairly in accordance with the DBS Code of Practice and the Recruitment of ex-offenders Policy.
This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Skills and Experience.
At application stage, you will be required to upload your CV detailing your work history and skills/duties within your career, including any qualifications relevant to the role.
In addition you will be required to upload a 500 word Personal Statement to outline how your skills and experience match the specification detailed in the job description and the essential criteria.
A sift of all applications will be performed after the vacancy closing date.
Sift and interviews will be based on the skills and experience outlined within the Job Specification and suitability for the role. You will also be assessed against the Essential Criteria.
Interview dates to be confirmed, but will be held via video.
We reserve the right to raise the score required at any stage of the process in order to manage numbers.
A reserve list may be held for a period of up to 6 months from which further appointments may be made for the same or similar roles – if this applies to you, we’ll let you know via your Civil Service Jobs account.
After interview, merit lists will be created for each location advertised within the vacancy. If you are successful at interview, you will be placed on the merit list for any locations you have expressed an interest for. Appointments from each merit list will be made in strict merit order.
To check that you are eligible to apply, review this eligibility information
Important information for existing HMRC contractual homeworkers:
Please note that this role is unsuitable for contractual homeworkers due to the nature and/or requirements of the role.
We want to make sure no one is put at a disadvantage during our recruitment process because of a disability, condition, or impairment. To assist you with this, we will reduce or remove any barriers where possible and provide additional support where appropriate.
If you need a reasonable adjustment or a change to be made so that you can make your application, review this information on reasonable adjustments, and contact firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible.
Diversity and Inclusion
At HMRC we are committed to creating a great place to work for all our colleagues and creating an inclusive and respectful environment that reflects the diversity of the society we serve.
Diverse perspectives and experiences are critical to our success and we welcome applications from all people from all backgrounds with the experience and skills needed to perform this role. We’re committed to creating a great place to work for all our colleagues here at HMRC. We want everyone to feel valued and supported to achieve their potential at HMRC.
For more information on how we make this happen, review this information on our culture and values
Applications received from candidates with a criminal record are considered fairly in accordance with the DBS Code of Practice and the Recruitment of ex-offenders Policy.
We welcome applications from those who need to work a more flexible arrangement and will agree to requests where possible after considering operational and customer service needs. We can’t guarantee that we can meet all requests to work flexibly, as agreement will be subject to business ability to accommodate, and any request to work a more flexible arrangement should be made prior to your acceptance of the provisional offer.
Customer facing roles in HMRC require the ability to converse at ease with members of the public and provide advice in accurate spoken English and/or Welsh where required. Where this is an essential requirement, this will be tested as part of the selection process.
The Civil Service runs a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.
The Civil Service also offers a Redeployment Interview Scheme to civil servants who are at risk of redundancy, and who meet the minimum requirements for the advertised vacancy.
HMRC has a presence in every region of the UK. For more information on where you might be working, review this information on our locations.
For more information on the level of security checks we will carry out, review this information on security checks
Please note: in addition to the standard pre-employment checks for appointment into the Civil Service, all candidates must also obtain National Security Vetting at Security Check (SC) clearance level for this vacancy. You will normally need to meet the minimum UK residency period as determined by the level of vetting being undertaken, which for SC is 5 years UK residency prior to your vetting application. If you have any questions about this residency requirement, please speak to the vacancy holder for this post.
The Civil Service values honesty and integrity and expects all candidates to abide by these principles. The evidence you provide in your application must relate to your own experiences.
Any instances of plagiarism or other forms of cheating will be investigated and, if proven, the relevant application/s will be withdrawn from the process.
Duplicate applications for the same vacancy will also be withdrawn.
Transferring into HMRC from Civil Service If you are currently working for an ‘Other Government Department’ (OGD) and would like to consider the impact on your pay when joining HMRC, please see the attached document "Combined T&C and OGD Pay English”, found at the bottom of this advert. Further information on staff transfers can be found on gov.uk
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