Financial Analyst

HM Land Registry

Apply before 11:55 pm on Monday 1st November 2021

 

Reference number

155994

Salary

£33,839
(Croydon £37,290). Upon meeting eligibility you may be entitled to a non-pensionable accountancy allowance of up to £8,245

Grade

Higher Executive Officer

Contract type

Permanent

Business area

HMLR - Finance and Business Services

Type of role

Analytical
Corporate Finance
Finance

Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time, Compressed Hours

Number of posts

1

Location

Croydon, London, CR0 2AQ : Nottingham, East Midlands, NG1 7AU : Plymouth, South West, PL6 5WS

About the job

Summary



HM Land Registry (HMLR) is a successful, high-performing, innovative organisation. For more than 150 years HM Land Registry has protected and guaranteed people’s land and property rights by keeping and maintaining the Land Register for England and Wales. HMLR aims to become the world's leading land registry for speed, simplicity and an open approach to data.

HMLR are pleased to offer an exciting permanent opportunity for a Financial Analyst, where you will join a dynamic team who are setting a high bar for finance business partnering, across the Civil Service. This will be a critical role in HMLR supporting both the finance business partnering and wider finance function.

As Financial Analyst, you will report into a Finance Business Partner, delivering high quality financial analytic support to the finance business partnering team and wider organisation, supporting effective business decision making and strong financial management and planning. The successful candidate will enjoy building and maintaining strong working relationships with key stakeholders, at all levels, across the organisation.

Alongside all of the great civil service benefits, HMLR is investing in systems to become a world class land registry. Finance and the corporate back office have and continue to invest to support this aim and so there will be a real opportunity to be actively involved in building the future of the finance function in HMLR.

You will be assigned to a contractual 'home' office, but we believe that a blended approach to where you work - with some time in the office and some time at home - may give you an improved experience and has clear business benefits to us. Whilst there may be some activities for which attending the office is required, you are likely to have some input and choice as to when you will work on site versus from home, within the context of meeting business and customer needs.

Job description

You will provide professional financial advice, finance-related analysis and support to budget managers and the wider finance community, ensuring financial issues are resolved and governance processes are followed.

You will build financial capability in the organisation through coordination, development and delivery of training in Finance governance, constraints and controls, while coaching teams and individuals. Supporting with robust forecasts, transformation business cases and business plans, planning activities and supporting contract managers and the commercial team with contract and tender evaluations, this will be busy and varied role, where you can support the Finance Business Team and wider financial leadership team.

You will design, develop, test and implement improvements to management information for budget managers, using financial modelling systems and tools, supporting evidence based decision making.

There is a minimum requirement of 30 hours per week.

For more information about this position, please refer to the attached candidate pack.

Responsibilities

To be successful in this role you will be CCAB (or equivalent) qualified or part-qualified accountant.

You will be able to demonstrate experience as a skilled financial professional, with strong analytical ability and excellent communication skills. You will have experience of producing, analysing and evaluating financial data to make recommendations for business decisions.

You will have the ability to make strong relationships with a wide range of stakeholders and have experience of training and coaching in financial principles and practices. You will be able to exercise sound judgement in providing professional financial support and advice to a range of stakeholders, enabling a clear understanding of complex information.

Behaviours

We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Working Together
  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Changing and Improving
  • Developing Self and Others

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • CCAB (or equivalent) qualified or part-qualified accountant

Benefits

A great place to work
HM Land Registry is a vibrant place to work with sport and social events and a variety of clubs. We offer flexible working to help you achieve a work-life balance that works for you and us.

Where difference is celebrated
We’re committed to fairness and equality for all, so you feel valued for who you are and what you do. Diversity fuels our innovation. Our shared values help us work together, to benefit the communities we serve.

Our employee diversity networks support our culture of inclusion and contribute to our diversity action plan. Our current focus is to encourage people from under-represented groups into management and leadership roles, especially people with disabilities, women and ethnic minority colleagues.

HMLR offers very competitive terms, conditions and benefits. We provide excellent opportunities for career progression, training and development. You will have access to Civil Service pension and benefits arrangements and generous leave allowances, as well as flexible working – exactly what you would expect from a progressive employer.



Working for Land Registry

Things you need to know

Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.
People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles, and will assess your Behaviours, Strengths, Ability, Experience and Technical skills.
To apply you will need to complete the short application form and take the numerical test. If you pass the numerical test you will be invited to complete the full application form, where you will be asked to copy and paste your CV to include your work history and qualifications.

You will be asked to complete the technical box in no more than 250 words, describing how you meet the Technical Qualification:
* CCAB (or equivalent) qualified or part-qualified accountant

You will also be asked to provide a statement of suitability in no more than 750 words, please demonstrate how you meet the below Essential Experience Criteria:
- Experience of producing, analysing and evaluating financial data and providing relevant information and recommendations for decision making.
- Ability to quickly build strong working relationships with a wide range of stakeholders, adapting communication styles to have maximum impact.
- Ability to exercise sound judgement in providing professional financial support and advice

Please note that in the event of a high number of applications we will complete a pre-sift on the above Technical Qualification.

The sift will take place week commencing 1 November 2021. If successful at sift you will be invited to attend a blended video interview and pre-prepared presentation, which will be held week commencing 15 November 2021.

The blended interview will include a pre-prepared presentation and will test the experience and behaviours listed in the attached job description, as well as the strengths associated with the role. We want to hear your first, unrehearsed, natural response to strength questions, and so we don’t advertise which strengths are being tested.
The best way to prepare for strengths questions is to reflect on what you identify as your own personal strengths, and your preferred ways of working.
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/success-profiles

Please review your application form before clicking ‘submit’ – once you have submitted, you will not be able to amend your application. Ensure your application form is received by the closing date for receipt of applications – this is 11:55pm on the advertised date.

HMLR is accredited to the Disability Confidence Scheme, which denotes organisations which have a positive attitude towards disabled people. Disabled applicants who meet the minimum essential criteria at the shortlisting stage are guaranteed an invitation to interview.
If you require the panel to consider a reasonable adjustment or there is anything else you would like the panel to take into consideration you are asked to notify us of this at application stage where possible or during the process as soon as it becomes a requirement.

If you would like further information about the use of your personal data, please click on the link below:
Job Applicant Personal Information

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
Further information on nationality requirements

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 equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Apply and further information

Once this job has closed, the job advert will no longer be available. You may want to save a copy for your records.

Contact point for applicants

Job contact :
Name :  Martyn Stroud
Email :  Martyn.Stroud@landregistry.gov.uk
 
Recruitment team :
Email :  hrresourcingTeam2@landregistry.gov.uk

Online test instructions

Please ensure you complete the online test as soon as possible, but at the latest by midday 1 November. If successful, you will have until 11:55pm to complete the full application form, including the technical box and statement of suitability.

Further information

If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance to the Recruitment Principles and you wish to make a complaint, please email hrresourcingteam2@landregistry.gov.uk in the first instance. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from HM Land Registry then you may take your complaint to the Civil Service Commission: http://civilservicecommission.independent.gov.uk/making-complaint/

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