Finance Manager - Ref: 4368

Climate Change Committee

Apply before 11:55 pm on Friday 9th September 2022



Reference number



40,050 - 44,450


Senior Executive Officer

Contract type


Type of role


Working pattern

Full-time, Job share, Part-time

Number of posts



London (region)


This position is based at 1 Victoria St, Westminster, London SW1H 0ET

Job description

The Climate Change Committee is the independent expert statutory adviser to Parliament and the UK Government on climate change policy. It is a high-profile, high-impact expert body in the analysis of climate change mitigation and adaptation.

The Committee is supported by an analytical team of around 50 economists, scientists and analysts. The technical team is supported by a Corporate Team of around 10 professionals responsible for delivering a full suite of corporate services. The Finance Manager will play a key role in the Corporate Team with responsibility for financial planning, reporting and analysis.

About the role

This is a fast-paced and challenging role with tasks and responsibilities which span several key finance disciplines including:

  • Management Reporting
  • Finance Business Partnering
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting
  • Financial Operations

This role will allow the successful candidate to develop their experience and exposure to a wide range of financial disciplines providing an excellent development opportunity.


Management Reporting

  • Preparation of month end journals, to include raising accruals and prepayments and resolving any corrective entries required in the general ledger.
  • Committee fee processing, reconciliations, journals, payments
  • Payroll and associated returns, FTE sheet and reconciliations
  • Ensure month-end procedures are adhered to and accounting deadlines met.
  • Review monthly reconciliations across a range of items including balance sheet accounts and liaise with shared services partner to resolve variances.

Finance Business Partnering

  • Ensure managers are made aware of significant financial issues and risks.
  • Prepare financial management information from SOP system generated reports.
  • Review monthly expenditure items and raising and resolving issues with shared services partner.
  • Collate and respond on periodic returns.
  • Ad-hoc project work across Finance, HR, IT, Procurement, Operational.

Financial Accounting & Reporting

  • Prepare financial evidence for interim and year-end audits and work with auditors to resolve audit questions.
  • Develop and maintain Management Information systems to enable reporting.
  • Support the Corporate Team with internal audit processes.

Financial Operations

  • Responding to finance queries from both internal stakeholders and external suppliers in a timely manner through effective management of the Finance Team Outlook inbox.
  • Purchasing tasks, including but not limited to, raising requisitions, receipting POs, liaising with shared service partner to resolve issues.
  • Checking and processing credit card (GPC) expenses.

Key skills and knowledge

Experience in central government financial management, financial analysis, and financial planning, with a working knowledge of Oracle based finance systems e.g., SOP, Hyperion/SmartView, strong Microsoft Excel skills and a working knowledge of managing database extracts, both financial and non-financial is desirable.

Ability to adopt a proactive problem-solving approach in responding to the changing needs of the business.

Experience of dealing with external auditors


Please refer to Job Description


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

  • Working Together
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Seeing the Big Picture
  • Managing a Quality Service

Technical skills

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

  • Finance CCAB Qualified, Part-Qualified or Qualified by Experience
  • 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%


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 and Technical skills.
Please refer to Job Description

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.
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Contact point for applicants

Job contact :

  • Name : Victoria De La Cruz
  • Email :

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