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Digital Budget Analyst – 39142
£24,002 - £38,373
Multiple Locations

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We welcome and encourage applications from everyone, including groups currently underrepresented in our workforce and pride ourselves as being an employer of choice. To find out more about how we champion diversity and inclusion in the workplace, visit: https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/ministry-of-justice/about/equality-and-diversity

Introduction

These are exciting times at MOJ Digital and Technology. We have a clear vision – to develop a digitally-enabled justice system that works more simply for users – and we’re looking for talented people to help us achieve it. We’re making things better by building adaptable, effective services and making systems that are simple to use for staff and citizens. It can be challenging, but it’s also important and rewarding.

As well as doing great work, we’re creating a place that’s great to do work in. We offer tip-top kit, brilliant training opportunities and support from expert colleagues. On top of that, you’ll find flexible working, an inclusive culture, and a place where your opinion is valued.

To support us in delivering our vision we are building a new team. The Budget Team will sit within MoJ D&T, working closely with colleagues in D&T and the central finance function, and offers a great opportunity to be part of building something new.

The Role

The Digital Budget Analyst will be responsible for …

●        Improving financial management and governance in D&T;

●        Building, putting into practice, and continually improving financial processes and reports.

More specifically this means:

Support improved financial management and governance in D&T:

●        Work with colleagues in your portfolio area and the finance function to build and inform a realistic and well-understood financial forecast;

●        Provide meaningful and accurate data analysis and insight to help colleagues make well-informed decisions;

●        Support colleagues in tracking their budgets and savings targets by monitoring savings opportunities and anticipating potential overspend;

●        Work with colleagues to resolve issues relating to budgets, purchase orders and invoices;

●        Work with colleagues to track financial benefits agreed in business cases and plans;

●        Promote the benefits of good financial management within D&T.

Creating and delivering robust financial processes and reports:

●        In line with wider D&T strategy, manage the day-to-day operation of financial processes for a specific area of D&T including:

  • Purchase-to-pay process, including:

▪          Creating, tracking, managing and closing Purchase Orders;

▪          Working with budget holders and other colleagues to deal with receipting and the release of payments to third-party suppliers;

▪          Communicating with budget holders and third-party suppliers around payment schedules, escalating where appropriate.

  • Tracking the costs of D&T work and people, both in D&T and those working for other government departments or projects;

●        Build, utilise, and continually improve financial reports, performance dashboards and scorecards.

If this sounds like an exciting challenge and you want to join our team please read on and apply!

This is a MoJ Band B role with a starting salary £36,798 plus great benefits:

●        A generous pension scheme on average of up to 22%

●        25 days leave, plus bank holidays, plus 1 privilege day usually taken around the Queens’ birthday

●        5 additional days of leave once you have reach 5 years in post

●        Flexible working – whether it’s working from home or remotely, working part-time, job sharing, or working compressed hours, we have people doing it and are happy to discuss options with you

●        Access to industry leading training and development through Civil Service Learning, GDS Academy and Pluralsight

●        Great maternity, adoption, and shared parental leave, with up to 26 weeks leave at full pay, 13 weeks with partial pay, and 13 weeks further leave. And maternity support/paternity leave at full pay for 2 weeks, too!

●        Bike loans and secure bike parking (subject to availability and location)

●        Season ticket loans, childcare vouchers, and eye-care vouchers.

●        Some offices may have a subsidised onsite Gym.

●        Up to 5 days paid leave for voluntary work you may wish to undertake

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status.

Person Specification

●        You are able to draw conclusions from, and make recommendations based on, numbers and data;

●        You are comfortable presenting to, and challenging, stakeholders;

●        Experience in analysis of complex budgets or data sets, preferably IT budgets, and those that involve spend with suppliers;

●        Experience building and producing finance processes, reports and dashboards;

●        You are adaptable when faced with a variety of tasks

●        Demonstration of the following civil service behaviours at level 2:

●        Communicating and Influencing

●        Working Together

How to Apply

All candidates must submit a CV and Statement of Suitability (of up to 750 words) which describes how you meet the requirements set out in the Person Specification above.

We recruit using the Success Profiles Framework and will assess your Experience and the following Behaviours during the assessment process:

●        Communicating and Influencing

●        Working Together

Your application will be reviewed and sifted against the Person Specification by a diverse panel.

Successful candidates who meet the required standard will then be invited to a 1-hour panel interview held via video conference.

Should we receive a high volume of applications, a pre-sift based on your experience of analysing of complex budgets or data sets, as well as your experience of presenting to, and making recommendations to, colleagues and stakeholders will be conducted prior to the sift.

Further Information

Please review the following Terms & Conditions which set out the way we recruit and provide further information related to the role.

Please note for existing civil servants successful in this role, the position would be offered as a departmental loan with the option to extend further or make permanent at a later date.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact recruitment@digital.justice.gov.uk

Additional Information