The Finance team sits within the Office of the CIO and has a dotted line into central finance, via the Divisional Financial Controller for UAS and GLAM. This role sits within the Financial Planning and Analysis team and reports into the FP&A Manager. This is a key post in a department witnessing a rapid evolution of technology and supporting development methodologies, with unlimited demand for projects and services, yet constrained by funding and resource limitations. As such, we require potential candidates to possess good people, process, IT and accounting skills, ideally proven in a complex and highly distributed organisation.
Our recurrent IT spend is c.£22 million pa over 75 cost centres and c.300 FTEs. Our capital envelope of £60 million (over a three-year funding window) and c.80 live projects supply a steady pipeline of new and improving services to the 66 already recognised in our service catalogue. This role will provide financial analysis for the service portfolio, with a particular focus on maintaining pricing/costing transparency and accurately planning future activity.
Key aspects of the Financial Analysis Officer role include:
- Effective business partnering with service owners
- Preparing standard financial metrics to track the performance of the service portfolio
- Supporting planning activities