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Operational Finance Manager - Glasgow

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Job summary

£37418 - £45241
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
19 November 2019 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for an Operational Finance Manager within the Social Security Scotland based in Glasgow. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

We believe that social security is a human right and we are working to make sure that people get what they are entitled to. We believe that they should be able to get support when and where they need it and this is exactly the way we will approach the delivery of the assistance that is devolved. Social Security Scotland will be built with you – not for you. Together let’s build a public service to be proud of.

Putting dignity, fairness and respect at the heart of everything we do, the new agency will be a place where everyone is welcomed and treated equally. Our service strives to be a clear, helpful and friendly so that people receive what they are entitled to, on time and comfortably. This is an exciting opportunity to be at the forefront of work to deliver one of the Scottish Government’s key priorities: delivering a stronger and fairer Scotland.

Social Security Scotland will deliver a number of key Benefits to the people of Scotland. Our top priority is to ensure the safe and secure transition of devolved benefits for the people who rely on them in Scotland.

This is a high-profile and exciting area, with continuing political, public and media interest. The Agency is split across two main locations, the headquarters in Dundee with Glasgow the other main location.

The Social Security Scotland is recruiting for a Finance Manager to help shape the development of the Operational Finance team which is responsible for the operational delivery service for the Agency.

This role offers the chance to work in a diverse workforce, reflective of Scottish society. Staff use flexible working and part-time or term-time work can be also be offered. The post holder will have minimum 5 weeks annual leave in addition to all public and privilege holidays. Roles within Scottish Government allow for a number of other benefits including great support from managers through monthly conversations and a strong mentoring scheme. 

Qualifications Required
Professionally qualified accountant (or exam qualified) – CCAB professional accountancy body or equivalent with up to date CPD.

Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt please contact to discuss.

Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Essential Criteria
1. Strong analytical skills, ability to review system issues, diagnose root cause, impact and propose and offer advice on solutions along with the ability to critically evaluate business processes and propose alternative solutions
2. Strong Risk & Controls mind set, experience of defining and implementing financial controls to safeguard Finance interests
3. Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, with a proven ability to articulate financial requirements effectively to non-financial stakeholders as well as writing guidance and procedural documentation for Operational team use
4. Well organised, delivery focussed and able to work on own initiative.

Further Information
For further information on this vacancy please download and review the “Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants” which you will find below. To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Rory Flood who can be reached at rory.flood@socialsecurity.gov.scot or 0138 293 1945.

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the Recruitment Team on 0131 244 5739 or via recruitment@gov.scot.


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