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Finance Officer (Workforce Planning)

  • Location: Blackpool, Lancashire
  • Salary: £25000 - £35000 per annum + benefits
  • Contract hours: FullTime

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Finance Officer (Workforce Planning), BPDTS Ltd: Up to £35,000 plus great benefits and work life balance

Want to be part of something really big? If youre creative and curious to learn, want to be empowered to make decisions and challenge the norm, and want to bring BIG ideas to a MASSIVE digital challenge then youll love it here. And wed love to hear from you.

We are looking for Finance Officers to work with us on one of the biggest transformation digital programmes in Europe.

In BPDTS Ltd youll join a new organisation with a unique set of challenges for finance professionals. This is a real opportunity for the right person to shape and define this role

You will be part of an organisation responsible for the delivery of digital platforms and services, realtime analytics and flexible infrastructure, providing secure and resilient services to DWP, with the power to make a difference to the lives of 22 million UK citizens.

You and your role

Working with a high degree of autonomy, you will support the Finance Manager with day to day running, with tasks including monthend activity, analysing financial data, provision of monthend accounts, invoice processing, liasing with contractor providers and lots more.

In this role youll support and provide wider cover to the finance office but we are primarlily looking for someone to support our workforce planning. So an analytic mind to tell us whether data is sound and to produce one version of the truth is important. Ideally youd have worked around workforce planning previously, and youll be great with excel.

You should have worked in finance before, for example you may be a part qualified accountant. And an accountancy qualification is desirable (but not essential; equivalent experience is just as valuable.

You relish the challenge of joining a new organisation and a community that is still forming and take advantage of a great opportunity to help set the direction for your role and this team. Its a fast paced, dynamic and we think unique role, and a real opportunity for anyone building a career in finance.

On the Finance team we encourage people to develop and learn new skills. Youll work and learn in a supported and supportive environment where we grow and improve together.

What are we looking for?

High level of numeracy, including proficiency in Excel

Proven experience of applying an appreciation of the critical importance of key concepts in planning and reporting, including, for example, consistency of data definitions, effective change control, relating inputs to outputs and materiality.

Proven ability to build great relationships with the business and other key stakeholders

Ability to prioritise workload and manage strict deadlines

High level of interpersonal skills and ability to influence a range of stakeholders

Aptitude for detail, whilst still having the capacity to keep sight of the bigger picture

Where will you work?

BPDTS Ltd provides dedicated services to the Department for Work and Pensions. Our digital, data and technology specialists work closely with experts in DWP Digitals community to make digital services quicker, simpler and more efficient for the millions of people that use them.

Youll join us in one of our easytoreach digital hubs in Blackpool, Manchester, or Newcastle (your choice). Each hub has been designed for and by members of our community. We provide the latest tech and tooling and foster a collaborative culture to help our agile, multidisciplinary teams think big and try new things.

Our hubs have the best of each location on the doorstep, and we have a range of facilities across the sites from cafes, coffee shops and restaurants, to ping pong, a swimming pool, gym facilities and loads more.

We are an equal opportunity employer and we welcome applications regardless of age, gender, race or sexuality.

What is our offer?

Well reward you with a very competitive salary of up to £35,000
You will be eligible for a pension with employer contributions of up to 10%
We can offer you a performancerelated annual bonus of up to 10%
Well help you balance your life and work
Well give you a generous leave allowance, with the option to buy and sell extra days

We also offer much more as part of a flexible benefits package including a cycle to work scheme and lots of family friendly perks which can be tailored to your lifestyle.

Building our future

We believe the work we do really matters, so were serious about investing in you.

Youll have access to a huge suite of training and learning opportunities to complement the new skills youll acquire on the job. Youll get the chance to share knowledge with colleagues from across our communities, and to grow your skills through our coaching and mentoring programmes.

Hit APPLY for more information and to continue your application on our careers page. There you will also find candidate pack with more information, which you can download by clicking the Candidate Information Pack button.

Youll need to register (you can use your LinkedIn profile) and then complete a short application form where youll upload a CV.

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