Vacancy posted: Tuesday, 7 Aug 2012
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In financial year 2011-12, DFID was responsible for £7.9 billion of UK public expenditure and, per the 2012 Business Plan, by financial year 2014-15, planned expenditure is expected to be 35% higher, at £10.6 billion.
At the same time, DFID will continue to implement its corporate services reform programme, which will help reduce administration costs by 33% over the Spending Review period to 2014-15.
As part of its corporate services reform, DFID is committed to delivering on its finance improvement plan and in 2012-13 it will be conducting a review of its current financial operations with the view to further improving the relevance, timeliness and quality of both financial processes and financial management information.
We currently have 3 vacancies for Divisional Accountants in our Policy and Research Division, International Directors Office and Asia Caribbean and Overseas Territories Division*.
As a Divisional Accountant, you will play a key role within the Department as finance professionals embedded within the operations of the organisation.
These roles were first introduced into DFID two years ago and it is envisaged that, as the Department embraces finance transformation over the next 2-3 years, that they will continue to evolve growing and strengthening their focus on activity and challenge that enables the organisation to deliver value for money, live within their budgets, and protect the Department.
Given this backdrop, if you feel you can:
- Provide forward-looking business support underpinned by quality data analysis and intelligent appraisal
- Ensure that everyone uses numbers that represent “one version of the truth” and maximise reliance on DFID’s core financial systems for data preparation and reporting
- Ensure that the Department lives within its allocated budgets and is run in a way that recognises and manages risk effectively
- Ensure a robust control regime for all spending and financial flows by working with colleagues to prioritise pressures and negotiate resources and challenging inappropriate behaviours in respect of financial propriety and regularity these could be the positions for you.
If you feel you have the right skills and qualities for this post, please read more about the vacancy by clicking on the 'Apply' button.
*As there are three roles being advertised, if you have a preference for a particular department, please clearly indicate this in your application.
DFID is an equal opportunities employer and selection is on merit. Candidates should be UK nationals, nationals of a member state of the European Economic Area (EEA), Swiss or Turkish nationals or Commonwealth citizens.
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Closing Date: 24-Aug-2012