Are you a finance professional interested in a new challenge? If yes, then we have a vacancy that may interest you.

The National Infrastructure Commission is looking for a Finance Manager to develop its financial management and control processes, business partner with key staff across the organisation and provide expert advice to senior leaders and staff. If you are a dynamic finance professional then this is an excellent opportunity to expand your skills and breadth of experience, develop your technical skills and drive positive change within the Commission’s Operations Team.

If you join us at the Commission, you’ll be playing a key role in delivering independent advice to government on the UK’s long-term infrastructure needs. We do this to help support sustainable economic growth across the whole of the UK, improve competitiveness and ultimately improve the quality of life of UK citizens.

The Commission is a collaborative team of civil servants and industry secondees working to support the Commissioners in offering forward-thinking recommendations based on a rigorous approach to evidence and consultation – and to monitor government’s progress in implementing those plans.

Key accountabilities of the role will be to:

  • Support the development and creation of the annual budget, in-year budget monitoring, including monthly budget profiling, variance analysis and reporting
  • Act as a finance business partner with project leads and staff across the organisation to support teams and add value to our financial management arrangements
  • Review and redesign where appropriate key finance processes to ensure we maximise efficiency and accuracy and offer a quality service to the business, for example budget setting and business case management
  • Carry out month end and annual closedown procedures in line with the HMT finance timetable, including completing payroll returns and other financial submissions where required and work collaboratively with colleagues in HMT finance and HR teams
  • Produce high-quality internal financial reports for senior management and the Board, including accurate, informative and insightful analysis where required.
  • Act as Procurements and Contract Management Lead, supporting staff in the business to run their own procurements through the Crown Commercial Service and then manage their contracts proactively
  • Process routine financial transactions including raising and receipting purchase orders, accruals and prepayments, reviewing and approving corporate credit card expenditure and expenses
  • Liaise with internal and external auditors, including managing the annual report closedown plan.

More information on the role can be found here.