View Vacancy - Regional Financial Account Manager
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Job Category Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)
Job Subcategory RCSH (Regional Corporate Service Hubs)
Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)
The Regional Financial Account Manager will monitor the operational delivery of key financial activity for British Embassies, High Commissions and other Offices located in Canada, the US, and the English speaking Caribbean. The role of the Regional Finance Hub is to provide key financial services to customers across the region support the organisation to deliver its objectives. The role reports to the Head of Regional Finance within the region.
This role will undertake a wide range of financial duties on behalf of a number of offices in the region. This will include the monitoring of budgets and forecasts, acting as the first line of financial support and compliance, as well as reporting issues back to Finance Business Partners in the UK. Individuals will also be expected to analyse the balance sheet accounts for the Offices in the region and ensure information is accurately and effectively reported.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Monitor and process the budgeting, forecasting and reporting (including exception reporting) for a range of offices in the region.
Liaise with individual Posts and Finance Business Partners in the UK and consolidate information across a region to monitor trends and variances.
Ensure financial management indicators [FPCIs] are robust and issues resolved appropriately within agreed timescales.
Analyse the balance sheet accounts against the Offices in your respective region and ensure information is accurately and effectively reported.
Identification and analysis of contingent liabilities, provisions, changes in pension liabilities and monitoring by exception creditors and debtors.
Provide cash forecast for each Office within the region in advance of each Financial Year.
Work with Offices to ensure cash management is accurately reported and processes are adhered to [including Other UK Government Departments who may be present].
Ensure that offline office accounts are submitted on time to Corporate Services Centres located in either Milton Keynes or Manila.
Ensure consistency across all processes, both within the region and across other regional hubs.
Operationally, ensure consistency of application of policies and financial processes, both within the region and across other regional hubs.
Liaison with and notification to, UK-based Finance Business Partners;
Management of identified risks/provisions/contingent liabilities;
Cash Management, including cash forecasting;
Fixed Asset verification, management and accounting;
Other Balance Sheet management to ensure historic/incorrect transactions are cleared;
Budget Monitoring & forecasting;
Use of Hyperion & OBIEE to prepare and promote budget & forecast information
Monitoring Key Performance Indicators;
Spend & cost driver Analysis [liaising with Procurement & HR colleagues];
Assist with business planning;
Chart of Accounts usage.
Essential qualifications, skills and experience
6+ years experience in a similar accountant, finance, or bookkeeping role.
Experience of preparing monthly management accounts, Forecasting and Budgeting.
IT literate to an advanced level.
Experience using Oracle eBusiness Suite.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Some travel might be required for this role, a valid passport is essential.
Required competencies Seeing the Big Picture, Collaborating and Partnering, Managing a Quality Service, Delivering at Pace
Application deadline 18 December 2018
Grade B3 (L)
Type of Position Permanent
Region N. America, Caribbean and British Overseas Territories
Country/Territory United States
Location (City) Washington
Type of Post British Embassy Office
Starting yearly salary (USD) 58,272.00
Start Date 4 February 2019
Other benefits and conditions of employment
Under US State Department requirements, the Embassy may only employ, as non-diplomatic staff, persons who are US citizens, US Green Card holders or A or NATO visa holders with EAD cards*. If you hold a visa other than an A or NATO visa you are not currently eligible to work at the Embassy. Please refer to our website for information on exceptions to this policy at www.gov.uk/government/world/usa. All candidates will be subject to background checks and security clearance.
*A visas or NATO visas with EAD cards are acceptable at the Embassy, Consulates, and British Defence Staff (BDS) outposts. The UK Mission to the UN (UKMIS) accepts G visas.
The British Embassy Network offers a strong benefits package. This package includes medical, dental, vision, life, long term and short term disability insurance, a 401(k) retirement savings plan, generous vacation and leave time, and an enriching training package.
The target salary for this position is $58,272.00 annualized. Salary will be confirmed upon offer of employment. Individuals who are not US taxpaying citizens will be paid a net salary based on a simulated US tax status.
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