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HMRC - Unity Programme - Finance Process Lead

11 May 2024
For full job description and instructions on how to apply you must follow this link to civil service jobs:-Job descriptionThe Finance process team is a key component of the Unity Programme in developing the Finance processes for Department for Transport, HMRC and the Department for Housing and Levelling up Communities under a single Shared Services umbrella.  We are offering an exciting opportunity for a Finance Process specialist to help deliver a new Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solution for the Unity cluster supporting Department for Transport, HMRC and the Department for Housing and Levelling up Communities.  In this dynamic position you will be responsible for the development of Finance processes and functional requirements for enhancing our system platforms. This involves collaboration with operational teams and a newly established intelligent client function within HMRC and DFT. Ultimately supporting the planning, execution, and management of system changes and improvement initiatives throughout the transition period.  The overarching aim of the Finance workstream is ensuring a smooth transition and minimal disruption to operations during implementation phase.  There will be travel involved in this role and occasional need to attend conferences, cross-government meetings.  Key ResponsibilitiesDevelop, analyse and the implementation of Finance processes in line with best practice and Cabinet Office directives.Project Planning: Develop comprehensive project plans outlining process tasks, timelines, resources, and dependencies for system changes/improvement ideas across the three government departments.Stakeholder Management: Collaborate with deputy transformation lead, key stakeholders, to gather functional requirements, provide updates, and address concerns throughout the transition process.Change Management: Develop and implement change management strategies to facilitate the adoption of new HR systems. This includes liaising with leads on communication plans, training programs, benefits realisation and innovative support resources.Risk Management: Identify potential risks and issues that may impact the transition process and develop mitigation strategies to minimise disruptions.Quality Assurance: Ensure that system changes and potential enhancements meet quality standards and adhere to government regulations and compliance requirements.Documentation and Reporting: Maintain accurate documentation of project activities, including meeting minutes, progress reports, and lessons learned. Provide regular updates to senior management on project status, risks, and achievements.Continuous Improvement: Identify opportunities for process improvement and optimisation within HR, driving efficiencies and enhancing functionality to meet the evolving needs of departments.Work closely with Change, Data and Process colleagues within the programme advising on change and data impacts. Supporting seamless embedding and landing of system changes into each department. Person specificationAcross the three available roles, the ideal candidates will possess a strong background in Finance processes, specifically Purchase to Pay, Fixed Assets or Record to Report. Experience in government or public sector shared services or change environments would be advantageous. Essential Criteria: Expert in Finance process and delivering process change one or many organisations/departments. Experience in working in challenging project environments. Experienced in delivering ERP implementations. Excellent communication skills with a track record of working with and through a wide range of stakeholders. Being able to translate information by developing and sharing concepts and proposals clearly and succinctly to the wider programme community.Desirable Criteria: Demonstrated leadership abilities, with experience leading cross-functional teams in a matrix organisation.Managed end to end finance operations.Expert in one of the following Finance areas:Purchase to Pay Fixed Assets Record to report
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  • Job Reference: 1322000628-2
  • Date Posted: 11 May 2024
  • Recruiter: HMRC
  • Location: Glasgow
  • Salary: On Application