Cost Centre Manager x 3

AASK Recruitment / Various Locations / Hybrid Working / Up to £36k


Cost Centre Manager x 3

Insolvency Service

Apply before 11:55 pm on Monday 14th August 2023

Reference number
£28,842 - £36,171
National: £28,842 - £32,706 , London: £31,730 - £36,171

Contract type - Permanent

Business area - Insolvency - Finance and Commercial Directorate

Type of role
Corporate Finance
Working pattern

Flexible working, Full-time, Job share, Part-time

Number of jobs available

Location - Birmingham, Cardiff, Croydon, Edinburgh, Exeter, Ipswich, Leeds, Manchester, Newcastle-upon-Tyne,
Nottingham, Stratford

About the job

The organisation

The Insolvency Service is a leading Government agency which plays a crucial role in providing essential services to the public and to business. The work we do is important to the proper functioning of markets, the economy in general and support for thousands of people each year who are in financial difficulty. Inclusive and diverse teams are important to us. We welcome and encourage applications from everyone, including groups underrepresented in our workforce. The Insolvency Service strives to ensure that the
agency is a safe, inclusive and welcoming place for everybody to bring their true self to work and to help the agency to achieve its diversity objectives. We have 10 active employee network groups available to join or become an ally, these include LGBT+, FACES, Disability & Health, Break the Stigma, Women’s, The
Shed, Carers, Part Time Workers, No Limits and Grass Roots.

We offer full-time, part-time, job share and flexible ways of working. We value capability, technical skills and experience and we place great emphasis on lifetime development to support our people. We encourage our employees to become more involved in areas they feel strongly about, whether it be for the benefit of the agency, though our Engagement network or in their own local communities via volunteering opportunities.

The Insolvency Service is a great place to work, learn and grow your career.

Job description

General Ledger & Cost Centres
Analysing Financial Statements impacts
Posting accruals and adjustments
Assess VAT appropriateness
Assess transactions against appropriate accounting standards
Maintain and update cost centre names, hierarchy structures and approvers
Highlight material variances to FBP with options for action
Purchase Orders (PO)
Own and maintain a PO Tracker
Raise issues or closures on PO’s
Ensure material POs are included in the forecast

Own the facilitation of the checkpoint meetings
Create, provide and present information at stakeholder meetings
Funding support
Provide FBP’s with recommendations for forecast updates
Support the FBP with Budget and spending review requests

Provide cover for FBP’s during absences
Create a network of contacts within your business area in order to obtain information for accounts
Support Management Accounts, Financial Accounts and Financial planning teams with transaction

Note: Please be aware month-end is a critical time for these roles, therefore leave for the 1st and 2nd working day of each month will only be considered by exception.

Person specification
Essential Criteria
Experience within an accounting role within the last 12 months.
Ability to work autonomously
Ability to establish and build positive relationships through good interpersonal skills and
communication skills
Intermediate level of excel skills, with the willingness to enhance further
Willingness to travel infrequently for team events and meetings (averaging 6 occasions a year)
Successful candidates will be committed to completing a full CCAB or CIMA qualification including
Practical assessment requirements within 3-4 years, timeframe depends on current qualifications.
This will be a contractual obligation with full funding provided.

One of AAT Level 4, CIMA Certificate in Business Accounting (CIMA Cert BA) or equivalent CCAB

Alongside your salary of £28,842, Insolvency Service contributes £7,787 towards you being a member of the Civil Service Defined Benefit Pension scheme. Find out what benefits a Civil Service Pension provides.
We want you have a good work-life balance and want to support you in all that you do so we offer a great benefits package:
Full funding towards a full CCAB or CIMA qualifications, including day release for study and exams worth approximately £11,000 over 3 years
Progressive role with support towards achieving C2/SEO promotion
Hybrid working (40% of time in the office)
Flexible working arrangements and flexi-time.
A Civil Service pension with an average employer contribution of 27%
Full time new entrants to the Civil Service and those Civil Servants on modernised terms and conditions will be entitled to 25 days leave increasing on a sliding scale to 30 days after 5 years’ service.

In addition to this you are entitled to 8 public/bank holidays plus an additional day of privilege leave.
Competitive maternity, paternity and parental leave.
5 days paid leave for learning and development
5 days paid for volunteering

Things you need to know
Selection process details
This vacancy is using Success Profiles (opens in a new window), and will assess your Strengths and
As part of the application process you will be asked to complete a CV and 250 word personal statement.
Further details around what this will entail are listed on the application form.
Government Recruitment Service will acknowledge your application and advise you of the outcome of
the sift meeting.
Applications will be sifted to select those demonstrating the best fit against the criteria set out in the
person specification and job description.
Please ensure you keep this in mind when completing your CV and Personal Statement.
Interviews will be conducted via video call and be based on Experience and Strengths.

Expected Timeline (subject to change)
Sift - w/c 14th Aug 2023
Interview - w/c 29th Aug 2023
Location - MS Teams

Candidates are asked to note the above timetable, exercising flexibility through the recruitment and selection process.

The 11 Regional Centres are : Birmingham, Cardiff, Croydon, Edinburgh, Exeter, Ipswich, Leeds, Mnchester, Newcastle, Nottingham and Stratford.

Hybrid Working
Insolvency Service operates a hybrid working policy subject to business need, giving people the flexibility to choose when and where they work and collaborate with others.
Individuals are expected to work from one of the office locations stated in the advert to connect with their colleagues, as required by their role and business team needs. There is flexibility to split the working week, spending a minimum of 40% in the workplace, which includes the office, site visits, court etc.

July 19, 2023
Job Type
£ 25,000 to 50,000
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