Finance Officer

Our client is looking for a Finance Officer, previous experience of Budgets, Government Funding and Contract Management would be ideal.

The vacancy will be for a least 6 months with possible extension.


Work with Entrepreneurship and Start-up managers to develop appropriate budgets and forecasts.

Review budget proposals for accuracy and affordability.

Present recommendations for funding requests to Head of Finance & Governance, contract stakeholders as well as managers within

Review financial performance of Entrepreneurship and Start-up contract and its projects.  Including monitoring specific budget lines and proposing adjustments to utilise the contract funding effectively.  Liaise with Management Teams as necessary.

Monitor contract expenditure and coordinate related documentation, e.g. purchase orders. Collate financial data to provide monthly financial management information and reports, providing trend analysis and variance reports for Head of Finance & Governance and Head of Entrepreneurship and Start-up.

Keep Delivery and Contract Managers appraised of status and availability of funds.

Work with Finance Team to provide accrual, prepayment and cashflow information. Build understanding of key financial processes and promote sound practices within Entrepreneurship and Start-up.

Work with Head of Finance & Governance to develop risk-based approach for contract financial management. Subsequently to identify risks, escalating issues as appropriate to Head of Entrepreneurship and Start-up and Head of Finance and Governance.

Ensure clear communication of financial matters to Entrepreneurship and Start-up managers. Monitor and review financial management information regularly and agree action plans to maintain on/return to target.

Support colleagues in answering their financial queries, providing ad hoc reports and improving reporting procedures.

Support Head of Finance and Governance in producing timely and accurate BDG contract management information for the completion of periodic returns.

Regularly work with internal and external senior level stakeholders, as required. Ensure there is a collaborative approach with the Management Teams, the wider Business Wales service, as well as the Management Team, as appropriate.

Deliver to a high standard of customer service in a professional and knowledgeable manner.

Act as a role model and seek to lead and motivate the team and others, promoting collaborative working and maintaining high levels of energy and motivation.

Support the Head of Entrepreneurship and Start-up by identifying and making recommendations for continuous improvement, e.g. content, procedures, systems of work. Proactively share intelligence information with management to develop engagement, reach and service provision.

Undertake any other duties as reasonably required by the Management Team.

Working 37.5 hours per week

£30 – £35k

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