SEO Financial Strategy Advisor
London - 46,000 - 50,000 per annum

Type: Permanent
Start: ASAP
Duration: Permanent
Posted: 29 December 2017

This is a truly exciting time to join a high-profile UK Government Department. BEIS is now responsible for: developing and delivering a comprehensive industrial strategy and leading the government’s relationship with business; ensuring the country has secure energy supplies that are reliable, affordable and clean; ensuring that the country has secure energy supplies that are reliable, affordable and clean; ensuring the UK remains at the leading edge of science, research and innovation as well as tackling climate change.

The BEIS Financial Strategy, Planning & Systems team aims to secure the right funding to deliver the Department’s priorities to ensure that the Department keeps within that budget and to get the best possible value for money for each pound that the Department spends. The team demands a mix of skills, in particular the ability to build and maintain excellent relationships; to exercise judgement and discretion based on limited information; and attention to detail in financial management.

The post holder will:

  • Manage and co-ordinate fiscal events (Autumn Budget and Spring Statement), leading policy teams through the process of securing funding for the Government’s strategic priorities for BEIS; and leading negotiations with Treasury.
  • Monitor in-year spending forecasts, providing advice to Ministers on measures to control, reduce or re-prioritise spending if necessary.
  • Work to ensure that the Department’s forecasts for the Spending Review period are accurate and the main drivers of the Department’s spending are understood. This involves working closely with policy colleagues and finance business partners.


  • A fully qualified or part-qualified accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA) & good excel skills.
  • Good leadership skills and experience in working with & challenging senior stakeholders
  • A keen interest in government


  • SEO Grade salary - £37,200 - £43,430 + £8,838 accountancy allowance
  • Civil Service Pension scheme
  • 25 days leave increasing by one day every year to a maximum of 30 days + queen’s birthday off
  • Flexible working
  • Excellent progression opportunities within BEIS & Civil Service

We are currently recruiting 11 finance roles at BEIS so please do get in touch if you are interested –

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