Finance Officer – OSCAR and Estimates

Discipline: Finance

Sector: Central Government

Location: London

Type: Permanent

Date posted: 30/08/2019

Start: ASAP

Duration: Permanent

Salary: £30,561 - £34,173 per annum*


The Team

The Financial Accounts team lead on the production of DIT’s financial accounts, DIT’s relationship with the National Audit Office (NAO) and advise DIT’s Financial Controller on the department’s delivery within its Control Totals. The team are also critical in embedding high quality financial accounting controls practices and processes in DIT, within and beyond the Finance team.

The Role

This role is high profile and play an important role in embedding high quality financial accounts and processes in the Department. The post holder will be key in delivering enhanced financial competence and capability across DIT.

Key accountabilities:

  • Overseeing all Online System for Central Accounting and Reporting (OSCAR) reporting, forecasts, estimates, workforce pay remit.
  • Supporting on the production of the Supply Estimate process.
  • Contributing to the year-end process through close liaison with the Financial Accounts Team.
  • Working with Finance Business Partners to ensure data is correctly presented to ensure its fit for purpose.
  • Ensuring that all financial allocations are correct and in line with HM Treasury expectations, working with Financial Planning colleagues to make corrections where required.
  • Cash management
  • Support the management of the
  • Chart of Accounts
  • No line management.

The Benefits

  • Full study support of your finance qualifications (including AAT, CIMA, CIPFA ACCA and ACA)
  • Civil Service pension
  • Flexible working hours and the opportunity to work from home 1 day a week
  • A heavy emphasis on CPD including 5 L&D days per year

The Person

Required experience:


  • Experience of the Estimates process
  • Experience of using the OSCAR interface


  • Knowledge of government accounting practices

Personal Attributes & Skills:

  • A high level of attention to detail and quality assurance when undertaking tasks
  • A commitment to continuous improvement, always looking for new and better ways of doing things.
  • Able to deliver to deadlines
  • Ability to prioritise work, and be able to escalate concerns and issues at the appropriate time

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*plus £6,826 (fully qualified) / £2,508 (part-qualified) accountancy allowance

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