Project Accountant

Are you looking for an exciting and unique opportunity join a new team within HM Treasury, dedicated to establishing a new Treasury location outside of London? If this sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you!

For some time, HM Treasury has been considering the case for a second policy location outside London. We are now taking forward work to establish a new office in the north of England, as part of a wider economic decision-making campus.

Our HMT North – Location & Culture team is a new team who will deliver a multi-site model. We will develop and deliver a programme to establish the new office, and supporting policies that help the department’s objectives for new ways of working. This is a multifaceted programme of work, with cross-departmental workstreams, and will also require close working with other government departments involved in the economic campus.

We are looking for a part qualified CCAB Accountant to join us for a 2-year appointment, to assist with leading on this ambitious project and support the management team.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Completing the monthly management accounting process for the HM Treasury North project
  • Producing monthly financial management reports for the project
  • Working collaboratively with other Management Accountants in Group Finance to ensure that inter group transfers and transactions are recorded accurately, with timely adjusting between accounts as necessary
  • Supporting the workforce management and planning for the project, including staff in post returns, headcount reconciliations and correcting payroll errors
  • Developing and maintaining effective working relationships with key partners
  • Providing the Senior Project Accountant with analysis and detailed reconciliations to enable them to advise on strategic decisions with the project board and internal/external partners
  • Partnering with the Finance Senior Management Team to build capability across the function

We want to attract a greater diversity and range of perspectives this will bring will strengthen our ability to advise Ministers and develop economic policy. It will also support our efforts to be more reflective of the country as a whole, support the government’s levelling up agenda and help shift the gravity of economic decision making away from London and the south east.

Benefits

  • 25 days’ annual leave (rising to 30 after 5 years), plus 8 public holidays and the Queen’s birthday (unless you have a legacy arrangement as an existing Civil Servant)
  • Flexible working patterns (part-time, job-share, condensed hours)
  • Access to a generous Defined Benefit pension scheme with employer contributions. Find out more about Civil Service pensions
  • Onsite restaurant and coffee bar. The London office also offers a gym, showers and prayer room
  • Access to a cycle-to-work salary sacrifice scheme, season ticket advances and payroll giving
  • Access to a retail discounts and cashback site
  • A Rental Deposit Advance Scheme to help meet the total costs of deposits for privately rented homes
  • A range of active staff networks, based around interests (e.g. analysts, music society, sports and social club) and diversity (e.g. women in the Treasury, ethnic minority network, LGBT* network, faith and belief network)
  • Any move across the Civil Service on or after 4 October 2018 may have implications on an employee’s ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers

Complaints Procedure

Our recruitment process is underpinned by the principle of recruitment based on fair and open competition with decisions made on the basis of merit, as outlined in the Civil Service Commissioners’ Recruitment Principles. If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with these principles and you wish to make a complaint, you should in the first instance contact HMT by email: hrrecruitment@hmtreasury.gov.uk

If you are not satisfied with the response you receive, you can contact the Civil Service Commission, which regulates all Civil Service recruitment.