Finance Assistant

Employer
Transport Scotland
Location
Glasgow City
Salary
£26995 - £29776
Closing date
3 Dec 2021
Reference
IRC88133 E

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We are currently seeking applications for a Finance Assistant within Transport Scotland based in Buchanan House, Glasgow. G4 0HF. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

Transport Scotland is the national transport agency for Scotland and is accountable to Parliament and the public through Scottish Ministers, with a budget of around £2 billion per year. Transport is a vital feature of the Scottish Government's focus on increasing sustainable economic growth, and transport investments and policies have major impacts on the economy, people, and the environment.

A B1 finance post exists within the Corporate Programmes Team comprising (1 X C1; 2 X B3; 1 X B2; 2 X B1 & 1 X A3) and will report directly to the B3 Finance Manager within this structure.

The team sits within the Concessionary Travel and Integrated Ticketing Unit (CTITU) which forms part of the wider Bus Accessible & Active Travel Directorate within Transport Scotland. Specifically, CTITU is responsible for delivering:

  • Operation and payments of the concessionary travel schemes.
  • Operation and payments of the Bus Service Operator Grants and/or other operator grants.
  • Delivery of smart and integrated multi-modal ticketing and payments.

CTITU has recently been restructured to accommodate the expansion of free bus schemes to Scottish residents under the ages of 19 and 22 respectively.

The B1 Finance Assistant will support the existing and expanding work within this dynamic Unit at an exciting time in its expansion.

Essential Criteria

  1. Experience and competence working with complex Excel spreadsheets, including use of look up formulae and pivot tables.
  2. Strong organisational skills, with the ability to manage challenging workloads and competing priorities to meet deadlines, whilst maintain attention to detail.
  3. Ability to understand and interpret relevant data and its impact on wider budget, demonstrating good awareness and understanding of financial management concepts and terminology.
  4. Good oral and written communication skills.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:

  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals

Further Information

For further information on this vacancy please download and review the "Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants" which you will find below.

To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date.

To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Gillian Kelly by email at Gillian.kelly@transport.gov.scot.

Important Information Regarding Interviews

In recognition of the Scottish Government's ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.

In order to facilitate this new way of working, we are asking all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to complete the virtual interview. In addition, a personal device of choice, which has the interview application downloaded. This could be MS Teams or Webex for example. This will allow candidates to undertake the interview/assessment if selected. We are also asking you to ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video feeds.

The Scottish Government is a diverse and inclusive workplace and we want to help you demonstrate your full potential whatever type of assessment is used. If you require any adjustments to our recruitment process, please let us know via recruitment@gov.scot.

Closing date: 3 December 2021 at midnight.

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