Finance Systems Analyst

  • Job Reference: MaPS00626
  • Date Posted: 15 May 2024
  • Recruiter: Money and Pensions Service
  • Location: Bedford Borough Hall, Cauldwell St, Bedford MK42 9AP
  • Hybrid Working: Some hybrid working possible
  • Salary: £52,500
  • Sector: Other
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Contact: Sabreena Tabassum Chowdhury

Job Description

Finance Systems Analyst

c.£52,500 per annum

Bedford

Permanent

Hybrid Working

 

Are you a tech-savvy finance enthusiast with a passion for streamlining processes and optimizing financial systems? Look no further! We’re seeking a Finance Systems Analyst to be the driving force behind our finance operations.

In this pivotal role, you’ll collaborate closely with the Systems Accountant, ensuring seamless functionality across our suite of financial tools. Your mission? To enhance efficiency, tackle challenges head-on, and propel our finance department to new heights.

The Finance Systems Analyst will report directly to Systems Accountant. In this role you will be responsible for the following;

  • Finance System administrations – setting up new users, updating leavers, updating managers
  • Dealing with employees expenses queries
  • Dealing with issues/errors with the finance systems
  • Working under the supervision of the Systems Accountant to maintain the Chart of Accounts, analysis, and reporting structure within the Finance and associated systems.
  • Maintaining delegation authorities on the finance and systems.
  • Assist the Systems Accountant in integrations and refinements across the MaPS Finance Department. 
  • Supporting the Systems Accountant in undertaking feasibility assessments for new technology investments, crystallising the benefits proposition and pitching proposals.
  • Assist the finance department in automating the manual tasks by utilising appropriate tools and technologies.
  • Assist the Finance department in identifying inefficiencies and duplication
  • Any other tasks as required within the Finance Department.  

 

You will need to demonstrate the following skills and experience;

 

  • A good understanding of the financial management and accounting principles.
  • Experience of working in a Finance or Systems Analytical role
  • Systems development and finance systems experience
  • Broad experience and knowledge of accounting systems
  • Experience working in project and business-as-usual environments
  • Strong system capabilities
  • Ability to working to tight deadlines and with great attention to detail in a complex and dynamic environment
  • IT literate including experience
  • Advanced excel skills
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to utilise tools available to the company
  • Good understanding of Microsoft Office

 

The Money and Pensions Service is based in Bedford and as a key employer in the town we work hard to ensure that we are an active part of the community. This is a great opportunity for you to join us in Bedford and to be an integral part of the Money and Pensions Service team.

We are already forging great relationships with Bedford Borough Council and other local organisations to ensure that we are an active part of the community and fully integrated to play our part in the Government’s “levelling-up” strategy. This is a wonderful opportunity for you to be one of the first colleagues to join us in Bedford and to be an integral part of helping us establish ourselves in the town.

At the heart of the Money and Pensions Service are our values – caring, connecting and transforming, which are the foundation of our success. They permeate every area of our work and define all our business relationships and the way we work with each other. We’re not only looking for the best people in and around Bedford to come and work for us, but we need people who align themselves to our values: -

  • Caring
    We care about our colleagues and people whose lives we are here to transform.
  • Connecting
    We will transform lives through our ability to make positive connections.
  • Transforming
    We are committed to transforming lives and make a positive societal impact.

About MaPS

At MaPS, we help people – particularly those most in need – to improve their financial wellbeing and build a better, more confident future. Working collaboratively across the UK, we make sure customers can access high-quality money and pensions guidance and debt advice throughout their lives, however and whenever they need it.

About our people 

In our move to Bedford, we aim to attract and retain the absolute best talent, so we can achieve our objectives and continue to make a difference to millions of people’s lives.  We are keen to encourage applications from individuals across the whole community with the skills, knowledge, and behaviours for the job, and who show a strong commitment to MaPS’ objectives, values, and vision.  It is important to us that we continue our ambition to be a genuinely diverse and inclusive organisation, so that we reflect the people we are here to help.

Our inclusive working environment

By fostering our values, we are immensely proud of the inclusive working environment that we have created.The diversity of our people is a strength that we embrace and wish to build upon, so we are committed to attracting people of all backgrounds.

We work hard to ensure that we have a progressive approach to inclusion, equity and belonging.  We really do want our colleagues to “bring their whole selves to work.”

By way of brief example, we have an enviable ethnic diversity mix, equal gender balance with a zero mean gender pay gap and thriving colleague and ally networks, including LGBTQ+, neurodiversity, women’s health, men's health, ethnicity, and diversity.

What Money and Pensions Service can offer you?

  • Generous Annual Leave – 30 days plus Bank Holidays
  • Pension scheme – contributions matched 2 to 1 (up to 10% of your salary)
  • Interest-free loan to help you buy season tickets for buses and trains
  • Cycle to work Scheme
  • Subsidised eye test & flu jabs
  • Life assurance scheme
  • Give as you earn scheme
  • Employee assistance programme (EAP)
  • PAM Assist and PAM Life scheme (Wellbeing)
  • Enhanced family and sick pay
  • Paid volunteering (2 days a year)
  • Recognition Scheme
  • Discounts portal to numerous retailers

 

At MaPS, we take pride in our flexible approach to work.  Most of our roles can operate on a hybrid basis with a minimum of 2 days in the office per week. Hybrid working is a voluntary, noncontractual arrangement and your office will be your contractual place of work. The number of days that anyone will be able to work at home will be determined primarily by business needs, but personal and other relevant circumstances will also be considered. If you are successful, any opportunities for hybrid working, including whether a hybrid working arrangement is suitable for you, will be discussed with you prior to you taking up your post.

The Money and Pensions Service (MaPS) is an arm’s-length body sponsored by the Department for Work and Pensions. This role is to be appointed under MaPS Terms & Conditions. Full details on the T&C’s are found https://maps.org.uk/

Our policy requires that selection for appointment to the MaPS is on merit on the basis of fair and open competition as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's Recruitment Principles. If you feel your application has not been treated in accordance with the Recruitment Principles, and you wish to make a complaint, in the first instance, you should contact the Money and Pensions Service via email: recruitment@maps.org.uk. If you are not satisfied with the response you receive from the Department, you can contact the Civil Service Commission: Visit the Civil Service Commission website.

If you’re already a MaPS employee, and as part of our Talent Strategy, we’re committed to strengthening opportunities for our people to learn, grow, progress, and thrive. For many of you, this may be preparing and applying for your next role with us, and we're passionate about ensuring you feel supported throughout your internal recruitment experience. Please get in touch if you want to know more about some of the ways in which we could support you by emailing recruitment@maps.org.uk

 

Job Reference:  MaPS00626

Close Date: 29th May 2024