Career Opportunities: Finance Analyst - Transformation & Investments (17304)

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Summary Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits Grade: 3B Reporting Line: Head of FP&A - Transformation & Investments Contract Type: Permanent Location: Chesterfield Closing Date: 11th April 2024 What to expect The role forms a core...


Salary: Competitive Salary & Benefits 
Grade: 3B
Reporting Line: Head of FP&A - Transformation & Investments 
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Chesterfield 
Closing Date: 11th April  2024

What to expect

The role forms a core part of the FP&A finance team, the finance analyst will be instrumental in delivering transformation and benefits financial reporting, forecasting analysis and decision support. The role will report to the Head of FP&A for transformation and investments and will work along side other finance and business stakeholders within the change community, this role does not have any direct reports.

Your responsibility will include, supporting monthly reporting of investment spend and benefits, maintain project resource costs (Skills Group) reporting, along with associated journals and procedures. Support the maintenance of financial structures and processes around Change Spend monthly financial reporting, forecasting and annual budgeting – in Anaplan (business planning tool). Delivery of the Strategic Portfolio Office (SPO) related month-end activities (including contractor cost reviews and postings). Provide financial information and reporting to internal and external stakeholders on a monthly and ad-hoc basis. You will work with Finance and Change teams to coordinate and consolidate forecasts and actuals, understand reported variances and challenge teams to provide accurate and useful commentary. Ensure SPO & Finance alignment regarding controls and processes and help produce and maintain training materials and templates where appropriate and useful to drive consistent and best practice across the investment space. Maintain Power BI project finances report and review WBS hierarchy between CFS/SAP, ServiceNow and Web3. Work with SPO and wider finance team to proliferate best practice on investment activities including around business cases, monthly reporting and forecasting, and training.

What we can do for you

Now, more than ever, we understand that attracting the right talent is pivotal in driving the positive change needed throughout our organisation. Beyond a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive benefits package that includes:

  • 25 days annual leave that increases with tenure
  • Up to 10% on target bonus opportunity
  • Access to Benenden Healthcare
  • Generous pension contribution
  • Life assurance
  • Income protection after 12 months service
  • Full support from our employee assistance programme and access to our employee benefits platform
  • Ever-evolving learning and development opportunities

:Our commitment to embracing diversity extends beyond just words. We actively foster an inclusive workplace that values the unique perspectives and contributions from all colleagues. We hold the belief that Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion are not just vital but fundamental to our success and growth. Our priority lies in shaping a business that mirrors the diverse communities we reach, truly making Post Office 'Everybody's Business'. As an equal opportunity employer, we value and celebrate the differences among our people, ensuring that our practices reflect our dedication to inclusivity and equal representation for all.

What you’ll need to succeed

Required skills and experience

  •  Broad range of accountancy skills – partially or fully qualified accountant with CCAB recognised qualification (e.g., ACA, CIMA, ACCA).
  • Strong Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills.
  • SAP or comparable tool experience
  • Good communication skills.
  • Meticulous attention to detail.
  • Ability to work on own initiative.
  • Ability to organise and prioritise workload.
  • Results orientated and focussed on continuous improvement.
  • Financial Modelling.
  • Preferred skills and experience

These are not a requirement for the role, but a willingness to learn is required:


  • Experience on project reporting and approvals processes
  • Anaplan experience
  • Power BI experience

About us

Post Office is an integral part of every community, upheld by the dedication and service of our postmasters. In a world that's constantly evolving, we recognise the importance of adapting and growing. As we navigate the shifting landscapes of a digital age, our commitment to evolving is stronger than ever; without losing the essence of personal touch that defines us. Our journey forward is one of reflection, learning, and positive change.


Whilst there is much work to be done, we're looking for people ready to think differently in tackling the challenges ahead – people who possess resilience and a deep sense of responsibility towards our postmasters and the communities they serve. This mission drives us, ensuring that we remain focused on our purpose and strategic intent. If you're inspired by the prospect of making a meaningful difference and contributing to a future where Post Office can stand as a model of renewed progress and integrity, we want to hear from you. Join us on our journey in making Post Office a business that belongs to and serves everyone, shaping a new future legacy.

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