Cost Recovery Lead (G7)

Job Title: Cost Recovery Lead (G7)
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: York, North Yorkshire
Salary: £49730 - £54000 per annum
Reference: JN -072021-2941376_1627293551
Contact Name: Niall Kirby
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Job Published: July 26, 2021 10:59

Job Description

The Cost Recovery Lead (G7) will lead the function responsible for budgeting, month end cycle, cost recovery, forecasting and any other finance related tasks for their area of responsibility. You will play a key role in the sizeable cost recovery activities of the function working across senior stakeholder communities in Government.

Client Details

To support the Commercial Capability Programme (a directorate of the Government Commercial Function [GCF] with the Cabinet Office) in delivering its objectives. The Commercial Capability Programme [CCP] develops commercial and contract management capability across all government departments and is expanding into other public bodies, making this a unique and varied role.


The Cost Recovery Lead (G7) will oversee:

Skilled budget management and forecasting - to work closely with your designated budget holders and service delivery teams to effectively and accurately manage the cost recovery process and manage financial targets.

Internal reporting and month end process - to review, analyse, accrue and make corrections as needed to ensure each cost centre data is correct. To prepare reporting packs that are clear, succinct, accurate and appropriate.

Lead and undertake cost recovery - to lead, manage and undertake the cost recovery process for services that are recharged to government departments and any other public bodies and to follow up on subsequent queries.

Experienced business partnering - the Finance Manager role will work with a wide range of stakeholders as outlined above; having the ability to work collegiality and balancing that with suitable and appropriate challenge and scrutiny is essential to the role.

Line management - to manage, coach and develop one part qualified team member. Responsible for overall deliverables and behaviours.

Compliance - to ensure compliance with internal policies & procedures, financial reporting standards, including principles around Managing Public Money and FReM. Additionally, lead on any NAO and other audit requirements.

Financial modelling - to prepare financial models as needed to price projects, products and mixed deliverables.

Governance and financial accountability - to provide support with data analysis and narrative for Customer Board, Oversight Committee and any other governance group.

Where necessary, undertake any other work and projects, in support of the Capability programme and the Government Commercial Function.


Essential Criteria:

5 plus years+ working in Finance in a similar or equivalent role. Must be technically strong and able to create templates and work out adjustments.

Strong organisational skills, ability to manage conflict/ urgent tasks and manage expectations. The ability to remain professional whilst working and delivering at pace.

Good analytical, written and verbal skills - able to succinctly communicate complex financial information to a wide variety of audiences.

Excellent interpersonal skills, ability to build and maintain strong working relationships with stakeholders, demonstrating an ability to engage effectively and influence others.

Demonstrable experience of using your own initiative and working independently as well as being a strong 'team player' to provide quality services and outcomes taking account diverse customer needs.

Experience with full suite of Microsoft Office products, including minimum intermediate level Excel.

Experience with Oracle, Hyperion or equivalent ERP.

Must be fully qualified with demonstrable work experience (eg. ACA, CIMA, ACCA).

Job Offer

Location: Our client is introducing a hybrid working model with a healthy balance of working from home and office based presence, this will be introduced once government guidance changes. National hubbed location strategy will be in place with a strong preference for access to York as a principle hub alongside some occasional travel to London.

Grading/Salary: This is an G7 vacancy. Entrants into the Civil Service typically enter at the entry point of the pay banding, appointments who are existing Civil Servants can move on level transfer or on promotion.

Benefits: Accountancy allowance of £5,000 for full accountancy qualification on top of salary. Flexible working, good lifestyle benefits and attractive Civil Service Pension terms

Cost Recovery Lead (G7), Public Sector and Government ,

Location: National, York, London

Application process: Application deadline 06 August, Interviews w.c 09 July> - All interviews conducted over MSTeams