Budget Analyst (Vacancy Reference: 19/21)

Open To:
All Interested Candidates / All Sources

Position Title:
Budget Analyst

Reference:
19/21

Opening Date:
March 08, 2019

Closing Date:
March  22, 2019

Work Hours:
Full-time, 40 hours/week

Salary:
With prior FMC (Financial Management Center, U.S. Government) experience: £41,266 gross starting salary per annum, (consisting of: basic salary £36,154, London weighting £2,100 and bonus £3,012).

Without prior FMC (Financial Management Center, U.S. Government) experience: £38,365 gross starting salary per annum, (consisting of: basic salary £33,476, London weighting £2,100 and bonus £2,789).

(USD) 48,135 – 70,687

Benefits:
Performance Related Pay System
Pension Scheme
BUPA Membership
Employee Assistance Program
Season Ticket Loan
Generous Annual Leave & Sick Leave
Paid Public Holidays (U.K. & U.S.)

OR

Up to Grade FP 06 (Final Grade and Salary to be confirmed by Washington based on applicant’s qualifications and prior work experience).

 

Analytical? Client-focused? A meticulous eye for detail? A strong financial background working with automated financial management systems or developing and executing budgets and maintaining accounting records? If so, you could be our new Budget Analyst  in the Financial Management Center (FMC), based at U.S. Embassy, London.

FMC plays an integral role in the success of Mission U.K.’s operations and comprises of accounting, payroll, accounts payable and cashiering teams; each team strives to provide a first class level of service for over 1,000 employees (both U.S. direct hire and locally engaged staff) within 44 U.S. Government agencies – FMC’s clients.

This position promises to be challenging and varied. From day one, we will need you to quickly grasp key financial regulations and hit the ground running to provide an accurate and prompt FMC service experience.

Duties will include:

  • Providing International Cooperative Administrative Support Services (ICASS) financial management services as the principal budget analyst for Department of Agriculture, Department of Commerce, European Bank of Reconstruction and Development, Defense Attaché’s Office, Defense Intelligence Liaison Office, and Department of Homeland Security – United States Citizenship and Immigration Service;
  • Taking ownership for the development and execution of the Representation Budget;
  • Maintaining the Regional Information Technical Center and Food and Drug Administration allotments at post;
  • Providing day to day assistance to Financial Management Analysts (FMAs) for visits using automated financial management systems;
  • Taking responsibility for the full accounting of and financial reporting of Gift Funds (July 4th, Election Night) and sponsored events;
  • Assisting the FMAs in the development of location budgets (Consulates in Belfast and Edinburgh) and performing all associated accounting and reporting as needed;
  • Ensuring reimbursements are correctly posted (Journal Vouchers) to the main State accounts, in particular ICASS, for postage, telephones and overtime. This will entail the maintenance of official records, generating management reports, auditing compliance with internal control and reconciling official records;
  • Responsible for Suspense Deposit Abroad accounts maintenance and close out;
  • Acting as the FMC point of contact for non-serviced agencies and providing day to day support on automated financial management system requests;
  • Acting as a back-up for FMAs.

The following qualifications are also required. It is very important that you address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item in your application and resume/CV. This will help you in our short listing process.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

Applicants must address each required qualification listed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item.  Failure to do so may result in a determination that the applicant is not qualified.

EDUCATION:
Completion of a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Finance, Law, Liberal Arts, Science – or equivalent professional qualification is required such as Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT), Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants (ACCA), Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (ACMA), Chartered Institure of Management Accounting (ACMA), and Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accounting (CIPFA).

EXPERIENCE:
In addition to the above, experience using the State Department’s overseas financial management system, RFMS Momentum, or an equivalent automated financial management system developing and executing budgets and maintaining accounting records is required.

LANGUAGE:
Level 4 English both written and oral.

JOB KNOWLEDGE:
Knowledge of the full range of budgetary and accounting procedures and international accounting standards.

SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
IT – broad based ability in electronic communications, microsoft office, and with higher range of skills in Excel. Ability to work in a largely unsupervised manner on core projects, but also work as a team player to meet the Accounting Units’ wider objectives. Subsribes to the Department’s ethos of customer care, both internally and externally. Ability to communicate with all levels of Embassy personnal and advise on all aspects of financial management matters. Skillful advocacy of the agency’s viewpoint on complex and involved issues persuasively between headquarters and mission, both orally and in writing. Must be able to exercise interpersonal skills and representing supported agencies and analytical skills in detection and solving and in the presentation in a range of options on all issues. Ability to manage time effectively to meet a set range of goals and objectives. Ability to analyse and draft concisely on complex and involved topics. An aptitude to work under pressure and within externally set timescales. Ability to interpret and apply complex regulatory framework. Accuracy and attention to detail are paramount.

Interested candidates for this vacancy MUST submit the following for consideration of their application:

  • The London DS0174 Application Form – This is our preferred form of application, as it aims to focus the candidate on the essential criteria of an advertised vacancy.

OR

Please reference our instructions on how to complete the UAE/DS-0174 form.

You must ALSO include the following information in your application for employment:

  • Your current curriculum vitae/resume.
  • Evidence of your legal right to work in the U.K. such as a copy of your passport biographical page, work visa page and, or, birth certificate. Please do not send originals by mail. Copies are acceptable. Short-listed applicants will be asked to provide, prior to interview, original documentation in support of their legal right to work in the U.K.
  • Evidence of Appointment Eligible Family Member (AEFM) Preference (such as a copy of your sponsor’s orders), if applicable. Please do not send originals by mail. Copies are acceptable.

PLEASE NOTE: WHETHER YOU ARE AN INTERNAL OR EXTERNAL CANDIDATE, IF YOUR APPLICATION PACKAGE IS INCOMPLETE, YOU WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED FURTHER FOR A VACANCY.

Submitting your Application
As an environmentally aware employer, our preference is for you to submit your application by email to LNDRecruit@state.gov

Please ensure documents are in Microsoft Word and/or Adobe Acrobat. JPEG, TIFF or SkyDrive files will not be accepted and your application will be determined invalid.  Similarly, if your application exceeds 5MB, your application will be determined invalid.

Alternatively, your application can be mailed to:

Recruitment
The Human Resources & Development (HRD) Office
Embassy of the United States of America
33 Nine Elms Lane
London
SW11 7US