Finance Officer- Financial Planning and Analysis, A2, New De…

Job title: Finance Officer- Financial Planning and Analysis, A2, New Delhi

Company: Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Job description: The British Government is an inclusive and diversity-friendly employer. We value difference, promote equality and challenge discrimination, enhancing our organisational capability. We welcome and encourage applications from people of all backgrounds. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, race, colour, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, age, veteran status or other category protected by law. We promote family-friendly flexible working opportunities, where operational and security needs allow.

Job Category

Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Operations and Corporate Services)

Job Subcategory


Job Description (Roles and Responsibilities)

Note : All applicants are required to mandatorily fill the complete online application form including the employment and educational details, motivational segment and the competency based questions. We will be thoroughly reviewing the application forms only for all the required details. Forms that are incomplete in any respect will not be considered while shortlisting for the next stage.

Please note that due to Covid-19 outbreak, the start date of employment mentioned in the advert is tentative, subject to normal business of British High Commission. All recruitment campaigns will remain open for applications, we will progress the recruitment process as swiftly as possible and continue to review all applications, monitor progress and developments. We will be in touch with you for the interviews/ should there be further updates on the application, however given the circumstances, kindly expect some delay in response and please reach out to if you have any further questions.

Main purpose of job:

Provide direct support to Heads of Estates and Finance Section to ensure the effective and efficient delivery of finance services including effective budget management, monitoring financial performance and compliance indicators, invoice and purchase order management.

Roles and Responsibilities:

The Finance officer will be responsible for effective delivery of finance functions in Estates Department of Corporate services, ensuring consistent level of financial compliance and budget management, supporting the head of finance in day to day operations and coordinating with Estates Supervisors and Head for budget management, forecasting and supporting them to keep financial performance compliance indicators green, providing finance query resolution to Estates colleagues, conducting finance training and monthly finance meetings with Estates supervisors, providing support to partners at the post for Estates finance and supporting head of finance in preparation of Management information for Estates budget. An ideal candidate will have a solid background in finance as well as a willingness to learn and develop, experience in budgeting and reporting is preferable. The role will involve:

Monthly Budget Management- The candidate will be responsible for budget amendment and forecast on Hyperion for Estates budget, coordinating with Estates head and Supervisors to ensure timely submission of inputs and promoting the budgets and forecast. Monthly analysis of Spend Vs Budget and providing support to head of Finance for analysis of Estates budgets. Conducting meetings with Estates team for monthly spending reviews of their budgets. Analysis of Action plan forecasting submitted by Delhi Estates team.

OBIEE Reporting: Monthly analysis of OBIEE dashboards and housekeeping of Estates Delhi Spend, provide support and escalate on time any anomalies noticed in the budgets for Estates. Providing Training to Estates staff for managing budgets for their respective area.

Procurement Finance- Performing analysis for all Estates Delhi contract to check the financial impact of every contract, liaising with Estates team to make sure the number forecasted should match with contract costing. Provide support to Estates staff for correcting the cost included in contracts if required.

Financial Performance and Compliance Indicators- Monthly housekeeping of Delhi Estates financial transactions and liaising with Deputy Head of Finance to ensure there are no pending transaction for FPCI’s.

OAR and Cash Funding- Preparing Accounting return and Cash funding profile for Delhi Estates section when required by Head of Finance.

Invoice Management- Keeping records of Invoices and submitting the GST return to Accounts receivable officer and ensuring all invoices are included as part of the return to Accounts Receivable. Assisting the requisitioning officer to make sure the requisitions are properly accounted.

Any Other Business- Financial activities related to Estates, Monthly reporting, Invoice analysis and PO analysis.

Language requirements:

Language: English

Level of language required: Spoken and Written-Fluent

Essential qualifications, skills and experience

Essential on arrival:

  • Minimum 2 years of relevant experience in Finance, preferably Financial planning in Corporate Finance
  • Experience of managing high quality Finance processes.
  • Graduate in any discipline.

Required competencies

Changing and Improving, Collaborating and Partnering, Delivering Value for Money, Delivering at Pace

Application deadline Application deadline – day Application deadline – month Application deadline – year

24 September 2020


A2 (L)

Type of Position

Full-time, Permanent

Working hours per week



South Asia & Afghanistan



Location (City)

New Delhi

Type of Post

British High Commission

Number of vacancies


Starting monthly salary (INR)

INR 43,901 per month plus 12% provident fund and 6% Super Annuation Fund

Start Date Start Date – day Start Date – month Start Date – year

1 December 2020

Other benefits and conditions of employment

For British High Commission (BHC) candidates, the Local Staff BHC Terms & Conditions will apply.

For other than BHC candidates, salary will be INR 43,901 per month plus 12% provident fund and 6% Super Annuation Fund.

Additionally the BHC offers a great benefits package that includes annual domiciliary medical cover, plus a Group Hospitalisation Scheme with Rs. 500,000 floater cover for your immediate family.

The BHC is recognised as a good employer, with a robust, fair and transparent performance management & appraisal system linked to increments and staff bonuses. We have a 5-day working week, plus annual leave, public holidays, maternity leave provision, special leave, paid sick leave provision; ample development opportunities, travel opportunities, a good organisational culture, and excellent work/life balance.

Around half of our work force is women. We treat people with respect and equality and have a policy of zero tolerance for any form of discrimination, bullying, or harassment.

This is a good opportunity to be part of a strong, diverse team, working in the biggest network that FCO has anywhere across the globe. We are aiming to make it the best.

Additional information

”Note : All applicants are required to mandatorily fill the complete online application form including the employment and educational details, motivational segment and the competency based questions. We will be thoroughly reviewing the application forms only for all the required details. Forms that are incomplete in any respect will not be considered while shortlisting for the next stage.”

To Apply:

Please note applications without (a) and (b) will not be considered.

a) Complete the Online Job Application Form.

b) Complete the motivation segment in the Online Application Form and the competency questions.

Internal candidates applying for this position need to upload their appraisal forms for the previous 2 years (if applicable). They should also inform their current line managers, and check for the eligibility clause if on probation, else the applications will not be considered.

We will accept only online applications by “24 September ’20” midnight.

  • Applicants who do not have the required qualification & experience should kindly abstain from applying, as their applications will not be considered.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and no telephone enquires will be dealt with.
  • The appointment will be subject to Police Verification and other checks including references, educational and professional.

”Please note that all the applicants will be required to strictly adhere to the security guidelines for British High Commission.”

We welcome all applications irrespective of age, race, colour, gender, disability, sexual orientation, religion, belief or creed. We are also open to applications from people who want to work flexibly.

Please be aware that you will only be able to apply to vacancies for Local Staff roles with the British Government through this official site (operated by Oleeo). Jobs may be advertised on third party websites, however our adverts will always link back to the official site. If you complete and send an application through any other site, we will not receive it.

Expected salary: Rs.43901 per month

Location: New Delhi

Job date: Fri, 25 Sep 2020 06:40:39 GMT

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