Senior Adviser (Finance Analyst)

Job reference: 048749

Location: Edinburgh/Glasgow

Job closing date: 09/04/2021

Job posted date: 26/03/2021

Salary: Band 5 (£25,351 - £31,966)

Employment type: Fixed-term

Job Type: Administrative Services

Hours of work: 30

Department: Finance

Employer (NHS Board) : NHS Education for Scotland

Fixed term/ Secondment opportunity until March 2023​​​​​​​

Who We Are

NHS Education for Scotland (NES) is an education and training body and a special health board within NHS Scotland, with responsibility of developing and delivering education and training for the healthcare workforce in Scotland.

NHS Education for Scotland is seeking an experienced Finance Professional to join their Finance team within the Finance and Corporate Resources Directorate.

What you'll do 

Reporting to the Analyst Manager, the successful candidate will be responsible for providing a first pass of the monthly management reporting pack and will be required to quickly assimilate a working knowledge of key business activities across the business area they support.  They will provide and receive complex information to/from both the business area and the Finance Manager, and there will be a requirement for a significant amount of investigation and analysis.

The postholder will have no line management responsibility and will work closely with members of the operational team. They will be self-motivated and capable of acting on their own initiative.

What you'll bring

Educated to degree level, or equivalent experience, you will have financial and budgetary experience, along with extensive experience of using Microsoft Excel for reporting.  You will have the ability to develop, plan and organise a range of complex activities in order to achieve tight deadlines.

In addition you will have strong interpersonal skills and be an effective listener with strong negotiation skills. You will be able to respond constructively to complex queries and complaints, and develop, plan and organise a range of complex activities in order to achieve tight deadlines.

Informal enquiries may be directed to Lara Beattie -

Applicants who wish to apply on a secondment basis are strongly encouraged to discuss this with their current employer at the earliest opportunity.​​​​​​​

Unless otherwise stated the deadline for applications is 23:59 hours on the closing date.

Closing date: 09/04/2021

Interview date: week commencing 26/04/2021

**** COVID-19 – Please note that during this time all interviews will be conducted remotely.  If successful, you will also initially be working remotely in line with the guidance from the Scottish Government***

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