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JavaScript enabled browser required. Financial Controller Location Glasgow, GB Department Name Scotland Region About Network Rail We at Network Rail are dedicated to becoming one of Britain's best employers and believe this starts with placing the candidate at the heart of everything we do! Our ambition to be responsive to passengers and freight users, drives us every day and we're empowered to do the right thing for those who use the rail network. We actively challenge unsafe practices and take responsibility for addressing risks, resolving issues and protecting safety and wellbeing. We're passionate about great service and we ask ourselves, what can we do to put our passengers and freight users at the centre of everything we do? With this in mind, we pull together as one industry because we care about people and teamwork is key. For more information about Network Rail click here. Scotland's Railway covers a large geographical area from the Borders to Thurso at the far tip of the North East of Scotland, accounting for almost 20 per cent of the UK rail network. We provide rapid access along busy commuter routes to our seven cities, servicing the varied needs of our business and leisure commuter services, including cross border services and rural services.  We have up to 50 freight services operating every day and we are steadily building capacity for this to grow. Brief Description As Financial Controller [Renewals] you will manage the provision of comprehensive and quality financial support with respect to project accounting, management reporting, internal control, financial accounting, business planning and independent challenge and appraisal of proposed business decisions. You will also be a member of the relevant senior management team focused on achieving Network Rail’s goals.  About the role (External) Key Accountabilities 1.      Support the function in achieving their objectives and financial targets. 2.      Lead the finance team to identify resource requirements and recruit as required. 3.      Manage and co-ordinate the production and submission of the relevant MBR pack. 4.      Manage the Corporate Governance process for the function, maintaining compliance with relevant technical accounting standards. 5.      Maintain technical standards of accounting in accordance with statutory, regulatory, HMRC and Group Policy & Regulations.  6.      Where required, maintain procedures and systems of internal control to protect safe stewardship and custody of assets and maintain the integrity of the associated financial records. 7.      Proactively challenge the management of financial and business risk and opportunities. 8.      Conduct financial reviews of departmental performance. 9.      Manage the business planning process in delivering business objectives, including development of action plans, monitoring of progress and identification of corrective action. 10.   Manage the recovery of income for third party projects. 11.   Appraise all investment proposals and provide analytical information to assist in making investment decisions. Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications Essential ·        Full membership of relevant professional body ·        Post qualification experience ·        Experience within at least 2 different finance disciplines within Network Rail and/or external organisations Desirable ·        Experience of working in a matrix management organisation ·        Experience in project accounting and commercial responsibility for major projects and/or contracts. ·        Other relevant professional or academic qualifications How to apply (External) Salary: Band 2B, £65,480 - £73,665 per annum. Closing date: 29/10/2020. Please get your application in as soon as possible, we may close the advert before the listed closing date if we receive enough applications. Late applications will not be accepted. Click ‘apply now’ to apply. Please clearly show in your application how your skills and experience match the requirements of this role. Keeping people safe on the railway is at the heart of everything we do. Safe behaviour is therefore a requirement of working for Network Rail.  You should demonstrate your personal dedication to safety on your application. Network Rail positively embraces flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life. We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity. We do not discriminate based on race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, or disability status. Click here for more information At Network Rail we support our staff through a range of good practice (Everyone Matters) guides such as and 6 staff Networks including Archway (LGBTQi+), CanDo (staff with disabilities), Cultural Fusion (BAME staff), Faith and Belief, Inspire (gender) and Myriad (staff with caring responsibilities). In Scotland, we have won awards such as the Carer Positive Employer award and the Proud Scotland award for making a difference for LGBTQ+ people.  We celebrate events such as the Chinese New Year, Gurpurab, Ramadan and Eid, participate in annual Pride events and host a staff Christmas carol service. We celebrate events such as the Chinese New Year, Gurpurab, Ramadan and Eid, participate in annual Pride events and host a staff Christmas carol service. To ensure an improved representation in our workforce, applications are particularly welcome from Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic people, females, LGBTQi+ people and people with disabilities. Want to find out about what benefits we offer? click here All offers of employment are conditional upon satisfactory completion of pre-employment checks. Click here for more information Due to current restrictions for COVID-19 it is likely that our process in dealing with your application will be delayed, however please note that we are continuing to conduct our interviews on-line. For successful candidates we accept there may be delays with start dates to ensure that we can safely on-board each new employee.  We will contact you to let you know whether your application has been affected and inform you of any further changes within the recruitment process.

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