BUSINESS SUPPORT ADVISOR
Grafton are currently recruiting for 2 x temporary Service Support Business Advisors for the Northern Ireland Fire Service within the Fleet of Engineering and Supplies. These roles are a 6 month contract Grade S01, reporting to the Business Support Unit Manager. You must be a qualified Accounting Technician to apply. Please see Essential Criteria.
Closing date: CV must be submitted by 12noon Friday 29th May 2020. No late applications will be accepted
To provide expert advice and guidance throughout the Service Support Directorate on the development of business cases, including managing their preparation, review and subsequent post project evaluations in line with best practice and department timescales.
To contribute within the Service Support Directorate and as an integral member of the Fleet, Engineering & Supplies team to the provision of a fully integrated logistical support unit, providing service delivery to support the vision and mission of NIFRS.
To provide expert advice and guidance throughout the Service Support Centre on the development of business cases, including managing their preparation, review and subsequent post project evaluations in line with best practice and department timescales.
To liaise with all service support centre managers to assist in ensuring technical detail is in a consistent format to develop the business cases.
To provide expert advice and guidance on all post-project evaluations (PPE's) in line with financial regulations, policies and procedures within relevant timescales, including managing their preparation.
To provide full costing information and discounted cash flow / net present value calculations and affordability analysis for inclusion in option appraisals.
To ensure the coordination of all business case activity within Service Support Centre ensuring conformity and uniformity of approach, including the use of templates.
To establish and maintain a database of all business cases and PPEs submitted by Service Support Centre and a tracking area of the current position with the business case.
To undertake the submission of all business cases to the central business case function and to communicate decisions to managers.
To deliver appropriate training and knowledge transfer to relevant staff within the Service Support Directorate in relation to the preparation of business cases and PPEs.
To establish and oversee the implementation of processes and templates to ensure that a business case duration aligns to contract duration within the Service Support Directorate.
To work with the Service Support Business Manager to ensure appropriate budget is aligned to individual business cases and spend is profiled effectively over the period of any contract.
Provide a high level of internal and external customer service including taking ownership of customer queries and complaints and following issues through to completion.
Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of organisational policies and procedures impacting on Fleet, Engineering & Supplies activity at both a corporate and local level.
Undertake duties in such a way as to enhance and protect the reputation and public profile of the NIFRS.
Maintain an up-to-date knowledge of developments across a broad range of Fleet, Engineering & Supplies related activity (Continuing Professional Development).
Promote, uphold and implement all NIFRS policies, plans and procedures and those relating to legal requirements such as equality, health and safety, data protection and freedom of information, etc.
Undertake project work as directed by the Service Support Business Unit Manager, using the principles of good project management.
Undertake any other duties which may be assigned to meet organisational need and the change agenda and which are reasonably regarded as within the nature of the duties, responsibilities and grade of the post as defined.
Experience and Qualifications
Be a qualified accounting technician having completed one of the following professional examinations or hold an equivalent qualification:
- Association of Accounting Technicians (AAT) Professional Diploma in Accounting
- Association of Chartered Certified Association (ACCA) Certified Accounting Technician qualification (CAT)
- Accounting Technicians Ireland (ATI) Diploma for Accounting Technicians
Have at least 2 years relevant experience within a large complex organisation of the following:
- Development of business cases
- Development of post project evaluations.
- Excellent planning and organisational skills
- Delivery of high quality work with attention to detail
- Excellent communication skills and the ability to advise and influence management.
- Working under pressure and meeting multiple deadlines
- A strong customer orientation
- Competent in the use of Windows and other Microsoft applications.
Possess a full, current driving licence or have access to a form of transport that will permit the candidate to meet the requirements of the post in full.
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