UKMS Deputy Finance Business Partner (HEO)

What is the most exciting part of your job?

Being relatively new to MCA and the Civil Service, I am still finding my feet. However, I am finding that I am able to use my skills from previous roles and enhance on them within the work I do. There is still a lot for me to learn and that makes for a very exciting journey.

What do you enjoy most about the work you do?

What I enjoy most about my work is being able to add value and learn at the same time. There is still so much for me to learn and pick up from my manager, that there hasn’t been a day that I haven’t enjoyed being at work.

What does your average working day look like?

I like to start work early as I have several reports I have to run each week and I find the systems work a little quicker early in the morning when not so many people are online. I spend a day and a half creating reports for all the Marine Offices, and helping them with any queries they have around time-sheets and work orders. I also support my line manager with any ad hoc work he needs me to support him with.

What is your background and how has this helped you in your current role?

I am a part qualified accountant with over 20 years experience within Financial, Commercial Management and Business Partnering. Within my various roles I have delivered value for money through appraising financial reporting and streamlining the way in which spend is reviewed and monitored against budget. My roles as Programme Business Partner and Senior Finance Business Partner has required me to work collaboratively across the whole business, where I have had to obtain input from several departments and a wide variety of staff. I have been able to bring my skills to the MCA and use them to start to streamline some of the reporting and work with Management and the business leads to understand the requirements they have.

What kind of projects do you have coming up?

I am very excited to be able to start to streamline the Time-sheet and Work Order reporting using my skills within Excel and PowerBi to create Dashboards and more visual reports for the Management and Business Leads of the Marine Offices. This will hopefully help more to understand the reports and give them useful data in a more user friendly way.

Why did you choose the MCA?

I first joined MCA on a 6 months fixed contract, and was unsure if there would be an opportunity to become and permanent member of staff. When I started I was made to feel very welcome and everyone is so helpful. Luckily, my role was advertised as a permanent position, and I decided that I really wanted the go for it, which I did and got the role. I have found that there doesn’t seem to be any split between Management and staff which is very pleasant as everyone is willing to support and help you no matter how small or silly the question may be.