PMO Finance Analyst
Broad Gate Offices, 1 Broad Gate, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 8EQ

Job Reference: 003713

Location: Broad Gate Offices, 1 Broad Gate, The Headrow, Leeds, LS1 8EQ

Closing Date: 05/05/2021

Salary £: Up to 35,000 + Bonus & Benefits

Employment Type: Permanent - Full Time

Division: Customer Services Division

Hours per week: 35

As our next PMO Finance Analyst (internally known as CMO Financial Support Analyst), you’ll form part of a Transformation CMO Operations Centre of Excellence and will be responsible for supporting delivery of high quality, accurate and timely financial reporting and budget information across projects/programmes, enabling oversight of the current position and the delivery of Finance reporting cycles. You’ll join a likeminded team in our Leeds based Change Management Office function.

What You'll Do

  • Responsible for supporting Project/Programme Managers to ensure that accurate portfolio level financial data (costs and benefits) is maintained in order to facilitate budget tracking and quarterly forecasting.

  • Provide support to the PM in creating forecasts for business cases, maintaining the project cost tracker and analysing variances whilst providing first-line assurance and challenging costs where appropriate.

  • Review the quality and accuracy of project/programme plans and milestones in relation to finances, ensuring validation and baselining of milestones based on published Change Board approvals

  • Provide direction, guidance and assistance to Project/Programme Managers and CMO Ops Analysts to ensure standard processes and procedures are followed.

  • Ensure PPM tool familiarity to be able to utilise all relevant capabilities in producing tailored and meaningful reports and provide expert support, guidance and training to users of CMO tools and processes.

  • Review of purchase orders to identify cash releases in projects.

  • Foster and develop the relationship between the CMO, project teams and the Finance function, and contribute to team process reviews and updates.

Skills Required

  • Extensive experience in project financial support and management

  • Ability to produce reliable cost estimations and articulate reasoning to the project team and CMO

  • Vision and value focussed with strong communication skills and experience of reporting and presenting information to Senior Management level;

  • Strong stakeholder relationship management and influencing skills;

  • Previous PMO Analyst or Programme / Portfolio Analyst experience;

  • Portfolio level progress report production and analysis to differing levels of stakeholders;

  • Experienced in the use of project and portfolio management tools

Life at YBS

In addition to the usual benefits such as competitive salary, annual bonus and healthcare packages we offer you…

Flexibility – We offer a range of flexible working options to help you achieve a healthy work-life balance. Whether it’s finishing early for an appointment or fitting your studies and hobbies in around your working hours, we’ll help work to work for you.

Celebrating Success – From everyday thank you cards, to our annual ‘Raising the Roof’ gala to celebrate our golden ticket winners we acknowledge our colleagues successes no matter how big or small.

Giving Back – Fancy 31 hours of paid leave a year to get involved in community activities? Together last year, we completed more than 11,000 hours of volunteering!

Inclusivity - We don’t just accept difference — we celebrate it, we support it, and we thrive on it for the benefit of our colleagues, our customers and our community. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer.

Site Perks – Some of our sites have added little extras such as a gym, restaurant and free parking at our Bradford site, roof garden in Leeds, and on-site restaurant and free parking at our Peterborough site.


If you’ve got a strong background and understanding of finance and you want to develop a career in an empowering, respectful and supporting business then why not join us?

Our people are our heart and soul; we’re commercial and caring, big enough to offer you a challenge and small enough for you to make a real impact. We’re devoted to putting people first and doing the right thing by providing real help with real life.

We’d love to hear from you so why not apply today and be Your Brilliant Self!

Any Questions – Contact Tazafia Mahmood via email at


This position is now closed. We are no longer accepting applications for this position.