Head of Programme Finance

UK Atomic Energy Authority
Abingdon, UK
15 Aug 2019
12 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Head of Programme Finance

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Job Title:
Head of Programme Finance

Job type:
Permanent Full Time

Culham, Oxfordshire

£48,310 - £54,897 + excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme

Closing date:
9th September 2019

Are you an experienced finance manager with excellent communication and influencing skills?

Do you have a degree and professional financial qualifications?

Are you excellent at building relationships and keen to make a difference?

The UK Atomic Energy Authority have an excellent opportunity for a Head of Programme Finance to join their team within the Finance department. The wider finance team consists of circa 30 employees, Programme Finance is a team of 8 and are responsible for business partnering, financial control and support for some of the major science and operational programmes within UKAEA.

The role of Head of Programme Finance is to act as a trusted business partner to these major programmes (business units) and business development team, providing financial advice and insight to ensure budget delivery, sound decision making and to drive future planning, supporting acquisition of new funding streams and ensuring the incorporation of this into the financial framework.

This position will ensure that the programmes are in full compliance with relevant standards, grant terms and that related external reporting requirements are met. It will deliver the core financial processes accurately and on time, budgeting, long term planning, forecasting and period closure. As a senior member of the team you will champion collaboration across finance, strengthen the role of business partnering and a focus on continuous improvement of processes and systems.

At UKAEA we strive to make everyone feel welcome and fully supported. Our Ambassadors are actively promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the organisation to help make our organisation an employer of choice. UKAEA has a graded career structure and our mentoring scheme will enable you to reach your true potential.

The UKAEA hosts and manages the JET nuclear fusion energy experiment on behalf of the EU and is also home to the UK`s MAST-U fusion energy experiment. UKAEA also works with industry and other third parties to develop new technologies currently in Remote Handling and Materials research. Following recent UK funding two new centres of excellence in tritium fuel handling and component testing and validation are being built. The culture at UKAEA promotes research, innovation and leading-edge technological excellence, whilst investing in its people.

For full details on the role, UKAEA and our benefits please download the application pack.

Knowledge skills and experience

- Degree and professional financial qualification
- Programme or management accounting experience
- Strategic planning, budgeting and forecasting
- Business partnering
- Team leadership and development

- Project finance experience
- Business Development and Commercial bid expertise

Special requirements:
Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance - The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions.

Selection Method(s):
- As part of the selection process you may be expected to complete work-based simulation exercises and a personality profile either online or onsite.
- Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.
- Please note UKAEA do not pay travel expenses for interviews.
- The UK Atomic Energy Authority actively promotes equality and values diversity in our workforce. We operate a number of flexible working arrangements (such as part-time working/job share/home working). Flexible working may be available with this role.

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