- Role: Finance Manager - REF 27806
- Contracting Authority: Central Government
- Contract Length: run until 31/7/21
- Location: Corsham - Aldermaston (SE Reading Aldermaston) - 2-3 days a week, need to be able to come in.
- IR35: Inside
- Pay Rate to Candidate: £433 per day
- Security Clearance: DV
Manage the delegated budget; Ensure compliance with finance and procurement policies; Provide procurement advice; Manage finances, assets and payroll reconciliation; Identify and gain agreement for measures to deliver budget efficiencies through either cost-savings, re-allocation of financial resources or external sourcing of services; Ensure regular review of expenditure take place; Assist and support budget holders to scrutinise their own budgets; Production of monthly, quarterly and annual financial accounts, forecasts and budgets as required. Must be an experienced user of ORACLE accounting systems and be advanced in using Excel spreadsheets.
The Defence Nuclear Organisation (DNO) was established in 2016, as part of the recommendations set out in the 2015 Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) to oversee all defence nuclear business, excluding operations.
Within DNO, the Warhead Directorate leads the UK nuclear warhead programme which provides a stockpile of reliable, safe and effective nuclear warheads to support the UK's strategic nuclear deterrent now and in the future.
The Warhead Programme provides an extensive investment in our research and production facilities, science and engineering skills and safety and security infrastructure over the period 2005-2025.
A finance manager is required to support the existing financial management team in financial analysis and management of the nuclear warhead programme's costs and its contractor arrangements.
The finance manager is required to be experienced in liaising with relevant teams on specific financial issues; establishing financial management requirements and organising, planning and transforming financial reporting and planning systems, processes and financial management work to meet deadlines, and providing financial support to projects and programmes.
The finance manager is required to be a qualified accountant and have experience in finance function and system transformation and efficiency.
The post holder will assess projects' and programme performance on a monthly basis and assess the delivery against plan. Identifying any risks, issues and opportunities to highlight to client with associated recommendations for action.