Senior Financial Officer

AIR Personnel
07 Dec 2018
10 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Air Personnel is delighted to be supporting their client in Oxford for a new role of Senior Financial Office.

Overall Purpose of the role

To provide financial support to the Head of Defence Business and other members of the Defence Department

Coordination of the commercial activities within the Defence Department

Main Responsibilities


•Coordinating all financial activities within the Defence Department

•Providing financial and commercial input for all offers and tender responses to the MoD in accordance with company policy and procedure, and requirements of the customer

•Preparation of Defence Department financial forecasts and performance reports, in accordance with approved Company operating plans and budgets, for routine review and regular evaluation at Senior Management Level

•Preparation of the Defence Department Annual Operational Plan (OP)

•Tracking of Defence Department financial performance in comparison to the OP target and forecast against specific contracts

•Ensure timely and accurate completion of the monthly contract ‘Estimate at Completion’ (EAC) updates

•Ensuring contract administration and compliance, including financial planning and reporting, adherence to terms and conditions, prompt invoicing and customer adherence to payment milestones

•Ensuring compliance with all DRA Single Source Contract Regulations (SCSR) and Reporting Requirements

•Maintenance of order intake records, sales and order backlog by contract

•Acting as the focal point and coordinator for all commercial activities within the Defence Department

•Assist Defence Programme Management in financial/contract negotiations and ensuring that all financial and commercial requirements and issues are achieved or addressed

•Drafting or reviewing contracts/contract amendments ensuring avoidance of unacceptable financial or commercial risk

•Ensuring strict adherence to company financial and commercial policy, and the relevant accounting standards

•Support all necessary internal/external financial audit requirements



Professional Accounting qualification (minimum CIMA, ACCA or equivalent)


Bachelors or Masters Degree in Accountancy

Post-secondary education in business management or related field

Other requirements


Must be able to gain UK MoD Security Clearance


Travel within UK especially between Bristol and Oxford

Occasional travel within Europe

Knowledge and Skills


Previous financial accounting experience in a senior management role

Comprehensive knowledge of Business Accounting procedures

Production of financial forecasts and in-depth performance against budget analysis

Production of financial business cases in support of tender proposal process

Contract financial and commercial negotiations

Supervision and management of others

Strong analytical and critical thinking abilities to solve complex problems

Excellent presentation and influencing skills

Exceptional communication skills both verbal and written

Must have high computer literacy ability in MS Office (Word, Access, Visio but especially Xcel)

Previous use of SAP business software


Understanding and knowledge of Single Source Contract Regulations

Knowledge of MoD Acquisition System Guidance

Working with the UK MoD on aircraft support programmes

Working knowledge of UK contract law and procurement practices

Knowledge of MoD DEFCONS and MoD contracting procedures and policies for procurement

Personality requirements

Highly motivated and flexible

Strong interpersonal skills

Able to interact positively with both colleagues and customers

Ability to learn quickly and adapt positively to change

Meticulous attention to detail

Trustworthy, Reliable, Enthusiastic, and Flexible

Ability to work efficiently and calmly to tight deadlines within a dynamic environment

Able to differentiate between strategic and operational requirements

Ability to cope with high and varied workload

Innovative and proactive with the ability to develop solutions to complex issues

Please call for further details or email your CV

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