SW1A, London
£40,166 - £48,294 per year + Civil Service Pension & Benefits
Permanent, Part-time, Full-time
Job description

SEO Finance Business Partner x 2 – Defence Nuclear Organisation


Salary: £40,166 – £45,294 (+ £3000 Fully Qualified Accountancy Allowance)

Organisation: Ministry of Defence

Location: Central London

Duration: Permanent


The Role

  • One post will be responsible for the Deterrent capability, comprising the DREADNOUGHT submarine platform and associated programmes.
  • The other post will be responsible for the ASTUTE submarine programme, studies into the successor to ASTUTE, nuclear propulsion, and the decommissioning of submarines at the end of their useful lives.


Key Responsibilities

As an SEO Finance Business Partner, the successful candidate will be responsible for:

  • Reviewing the long term planning of part of the Submarine Equipment Programme, ensuring it is accurately costed over the coming decade and that it represents a realistic and value for money way of delivering an effective nuclear deterrent capability.
  • Providing financial advice, guidance and inputs to support Investment Appraisals, Business Cases and Review Notes, working alongside the Submarine Delivery Agency and Cost Assurance Services to provide and assure the necessary data.
  • Providing financial outputs for their business areas to support decision making by analysing in year and long term financial forecasts, identification and management of financial risks and reconciling programme demands with wider affordability constraints by providing recommendations to increase/decrease expenditure requirements.
  • Providing financial advice to colleagues on matters such as risk, efficiency and effective internal controls (consulting experts when needed).


Experience: Essential

  • Experience in the provision of financial information to support Investment Appraisals and Business Cases
  • Experience of in year financial management and/or long term financial planning.
  • Experience of developing, drafting and presenting effective and technically complex financial information to both finance and non-finance stakeholders

Experience: Desirable

  • The following would be advantageous but full training and support will be provided:
  • Knowledge of central government accounting and budgeting
  • Knowledge of defence and/or nuclear issues



The following technical requirements are essential to the post and will be assessed during sift and the interview:

  • Candidates should hold a CCAB or equivalent professional finance qualification or be willing to work towards one.


  • Leadership
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Communicating and Influencing

We are currently recruiting a number of finance positions at the Ministry of Defence. This includes a total of 8 SEO Finance Business partners at the same salary bracket and an additional 5 business partnering vacancies at more senior levels.

Please note that the deadline for full applications (including the supporting statement and diversity monitoring form) is the 5th of November, further information on both of these can be found on the Allen Lane website.

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Posted on: 21 October 2019
Closed date: 20 November 2019
Tags: Finance, Governance