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Financial Accounting Head

Location

London, West Midlands

 

About the job

Job description

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) has responsibility for the management of property, infrastructure and related services to ensure strategic management of the Defence Estate as a whole, optimising investment and, critically, supporting military capability to the best effect. DIO is responsible for managing £3.3 billion annual investment into the c.£28 billion defence estate in the UK and overseas.

DIO is undertaking an ambitious transformation programme and as the Financial Accounting Head you will have the opportunity to make a significant impact and shape the future of the organisation and the Finance function.

Reporting to the Finance Director, you will support the leadership of the Finance function and provide support, direction and assurance to the DIO Board, the MOD and the front-line commands for whom DIO provides a service.

With a bigger budget, more people, and a broader range of services than most businesses in this sector, DIO is an interesting and dynamic place to work, with an excellent set of colleagues providing a great blend of skills, experience and expertise. Key priorities for the organisation include: to develop and operate a strategic and advisory organisation that enables Front Line Commands to invest wisely in the entire Defence Estate; change how DIO contracts with the suppliers to be amongst the best and most innovative public-sector procurers; and build the expertise and performance of a Civil Service workforce of c.4,500 people.

We are looking for a Qualified Accountant with a clear track record of success in a financial management environment and the ability to manage complexity and provide valuable business insight. Along with a high level of resilience and ability to get to grips with the detail, you will be collaborative and driven to mentor, coach and develop teams to produce high performance.

This role may be based at either the DIO office in Sutton Coldfield or the MOD Main Building in Whitehall with frequent travel to MOD sites around the UK. However, DIO are very flexible in the location you work and are advocates of smarter working practices. As such any DIO location will be considered that is practical for the role locations named above.

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