Website UK Ministry of Defence
About the job
We are currently seeking to appoint the Chief Finance Officer for the Corporate HQ. This is a key role in our organisation, supporting me in managing an operating cost budget of £1.3 billion per annum, as well as controlling the Corporate HQ budget within that.
The Corporate CFO is accountable to the Finance Director, and responsible for operating and maintaining appropriate financial management and control to support the efficient and effective use of resources within this area. This is a challenging and exciting role, leading a team of around 50 finance professionals all based in Bristol Abbey Wood at the DE&S Main site.
To be successful you will need to have experience of: operating at a strategic level in a large and complex organisation and working effectively as part of a multidisciplinary leadership, often managing competing priorities across a range of internal and external stakeholders.
Communication skills are key and we are looking for someone who is able to ‘speak truth to power’ as well as influencing the many senior stakeholders. You would be in a key player in the HQ team role for the business and your actions impact on the ability of DE&S to deliver for its customers.
Continuous improvement is a critical facet of the role and your success will depend on your ability to support (and in some cases, to lead) internal change initiatives, whilst continuing to deliver business-as-usual activity.
Defence Equipment and Support delivers and sustains capability for His Majesty’s Armed Forces. We also play a major role in the prosperity of the UK by spending £8 billion every year on UK contracts, supporting more than 88,000 jobs.
As a leader in the business, you will also have a pivotal role in creating a diverse and inclusive environment where everyone can flourish, supporting transformation of the business, and specifically the finance organisation.