This is an exciting time to be part of the MOD’s finance function as we evolve to put finance at the heart of decision making through our Finance Functional Leadership programme. This is an ambitious programme to build capability in the MOD’s finance function and to introduce a revised finance operating model which is consistent with that in other government departments. A key part of this is the implementation of a finance business partnering model.
The MOD’s finance function collectively manages the department’s budget of £39bn and one of the biggest balance sheets in government. There are 2700 people in the finance function, comprising both civilian and military personnel.
The MOD’s Head Office runs the department of state and the military strategic headquarters. Its annual expenditure of £2bn+ includes the operating costs of the Head Office, plus 15-20 strategic programmes, four enabling organisations (arm’s length bodies), and the science and technology portfolio. Effective management of this expenditure is crucial to ensure the rest of the defence enterprise operates effectively.
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