At FCDO Services (formerly known as FCO Services), we work with government-level customers worldwide, offering services including secure construction, secure IT and digital solutions, secure logistics and more. We build and repair embassies. We carefully move government servers to the Cloud. We make sure critical deliveries stay safe as they move across the world. And on top of all that, we make sure we provide UK taxpayers with value for money.
Naturally, that wouldn’t be possible without the work of our Finance department here in the UK – and you’ll play a key role in supporting that team. As our Financial and Management Accountant, you’ll enable colleagues across the Financial Control Office to deliver a first-class service, whether it’s providing accurate reports to senior management on our monthly trading position or reviewing and monitoring our compliance controls.
Accurate reporting that drives exceptional impact
You’ve recently achieved your professional accounting qualification, or you are in the final stages or with equivalent experience, and you’re ready to take the next step. Well, look no further: this move into our Financial Control Office will see you take on all kinds of responsibilities, including analysing and educating on our trading position; monitoring gross and net margin; developing the reports that drive our business; playing a key role in end-of-year accounts production, and providing information to the National Audit Office to support their interim and year-end audit. There’s plenty of challenge involved, but plenty of exposure and recognition too. You’ll be producing our monthly reports, working with staff at all levels of the business and giving insight on our business performance.
Support a team that supports critical government work
Our organisation is constantly focused on our customer promise – our drive to be reliable, responsive and build relationships. To do that, we need an exceptionally co-ordinated team – and the Financial Control Office is no exception to that. From day to day, you’ll be liaising with a range of colleagues. You could be advising our Chief Finance Officer on performance against key targets, or supporting the National Audit Office as they audit the annual accounts you helped prepare. You might even be working with the Systems team to ensure we’re getting all the right financial information from our IT systems. But no matter the task, whoever you work with, your enthusiasm and cooperation will shine through – and you’ll help us provide a better overall service because of it.
Find your job bigger – and your benefits too
At FCDO Services, you’ll be applying knowledge from your learning and building on your skills, but you’ll also be doing it for an organisation with extraordinary impact. The sense of purpose is refreshing – and so are the benefits, whether it’s the perks and pension that come with a Civil Service career, or our excellent support for work-life balance, including flexible working and an onsite OFSTED-registered nursery. You’ll find that you’re equipped to do your best work here, with an impact you never imagined. In short? It’s your job, bigger.
All our employees have to be security cleared before joining us, so you’ll need to undergo a vetting process if you’re successful in your application. This role would require you to undergo Security Clearance (SC). You can find out more about vetting on our website.
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Closing date: Midnight 8 March 2021.
It takes a diverse team to protect a diverse world.
The vital work we do takes an incredible community of colleagues, with different skills, backgrounds, cultures and identities. We support every individual, so that you always know you’re welcome and valued. It’s what makes us a Disability Confident employer. And a Stonewall Diversity Champion. And Employers for Carers. And it’s how you know you’re joining an inspiring, inclusive organisation.
Hanslope Park based posts attract a Location Allowance of £1,750 per annum.
FCO Services are regulated by the Civil Service Commission.