Director General Finance

The effectiveness of the Armed Forces requires battle-winning military capability now and in the future; managing the budget to deliver this is a fundamental element of our national security. As the Ministry of Defence’s principle finance officer this is a fantastic opportunity to take on one of government’s biggest finance leadership roles with responsibility for a budget of £38 billion, if not the largest then possibly the most complex budget you will come across in your career.

 

As one of the most senior role-holders in one of Britain’s largest employers you will be responsible for providing advice and support to the Permanent Secretary, ensuring there is a sound system of corporate governance throughout the organisation as well as an effective financial management information and reporting service. Other key responsibilities include managing the Department’s in-year performance against targets and budgets and negotiating the future Defence budget levels with HM Treasury in the Spending Review.

 

This is no ordinary Finance Director appointment and we are seeking an outstanding individual with an extensive background in financial leadership and Board level experience gained in a large, complex organisation.  You will have highly developed interpersonal and influencing skills and be able to demonstrate a successful record of implementing large scale business transformation. You will need to be confident engaging with a wide range of very senior stakeholders in Defence, wider government and industry, while navigating complex and politically sensitive governance arrangements. You will need to combine strong business and financial acumen with the ability to engage and inspire our diverse workforce in a compelling way.

 

A role in the Ministry of Defence provides a unique opportunity to be involved in work that really makes a difference. You will have the opportunity to make some of the most complex, enriching and rewarding programmes and changes happen within government, which directly protect and defend our nation and those who live here. We care about what we do and we embrace diversity as we believe a diverse and inclusive workforce fosters creativity and drives innovation to ensure we are providing the best possible support to the wider Defence establishment.

 

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