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In Year Management


This role is based at Northwood: JFC HQ, Sandy Lane, Northwood, Middlesex, HA6 3HP although we are committed to flexible working and seek to enable this wherever possible.

About the job

Joint Forces Command (JFC) is a 4* Headquarters and an MOD Top Level Budget. Within JFC Headquarters in Northwood, the newly created Director Overseas Bases (DOB) High Level Budget (HLB) team is a mixed military and civilian team responsible for the operational command and management of the UK’s Overseas Bases and non-operational personnel deployed overseas. In addition, the team is responsible for a number of small, joint units with an overseas role.

In Year Management

Support the IYM team leader in managing the c£350m Overseas Bases HLB budget, providing advice on financial matters and supporting the Director Overseas Bases in achieving her operational objectives. Assist monthly forecasting and tracking the HLBs financial performance ensuring the financial timetable is rigorously applied across the HLB and BLB units. Engage with overseas BLB finance teams on in year financial and budget matters. Assist with the timely completion of DOB HLB Annual Report and Accounts submissions at AP06, AP09 and AP12. Assist with DOB HLB Finance responses to NAO audit enquiries, coordinating timely submissions. Respond to queries from Government Actuaries Department for BFC and BFG pension schemes. Lead a team of up to 2 x Band Ds.

Key responsibilities include:

Responsible for the HLB scrutiny and approvals process, reviewing and assuring Business Cases and requests for expenditure in accordance with delegated authority ensuring they meet departmental standards for regularity and propriety, value for money and affordability.

Post holders will be based in Northwood but expected to travel occasionally to MOD Main Building and to the Overseas Bases from time to time.

What we are looking for

The ideal candidate will be a finance professional – an accountancy qualification (CCAB / AAT) is desirable. Candidates will be required to demonstrate evidence of management experience, have good technical skills and a sound understanding of accounting and finance issues. They will have strong communication skills and be able to apply an analytical approach to problem solving. Strong advocates of leadership at all levels, the successful candidates will act as role models in leadership across Joint Force Command, measured by the Civil Service Leadership principles of:

• Inspiring about our work and its future
• Confident in our engagement
• Empowering our teams to deliver

Specific experience and achievements should include:

• An accountancy qualification (CCAB / AAT) is desirable.

Please take time to read the attached Candidate pack for further information about this role and the recruitment process.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Leadership
  • Making Effective Decisions
  • Delivering at Pace

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • FCF 3 – Financial Planning
  • FCF 4 – In Year Financial Management