Finance Officer/Analyst

MI5, MI6 and GCHQ
London and Cheltenham
Central London: £32,655 - £36,611/Cheltenham: £29,577 - £33,328
24 Feb 2020
25 Mar 2020
Professional Membership

Finance Officer/Analyst

MI5, MI6 and GCHQ

Develop your financial skills at the UK’s Intelligence Agencies

About us

MI5, MI6 and GCHQ, our UK intelligence agencies, work together to keep the country safe from all kinds of threats – from terrorism to cyber-attacks. Our finance teams play a vital role in this, sitting at the heart of our agencies’ strategies and mission. We’re now looking for professionals to join the department who can manage our money effectively and make the most of our resources.

About the role

We have a variety of roles on offer in which you’ll provide quality financial information, maintain data within the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system, help improve systems and processes, and keep monthly and year-end records up to date.

If you’ve got skills in finance that you’d like to develop further, this is an excellent opportunity to work in our team providing financial information to customers. Bring your talent and drive and we’ll give you the support you need to gain Chartered Accountant status.

About you

Ideally, you’ll be AAT qualified or have a degree in finance (or equivalent). You’ll have experience working on budgets or reconciling suspense accounts, will have worked in a similar role in finance or the public sector, and will be able to clearly identify financial risks.

You have well-developed written and communication skills, a good team-working ethic, and you understand the need for policies and controls within organisations like ours. You’ll also bring sound knowledge of MS Office, including MS Excel and preferably an understanding of ERP accounting systems too.

The UK Intelligence Agencies are Equal Opportunities employers, committed to reflecting the society we protect. Our recruitment process is fair, transparent and based on merit. We particularly welcome applications from diverse and under-represented groups.

To apply for this exciting career move, please use the Apply button provided.

To be eligible to apply, you must meet our residency criteria. You must be a born or a naturalised British Citizen and one of your parents must be a British Citizen or have substantial ties to the UK. Candidates must normally have been resident in the UK for nine out of the last ten years. This is particularly important if you were born outside of the UK. You will nonetheless be considered if you have, for example, served overseas with HM Forces or in some other official capacity as a representative of Her Majesty’s Government, studied abroad, or lived overseas with your parents. You can apply at the age of 17 years and 6 months. If successful, you will not be offered a start date prior to your 18th birthday. Discretion is vital. You should not discuss your application, other than with your partner or a close family member. Please note, you should only launch your application from within the UK. If you are based overseas, you should wait until you visit the UK to launch an application. Applying from outside the UK will impact on our ability to progress your application. Further information on our eligibility criteria can be found on the How to Apply section.