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Salary: 26,350 Subject to meeting the required criteria for a fully qualified accountant, this post attracts a 17% Recruitment and Retention Allowance + substantial pension and benefits GBP

The Challenge

Major Programmes & Projects (MPP) is responsible for delivering capital works projects across the world, constructing a vast range of buildings and infrastructure to support the Armed Forces. You will be part of an inclusive finance team who partner delivery teams to provide accurate forecasting, financial support and future financial planning. Its an interesting dynamic area, where you will have exposure to multi billion-pound programmes and can enjoy working with commercial and delivery as well as finance professionals. MPP is accountable for ensuring adherence and conformity with all agreed DIO TLB processes & operating procedures, particularly those which are detailed under the key infrastructure process for Finance!

The role is responsible for providing financial assistance to both the Clyde and Navy/DE&S Finance Teams. The post in DIO finance is responsible for key finance processes, including maintaining financial records, journaling transactions, making payments, assisting with the interrogation of financial systems and the provision of financial support relating to In-Year Management including the Annual Budgeting Cycle and Approvals. This role will provide useful skills and development for the breadth of infrastructure and MOD finance

We employ approximately 4,900 staff from a very diverse range of professions, and we work across the world; in Germany, Cyprus and the Falkland Islands, Norway, Poland, Kenya, Belize, Nepal and Oman.
You can view our YouTube video to see more about our work


Main Responsibilities

As a Finance Assistant in DIO you will assist the Finance Teams with the production of monthly forecasts to include, but not limited to:

Journal completion and uploading.
Completion of month end financial templates.
Production of financial reports from CP&F and IMS.
Extraction and Input of financial data to main Forecasting and Expenditure Actuals workbooks.
Carry out reconciliations on the system generated accruals, contacting relevant personnel to resolve.
Undertake accrual deep dive checks as directed by Senior Finance Managers.
updated monthly records with the latest expenditure, ensuring costs match latest trial balance information.
Update Approval limits by project when received.
For projects with multiple workstreams, track expenditure against approvals to ensure limits are not breached.
Complete VAT corrections as required within the current accounting period.
Responsible for the e-filing of team Multi-User Mailboxes.
Ad Hoc advice/taskings as required by the Project Managers and Finance Team
Demonstrate a personal commitment to the DIO Guiding Principles.
Ensure local compliance with mandatory requirements.
Promote strong working relationships both within the team and with other teams across DIO and MoD.

Desirable Experience & Skills

It is desirable that the successful applicant has:
Experience currently working within a finance or accounting role
Knowledge of systems such as Information Management Systems (IMS), Contract Purchasing and Finance (CF&F) and Planning Budgeting and Forecasting (PB&F)


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:
  • Leadership
  • Changing and Improving
  • Working Together
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Delivering at Pace

We only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form:
  • Leadership
  • Changing and Improving
  • Working Together

Technical skills

We'll assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:
  • Finance Functional Framework: In Year Management - Awareness Level
  • Finance Functional Framework: Financial Planning - Awareness Level

We only ask for evidence of these technical skills on your application form:
  • Finance Functional Framework: In Year Management - Awareness Level


We enable our people to work at the right place, with the right people, at the right time.

We believe that if we look after our people, they will be passionate about delivering great things for our customers.

We understand the importance of life outside of work and our industry leading flexible working practices, digital technology and modern workspaces will give you the opportunity to enjoy a healthy work-life balance.

The MOD Discover My Benefits page lists the full set of benefits. Some of the many benefits you will receive include:

Highly competitive Pension Scheme
Flexi-time scheme
Alternative working practices such as working from home
25 days annual leave rising (1 day per year) to 30 days upon completion of 5 years service
Ability to roll over up to 10 days annual leave per year
In addition to 8 public holidays per year you will also receive leave for HM The Queens birthday
Minimum of 15 Days Special Leave in a rolling 12-month period to for volunteer military or emergency service reserve commitments
Special Paid Leave for volunteering up to 6 days a year
Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption leave
Employee Assistance Programme to support your wellbeing
Most sites have good travel links with free car parking; many also have other facilities such as a Sports & Social Club, Gym and / or site shops

This post does not offer any assistance with relocation allowances.

Please be advised that the Department is conducting a review of all pay related allowances which could impact on those allowances that the post currently being advertised attracts.

Learning & Development
Professional and Personal Development of skills
Access to thousands of training courses through Civil Service Learning, some free or paid by DIO
Ability to obtain industry recognised qualifications supported by DIO

Employment Hours
The post advertised is for 37 hours net, however the Ministry of Defence offers a range of flexibilities to enable a better work-life balance for employees. Flexible working, Part-Time working and Job Share working patterns will be considered.

About DIO
DIO is passionate about ensuring that we are a top performing organisation and a great place to work. We host a diverse range of talent where everyone feels valued and supported enabling our people to thrive, bring greater creativity and innovation to achieve higher organisational performance. We are committed to be an equal opportunities employer and creating a culture where everyone can bring their whole self to work and individuality is truly appreciated.

We promote and support a range of flexible working patterns enabling staff to balance home and work responsibilities.

This culture of inclusion is underpinned by our 6 staff networks covering Disability, Faith and Belief, Gender Equality, LGBTQI+, Race, Social Mobility and 3 networks dealing with employee wellbeing and support: Speak Safe Volunteers, Mental Health First Aiders and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Advisers.

Our staff, future and current will be guided by the 4 Cs and we encourage you to be curious and continuously strive for improvement, collaborative in an inclusive culture, ambitious and resilient and committed to Defence, empowered and able to challenge so you can play a key part in shaping the direction of our organisation.

DIO commits to offer its employees the following experience:
Meaningful, purposeful work
The ability to learn and grow
The right opportunities and resources
To care about your wellbeing
To feel valued and included

The Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO) is the estate expert for Defence, supporting the armed forces to enable military capability by planning, building, maintaining, and servicing infrastructure.

Our responsibilities include:
Plan and deliver major capital projects and lifecycle refurbishment
Provide utilities services
Manage soft facilities management (i.e. cleaning and catering)
Provide a safe place to train
Allocate Service Families Accommodation
Procure and manage routine maintenance and reactive repair
Provide a central register of asset information to advise infrastructure planning
Act as steward of the Defence estate
Provide the unarmed guarding service

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is security check .

See our vetting charter .

People working with government assets must complete basic personnel security standard checks.

Selection process details

This vacancy is using Success Profiles , and will assess your Behaviours, Experience and Technical skills.

As a result of the changes to the UK immigration rules which came into effect on 1 January 2021, the Ministry of Defence will only offer sponsorship for a skilled worker visa under the points-based system, where a role has been deemed to be business critical.

The role currently being advertised has not been assessed as business critical and is therefore NOT open to applications from those who will require sponsorship under the points-based system. Should you apply for this role and be found to require sponsorship, your application will be rejected, and any provisional offer of employment withdrawn.

This vacancy is part of the A Great Place to Work for Veterans initiative, Making-the-civil-service-a-great-place-to-work-for-veterans

Please ensure that at the application and interview stages of the campaign you review the Success Profiles Framework to assist you in the demonstration of your skills and experience.

Your suitability for the role will be assessed using the Success Profile elements that have been chosen for this campaign. Each element will be scored accordingly, and the successful candidate will be appointed on merit.

Applications will be sifted on all Success Profile elements, but in the event of a high number of applications, an initial sift will be conducted on the Behaviours - Leadership and Working Together.

In this instance the remaining elements will be tested at interview.

At application you will be assessed against the following:


Working together
Changing and Improving


CV including Job History, Full Qualifications and Previous Skills
Personal Statement
Detailing in no more than 500 words details of experience with the following:
1.Experience and knowledge of Microsoft systems especially Microsoft Excel


Finance Functional Framework: In Year Financial Management

At interview you will be assessed against the following:


Working Together
Managing a Quality Service
Delivering at Pace


Finance Functional Framework: Financial Planning

Application sifting is scheduled to take place on week commencing 4th July 2022.
Interviews are currently taking place via Microsoft Teams within 2 weeks of the sift taking place. A minimum of 2 full working days notice will be provided for interviews. We endeavour to stick to these dates, but these are subject to change around business needs.

To assist with your application please find attached below:

1.Finance Functional Framework

For help and support with your application check out our
Civil Service Careers Homepage and the How to apply section

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

This job is broadly open to the following groups:
  • UK nationals
  • nationals of Commonwealth countries who have the right to work in the UK
  • nationals of the Republic of Ireland
  • nationals from the EU, EEA or Switzerland with settled or pre-settled status or who apply for either status by the deadline of the European Union Settlement Scheme (EUSS)
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals working in the Civil Service
  • relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals who have built up the right to work in the Civil Service
  • certain family members of the relevant EU, EEA, Swiss or Turkish nationals
Further information on nationality requirements

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles .

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equal opportunities. As such, we run a Disability Confident Scheme (DCS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

The Civil Service also offers a Redeployment Interview Scheme to civil servants who are at risk of redundancy, and who meet the minimum requirements for the advertised vacancy.
Construction, Architecture, Property
Job Sector
Job Position
Finance Manager
Estimated Salary
£26,350.00 / year
Postal Code
SP11 8JH
Grateley, Andover SP11 8JH, UK
Post date
Closing date
Reference Number

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