Finance Director, Defence Infrastructure Organisation

Andover, Sutton Coldfield, London
£125,000 pa
13 Sep 2017
13 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Key Responsibilities 
- Providing professional financial leadership within DIO; 
- Managing resources in-year and planning longer term financial needs; 
- Production of DIO annual accounts for incorporation into the MOD Annual Report and Accounts; 
- Providing Financial and Business Process ownership and assurance; 
- Leading in the planning and securing of alternative finance to support Defence Infrastructure investment, including PF2 (private finance initiative); 
- Leading the engagement and negotiation of major finance based contracts. 

Other Responsibilities 
The DIO FD has a functional responsibility to the MOD Director General Finance (DG Fin) for: 
- The integrity of the DIO’s financial systems including the internal control and assurance framework; 
- The regularity and propriety of expenditure; 
- The delivery of efficiency and value for money 
This is achieved by: 
- The provision of effective systems, processes and skills to support resource management by DIO personnel; 
- Ensuring that decisions within DIO are taken with full cognisance of their financial and regularity and propriety implications; 
- Managing the changes necessary to ensure effective delivery of resource management functions across DIO. 

The FD also has responsibility for DIO Information and Communications Technology (ICT) policy and operations, and may be required to lead other areas of business activity including DIO office accommodation, continuous improvement and work in support of wider government policy. 

DIO FD will also be a member of the MOD Finance Committee. 

DIO FD has two direct reports: Head of Finance and Head CIO (Chief Information Officer) and a total of 180 staff within these teams. 

Applicants should be able to provide evidence of their experience and skills against the following essential criteria: 

• Candidates must be a CCAB qualified chartered accountant 

• A proven track record of financial leadership gained in a large, complex organisation, with a record of successful business improvement. 

• Strong technical skills and a sound understanding of accounting and financing issues in the context of the Public Sector 

• Excellent stakeholder management skills and the ability to build strong working relationships at Executive or Board level 

• The ability to provide exceptional leadership to support long term strategies, managing people and skills to achieve current and future business needs. 

• Proven collaborative skills 

• Excellent communication skills, relating financial information to a non-financial audience and securing support for difficult or unpopular financial decisions. 

• Experience of operating in a public sector environment, either central or local government, is desirable.