Financial Accountnant

Job Title: Financial Accountnant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Milton Keynes
Salary: 38000 - 45000
Reference: 5386
Contact Name: Nicola Richards
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 24, 2020 15:34

Job Description

There is two roles available, one full time and one part time (two days per week), please state on your application form which role you are applying for.

FCO Services work with government-level customers worldwide, offering services including secure construction, secure IT and digital solutions, secure logistics and more. We build and repair embassies. We safely move government servers to the Cloud. We make sure critical deliveries stay safe as they move across the world. And on top of all that, we make sure we provide UK taxpayers with value for money.

Naturally, that wouldn’t be possible without the work of our Finance team here in the UK. As our Financial Accountant, you’ll help our business comply with accounting standards and government regulations, making sure there are robust financial controls in place across our business. And in doing that, you’ll make sure our organisation manages public money to the very highest standards, to provide services that protect people, assets and information everywhere.

Provide timely reporting that makes a difference time after time

You’ve never once let a deadline go by: you’re prompt in everything you do, and your financial reporting is no exception. As a qualified and deeply experienced accountant, you’ll ensure all our financial accounts are accurately prepared, whether it’s monthly reviews or the year-end close process. Your detailed financial analysis will provide real insight on our business’ income, expenditure and balance sheet, and thanks to your thorough assessment against previous performance and future forecasts, we’ll always know how we’re doing and where we’re heading.

Provide advice to a business that supports government advisors

You’ve got a wealth of accounting wisdom – and you don’t keep it to yourself. You provide your team with technical support and advice on all aspects of financial and management accounting. In fact, you’ll even provide knowledge and support to your line manager, including annual report contributions and feedback on National Audit Office matters. You believe in sharing knowledge, and you keep an eye on how we can all improve, whether it’s developing and strengthening our internal controls and processes, or reviewing new standards to understand how they could apply to our organisation.

Find your job bigger – and your benefits too

At FCO Services, you’re applying the skills you already know, but for an organisation with extraordinary impact. You’re looking for your next challenge, and ready to go even further. You’ve worked in Practice and are looking to apply your skills in a different area, leading and developing a small team of trainee accountants who prepare the annual accounts for a government Trading Fund. The sense of purpose is refreshing – and so are the benefits, whether it’s the perks and pension that come with a Civil Service career, or our excellent support for work-life balance, including flexible working and an onsite OFSTED-registered nursery. You’ll find that you’re equipped to do your best work here, with an impact you never imagined. In short? It’s your job, bigger. 


All our employees have to be security cleared before joining us, so you will need to undergo a vetting process if you’re successful in your application. This role would require you to undergo Security Check (SC) clearance. You can find out more about vetting on our website.