Head of Reporting

Job Title: Head of Reporting
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Milton Keynes
Salary: 49000 - 62000
Reference: 5380
Contact Name: Nicola Richards
Contact Email:
Job Published: March 19, 2020 11:01

Job Description

You’re a true expert in financial reporting.  . You oversee accounts with integrity and pinpoint accuracy, and the other accounting professionals in your team look to you for the quality of your insight. You know accounting principles and International Reporting Standards inside and out. So with all that in hand, what more could you do? 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 an accounts team.

We know how you feel. FCO Services are valued by government-level customers worldwide, who look to us to provide secure construction, logistics, digital solutions, and more. Protecting the UK’s interests globally, our organisation has witnessed incredible growth – but our ambitions are bigger still. With our turnover set to grow from £200m to £234m in the next three years, we have expanded our Finance team to keep pace with our success and chart a course for the future.

That’s where you’ll come in – to this new role of Head of Reporting. Part of a new wave of energetic experts, you’ll be the financial drive behind a thriving business that protects people, information, and assets across the planet. And on top of a strong sense of purpose, you’ll find a home amongst our diverse family and enjoy all the benefits and pension of a Civil Service career. In short? It’s your job, bigger.

Ensure reporting for the work behind the headlines

Our work is wide-ranging and makes a huge impact. We refurbish centuries-old embassies. We make sure government servers are safe from cyber attack. We make secure deliveries of vital supplies, needed by government bodies at home and overseas. It’s a complex offering – and you’ll be the one who oversees financial reporting across the board, supervising the standard and direction of our financial and management accounts, managing our financial reporting suite, and delivering reports to our executive board. So naturally, you’ll need to be at the top of your game when it comes to financial acumen, with significant experience as a qualified accountant, a track record of leading, developing and nurturing a small team of experts, and a natural problem solver. That aside though, you’ll also need to have an eye for the whole picture, for making decisions on complicated issues, and for providing sound judgement our senior leaders can rely on.

Lead your team to recognition from senior leaders

Working at government level, you’ve got to be prepared to influence and drive change at all levels, challenging constructively where you need to, so that you can help us deliver a reporting service that ensures our future success. Ultimately, it’s about your vision, both for your team and for shaping our systems, which is increasingly important as we migrate to Oracle Fusion. You’ll build strong relationships with the colleagues around you, delegate well to meet deadlines, inspire the team to achieve exceptional standards, and set ambitions for how we can upgrade and improve our suite, our processes, and the way we work together.

Enable business change and find life-changing rewards

You’re facing world-class challenges here – but you’ll also find incredible perks, like our Civil Service pension, free parking, and well-equipped campus, as well as a rare quality of work-life balance. You’ll leave work firmly at the office and get home on time – and if you’ve got young children, you might even take advantage of our onsite OFSTED-registered nursery. This is an inclusive, supportive team where flexible working is the norm. We’re big on diversity, big on inclusion and big on giving you whatever you need to succeed. Like we said, it’s your job bigger – and your benefits too.

Please note: all our colleagues must be security cleared to the highest level, so you will need to undergo a comprehensive vetting process before joining.