Ministry of Defence

DNO MI Reporting & Systems Accountant

Stoke Gifford, South West England; Tadley, South East England, City of Westminster, London
30 May 2023
13 Jun 2023
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Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant


Stoke Gifford, South West England, BS34 8JH : Tadley, South East England, RG7 4PR : City of Westminster, London (region), SW1A 2HB

About the job

Job summary

This is a genuinely exciting time to join the Defence Nuclear Organisation (DNO) within the Ministry of Defence (MOD). You will be at the heart of real Defence issues delivering against one of the Department’s top three priorities, in a high-profile area which is rarely out of the news.

The DNO was established in April 2016 to oversee all aspects of nuclear business within the MOD and across the wider Defence Nuclear Enterprise. The ‘Enterprise’ comprises the people that design, produce and maintain the submarines and nuclear warheads, and provide the necessary infrastructure and support. It includes organisations such as the Submarine Delivery Agency, Royal Navy, UK Strategic Command, Atomic Weapons Establishment as well as industry partners such as BAE Systems, Rolls Royce and Babcock.

Our mission is to keep safe and capable submarines at sea today and in the future. We need a capable and credible nuclear deterrent to successfully deter the most extreme threats to our national security and way of life.

The DNO MI Reporting & Accounting Systems team forms part of the Specialist Services function and is one of the three pillars in DNO Finance, alongside Finance Operations and Finance Business Partnering (FBP).

This post is advertised for 37 hours per week.

Job description

As the MI Reporting & Systems Accountant SEO you will take a leading role in driving the data analytics workplans and data development projects and maintaining the accounting systems used by DNO Finance.

You will be required to assess financial data and reports to verify accuracy and improve use of accounting systems in terms of process and policies.

You will work in collaboration with the Fin Ops and FBP teams and engaging proactively with wider communities to develop MI that supports decision making at different levels within the DNO.

Analytics and Automation is one of the fastest developing capabilities within Finance and in this role, you will be at the heart of our work, engaging across Defence and beyond to lead the development of this capability across the Finance Function.

As a Finance professional you will develop your analytic skills to support the DNO Finance function.

You will support senior level decision making and enhance our MI reporting capability through timely, evidence based and quality data. You will be responsible for ensuring policies, processes and practices surrounding the finance systems are adhered to and efficient in the way they operate.

Person specification

Key Responsibilities are to:

  • Drive the MI reporting and data analytics agenda, to support Executive and Board level decisions;
  • Develop and implement dashboards to support Specialist Services, Financial Operations and FBP activities, contributing to working in a more efficient way.
  • Engage and network across the MOD TLBs to bring best practice into how DNO develops and delivers MI.
  • Support decision-making at the most senior level, whilst also partnering with wider teams to develop our capability to support future analytical requirements.
  • Be a key part of the analytics and automation function in DNO, working with other departments such as HR, Commercial and Digital working closely across DNO to deliver dashboards that collaborate across functions.
  • Take responsibility for the data governance framework that aligns to the DNO Data Strategy and to improve the data quality held in the Finance Systems and ensure there is one single version of the truth
  • Ensure that the policies and procedures surrounding the Finance Systems are adhered to and ensure the appropriate people have access to the Finance Systems depending on their job roles.


  • Experience of using Finance Systems;
  • Experience in producing quality Management Information;
  • Experience of handling large data sets;
  • Use of Excel and PowerPoint to an advanced level.


  • Working knowledge of PowerBI;
  • Experience working in a Finance Team;
  • Use of Cognos MI and other reporting tools.

The post has line management responsibilities.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Leadership
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Communicating and Influencing
  • Delivering at Pace
  • Making Effective Decisions

We only ask for evidence of these behaviours on your application form:

  • Leadership
  • Managing a Quality Service
  • Communicating and Influencing


  • Learning and development tailored to your role
  • An environment with flexible working options
  • A culture encouraging inclusion and diversity

For further information, and to apply, please visit our website via the “Apply” button below.

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