About the job

The Financial Control Division (FCD) is a friendly, dynamic and fast paced team working at the heart of UK Export Finance. We are responsible for ensuring that effective financial control processes are in place. We co-ordinate the Department’s estimates, budgets and forecasting processes. We produce accurate and reliable monthly management accounts, annual accounts and other published financial information. We manage the UKEF bank accounts, purchase ledger, fixed asset registers and the general ledger (CODA). We advise on accounting treatments, own the UKEF accounting policies and are working with others across the organisation and beyond to implement large scale changes in our accounting policy, systems and processes in order to operationalise IFRS 9 and IFRS 17.

You will be leading on all aspects of the accounting, forecasting and financial reporting of the Department’s insurance and financial guarantee products. This is a unique role blending financial accounting and finance business partnering.

You will be problem solving on a day to day basis, identifying anomalies and seeking out their root causes, correcting them at source and working out interim solutions. You will have the autonomy to identify where things can be done better and implement improvements and changes. You will be responsible for providing accounting advice and writing accounting policy for new or changed products. You will be working with other experienced and qualified accountants within a wider supportive and collaborative financial control division. You will have access to a plethora of learning and development opportunities offered by the Department. You will work with and forge good working relationships with colleagues across the department, including underwriters, risk analysts and externally with auditors. You will also be introduced to the loans portfolio managed by the two Direct Lending Accountants.

To succeed, you will be a high performing fully qualified accountant with a proven ability to deliver to challenging timetables in a pressurised environment. You will be a results-driven and ambitious team player, have excellent attention to detail and the ability to build productive working relationships across divisions within the organisation and with external auditors. You will also possess strong IT skills (in particular Excel) and have the ability to hit the ground running in a fast-paced role as the organisation goes through a period of rapid change.