Finance Business Partner

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  • SALARY & BENEFITS £32,386 - £34,824+ excellent benefits including outstanding pension scheme
  • EDUCATION LEVEL Undergraduate degree (or equivalent)
  • Job Level Graduate
  • INDUSTRY SECTOR Accountancy, banking and finance
Job Description

UKAEA requires a Finance Business Partner to support the Senior Programme Finance Manager for JET, providing planning & analysis, accounting and reporting to inform decision making and to drive financial performance.

The JET Finance Team currently supports three programmes of very high financial importance to UKAEA and scientific importance to international fusion research. The team also manage a large and complex international contract for funding most of JET operations.

The plans for JET are constantly evolving, which is expected to give the post holder excellent opportunities for development, involvement in the redesign of processes and for non-routine work.

The role will assist with the provision of financial and performance information for decision making within UKAEA, to central government departments and to international bodies.

It will also involve accurately processing journals to our general ledger and assisting to close the monthly accounts. Collaboration within the team and across the authority will be key to achieving this.

At UKAEA we strive to make everyone feel welcome and fully supported. Our Ambassadors are actively promoting and advancing diversity and inclusion in the organisation to help make our Organisation an employer of choice. UKAEA has a graded career structure and our mentoring scheme will enable you to reach your true potential.

The UKAEA hosts and manages the JET nuclear fusion energy experiment on behalf of the EU and is also home to the UK`s MAST-U fusion energy experiment. UKAEA also works with industry and other third parties to develop new technologies currently in Remote Handling and Materials research. Following recent UK funding two new centres of excellence in tritium fuel handling and component testing and validation are being built. The culture at UKAEA promotes research, innovation and leading edge technological excellence, whilst investing in its people.

For further information on why UKAEA is a great place to work please review our recruitment video via the following link:

For full details on the role, UKAEA and our benefits please download the application pack.

Knowledge skills and experience


-Qualified or working towards a relevant professional accounting qualification with demonstrable experience;
-Experience of project costing and forecasting
-Experience of working closely with business teams in a “business partner” capacity
-Highly proficient in Excel


-To understand the principles of revenue recognition
-To have an appreciation of multi-funding control requirements
-To have experience of an ERP accounting system [Unit 4 (Agresso) would be an advantage]
-Able to work on occasion to challenging timescales while still ensuring accuracy
-Team player

Special requirements:

Selection Methods and Notes:

-As part of the selection process you may be expected to complete work based simulation exercises and a personality profile either online or onsite.

-Please be advised that this vacancy may close earlier than stated if large or sufficient numbers of applications are received.

-Please note UKAEA do not pay travel expenses for interviews.

-The UK Atomic Energy Authority actively promotes equality and values diversity in our workforce. We operate a number of flexible working arrangements (such as part-time working/job share/home working). Flexible working may be available with this role.

-Please note all employees working at the UK Atomic Energy Authority will be required to complete an online Disclosure Certificate application as part of their clearance – The Disclosure & Barring Service (DBS) checks will show the details of all current criminal convictions (convictions considered unspent under the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974) or will confirm that there are no such convictions.