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Finance

We provide vital services to government-level customers, and our first-in-class expertise means we’re constantly relied on; constantly growing. At any given moment, we have hundreds of projects and sources of revenue around the world. Secure construction. IT and Digital. Deliveries being made across continents. It all adds up to big things – with the help of our energetic and ambitious Finance team.

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Key roles in this area

  • Transaction Finance (Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Billing, Credit Cards, Mobile Phone Management, etc)
  • Financial Systems specialists
  • Project Accountants
  • Commercial Accountants
  • Finance Business Partners
  • Finance Business Analysts
  • Business Improvement specialists
  • Commercial Finance specialists (Risk Management, Insurance, Tax, Treasury, etc.)

Hear from one of the team

I think being part of the Civil Service means you attract values-driven people who come here for a wider purpose. That definitely comes through in our culture. It gives you a sense of community you don’t always get in other organisations.

Finance colleague

Working in the Finance team, you’ll be based at our Hanslope Park site in Milton Keynes.

In the next two years, we’re setting out to grow FCO Services from £160m into a £200m global business.

Case studies

Want to learn more about the work we do? Have a look at our case studies and explore the impact of our projects – and the diverse skills that come together to make it all happen.

Learning and development

Alongside the training of the wider FCO Services team, there are some specific options in place to help our Finance team excel:

  • Two different Finance apprenticeship options mean there’s plenty of scope for entry-level training
  • Colleagues are supported to gain managerial qualifications, including Lean 6 Sigma training at yellow, green and black belt level
  • We make case study support available for any colleagues aiming for Accountancy qualifications, e.g. CIMA, ACCA, and AAT

Both the Finance team and the HR team are acting as subject matter experts this year to implement a new Enterprise Resource Planning system with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office.

This year, our efficient billing team generated more than £200m in invoices – a record for our organisation.

What do I need to thrive here?

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1. Approachable expertise

You know the technicalities of finance – and you can explain them to non-finance colleagues.

2. Passion for improvement

You want to make things better for financial system users, internally and externally.

3. Customer service

You don’t keep your head down; you build deep relationships across the organisation.

4. Commercial drive

You want to help the whole organisation thrive, taking us from strength to strength.

Apprenticeships

Interested in a career in Secure Property Design and Construction, but don’t have any experience? Your world just got bigger, with our Technical Engineering Apprenticeship – where you could learn the skills to become one of our radio, CCTV and access control systems designers. Whatever your age, whatever your background, our in-house training and paid qualifications could be just what you need.

Latest roles

Want to join FCO Services but can’t see a live role to suit you? Great news: you can sign up for job alerts or add your CV to our talent pool and we’ll be in touch when something comes up.

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