Nuclear Waste Services brings together the UK’s leading nuclear waste management capabilities. We have integrated the expertise of Low Level Waste Repository (LLWR), Radioactive Waste Management (RWM), and the Nuclear Decommissioning Authority (NDA) group’s Integrated Waste Management Programme (IWMP). This creates an organisation focused on the management of the UK’s nuclear waste, safely and securely for generations to come.

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Finance Manager | Cumbria | Flexible Working

Finance Manager

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Cumbria | Flexible Working
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47000 - 60000
Job Description

Nuclear Waste Services is looking for a Finance Manager to join our busy team across the UK.

This is a great opportunity to support the development of a high performing Finance Control team reporting into the NWS Financial Controller and will support the wider business as a Subject Matter Expert for Finance.

The role holder is responsible for managing the Business World financial control team and will oversee the day-to-day accounting functions for NWS in Business World. They will support the Finance Controller in managing the finance operations, financial control and governance, preparing timely and accurate management accounts, tax compliance, statutory reporting and associated regulatory requirements for one of the NWS statutory entities.

This role is to backfill an existing position within the former LLWR Finance Team, during the transition phase to the ‘One-NWS’ Finance Control Team which will see the former RWM Finance team migrate from SAGE X3 to Business World.

The key purpose of this role is to ensure continuity and consistency within the former LLWR Finance team during the period of change.  

Cumbria based preferable, however location is flexible if regular travel to the office based in Pelham House, Cumbria can be achieved.

Roles and Responsibilities
  • Support the development of the Finance Control function by automating and improving current controls, processes, systems and embedding a continuous improvement mindset in the team. Continually reduce reporting cycles and improve control while improving efficiency
  • Lead the Business World Finance Control finance team that includes qualified / part qualified / non-qualified accountant roles – supporting their professional and career development
  • Lead the transaction processing, monthly management accounts and year-end statutory accounts and balance sheet reconciliations / financial controls for Business World.
  • Lead the transaction processing, monthly management accounts and year-end statutory accounts and balance sheet reconciliations / financial controls for Business World.
  • Provide day to day financial assurance service for authorisation for payment & expense runs, Treasury transfers, Customer invoicing and other ad hoc requests.
  • Provide support on ad hoc queries from NWS Exec, NDA, BEIS as and when required
  • Monitor and work to protect the integrity of all financial data, to ensure compliance with all governance related policies and procedures
  • Support the Financial Controller in the management of the finance risk register and implementation of controls to mitigate risks
Experience Required
  • Public Sector and Nuclear / Infrastructure experience would be advantageous
  • Experience with consolidation of group financial statements
Qualifications Needed
  • Fully Qualified Accountant (CIMA / ACCA / ACA / CIPFA or equivalent) with post qualification experience
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures (UK GAAP)
What is in it for you
  • On appointment to an RWM, full-time staff are entitled to a generous annual holiday allowance of 38 days’ annual leave. LLWR up to 43 days in addition to a buy/sell scheme
  • Rewarding performance (bonus scheme)
  • We offer a generous above average pension scheme
  • learning and development support
  • payment of relevant annual professional subscriptions
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Financial advice assistance
  • Flexible working
  • Extended family-friendly policies
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • We welcome flexible and agile working practices
  • Flexible working requests can be submitted from day 1 of employment
Equality Diversity Inclusion

We value the unique differences that each of our colleagues bring to work every day and are committed to creating an environment where everyone feels respected, included and able to perform at their best. We are committed to creating a workplace that is diverse and inclusive. We value the diversity of our people and actively seek to have a workforce that represents the rich diversity of the communities we support. Currently we are underrepresented in some areas, and would particularly welcome applicants from Women, Black, Asian and Ethnic Minorities, LGBTQ+ and candidates who have a disability.

In promoting equal opportunities, we welcomes applications from all sections of the community. We select people according to their abilities and our needs. As users of the disability confident scheme, we guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet all of the essential criteria for the vacancy. In cases where we have a high volume of disabled candidates who meet all of the essential criteria, we will interview the best candidates from within that group. 

Pelham House
CA20 1DP