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21 May 2020

Full-Time DE&S Senior Inventory Accountant

Defence Equipment and Support – Posted by Defence Equipment and Support Bristol, England, United Kingdom

Job Description


£48,450 – £57,000


Join an integral part of the UK’s Defence and play your part in the procurement and in-service support of all our armed forces’ equipment, from fighter jets, armoured vehicles and aircraft carriers, to clothing, food, and ammunition. If you have the pride, passion and commitment to be part of an exciting organisation at the forefront of supporting our country’s armed forces deliver on operations at home and abroad, then apply online now!

Job description

We are currently recruiting for several Senior Inventory Accountant posts in our Finance and Accounting team. These posts all offer the opportunity to join DE&S at a Senior level, with the development and progression opportunities that we are well known for. As a Senior Inventory Accountant you will lead the business unit and to plan and manage a programme of work to deliver the analysis and financial accounting of inventory consumption.

Our work is every bit as complex and challenging as any you’ll find in the private sector, but it’s a good feeling to know that we’re doing this for a purpose, not for a profit. We ask a lot of our people. In return, we give them the training and development the job demands and the respect and rewards that it deserves. Join us and you’ll find this is a very supportive and inclusive place to work. We look out for each other and make sure everyone has flexibility and freedom to achieve the right work-life balance.


As a Senior Inventory Accountant you will lead the business unit and to plan and manage a programme of work to deliver the analysis and financial accounting of inventory consumption and stock movements, the scrutiny and challenge of the monthly inventory forecast and to ensure compliance with Inventory policies and procedures in accordance with the DE&S Business Management System.

Key deliverables associated with these demands include:

– Maintaining the integrity of the accounts through exercising Internal and system controls.
– Supporting customers across Domains, providing inventory system support as well as training on the financial implications of incorrect classifications.
– Responsibility for the DE&S wide Item Data Record Dashboard.
– Provision of NAO sample reviews of Delivery Teams and/or Domains.

To be successful:

– You must be a qualified accountant (CCAB, CIMA or International equivalent), with full membership (with letters) of the relevant accounting body.
– You must have extensive experience in inventory accounting, presenting financial information and public sector accounting.
– You will be an experienced leader, who can work on their own initiative and will be able to demonstrate exposure to senior stakeholders and ownership.
– Previous management experience will be crucial as will experience working within large, complex organisations, or Government.
– In person, you will be a committed and forward-thinking individual, driven to succeed and add value in your role. An engaging and enthusiastic personality will enable you to build relationships and experience of challenging and managing conflicting priorities will certainly lead to your success.

In return, we at DE&S offer a market leading benefits package (details in the link below) which include a very strong pension scheme and the chance to build a career for yourself in a large organisation with constant change and interesting projects, providing mobility, dynamism, and a truly varied career pathway.

Please note that you may be considered for similar positions at the level below the advertised role.

What’s in it for you?

You will receive a generous benefits package including market leading employer pension contributions of around 21% of your salary (not including any personal contribution), annual bonuses, a flexible working pattern to fit you, 25 days holiday +1 additional day every year you work up to 30 days with plenty of opportunity for movement and promotion. Some of our sites include an onsite gym, onsite restaurants, cafes and much more.

Find out more about what we offer by clicking here or by using ‘The Little Book of Big Benefits’ booklet PDF at the bottom of this page.

Applicants should be aware that any move across the Civil Service on or after 5 October 2018 may have implications on an employee’s ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.

The force behind the armed forces, DE&S is a highly specialised, branch of the MoD, operating with a budget of £178 billion over the next 10 years. From the procurement of aircraft carriers to the provision of food, we ensure our armed forces have the equipment and support they need to achieve their operations. We employ over 12,000 people across more than 150 locations around the world.

Our Finance & Accounting teams ensure that DE&S meets its financial and management responsibilities for recording, communicating and driving financial performance. We are fundamental in ensuring the delivery of capability and capacity to the armed forces – and securing the best value for the taxpayer.

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Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: Accountant, Bristol, DE&S, finance, and MOD. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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