Our client, leading the delivering of a geological disposal facility and the expert provision of radioactive waste management solutions to the nuclear industry.

Role description

Responsible for financial planning and budgeting and the provision of management accounting and performance reporting this role reports to the Principal Finance Business Partner.

Close liaison and interaction with the executive team, functional leads, programme directorate colleagues and project managers, as well as NDA Group Finance and Internal Audit

External contacts include external audit and the finance functions of supply chain organisations.


  • Responsible for supporting the Programme Directorate in delivering the annual 3-year planning cycle, for presenting the budget to the executive team and for submission to NDA
  • Responsible for producing budgets and inputs to the Government Spending Reviews process
  • Responsible for delivering updated costings for the Life Time Plan
  • Support the maintenance and development of the financial system to ensure it provides timely, accurate and meaningful information in a manner which meets the requirements of our client and NDA as parent
  • Proactively engage with functional leads and project managers to determine the value of work done and expenditure forecasts, identify emerging performance trends and any required interventions.
  • Make recommendations to the Delivery and Programme Boards
  • Responsible for maintaining cost models designed to support the invoicing of chargeable disposability assessment work and the allocation of costs based on staff time booking
  • Responsible for maintaining the integrity of financial data as reported in the management accounts, and for meeting the legal requirements for financial reporting and any other standards that may be required by NDA or government
  • Support the development of business cases and provide the commercial and procurement team with insight into the financial standing of key and prospective supply chain partners
  • Prepare journals whilst ensuring an appropriate audit trail, support the preparation of financial inputs to the monthly performance reporting and quarterly performance review processes
  • Monitor progress and analyse variances against budget.
  • Proactively communicate with managers to ensure optimal use of available funding, and to ensure regular and robust forecasts of full year outturn
  • Prepare the annual Research & Development Statutory
  • Return and co-ordinate the preparation of the annual insurance renewal questionnaire

Essential skills

  • Recognised Consultative Committee of Accounting Bodies (CCAB) accountancy qualification with a minimum of 5 years relevant work experience
  • Extensive experience in similar role: including partnership working in cross functional teams, the ability to think strategically.
  • Proven ability to determine business needs and develop insightful management information using specialist financial reporting tools;
  • Experience of forecasting and cost estimation.
  • Highly ICT literate with extensive knowledge of: finance systems, Microsoft Outlook, Word and advanced Excel.
  • An awareness of Government Accounting and Managing Public Money beneficial


Desired skills

  • Strong numerical and analytical skills, high level of accuracy and attention to detail, ability to manage time to meet external and internal deadlines, diplomatic, tact and confidentiality.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and presentation skills are required as the post holder will be expected to engage with individuals at all levels, both internally and externally
Published by Thomas Thor

Thomas Thor Associates is a consulting and recruitment organisation providing services to the global nuclear sector. We represent nuclear industry experts and provide nuclear jobs to our clients for either freelance contract assignments or permanent staff positions.

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