Finance and Accounting roles2023-06-20T14:24:25+01:00
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Finance and Accounting

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.

  • Protect value – Ensure a robust control environment and accounting for all financial transactions accurately and efficiently
  • Add value – Deliver accurate, insightful, timely and meaningful financial information to our stakeholders
  • Drive value – Be an active and influential partner for the business, supporting effective decision-making through your expertise and judgement
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The Finance and Accounting function are fundamental in ensuring the delivery of capability and capacity to the armed forces.

Finance and Accounting roles in DE&S

We offer a range of roles across the key disciplines of management, financial accounting, inventory accounting, management accounting, finance advisory and support. Typical responsibilities include:

  • Support planning and forecasting
  • Provide financial advice to delivery teams
  • Manage general ledgers
  • Prepare routine financial reports
  • Maintain financial records

Technical Competences

For each of the functions in DE&S there is a technical competence framework. The framework describes specific professional skills or knowledge standards that are required within the function. Click here to open the technical competence framework for the Finance and Accounting function (as a PDF).

Finance & Accounting vacancies

Can’t find a finance or accountancy vacancy for you today? Check out all our vacancies across DE&S.

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What our people say

Don’t just take our word for it, take a look at what our staff say about us.


I am interested in my work.


My manager is considerate of my life outside work


I am treated with respect by the people I work with.

A career in Finance & Accounting at DE&S

“We are beginning to develop an even more flexible workforce, meaning even greater opportunities for individuals to be in the right place at the right time and add real value to the business.”

– Nick, Financial Analyst and Chartered Accountant funded by DE&S

Turn your job into a career with DE&S. Find your place in our team today.

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Where else could you fit in?

Part of the Ministry of Defence, DE&S is made up of eight functions, each supporting its own vital strand of the organisation. Our functions offer professional development and flexibility to our people – and assurance to our customers that we have the scale and expertise to deliver on any project.

See where you fit in and join a world-class team today.

More about Defence Equipment & Support

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Who we are

Part of the Ministry of Defence, we’re a mix of 12,500 talented civil servants and military personnel located across the UK and abroad.

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What we do

Delivering a programme of work of over £13bn annually, we ensure the UK Armed Forces have all the equipment and support they need for their operations.

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Work for us

Join us in specialisms from engineering to project management to commercial – take your first step to a more rewarding career with DE&S.

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