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Senior Accountant

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Job Introduction

Job Description for Senior Accountant:

There’s never been a more exciting time to be part of the nuclear sector. New opportunities are being created all the time. At NNL, you’ll be in the ideal place to capitalise on this momentum, face new challenges and develop a long, successful and meaningful career.

We’re an organisation that’s here to experiment and push the limits of what’s possible. So, if you’re keen to excel in your chosen field, this is the place to do it. Because at NNL, anything is possible.

As a senior functional advisor, the Senior Accountant leads a team of finance professionals to provide a range of financial services to the business or a specific area of the business (the supported area). The Senior Accountant monitors performance against financial targets, promotes understanding of performance drivers and advises on the financial implications of business decisions. The Senior Accountant reports to and deputises for the Finance Business Partner.

Role Responsibility

Main Responsibilities for Senior Accountant:

  • Coordinating the provision of timely, insightful and accurate financial analysis to monitor performance against financial targets through a team of accountant.
  • Coordinating the financial planning activity in the supported area across multiple budget holders and multiple planning horizons (in year, project lifetime, rolling annual, 5 years).
  • Coordinating the provision of cost centre / profit centre / project / management accounting services to the supported area through a team of accountants.
  • Coordinating Statutory / Customer / Government Agency audit activity relevant to the supported area.
  • Partnering with operational management to prepare and present business cases at customer / investment committee.
  • Partnering with operational management to identify, evaluate and manage risk / opportunities across the supported area.
  • Partnering with operational management to identify and implement action plans which deliver target performance.
  • Identifying and delivering continuous improvement activities in the function and the supported area.
  • Provision of technical accounting guidance across the supported area.
  • Ensuring appropriate financial policies are applied to transactions in the supported area.
  • Ensuring financial processes are adhered to in the supported area.
  • Calculating proposed costing rates relevant to the supported contract / area.
  • Management and development of a team of accountants, supporting whilst studying for relevant professional qualifications.

The Ideal Candidate

Essential Criteria for Senior Accountant:

  • Qualified / QBE member of a recognised accountancy body (ACA, ACCA, CIMA).
  • Demonstrable experience in a commercial enterprise.
  • Demonstrable experience of providing financial support to operational managers
  • Strong knowledge of International Financial Reporting Standards.
  • Experience of using large ERP systems (Unit 4 Business World would be a bonus).
  • Advanced use of Excel.

Desirable Criteria for Senior Accountant:

  • Experience of financial risk management
  • Experience of UK Corporate Taxation Legislation

About the Company

NNL is an incredible place to work A place where people do things that have never been done before A place where people push boundaries to further themselves, the business, and society as a whole.

This is a place where personal and professional opportunities are limitless. If you want to change the world, if you want to tackle climate change, if you want to help advance medical science, if you want to help put things in space, if you want to answer the big questions, if you want to work with extraordinary materials, if you want to meet great people, learn new skills, challenge yourself, work flexibly, and build a long successful career with the power to make a real impact… you can do it all here.

NNL has a vision for Equality, Diversity, and Inclusivity (ED&I) where NNL aims to be an inclusive workplace that attracts diverse talent through transparent and equal policies and procedures. We want you and the diverse mix of people that we employ, customers that we service, and stakeholders that we influence to feel valued. We encourage a workplace culture where everyone can thrive with a sense of belonging.

Recruitment Agency Notice


We operate a strict Preferred Supplier List (PSL) for the provision of recruitment services. Only agencies on our PSL may provide CVs and only when the role is released to them by our recruitment team. We will not accept unsolicited CVs from suppliers not currently on our PSL. We explicitly reserve the right to add candidate details from unsolicited CVs from non-PSL agencies into our own candidate database and to pursue/hire such candidate(s) without any obligation, financial or otherwise, to the agency concerned.

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