Finance Roles
Salaries: London: £33,350-£53,211, Cheltenham: £31,051-£51,638 depending on role and grade


Add value where it matters most 

We’re MI5, MI6 and GCHQ – the UK’s Intelligence Agencies. We protect the UK from threats to national security such as terrorism and espionage. Our finance work is incredibly important and relies on people from all sorts of backgrounds. In our finance roles, you’ll do varied and meaningful work that you won’t find anywhere else.  

We have a range of roles available across our different finance functions. No matter where you join us, you’ll build on your skills and take advantage of tailored learning and development. All our roles will place you at the heart of the intelligence community, where we’ll support you to get the best out of yourself, and us. It’s an incredibly unique chance to use your finance skills for the thing that matters most – protecting people.

We have Financial Analyst/Officer, Accountant and Manager opportunities across a range of our finance functions. In Financial Analysis, you’ll provide financial insights to meet business needs. Or you might join Strategic Finance where you’ll support financial planning and fiscal events. In Financial Accounting and Reporting, you will summarise, analyse and report on financial transactions made by the agencies. Or, joining Financial Operations, you’ll ensure that we can respond to ever-evolving business needs. 

Depending on the role, we’ll look for different skills and experiences. But one thing remains the same; you’ll need to enjoy working in a team, solving problems, and thinking innovatively. With the desire to have a positive impact, you’ll know how important it is to develop collaborative relationships and negotiate with different people. And, importantly, you’ll have a genuine passion for finance and an aptitude for figures and spreadsheets. Keen to learn, you’ll never stop developing yourself – and those around you.    

In return for your hard work, you’ll join a welcoming and supportive workplace where we’ll help you fulfil your potential. We offer comprehensive training and development opportunities, as well as a flexible working policy to ensure a healthy work-life balance. We’re also proud to have dedicated support networks and to have achieved ‘Leader’ status as a ‘Disability Confident’ employer.

So, if you’re ready to keep the UK safe while developing your career, we’ll value you.  

To find out more and apply, please visit: https://ad.doubleclick.net/ddm/clk/526931406;334920044;a

At MI5, MI6 and GCHQ diversity and inclusion are critical to our mission. To protect the UK, we need a truly diverse workforce that reflects the society we serve. This includes diversity in every sense of the word: those with different backgrounds, ethnicities, gender identities, sexual orientations, ways of thinking and those with disabilities or neurodiverse conditions. We therefore welcome and encourage applications from everyone, including those from groups that are under-represented in our workforce. 

To be eligible to apply, you must be a British Citizen. One of your parents must be a British Citizen or must have one of the nationalities or citizenships from one of the following: British Overseas Territory, British Subject, British National (Overseas), British Overseas Citizen, British Protected Person, citizenship of a country in the Commonwealth, citizenship of a country in the European Economic Area (EEA), or citizenship of the United States of America (USA). If deceased, they should have had such citizenship or nationality before death. If you hold dual nationality, of which one component is British, you will nonetheless be considered. If successful, you will not normally be required to give up your non-British citizenship but, as a condition of your employment or secondment, MI5, MI6 and GCHQ may impose restrictions on your postings, work travel and/or general use of that nationality. Candidates must normally have been resident in the UK for seven out of the last ten years. This is particularly important if you were born outside the UK. Each case will be carefully considered on its own facts. You can apply at the age of 17 years and 6 months, if successful you will not be offered a start date prior to your 18th birthday. Discretion is vital. You should not discuss your application, other than with your partner or a close family member. Please note, you should only launch your application from within the UK. If you are based overseas, you should wait until you visit the UK to launch an application. Applying from outside of the UK will impact on our ability to progress your application. Further information on our eligibility criteria can be found on the Applying section.  

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