About the Role

Please note this role is known internally as 'Finance Technician'                                                                         

Whether you’re talking about length, mass, time, temperature, electric current, amount or the brightness of light, the National Physical Laboratory sets the standards by which these things are all measured. Our range of products and services need to be commercially viable. At NPL, we touch ordinary lives in extraordinary ways and you could too?

We have an exciting opportunity available to join the collaborative and friendly Management Accounting team, working alongside the Finance Business Partner and Assistant Finance Managers, you'll assist with five departments and their reporting and to provide administrative and accounting support. This is a fixed term contract role for up to 15 months.

What you'll be doing:
  • Providing administrative and accounting support - month-end processing and accounting, preparing grant claims and audits, setting up project groups and closures
  • Leading on running reports, time and expense transfers, invoicing and journals whilst supporting with budget and quarterly forecasts.
  • Liaising with Group Leaders and Project Managers and offering proactive support.
  • You'll also have the opportunity to support with ad-hoc projects, this could expand your knowledge in a finance team that’s always evolving.

We are now working in a hybrid way, with a mix of remote and office working. We strive to offer a great work life balance - if you are looking for full time, part time or flexible options, we will try to make this work where business possible. This will be dependent on the kind of role you do and part of the business you work in.

About You

Experience and Skills that you can bring to the role:

  • Working in a busy, fast paced finance department 
  • A strong customer focus
  • Good communication skills 
  • Working with large data sets
  • Good attention to detail
  • Proficient IT skills and ability to use Microsoft office package.
  • AAT qualified or equivalent 

Please note: Applications will be reviewed, and interviews conducted throughout the duration of this advert therefore we may at any time bring the closing date forward.  We encourage all interested applicants to apply as soon as practical.

We actively recruit citizens of all backgrounds, but the nature of our work in specific departments means that nationality, residency and security requirements can be more tightly defined than others. You will be asked about this throughout the recruitment process.
About Us

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) is a world-leading centre of excellence that provides cutting-edge measurement science, engineering and technology to underpin prosperity and quality of life in the UK. 

NPL and DSIT have strong commitments to diversity and equality of opportunity, and welcome applications from candidates irrespective of their background, gender, race, sexual orientation, religion, or age, providing they meet the required criteria. Applications from women, disabled and black, Asian and minority ethnic candidates in particular are encouraged. All disabled candidates (as defined by the Equality Act 2010) who satisfy the minimum criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview under the Disability Confident Scheme. 

At NPL, we believe our success is a result of the diversity and talent of our people. We strive to nurture and respect individuals to ensure everyone feels valued by treating everyone on the basis of their own individual merits and abilities regardless of their own or perceived identity, as part of our commitment to diversity & inclusion, we hold memberships and accreditations to ensure we’re creating an environment where all our colleagues feel supported and welcome, please see our Diversity & Inclusion page.

 We are committed to the health and well-being of our employees. Flexible working and social activities are embedded in our culture to create a positive work-life balance, along with a broad range of benefits. Our values are at the heart of what we do, and they shape the way we interact, develop our people and celebrate success. 

To ensure everyone has an equal chance, we’re always willing to make reasonable adjustments to the recruitment process. If you would like to discuss, please contact us