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MI5 are recruiting in Belfast and have advertised a 'career like no other'

By Jill Goligher

MI5 are recruiting a finance officer in Belfast - a job which they describe as a "career like no other".

The successful applicant will earn £46,860 annually for the role which has been advertised online.

Applicants must be "born or naturalised British citizen" and you are not allowed to talk about your application with many people.

The job description reads: “It’s our mission to keep the country and its people safe. Not only does it make working here rewarding, it also provides a variety unlike anywhere else."

It continues: “Combined with our supportive and flexible working environment, it’s the reason most of our people stay for a substantial part of their careers.

“This is an opportunity to work within a unique finance community, providing dedicated support and ensuring we make the most of our resources.

The organisation also offers hopefuls the chance develop their skills and climb the ladder within.

“We will help develop your personal, professional and technical skills, through both internal training and external courses.

“Embedded within our finance community, you will help make sure money is managed effectively. It will also be your responsibility to support colleagues and managers through the monthly finance cycle, ensuring financial data is complete and accurate. You will meet with cost centre managers to determine and challenge future financial forecasts and provide accounting advice to customers.”

So what are the requirements for the job?

“To apply, a finance qualification (or willingness to work towards one) would be an advantage, although not essential if you have relevant experience or an aptitude for financial management.

"However, it’s vital you enjoy building strong relationships with partners and customers, sharing advice to inform spending decisions and manage financial risks."

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