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Finance Manager

Posted 5 January by BAE Ended

Finance Manager

Would you like a highly varied role working with a variety of different managers and Engineers across the business? We currently have a vacancy for a Finance Manager at our site in Frimley.

As a Finance Manager, you will be working within the Combat Systems team which designs, builds, integrates and supports all of the submarine combat systems in the UK fleet - essentially, the eyes and ears of each platform.

We provide through-life support for combat systems, sensors and radars, and deliver complex programmes and technologies by applying expert programme management and world-class engineering.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to be an part of complex engineering programmes that deliver highly advanced defence capabilities to the UK MoD

Your main responsibilities as a Finance Manager will involve:

Financial Performance Management support to the Combat Systems (CS) Astute and Dreadnought project teams ensuring sufficient understanding of financial issues to facilitate achievement of financial targets

Responsibility for the production and delivery of CS Dreadnought Spend management and Astute in year cash forecast

Providing financial input and challenge into production of CS Astute and Dreadnought Programme EACs (Estimate At Completion)

Key liaison between Prime Astute and Dreadnought finance teams and the Combat Systems project management organisation to assist with effective programme delivery (dealing with risk management, programme challenges and ad-hoc queries)

Supporting Astute and Dreadnought bid process

Financial support to the Programme's overall Enterprise affordability initiatives

Providing finance input and challenge to the Life Cycle Management and Programme Review process

Ensuring adherence to business financial controls and governance process

Your skills and qualifications:


Qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACCA, or ACA) or relevant equivalent

Knowledge of Financial IT Systems including SAP and MS Excel

Leadership and Management experience


Project Finance experience

Knowledge of MOD policies and procedures

Experience of the Defence industry

What we're looking for in you:

In this role you must have the ability to work well with others as well as independently. You will have confidence and gravitas and be able to effectively challenge and influence others. Your communication skills will be excellent and you possess the ability to connect with stakeholders across all levels.

Location: Frimley

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Maritime - Submarines

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and we pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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