Senior Project Accountant
Would you thrive in a varied and diverse finance role working on some of the most advanced engineering projects in the UK? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Project Accountant at our site in Frimley.
This role supports the multi-million pound programme currently delivering 2 first of class aircraft carriers for the Royal Navy in one of the largest engineering projects to be undertaken in the UK.
As a Senior Project Accountant, you will sit within a small, dynamic team and be tasked with working alongside and assisting the finance manager with the financial management and control on programmes including the Aircraft Carriers Queen Elizabeth & Prince of Wales and the Mine Warfare programme. You will work with the delivery and management team, providing high quality financial support and advice to ensure successful contract execution and delivery of IBP targets.
This role will provide you with the opportunity of building a fantastic stakeholder network and offer great levels of exposure to the business helping support on-going development within BAE Systems.
Your main responsibilities as a Senior Project Accountant will involve:
Providing project accounting support, challenging and advising to the QEC and Mine Warfare project teams through active engagement and day to day advice to the teams
Ensuring compliance with all elements of Combat Systems processes and application of BAE Systems Finance Policies and Financial Controls
Assisting in the production of robust EAC and forecast updates, also completion of all weekly and monthly forecasting as required
Analysing, reviewing, challenging and advising on performance data; ensuring data integrity between the various systems
Maintaining and reviewing the Mine Warfare project CSR's and SSR's including inputting relevant comments to aid management understanding of movements and variances
Working with the project teams and others to ensure all deliverables for the IBP are achieved
Your skills and qualifications:
Qualified accountant desirable, qualified by experience of similar large scale projects can also be considered
Experience of large scale project accounting
Competent ERP user (SAP or similar system)
Ability to manipulate and present data for a broad range of end users
What we're looking for in you:
Your will be ambitious and driven to further your experience in a fast paced environment. Your passion, excellent interpersonal skills and accurate eye for detail will enable you to support the function in all aspects of project accountancy. You will have a logical approach to business operations and a flexible approach to work, with a desire and willingness to achieve. You will be able to work effectively, both as part of a team and independently.
Salary: £42,000 + ( depending on experience)
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 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 Naval Ships
We design and build a full range of naval ships, giving customers the capability to fulfil extensive naval operations. We also develop and integrate state of the art combat systems for the surface fleet, equipping customers with the best possible information to operate effectively in modern naval environments. We are committed to creating solutions that protect and strengthen nations, commerce, communities and people. That's work that inspires us. That's BAE Systems.
You will find we offer a wealth of career options. From offshore patrol vessels through to Type 26 Global Combat Ship and QE Class aircraft carriers, the projects you'll be involved with are exciting and challenging and will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come.
Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK naval engineering business. Our aim is to recruit the very best talent and we welcome applications from a diverse range of people, from all backgrounds, with many different skills, experience and perspectives. We offer the flexibility you need to do what's important to you, whether that's part time hours, job sharing, home working, or simply the ability to flex your start and stop times. Where practical, we'll support a working pattern that suits your lifestyle and helps you reach your full potential. Talk to us about Smart Working.
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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