Senior Finance Business Partner

Location:Lancashire

Senior Finance Business Partner

Would you like to come and be part of our Finance team at BAE Systems? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Finance Business Partner at our sites in Warton and Samlesbury.

This is a unique opportunity to work for a FTSE 100 company with an £18bn turnover, an international portfolio spanning the UK, Europe, USA, Australia and the Middle East, with products ranging from Dreadnought Class Submarines and Typhoon Aircraft to cutting edge innovations in cyber security.

We are currently recruiting for several Finance Business partner roles across our Air Europe & International (E&I) part of the business. These roles are based at our Warton and Samlesbury sites in the North West of England. Here, we are responsible for the delivery of our European & International commitments for Typhoon, Tornado and Hawk, including production of Aircraft, upgrades to the capability of our in-service fleets and providing through life support to our diverse range of international customers.

As a joining an established Finance team of c. 180 staff that provides business partner support to multi-million-pound contracts and to the different functions and shared services across the Europe & International business.


Finance business partner roles at BAE Systems are not just about providing financial information to stakeholders, it is about being integrated in the multi-functional Project Team, ensuring we work together to maximise the value we create within our business. We are looking for individuals who are confident, who can challenge assumptions, who are proactive and can make informed decisions.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Finance Business Partner will involve:

Supporting the delivery of all internal and external reporting requirements, including; business plans, forecasts, balance sheets and contracts status reports (CSR’s)

Supporting the business as appropriate in ensuring all financial targets are achieved, including; working with cross functional stakeholders, provision of management information and driving business performance

Providing financial support to key stakeholders (including Project Management, procurement and Commercial)- including; problem solving, query answering and financial analysis and challenge.

Focusing on maintaining and improving financial controls through understanding Accounting Standards, adherence to and improvement of financial processes, support to internal and external audit queries

Your skills and qualifications as a Senior Finance Business Partner:
Preferably has experience as a Finance Business Partner engaging with non-Finance staff and providing decision support to stakeholders


CIMA/ACCA/ACA qualified


Experience gained within management/project accounting

Advanced Excel skills preferable.
What we're looking for in you:

You must have excellent people skills with the ability to communicate with stakeholders across the business at all levels with ease and diplomacy. Good interpersonal skills, ability to reprioritise to meet key deadlines, ability to challenge and influence the business.

Location: Warton and Samlesbury
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, 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.

BAE Systems Air

If you’d like to make a real difference where it counts, BAE Systems is the place for you.

From keeping soldiers, sailors and pilots safe to helping countries prosper, from developing the next generation of supersonic aircraft to investing in the next generation of super-smart talent – at BAE Systems, we work together to give our customers an essential edge in protecting the things that really matter. Lives, livelihoods, ways of life.

As part of our Air team, you could be working at the edge of what is technologically possible, shaping the future to ensure our customers are ready to face challenges we cannot even imagine today. You could be developing and evolving the technologies that will defend the UK for generations to come and supporting our customers around the globe.

Join us and you’ll be encouraged and rewarded to excel in this important work. Apply your talent where it counts.

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.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.