Finance Assistant (Programme Control Analyst)


Finance Assistant (Programme Control Analyst)

Are you looking to join global business that’s leads the market in innovation and technology?

We are currently looking to recruit a Finance Assistant to join our Project finance team, based in Rochester.

Reporting to the business group finance lead, the successful candidate will provide a project accounting service to the business which will involve the financial control and reporting of a group of projects within a defined business area.

Project Accounting at BAE Systems is 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.

This is a fantastic opportunity where your hard work will be rewarded with continuous and tailored development, which includes study support.

Your main responsibilities as a Finance Assistant (Project Control) will involve:

Working with key stakeholders and supporting line leaders in the preparation and completion of financial forecasts in support of monthly business reviews, annual budgets, quarterly business reviews and 5 year integrated business plans

Financially controlling and managing a suite of projects and complete all reporting requirements on behalf of those projects

Monitoring financial performance to ensure effective working capital, cash management, and reporting

Partner with the Project teams to not only understand plans and movements but to also challenge the assumptions made in order to identify financial risks, opportunities, and associated mitigation plans

Preparing of financial reports including Contract Status Reports (CSRs) and Sales & Margin Trading Plan

Ensuring the projects are fully compliant with the BAE Systems Operational Framework and Finance Policies Manual to satisfy all Internal Control requirements including External and Internal Audit processes

Proactively seek to improve local processes and working practices to drive efficiencies across the team and wider business to help drive the Finance function forward

Your skills and qualifications as a Finance Assistant (Project Control) will include:

Education in accounting, finance, or business is preferable, with a foundation in Maths/ English education or equivalent

Aptitude to learn and develop in finance environment

Ability to communicate with various levels of stakeholders

Strong Excel skills and ability to pick up new IT systems

Accounting/Commercial experience/knowledge

What we're looking for in you:

Within this role you will be working with a wider team and must have the ability to work well with others and be a true team player. Your communication skills will be excellent, and you possess the ability to connect with stakeholders across all levels. You will have the ability to work accurately and to adapt to change and/or reprioritise to meet key deadlines. You will be confident, and career driven

Location: Rochester, Kent UK

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.

Electronic Systems

The Electronic Systems (ES) sector spans the commercial and defense electronics markets with a broad portfolio of mission-critical electronic systems, including flight and engine controls; electronic warfare and night vision systems; surveillance and reconnaissance sensors; secure networked communications equipment; geospatial imagery intelligence products and systems; mission management; and power-and energy-management systems. Headquartered in Nashua, New Hampshire, ES employs approximately 13,000 people globally, with engineering and manufacturing functions primarily in the United States and the United Kingdom.

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. You’ll have the opportunity to work from concept to completion, giving you real ownership of projects. Whatever you do, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're making a difference to people's lives.

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.