Management Accountant



Management Accountant – EITS Cost Base

We currently have a vacancy for a Management Accountant – EITS Cost Base at our site in The Strand, Preston. As a Management Accountant – EITS Cost Base, you will support the IBP (integrated business planning process) and monthly forecast processes including risk & opportunity management, from input through to reporting to key stakeholders.

You will provide direct support to the Customer community, ensuring the services captured in the IBP align with Customer requirements. The ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels will be a key factor in your success in the role.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to gain exposure to the IT function of BAE Systems, an area receiving increasing investment year on year. You will liaise with varied types of services across a predominantly UK customer base. There are also exciting opportunities to progress within Finance Shared Services and the wider business.

Your main responsibilities as a Management Accountant – EITS Cost Base will involve:

Provide support to key stakeholders in the senior IM&T Customer community

Provide support to the creation and publication of the annual EITS rolling IBP programme

Produce timely communications to the Management team, Service Owners, Business Relationship Managers and Customer IM&T senior leads

Co-ordinate with the Service Owner, technical SMEs, suppliers, Finance and Commercial colleagues to understand and validate IBP changes

Ensure that changes are structured to define the direct impact to the IBP via the recharges to the Business Groups

Manage the IBP Service Cost Model in support of detailed understanding of the IBP Service Taxonomy, giving a budget breakdown of the buy (cost of service) and sell (BG consumption) side of each service

Track all cost reduction opportunities from initial idea to realisation of benefits

Provide standard reporting & commentary in support of regular senior business reviews within Shared Services and for Customer IM&T leads

Ensure alignment with, and support of, Business Group cost reduction programmes

Your skills and qualifications as a Management Accountant – EITS Cost Base:

Qualified accountant (CIMA/ACCA)

Must be currently operating in a finance role and have experience in this position

Ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels

Experience of working within in a large matrix organisation

Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel

Educated to degree level or equivalent

Understanding of ITIL best practices preferable

What we're looking for in you:

You will have strong interpersonal skills and be able to form good relationships with people at all levels. You will demonstrate good communications skills and self-motivation skills and work well with minimal supervision

Location: The Strand, Preston

Salary: £38,000 + commensurate with 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, 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.

Shared Services

BAE Systems is home to the engineering expertise, technical skill and ingenious people that keep the UK at the forefront of defence and security capability. We manage some of today’s toughest challenges, delivering the most complex programmes, which generate critical export growth whilst supporting thousands of advanced manufacturing jobs distributed throughout the UK.

Now we want even more great people to join us.

To support such a uniquely complex range of operations, our Shared Services people are likewise hugely diverse. About half of our 1000 employees are at 32 UK locations, in customer-facing roles, adding benefit and value to BAE Systems operations, people and property. We are home to experts who thrive on mental challenge - often specialists who are leaders in their fields.

Whatever the area you work in, the focus is always on delivering the highest quality solutions at the lowest possible cost. We welcome people with diverse skills and experience who bring a real passion for customer focus.

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.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace – where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential – is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it’s good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people

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.