Senior Accountant - Customer Projects

Location:Greater London

Senior Accountant – Customer Projects

Would you like the opportunity to be responsible for managing the financial aspects of a variety of projects?We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Accountant – Customer Projects at our site in New Malden OR Frimley.

As a Senior Accountant – Customer Projects, you will be working with and assisting the Project Finance Manager in the financial management and control of the Core Combat Systems Equipment (CCSE) programmes, covering about 100 varied projects. Providing high quality financial support and advice to the Project and Management teams, your role will be to ensure successful contract execution and delivery of IBP targets.

This role is quite a unique accountancy role in that it will provide you with the opportunity to have close interaction with the projects, and close interaction with non-financial stakeholders, which will potentially provide opportunities for progression with the wider financial Team at BAE.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Accountant – Customer Projects will involve:

Providing Project Accounting support, challenging and advising the Project teams through active engagement in Bids, Project Risk reviews and Contract Reviews

Complying with all elements of internal processes and application of BAE Systems Finance Policies and Financial Controls

Assisting Cost Account Managers and Project Managers in the production of robust cost estimates to complete and forecast updates. 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 of the project Contract Status Reports and Summary Status Reports including relevant comments to aid management understanding of movements and variances

Working with the Project teams and others to ensure all deliverables for the Integrated Business Plan (IBP) and budgets are achieved

Your skills and qualifications:

Qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACCA or equivalent) with demonstrable experience of financially managing contracts.

Good analytical skills

Competent user of MS-Excel and MS-PowerPoint. Able to manipulate and present data for a range of end users, including non-Financial personnel

Understanding of Earned Value techniques and reporting

Knowledge of SAP desirable but not a pre-requisite

Knowledge of TM1 useful but not a pre-requisite

What we're looking for in you:

You will have strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to build excellent working relationships and influence cross-functionally and across the project team.

Location: New Malden OR 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, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

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.

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.