Management Accountant - Costbase

Last updated 5 days ago
Location:Lancashire

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 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.


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:


Qualified accountant (CIMA/ACCA)

Must be currently operating in an 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


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 the Shared Services team, you’ll be at the heart of this endeavour – working closely with our air, maritime, land and cyber and intelligence businesses to support our customers around the world.

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.