Senior Assistant Financial Accountant

Last updated 6 days ago
Location:Newport

Senior Assistant Financial Accountant

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a hardworking, dependable and motivated individual to join our Financial Accounting team. We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Assistant Financial Accountant at our site in Glascoed, Usk (Within easy reach of Cardiff, Newport and the Valleys).

The Financial Accounting team provide a number of back office finance activities to business units across BAE Systems. The activities undertaken within the team include Payroll Accounting, VAT, Fixed Asset Accounting, Leasing Accounting, Month End Reporting, and General Accounting which are carried out using various technologies including robotics.

Improving internal procedures and standardising our accounting processes across multiple accounting systems will be a key part of the role. The role will also be the providing support to other colleagues within the team where required on a variety of tasks, continuous improvement and financial control based activities.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Assistant Financial Accountant will involve:

Reporting directly to a Financial Accountant, the role will support the wider Record to Report team deliver a quality accounting service to the Business units whilst ensuring our strong financial controls are maintained. You will be expected to interact directly with senior BAE finance contacts. The role will also be the providing support to other colleagues within the team where required on a variety of tasks, continuous improvement, governance and customer based activities.

Prepare Balance Sheet Reconciliations and resolve any reconciling items arising from your own and colleagues reconciliations.

Supporting the ongoing reduction of reconciling item numbers and identifying methods to drive down items arising on a recurrent basis.

Administering Fixed asset transactions including capitalisation, disposals and depreciation

Processing payroll files into ERP and manage employee benefit schemes

Preparing of monthly journals including the calculation of accruals and prepayments.

Monthly and yearly reporting in line with company deadlines.

Preparing VAT returns

Developing good understanding of the various business units including Timetables, Chart of Accounts,

Service Level Agreements, Accounting Systems, processes, systems and business.

Developing strong relationships with your finance contacts, through regular interaction ensuring a high level of service is maintained.

Supporting and leading the team in various compliance, continuous improvement and process standardisation activities. Identifying, implementing and driving value added activities throughout the organisation.

Supporting internal and external audit requests and various other compliance activities.

Your skills and qualifications:

Educated to degree level, ideally in Accounting

Working experience within a finance team

Strong analytical skills and a vigilant approach to problem solving

Intermediate level Excel skills

Good interpersonal and influencing skills

Strong organisational skills and a clear communicator

Vigilant approach to problem solving

Good working knowledge of SAP, Oracle and Hyperion would be desirable

What we're looking for in you:

An individual with a passion for accounting with excellent communication skills who is logical and meticulous with attention to detail. This individual should also be a self-motivated, enthusiastic individual who is able to prioritise multiple activities and have the ability to work as part of a busy team environment with experience of delivering to strict deadlines. The desire and ability to learn and develop new skills and you must be able to embrace change with a ‘can do’ attitude is essential. In addition you must be able to demonstrate a level of professionalism when interacting with managers and other finance staff.

Location: Glascoed

Salary: £24,300+ depending on 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.

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.