BAE Systems


BAE Systems
Surrey / Frimley, Surrey / Glasgow
£25000 - £31000 per annum
02 Dec 2021
16 Dec 2021
Lauren Duff
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Job role
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Full time
Experience level
Part qualified

Are you a part qualified accountant looking for the next step in your career? Would you like the opportunity to work some of the biggest engineering projects in the UK? We currently have a vacancy for an Accountant at our site in Frimley or Scotstoun.

Providing support to the Finance Manager, you will have a high level of interaction with a multitude of stakeholders both inside and outside of the finance department, and really have the chance to get involved in the operational aspects of the business.

This role will provide you with full support to becoming fully qualified both in terms of study leave and financial contribution towards your studies as well as plenty of opportunities for career development throughout the wider business.

Your main responsibilities as an Accountant will involve:

Managing the internal investment process ensuring that the finance is done effectively

Managing the Proposals and Tenders process ensuring that the finance is done effectively

Supporting and producing information for and reviewing bids

Attending and actively supporting and contributing to Control Account Manager Reviews

Overseeing monthly cost allocation and verification processes, including supplier invoice approval, review of labour bookings, authorisation of journals, labour transfers and accruals

Providing project reporting into the Finance reporting Team for prelims, Month end and IBP with clear articulation of variances

Your skills and qualifications:

Part qualified in a relevant accounting qualification (ACA/ACCA/CIMA)

Strong excel skills

Experience and knowledge of SAP would be beneficial

Experience of working on commercial proposals or business development bids would be desirable

What we're looking for in you:

You will have excellent influencing and challenging skills with the ability to clearly present and communicate concise information for decision making. You will be able to work as part of a team and you should be able to challenge and question others effectively and possess highly effective communication, persuasion and influencing skills at all levels. You will be able to build relationships quickly and effectively as well as being able to demonstrate a high level of professionalism when interacting with managers and budget holders. You should be proactive in seeking continuous improvement.

Location: Frimley or Scotstoun

Salary: £25,000 - £31,000 dependant on experience


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.

At BAE Systems we are committed to supporting work life balance for all our employees and embrace a range of modern working practices, which aim to enhance flexibility for individuals whilst also enabling business performance. Flexibility provisions vary by role, but include; hybrid working arrangements, flexible working patterns and shift working.

Our Naval Ships business

We design and manufacture a range of naval ships and state of the art combat systems and equipment, giving customers the capability to fulfil extensive naval operations. From offshore patrol vessels through to the latest City Class Type 26 frigates that we are building for the UK Royal Navy, and the Australian Hunter Class and Canadian Surface Combatant, we are a business that operates on a truly global platform and can offer a wide range of opportunities where you can play your part in these challenging and exciting projects.

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 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.

At BAE we want to be the leading employer in defence and security for valuing diversity and inclusion. We care about difference in all forms and want to create an inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential.

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently under-represented within our industry, including women, people from ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to be a preferred home for veterans and reservists.

For more information on our Diversity & Inclusion work, please click here.

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.

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