BAE Systems

Assistant Project Accountant

BAE Systems
Frimley, Surrey
17 Jan 2022
16 Feb 2022
Ben Mauro
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Part qualified

We serve and protect those who serve and protect us. Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK Submarines Business. Our aim is to recruit the very best talent. 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.

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 Submarines Business

Our Submarines business has been safely delivering world class submarines to the UK Royal Navy for more than a century.

The Astute class will equip the Royal Navy with its largest and most capable generation of attack submarines. We are responsible for the design, build, test and commissioning of these state-of-the-art vessels. In total, seven boats will make up the fleet, each weighing a mighty 7,400 tonnes.

Dreadnought is the successor to the Vanguard class of nuclear deterrent submarines. We will deliver four submarines to the Royal Navy, with the first submarine entering service in the early 2030s. Dreadnought is widely considered to be one of the world's most complex engineering challenges.

We have sites in Barrow-in-Furness, Filton, Frimley, Ash Vale, Broad Oak and Weymouth, and 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.

Assistant Project Accountant

Would you like to be a key part of the supporting the delivery of the financials for External Programmes for Complex Systems? We currently have a vacancy for an Assistant Project Accountant at our site in Frimley.

As an Assistant Project Accountant, you will be ensuring appropriate adherence to business financials and governance processes. You will be joining a team of 4 people in the Integrated Combat Systems Projects team & working with a wider team of 11.

This role will provide you with have the opportunity to have responsibility early on, you will be offering 1st class service for important stakeholders.

BAE offer support to enhance your learning with recognised training & qualification, this will contribute to career development within the business, both within the initial team & wider Finance function.

Your main responsibilities as a Assistant Project Accountant will involve:

    Assisting with project reviews through the delivery of monthly Summary Status Reports, Contract Status Reports, trading plans and Monthly Report inputs (Orders, Sales, Margin, Cash) across a number of projects, ensuring all outputs are robustly tasked with the project teams.Delivering Support to the development of Single Source Regulatory Office (SSRO) reporting on QDC contracts as they are contracted during their placement.Helping support to the Delivery of monthly accounts for Integrated Combat Systems.Develop and delivery of critical monthly governance activities such as Monthly Reports to Contract Status Report, Orderbook, and Negative WIP Reconciliations, while developing opportunities for the strengthening of the governances inputs.

Your skills and qualifications:

    Good knowledge or work experience of Accounting at an assistant levelCurrently holds or is working towards accounting related qualificationsGood I.T. Skills, in particular Microsoft Excel, Project and PowerPoint

What we are looking for in you:

You will have excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate with people at all levels of the business, you will also have ample organisational skills and the ability to stay self motivated.

Location: Frimley, United Kingdom

Salary: £Competitive


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.

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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