BAE Systems

Assistant Accountant - Costbase

BAE Systems
Lancashire, Preston
13 May 2022
27 May 2022
Preddy Jackson
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
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 Air 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.

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.

Our Air Business

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 our Air team, you could be working at the edge of what is technologically possible, shaping the future to ensure our customers are ready to face challenges we cannot even imagine today. You could be developing and evolving the technologies that will defend the UK for generations to come and supporting our customers around the globe.

Join us and you'll be encouraged and rewarded to excel in this important work. Apply your talent where it counts.

Assistant Accountant - Costbase

Would you like to develop your skills within finance whilst working in a varied role supporting stakeholders? We currently have a vacancy for an Assistant Accountant at our site in Samlesbury.

As an Assistant Accountant, you will be working with the Finance Manager offering financial support and information to the business teams on a monthly basis. Including (but not limited to) monthly budget holder reviews, Reforecast and IBP, journal processing, raising of invoices, support in raising of PO's, weekly cash forecasting, driving understanding of toolsets and financials in the wider business.

This role will provide you with a great opportunity to develop your skills whilst supporting budget holders and the wider teams.

Your main responsibilities as an Assistant Accountant will involve:

  • Compilation of the annual IBP process for business areas supported in line with Costbase Capability Centre deadlines
  • Conduct monthly cost base reviews with Budget Holders, ensuring the following are reviewed for accuracy and understood
  • Ensure appropriate financial controls and governance are in place across the cost base areas of ownership
  • Raising Purchase Requisitions and support raising of PO's as required
  • Accurate and timely completion of month end accruals and prepayments
  • Ensure transactions processed are robust and provide sufficient back up and raised in line with policies
  • Ensure significant cash transactions for business areas supported are accurately forecast in the weekly cash
  • Actively participate in Costbase Capability Centre team meetings, including presenting at team meetings where appropriate
  • Your skills and qualifications:

  • Part Qualified Accountant CIMA/ACCA/ACA, or AAT qualified
  • Detailed knowledge of relevant financial systems
  • Proficient in using Microsoft products including excel, word, power-point
  • Ability to prepare both detailed and summarised information whilst adhering to deadlines
  • Able to develop effective working relationships and be flexible in a changing environment
  • Strong communication skills both verbally and written
  • What we are looking for in you:

    You will be confident to financially challenge in a way to add value to the business whilst being proactive, with a forward thinking and collaborative approach. You will have experience in flexibility being able to adapt to workload peaks and changes in business or processes

    Location: Samlesbury - Hybrid working

    Salary: £29,440


    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.

    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.

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