BAE Systems

Project Accountant

BAE Systems
Lancashire, Lytham St. Annes
Up to £40056 per annum
04 Aug 2022
18 Aug 2022
Frances Blackledge
Approved employers
Approved employer
Job role
Public sector
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Part qualified
Job Title: Project Accountant

Location: Warton

We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role

Salary: £40,056

What you'll be doing:

  • Supporting the delivery of all internal and external targets (financial and non-financial) as required. This includes:
    • Supporting line leaders with preparing Budgets, Forecasts and Business Plans including assumptions, risks and opportunities and variance analysis
    • Engaging cross functionally, and with Project Managers and Budget Holders, to drive business improvements that drives positive financial outcomes
    • Providing inputs to the monthly balance sheet process and ensuring actions are driven to conclusion
    • Supporting the business in the quarterly contract review process including challenge of estimates and involvement in risk management process

  • Providing business support to CAMs/ budget holders and non-finance functions including Project Management and Commercial. This includes:
    • Provision of financial information to the Project Team to facilitate decision making
    • Ensuring robust financial controls are in place and accounting policies are always adhered to
    • Ad hoc tasks including support to new business activity, rates scenarios and financial modelling
    • Drive improvements to the cash forecasting process ensuring risks and opportunities are effectively managed

  • Focusing on maintaining and improving E&I financial controls through;
    • Understanding Accounting Standards and their application to the Project(s) you are working on
    • Ensuring all financial procedures and controls are applied as required; and supporting non finance functions on their application
    • Supporting the business with Internal and External Audit activity
    • Proactively seeking to improve local processes and working practices to drive efficiencies across the team and wider business

  • Driving capability improvements to the Project Accounting capability

Your skills and experiences:

* CIMA, ACA or ACCA - Part Qualified

* Experience within FP&A and/or partnering in a manufacturing or service-based industry

* Microsoft Office skills including Advanced Excel capability


You'll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You'll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts - you may also be eligible for an annual incentive

The Air Europe and International team:

Air E&I (Europe & International) is responsible for the delivery of our European & International commitments for Typhoon, Tornado and Hawk, including production aircraft, aircraft capability, and through life support.

Reporting to your line leader, you will be responsible for providing Project Accountant support to teams across the Europe and International portfolio, which covers a variety of interesting Contracts, ranging in size, complexity and value. You will be part of an Integrated Project Team, working alongside Commercial, Project Management and in some cases Operations and Procurement adding value to your Project and BAE Systems as a whole.

Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you'll be able to make a real difference. You'll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you'll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

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 your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.

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