Rolls Royce

Project Accountant

Rolls Royce
Bristol, City of Bristol, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
04 Feb 2023
09 Feb 2023
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Job Description

Project Accountant


Full Time

Why Rolls-Royce?

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Project Accountant to join the Bristol based Finance team working within the Rolls Royce UK Defence business.

In this role, you will be part of a high performing, passionate and supportive Finance team and will provide key insights and analysis to drive financial performance and the delivery of critical business initiatives.

At Rolls-Royce, we pioneer the power that matters to our customers, to society and to the planet. We deliver the best jet engines in the world. Through intelligent innovation and active collaboration, we're putting our customers at the forefront of the aviation industry, and we keep them there. Our product portfolio powers more than 35 types of commercial aircraft, and with over 13,000 engines in-service around the world: we're keeping the world flying.

Every great product needs a great business behind it. Our work is complex, innovative, highly challenging and rewarding, and it takes a range of professionals to do it. Having the right people means we can deliver excellence to our customers and pioneer the power that matters.

Work with us and we'll welcome you into an inclusive culture, one that invests in your continuous learning and development, and gives you access to a wide breadth and depth of experience.

We offer excellent development, a competitive salary and exceptional benefits. These include bonus, employee support assistance and employee discounts.

What you will be doing
  • Provide financial support and analysis to the Financial Controller and Project Accounting team to support strategic decision making and risk evaluation.
  • Own the monthly managements accounts process for your suite of programmes; posting journals, completing actual and forecast schedules with supporting commentaries and variance analysis.
  • Perform monthly Balance Sheet reviews, validating and explaining key Balance Sheet movements and closing out key control items as required.
  • Manage the forecasting process for your respective programmes to ensure the submission of timely and accurate revenue, cash and profit forecasts including commentary.
  • Work closely with the Programme, Supply Chain and Pricing teams to support the annual programme budgeting process and support the delivery of cash forecasts as and when required. Manage the monthly Ops and Threat process for your programmes.
  • Conduct monthly review meetings with budget holders, providing support for commercial business issues and contract pricing queries.
  • Be the point of contact for external audit queries; provide timely responses to audit queries as they arise and develop stringent remedial controls where necessary.
  • Provide ad-hoc support to the Financial Controller and Finance Business Partners as and when required
Who we're looking for

Being a part of Rolls-Royce, you'll know we embrace agility, are bold, pursue collaboration and seek simplicity in everything we do. These principles form our values and behaviours and are an essential component of our assessment process and are fundamental qualities that we seek for all roles.

Bachelor's degree or higher with Gas Turbine engine content. Where the candidate does not hold a degree, relevant experience will be considered.
  • The role requires a fully qualified accountant (CIMA, ACCA, ACA)
  • The candidate should be educated to degree level or above and able to demonstrate an excellent record of academic achievement
  • Strong SAP and Excel experience is essential
  • The successful candidate will be highly customer focussed and be experienced in communicating financial knowledge across all levels within a corporate environment
  • Excellent prioritisation and self-management skills are key, as is the ability to manage and meet a wide variety of internal and external reporting deadlines
  • Experience of working in a business partnering capacity with the ability to challenge the status quo is desirable
Join us & Power our future

Pioneers of Power

Please be aware that the priority will be given to employees identified as being at high risk.

The professional level and salary of the position will be dependent on the skills and experience of the successful candidate. This is expected to be Staff Grade 7-10

This job is advertised at the grades shown, and this is the desired operating level for this role. We encourage applications from candidates with relevant experience from any grade

It is advised that you inform your current manager of your application for this role.

We are an equal opportunities employer. We're committed to developing a diverse workforce and an inclusive working environment. We believe that people from different backgrounds and cultures give us different perspectives. And the more perspectives we have, the more successful we'll be. By building a culture of respect and appreciation, we give everyone who works here the opportunity to realise their full potential.

You can learn more about our global Inclusion strategy here

Grade: SNBG 7-10

Closing Date: 17th February 2023

For further information please contact Shane Barnier

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02 Feb 2023; 00:02

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