BAE Systems

Senior Accountant Costbase

BAE Systems
Barrow in Furness, Cumbria (GB)
10 Sep 2020
18 Sep 2020
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Would you like to work with contract values in the billions and an order book stretching decades into the future? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Accountant - Costbase at our site in Barrow-in-Furness.

As a Senior Accountant - Costbase, you will be regularly liaising with high level budget holders and directors. You will build a strong professional relationship with budget holders while integrating into the existing finance team, and applying an attitude of continuous improvement to existing processes and procedures.

This role will provide you with the visibility to see how the business  operates with regular exposure to other areas of the business. You will also have the opportunity to be developed into the credible source for financial matters and to contribute to the decision making process through a budgetary lens.  This is also an excellent opportunity for high level exposure within a FTSE 100 company and for further career progression.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Accountant Costbase will involve: 

Supporting through setting budget and continuously managing against; this will include reforecasting Utilisation analysis up to Director level with set meetings with nominated budget holders as and where required.

Feedback into monthly reporting cycle, forecasting, budget setting

Building relationships at all levels to influence and challenge with finance rationale

Building a strong professional relationship with budget holders. Integrating into the existing finance team and applying an attitude of continuous improvement to existing processes & procedures.

Establishing and enforcing a strong culture of Governance & Controls.

Having the ability to prioritise and work to deadlines. Strong involvement in the monthly management reporting/forecasting/budget setting and Rates calculations.

Monthly cycle of business wide budget holder engagement regarding Utilisation & Cost of Employment expenditure, detailed forecasting, period end reporting. Adhoc activities include Budgeting exercises, labour and overhead rate calculations, detailed reforecasting & other modelling activities.

Your skills and qualifications:


Qualified or near qualified accountant

Post qualification experience


Demonstrable experience on large scale complex projects or working groups

 Experience in a business organisation

 SAP Experience would be advantageous

What we're looking for in you:

Communication, business partner, Collaborative style with a passion for promoting financial awareness in audiences that will not be fully versed Finance but ensuring this is at the forefront of decisions.

Location: Barrow

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: 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.

BAE Systems

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.

Maritime – Submarines

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.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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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