BAE Systems

Assistant Costbase Accountant

BAE Systems
18 Sep 2020
02 Oct 2020
Lauren Duff
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Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Part qualified

Assistant Costbase Accountant

Would you like to become part of the Finance Team within BAE Air Sector? We currently have a vacancy for an Assistant Costbase Accountant at our site in Samlesbury.

As an Assistant Costbase Accountant, you will be providing accurate cost base information and support to the functions on a monthly basis, reporting cost base within the business and up to the FCAS business within the Air Sector.

This role will provide you with growth and development within the Defence Information team. There is a dedicated career path and you can move up and across in terms of progression in teams.

Your main responsibilities as an Assistant Costbase Accountant will involve:

Be the Finance lead for the Tier 2 cost-base, building effective relationships to provide and receive the information that is required.

Preparing and entering journals into the system, specifically month-end accruals and prepayments to ensure accuracy of the costbase reporting and raising any cost recovery invoices in a timely manner.

Providing information into the monthly cost base reviews within the Defence Information (DI) and Information Management & Technology (IM&T) businesses, providing DI functional managers with information to support their areas.

Planning and evaluating the quarterly cost base reforecast workings with the functions to provide information to the COO and Air Sector timescales allowing sufficient time to review within the Defence Information and IM&T businesses.

Assisting with the DI submission of the Cost base Integration Business Plan (IBP), 5 year Forecast. Ensure that the cost base IBP ties in with the DI Project IBP assumptions. Work with the business to ensure alignment of Supply and Demand of resource.

Ensuring continual analysis of overhead expenditure ensuring that costs are allocated to cost base or contract in accordance with the QMAC and financial governance.

Your skills and qualifications:

Qualified or part qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACCA, ACA, AAT) or equivalent

Experience within accountancy environment

Experience of presenting to clients and stakeholders

Strong communication skills at all levels

Understanding of the different financial systems

Proficient in using MS Office Package, especially Excel

What we're looking for in you:

You should be a forward thinking individual, someone who enjoys working in complex situations; someone who thrives working in a team, someone with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels in the business. The ideal candidate will have an inquisitive nature and an enquiring mind, always operating with integrity demonstrating the right behaviours to succeed in an ever-changing environment. We are looking for individuals with self-motivation, ideally you should be mobile and flexible.

Location: Samlesbury

Salary: £32,660

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.

BAE Systems Air

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.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

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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