An exciting opportunity has arisen for a hardworking, dependable and motivated individual to join our finance team. We currently have a vacancy for a Financial Accountant at our site in Glascoed, Usk (Within easy reach of Cardiff, Newport and the Valleys).
The Financial Accounting team provide a number of back office finance activities to business units across BAE Systems. The activities undertaken within the team include Payroll Accounting, Fixed Asset Accounting, Leasing Accounting, Month End Reporting, and General Accounting which are carried out using various technologies including robotics.
Improving internal procedures and standardising our accounting processes across multiple accounting systems will be a key part of the role. The role will also be the providing support to other colleagues within the team where required on a variety of tasks, continuous improvement, governance and financial control based activities.
Your main responsibilities as a Financial Accountant will involve:
Supporting data input on various accounting systems and the monthly financial close process.
Preparation of monthly journals including the calculation of accruals and prepayments.
Monthly and yearly reporting in line with company deadlines.
Reviewing journals and balance sheet reconciliations for accuracy & ensuring the integrity of the Nominal Ledger.
Supporting the ongoing reduction of reconciling item numbers and identifying methods to drive down items arising on a recurrent basis.
Developing good understanding of the various business units including Timetables, Chart of Accounts, Service Level Agreements, Accounting Systems, processes, systems and business.
Developing strong relationships with your finance contacts, through regular interaction ensuring a high level of service is maintained.
Supporting and leading the team in various compliance, continuous improvement and process standardisation activities. Identifying, implementing and driving value added activities throughout the organisation.
Supporting internal and external audit requests and various other compliance activities.
Your skills and qualifications:
Newly qualified or part qualified accounting professional, ACCA/ACA/CIMA or equivalent
Have an understanding of Financial Controls and Data Protection regulations
Strong analytical skills and a vigilant approach to problem solving
IT skills, particularly in the use of Excel
Good working knowledge of SAP and Hyperion would be desirable
What we're looking for in you:
An individual with excellent leadership skills who is logical and meticulous with attention to detail. This individual should also be a self-motivated, enthusiastic individual who is able to prioritise multiple activities and have the ability to work as part of a busy team environment with experience of delivering to strict deadlines. The Desire and ability to learn and develop new skills and you must be able to embrace change with a 'can do' attitude is essential.
Site benefits: On-site Gym, Squash Court and sports hall, On-Site Canteen and Free On-site Parking.
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.
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 the Shared Services team, you'll be at the heart of this endeavour - working closely with our air, maritime, land and cyber and intelligence businesses to support our customers around the world.
Join us and you'll be encouraged and rewarded to excel in this important work. Apply your talent where it counts.
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.