BAE Systems

Senior Management Accountant - Project

BAE Systems
Cumbria, Barrow-In-Furness
£40000 - £48000 per annum
10 Feb 2021
24 Feb 2021
Lauren Duff
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Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Senior Management Accountant - Project

We currently have vacancies for Senior Management Accountants within the Dreadnought team at our site in Barrow-In-Furness.

This role will provide you with the unique opportunity to support a first of class Submarine programme and the development of a key UK defence priority. Career development is supported and encouraged - training and access to broader BAE network and resources will be made available. The roles are visible and will offer exposure to senior personnel within the Submarines business, helping the successful candidate establish their profile within the organisation.

Your main responsibilities will involve:

Provide financial support to pricing activities, working cross functionally to secure internal approval and timely contracting with UK MOD

Provide financial support to the business, producing management reports to the requirements and deadlines of both internal and external customers and incorporating sound financial controls.

Maintaining data integrity and liaise with other functions to achieve streamlined integrated processes which meet overall business objectives.

Providing challenge into cross-functional teams to ensure robust financial information is prepared that is capable of withstanding scrutiny.

Effectively operate financial systems and processes ensuring they are fit for purpose and recommend improvements where required.

Provide support to customers, ensuring prompt resolution of issues.

Provide support to the Internal and External Audit process as required.

Your skills and qualifications:


CIMA/ACA/ACCA qualified with experience of financial accounting

Highly analytical with strong attention to detail

Pro-active and driven with excellent communication skills

Proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel - ability to manipulate high volumes of data

Experience of working as a business partner

Able to reliably deliver against fixed deadlines


Previous experience working in a customer facing role

What we're looking for in you:

In this role you must have the ability to work well with others as well as independently. You will have confidence and gravitas and be able to effectively challenge and influence others. An understanding of financial accounting is integral to being successful in this role.

Your communication skills will be excellent and you possess the ability to connect and develop relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

The nature of this role can mean workload fluctuates. Candidates will need to be comfortable dealing with and adjusting to a variable workload.

Location: Barrow-In-Furness

Salary: £40 000 + Commensurate with experience

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.

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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