BAE Systems

Finance Business Partner - Tytan

BAE Systems
11 Feb 2021
25 Feb 2021
Lauren Duff
Approved employers
Approved employer
Job role
Finance manager
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Part qualified

Finance Business Partner - Tytan

Would you like to work in Finance supporting exciting projects within Air? We currently have a vacancy for a Finance Business Partner - Tytan at our site in Warton.

As a Finance Business Partner - Tytan, you will be part of BAES Systems Air Sector, a through-life business which delivers advanced military air capability both to our UK and many overseas customers. Air E&I (Europe & International) is responsible for the delivery of our European & International commitments for Typhoon, Tornado and Hawk, including production of aircraft, aircraft capability upgrades, and provision of through life support.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to support teams across the Europe and International portfolio, which covers a variety of interesting contracts, ranging in size, complexity and value. You will be part of an Integrated Project Team, working alongside Commercial, Project Management and in some cases Operations and Procurement; therefore, your ability to work cross-functionally is vital.

Your main responsibilities as a Finance Business Partner - Tytan will involve:

Supporting the delivery of all internal and external targets (financial and non-financial) as required

Supporting line leaders with preparing Budgets, Forecasts and Business Plans including assumptions, risks and opportunities and variance analysis

Engaging cross functionally, and with Project Managers and Budget Holders, to drive business improvements that drives positive financial outcomes

Providing inputs to the monthly balance sheet process and ensuring actions are driven to conclusion

Supporting the business in the quarterly contract review process including challenge of estimates and involvement in risk management process

Providing business partner support to CAMs/ budget holders and non-finance functions including Project Management and Commercial

Ensuring robust financial controls are in place and accounting policies are always adhered to

Completing ad-hoc tasks including support to new business activity, rates scenarios and financial modelling

Focussing on maintaining and improving E&I financial controls through;

Understanding Accounting Standards and their application to the Project(s) you are working on Ensuring all financial procedures and controls are applied as required; and supporting non finance functions on their application

Supporting the business with Internal and External Audit activity

Proactively seeking to improve local processes and working practices to drive efficiencies across the team and wider business

Your skills and qualifications:


CIMA, ACA or ACCA - Part Qualified

Preferably already working as a Finance Business Partner in manufacturing or service-based industry

Advanced Excel skills

Financial exposure


Foreign currency, and bids and rates and contract management

Presenting skills and influencing stakeholders

Evidence of continuous improvement projects

What we're looking for in you:

You will have good interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to challenge. You will be proactive and able to reprioritise to meet key deadlines

Location: Warton

Salary: £38,498

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.

As part of our Air team, you could be working at the edge of what is technologically possible, shaping the future to ensure our customers are ready to face challenges we cannot even imagine today. You could be developing and evolving the technologies that will defend the UK for generations to come and supporting our customers around the globe.

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.

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