BAE Systems

Senior Management Accountant - Functions

BAE Systems
Lancashire, Lancaster
17 Feb 2021
03 Mar 2021
Joanna Jadlowska
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Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Part qualified

Senior Management Accountant - Functions

Are you looking for new challenge? A vacancy has arisen within the Air Sector, Europe & International (E&I) Functional Cost Base Team for a Senior Management Accountant supporting the Business Partner for Project Management, Quality and Support Functions at our site in Warton.

As a Senior Management Accountant, you will be reporting to the Senior Finance Manager Functions. This role involves support to the senior finance manager to develop relationships with functional directors and working with functional directors to deliver affordable budgets across 5-year plan and provide financial support to meet functional strategies.

This role will provide you with a unique opportunity to progress, develop and build on your core finance experience. This role is very diverse and involves liaison with Finance and non-Finance Professionals and Managers within the Project Management, Quality and Support Functions, ensuring Financial targets are understood and working to deliver up to date, accurate data to support internal and external stakeholders.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Management Accountant will involve:

Supporting Finance Business Partner by providing analysis and insight, linking financial information to business & functional strategies within E&I

Introducing effective business acumen mind set within the function's strategy

Contributing towards changes to ensure that key E&I objectives and targets are met

Acting as a financial advisor - offering general financial support to commercial decision makers

Working with cost base hub to understand headcount, costs and utilisation variances to budget / forecast and support function to understand impact of variances and ensure action is taken

Supporting the functions to produce realistic forecasts and provide commentary for E&I Reporting team / MC to articulate movements to budget / previous forecast

Supporting the submission of the 5-year IBP plan for Project Management, Quality and Support Functions, in particular a robust supply solution signed off by functional director

Ensuring Compliance at all times with the Operational Framework, Finance Policy Manual (FPM) and process and procedures

Planning and executing any transformational activities impacting E&I Cost Base functions i.e. Cost Base Dashboard

Your skills and qualifications as a Senior Management Accountant:


Proficient in using Microsoft products including Excel, Word and PowerPoint

Reporting, forecasting and budgeting knowledge

People management skills

Cost base experience

Experience of a range of finance roles

Experience of wider BAE Systems or other industries

What we're looking for in you:

You will be an individual with strong communication skills with experience of presenting to all levels in the organisation. You should be confident and ready to take up the challenge. You will have problem solving skills.

Location: Warton

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.

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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