BAE Systems

Finance Assistant - Accounts Receivable

BAE Systems
19 Feb 2021
05 Mar 2021
Lauren Duff
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Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Entry level, Graduate scheme

Finance Assistant - Accounts Receivable

Would you like to gain varied finance experience within a Shared Services environment? We currently have a vacancy for a Finance Assistant - Accounts Receivable at our site in Glascoed.

As a Finance Assistant you will report to the team Supervisor and are responsible for the delivery of service activities on behalf of our customers. You will be responsible for effective execution of the financial processes and ensuring these are accurately documented. Whilst the role is focussed specifically on service activities carried out in Glascoed, you may be required to assist the Accounts Receivable Manager with various other projects that may involve short stints of travel.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work within a Finance Service Centre of excellence, working with 13 different business partners. BAE Systems is an ACCA and CICM approved employer and a study support package can be available after 6 months of employment.

Your main responsibilities as a Finance Assistant - Accounts Receivable will involve:

Conversing of purchase orders into sales orders, sales order review, amendment and reconciliation

Raising/reviewing & distributing sales Invoices - i.e. milestone, deliverable, WIP, T&M & service invoicing in multiple currencies

Raising invoice advance claims and trading sales

Using customer e-portals i.e. Exostar

Compliance with UK VAT rules and other Global Sales Taxes

Raising of credit notes in line with finance policies and delegated authority

Liaising with customers (internal and external) taking personal responsibility for the correction, resolution and close-down of issues

Actively supporting all invoices being paid to terms by insuring all invoices are correctly presented.

Cash forecasting

Your skills and qualifications:

Have good knowledge of Microsoft excel including how to complete basic formulas

such as sums, ifs, vlookups etc.

Have the ability to present large data sets to others in a concise, easy to understand


An understanding of Output VAT and other Sales taxes and when these should/shouldn't be


An understanding of sales trading, IFRS15, revenue recognition and how this impacts the

sales ledger.

An understanding of what documentation is required to process different types of sales e.g

Goods despatch notes, export paperwork etc.

Ideally have experience of ERP systems within a finance environment.

Experience of SAP or Oracle would be highly advantageous.

What we're looking for in you:

An individual with a passion for accounting with excellent communication skills who is logical and meticulous with attention to detail. 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. In addition, you must be able to demonstrate a level of professionalism when interacting with managers and other finance staff.

Location: Glascoed

Salary: £24,908

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.

Shared Services

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.

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