BAE Systems

Senior Accountant - Dreadnought Pricing

BAE Systems
Barrow-In-Furness, Cumbria
23 Apr 2021
07 May 2021
Lauren Duff
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Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Senior Accountant - Dreadnought Pricing

Would you like to play a key part in contracting Dreadnought? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Accountant at our site in Barrow-In-Furness.

As a Senior Accountant, you will be Responsible for the delivery of project related financials ensuring appropriate adherence to Business financial controls and governance process.

This role will provide you with the unique opportunity to support the pricing of a first of class Submarine and the development of a key UK defence priority. Career development is supported & encouraged. The role will offer exposure to senior personnel within the Submarines business.…

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Accountant - Dreadnought Pricing will involve:

Providing challenge into a cross-functional team to ensure robust bids are prepared that can secure internal approval. This role will offer exposure to Finance and Commercial leadership within the Submarines business

Developing relationships in customer community to ensure affordability of bids is understood. There is potential for trips to Abbey Wood, Bristol, to support negotiations

Tracking the status of active and future bids to derive accurate Order Intake forecasts for monthly reporting with associated risks and opportunities

Providing a link between Pricing and Programme Finance teams to ensure the financial impact of bids is understood and captured in business KPI forecasts

Supporting Dreadnought programme governance and compliance activities

Being responsible for the production of Contract Status Reports and Sales Trading Plans

Ensuring adherence to business financial controls and governance process

Deputising for Finance Manager

Ensuring Contract financial deliverables are produced and submitted in a timely manner.

Your skills and qualifications:


CIMA, ACA or ACCA qualified

Highly analytical with strong attention to detail - manipulating data and translating into meaningful analysis

Pro-active and driven with excellent communication skills

Able to reliably deliver against fixed deadlines

Flexibility to manage multiple, competing demands


Previous experience in pricing UK MOD projects or working on long term projects/contracts

Prior experience of using SAP

What we're looking for in you:

You will have excellent relationship building skills, with the ability to influence across the organisation. You will have strong organisational and problem solving skills and the ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Location: Barrow-In-Furness

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.

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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