Assistant Financial Controller

16 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Job role
Assistant Financial Controller

Would you like to lead and develop a project accounting team, with strategic influence? We currently have a vacancy for an Assistant Financial Controller at our site in Rochester.

As an Assistant Financial Controller, you will be responsible for providing financial leadership for the effective delivery of day-to-day financial support. Key activities include leading the financial business planning process, supporting development of strategic growth for the business, effective management and delivery of financial performance, and the management and development of the project finance team.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work within a rapidly growing and successful part of one of the world's leading defence, security and aerospace companies.

Your main responsibilities as an Assistant Financial Controller will involve:

Leading the financial business planning ensuring that a coherent and balanced plan is generated in a timely manner for management review, with early identification of issues, considering options for improvement in financial performance and/or future business growth

Leading financial support to development of Strategic Growth Options, and supporting the generation of business cases in support of investment to underpin both Growth Options and the agreed business plan

Providing financial leadership to the project accounting team ensuring the effective delivery of day-to-day financial support to the business

Producing consolidated management information with clear and succinct articulation of key messages and themes for internal reviews and reviews with senior management

Ensuring effective relationships are maintained with the function and project teams within the business

Working closely on legacy issues within the area with engagement from commercial, procurement and project management

Your skills and qualifications as an Assistant Financial Controller:

ACCA or CIMA qualified (either fully qualified, or at the final stages)

Project / Management Accounting experience

Strong analytical skills

People management/supervisory experience

Good business awareness and commercial understanding

Experience from within the Manufacturing industry would be advantageous

Working knowledge of Oracle would be beneficial

What we're looking for in you:

You will have excellent communication and presentation skills, with the ability to challenge and influence senior management across multiple functions. You should be able to manage the expectation of multiple stakeholders against conflicting deadlines whilst maintaining a consistent position on the financials.

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, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

Location: Rochester

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.

Electronic Systems

We support a range of commercial and military platforms, including fixed and rotary wing aircraft, ground vehicles, human-machine interfaces and power management. Our systems operate in more than 100 countries with 25 air forces, 30 manufacturers and 280 airlines. Around 1,500 professionals work here, all focused on delivering innovation and outstanding customer responsiveness. We are a rapidly growing and successful part of one of the world's leading defence, security and aerospace companies.

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. You'll have the opportunity to work from concept to completion, giving you real ownership of projects. Whatever you do, you'll have the satisfaction of knowing you're making a difference to people's lives.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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