Job Description

Main responsibilities will involve:

  • Monthly Management Reporting - Ensuring the forecast for all UK projects for key salients are understood, challenged and correctly reported
  • Responsible for the integrity of the General Ledger and associated controls
  • Production and management of the Weapon Systems (UK) Integrated Business Plan
  • Cash Management - Liaison with Project Accountants and Financial Shared Services (FSS), with challenge, to ensure robust forecasts - weekly, monthly, annually.
  • Cost Base - Working closely with Cost Centre heads/Budget Holders within the function to produce accurate and timely monthly management accounts and other reporting including Profit & Loss, Variance analysis, Headcount, Rates (MOD and DOD) and Risks & Opportunities
  • Ensure robust financial controls are in place and managed in line with BAE Systems policies
  • External Audit - Support the external audit to ensure compliance

Skills and qualifications will include:

  • Fully qualified Charted Accountant with at least 3 years PQE
  • Working knowledge of SAP/Hyperion is essential
  • Previous experience of monthly reporting is essential
  • Strong Excel and PowerPoint skills for data manipulation and presentation
  • Understanding of Project Accounting and the impact on the financials is desirable
  • Understanding of the MoD accounting processes is desirable
  • Ability to ensure a culture of Safety focus exists within the team

What we're looking for in you:

You will be organised and proactive, able to manage multiple activities to achieve stretching deadlines. You will be able to work closely with a number of stakeholders, both finance and non-finance and at all levels of the organisation, and will be willing to challenge. You will be able to identify opportunities to improve processes and drive change.


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