A fantastic opportunity has emerged for a Project Accountant to join the finance team at BAE Systems, Regional Aircraft at our site in Prestwick.
As a Project Accountant, the role will entail accurate and timely execution of key business partnering activities, primarily in the areas of financial analysis, compiling and presenting reports, streamlining processes and improving systems.
This role will provide you with a good opportunity to gain experience of project accounting within BAE Systems, along with offering opportunities to get involved in a wide range of business improvement initiatives.
Your main responsibilities as a Project Accountant will involve:
Preparing Monthly Contract Status Reports for a range of projects including the MOD Queens Flight support
Preparing the Summary Status Report for all projects on a quarterly basis
Providing financial data to assist with strategic decision making process
Liaising with business managers to discuss variances and provide support where required
Being the Financial lead on project reviews
Ensuring financial control and governance is applied in accordance with BAE Systems policy
Operational Framework, Financial Controls Framework and Finance Policies manual
Working as part of cross functional teams to deliver projects
Supporting the planning, co-ordinating and delivery of strategic planning, budgeting, forecasting and KPI analysis
Reconciling the balance sheet and reporting any variances
Your skills and qualifications as a Project Accountant:
Excellent excel skills for advanced financial modelling
Previous project accounting experience
Experience of financial analysis and programme delivery within a service based industry
What we're looking for in you:
You will have the ability to work within cross-functional teams and the ability to build robust relationships at all levels across the business to ensure that the financials of each project is understood by the team.
Salary: £33 000 - £37 000
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 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
BAE Systems Air brings together the company’s international capabilities and expertise to respond to customers' current and future requirements, and compete for international export and collaborative opportunities. In the UK, BAE Systems Air has an unrivalled track record and expertise in the development, delivery and support of military air platforms, components and technologies through Typhoon, F-35 Lightning II, Tornado and Hawk.
BAE Systems Air has the capability to provide customers with information superiority through the delivery of actionable intelligence and information, together with the provision of innovative information systems and services. Training is a key enabler to delivering military capability, and at BAE Systems we bring together our expertise in the analysis, design, build and delivery of training solutions into a powerful combination for our military customers around the world.
Working as an integral part of the team delivering information superiority and effective air power, our aim is to provide our customers with the capabilities and intelligence that really matters.
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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