Project Accountant, Harrier - Bae Systems - Samlesbury - Wizbii

Project Accountant, Harrier

  • By Bae Systems
  • Lancashire (United Kingdom)
  • Finance / Management Control

Job description

Project Accountant – Harrier

Would you like a highly varied Accounting role working with a broad set of business functions within our US Programmes sector? We currently have a vacancy for a Project Accountant at our site in Samlesbury.

As a Project Accountant, you will cover key Project Accounting areas such as contract status reports, In year forecasts / monthly financial review reporting and 5 year integrated business plan as well as support to Project Management and Commercial teams on day to day issues.

The role will provide an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to gain a sound understanding of project accounting in what is a growth area of the Air business.

Your main responsibilities as a Project Accountant will involve:

Completing of contract status reports), Sales and margins trading plans and supporting packs to agreed timescales

Supporting the quarterly estimate at completion refresh process and associated reviews

Supporting the monthly forecast and Cash forecasting inputs

Supporting the preparation of 5 year integrated business plan inputs

Supporting the invoicing process including the raising of invoices, the management of debt and the preparation of supporting documentation

Providing accurate and relevant financial information to the Integrated Project teams and assisting the wider business in understanding and interpreting key financial information

Maintaining and improving the control environment in accordance with the Finance Policies Manual and Financial Control Framework

Your skills and qualifications:


Part-qualified or fully qualified accountant - CIMA, ACCA, ACA

Strong systems skills including knowledge of Excel


Project accounting experience

Manufacturing background ideal but not essential

SAP experience

What we're looking for in you:

Within this role you will be working with a wider team and must have the ability to work well with others and be a true team player. You will have confidence and gravitas and be able to effectively challenge and influence others. Your communication skills will be excellent and you possess the ability to connect with stakeholders across all levels.

Location: Samlesbury

Salary: £36,735 +

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.

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.

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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