Senior Management Accountant - Overheads

Rochester, Kent
17 Jul 2017
16 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Senior Management Accountant - Overheads

Would you like to provide wide ranging support to key business stakeholders on financial matters? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Management Accountant - Overheads at our site in Rochester.

As a Senior Management Accountant - Overheads, you will be responsible for the delivery of business cost base related financials, ensuring appropriate adherence to business financial controls and governance process. You will be working closely with functional leads of the business and the wider finance community in the UK and US.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to broaden your accounting and finance skills through rotations in project planning, project costing and overhead accounting. You will be working in a complex, project driven environment.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Management Accountant - Overheads will involve:

Liaising with and supporting key budget stakeholders on all cost base related activities, ensuring costs are controlled in line with budget levels

Providing monthly variance reports to management and regularly attending reviews to monitor, challenge and control spend against budget

Producing monthly cost base forecasts

Supervising, maintaining and operating financial systems and processes in a constantly changing environment

Supporting functions in Quarterly Business Reviews and Integrated Business Planning cycles

Providing support to the Financial Controller in training and developing team members to ensure responsibilities are discharged in a professional manner

Continually improving procedures and working practices

Your skills and qualificationsas a Senior Management Accountant - Overheads:


  • Extensive knowledge of the finance function and the ability to demonstrate a clear understanding of financial key performance indicators
  • Qualified Accountant
  • Competent in Excel, preferably intermediate to advanced level
  • Working knowledge of Oracle ERP systems (or equivalent) and Hyperion
  • Experience in delivering innovation and continuous improvement in the business
  • Supervisory skills


  • Experience within a similar environment; manufacturing/engineering/defence
  • Staff management experience

What we're looking for in you:

You will be analytical and thorough with the ability to prioritise your workload appropriately in order to deliver to tight deadlines. You will be improvement focused and a team player, proactive in implementing new ways of working. Your excellent communication and interpersonal skills will enable you to interact with people at all levels. You will be able to challenge senior stakeholders with credibility.

Salary: Up to £34 000 comensurate with experience

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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