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Senior Financial Accountant

BAE Systems
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6 Dec 2020

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Senior Accountants - Financial Reporting & Planning and Customer Funded Contracts

Would you like to play an important role in supporting a FTSE-100 defence company?

We currently have vacancies for qualified Senior Financial Accountants at our site in Scotstoun (Glasgow).

As a Senior Financial Accountant, you will be working with the Finance Function Operational and Leadership teams, and wider Business Stakeholders, providing financial support and advice to ensure high quality, accurate and timely financial reporting. You will be providing essential management information that aids financial decision making and delivery of Business targets.

Reporting into the Finance Manager, these are exciting and highly visible opportunities that will provide you with exposure to Senior Management

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Financial Accountant will involve:

Reviewing & challenging Forecast & Budget updates and taking a proactive role in the Monthly Management and Project Review processes.

Completing all short, medium & long term forecasting as required, with significant focus on variance analysis and consequential impacts of forecast changes

Participate in the coordination of Reporting activity for both Customer Funded Projects and the wider Business, and working with the wider finance team & other functions, to ensure all deliverables are achieved to time and quality

Providing Finance support, challenge and advice through active engagement

Compliance with all elements of BAE Systems Finance Policies and Financial Controls

Your skills and qualifications:


Qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACCA or ICAS) with experience of either financial or customer contract accounting

Good analytical skills and previous involvement in budgeting and forecasting, with demonstrable ability to present data as information

Competent user of MS-Excel and MS-PowerPoint. Able to manipulate and present data for a range of end users


Knowledge of Accounting Standards and reporting requirements applicable in Long Term Construction Project based Business, with SSRO reporting exposure an advantage

Experience of using ERP systems, ideally SAP and planning analytics (TM1) in a reporting environment

Knowledge of Statutory Accounting process and outputs

Exposure to audit, as lead or participant, in finance or other environment

Exposure to audit, as lead or participant, in finance or other environment

What we're looking for in you:

You will have excellent relationship building skills, with the ability to influence across the business organisation including senior management. You will have strong organisational and problem solving skills and the ability to work across a variety of deliverables (with differing complexity, output requirements & timelines) to deliver on time, accurate management information

Location: Scotstoun

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, 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.

Maritime Naval Ships

We design and build a full range of naval ships, giving customers the capability to fulfil extensive naval operations. We also develop and integrate state of the art combat systems for the surface fleet, equipping customers with the best possible information to operate effectively in modern naval environments. We are committed to creating solutions that protect and strengthen nations, commerce, communities and people. That's work that inspires us. That's BAE Systems.

You will find we offer a wealth of career options. From offshore patrol vessels through to Type 26 Global Combat Ship and QE Class aircraft carriers, the projects you'll be involved with are exciting and challenging and will form the backbone of the Royal Navy for decades to come.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.
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