Senior Cost Performance Accountant

Warton

Air

Finance

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Job Description

Job title: Senior Cost Performance Accountant (Fixed Term)

Location: Warton – We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role

Salary:  £54,793 – £60,326 (depending on skills and experience)

 

What you’ll be doing:

  • Support the delivery of a Finance Planning & Analysis (FP&A) service to the Air business and contribute to modernisation initiatives to drive standardisation, efficiency and effectiveness
  • Support the Cost Performance processes through reviews with the budget owners to aid their understanding and ensure accuracy of actual data, understanding of variances to budget and informing a robust forward forecast
  • Provide support to budget owners and to build the Integrated Business Plan (IBP) (5 year business plan)
  • Identify opportunities to drive continuous improvement processes including working with the wider FP&A team to share best practice

 

Your skills and experiences:

Essential:

  • Fully qualified accountant (ACA, CA, ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA); AAT not accepted nor will part-qualified
  • Demonstrated understanding of business operations, able to articulate forecast movements, risks, and opportunities
  • Broad experience in finance management and planning with excellent planning and process management skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills to establish effective working relationships and influence stakeholders at all levels
  • Advanced Excel skills and strong analytical abilities with a keen eye for detail

Desirable:

  • Experience with TM1/Planning Analytics is desirable but not essential

 

Benefits:

You’ll receive benefits including a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. You’ll also have access to additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and employee discounts – you may also be eligible for an annual leave incentive.

 

The FCAS FP&A Team:

Join our dedicated FCAS FP&A team, working cross-functionally with internal and external stakeholders. As the finance lead on cost performance, you’ll collaborate with a business performance lead and finance apprentice, with potential for permanent placement and advancement into capability performance teams. Enhance your career in our innovative environment.


Why BAE Systems?

This is a place where you’ll be able to make a real difference. You’ll be part of an inclusive culture that values diversity, rewards integrity, and merit, and where you’ll be empowered to fulfil your potential. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently underrepresented within our industry, including women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals.

We also want to make sure that our recruitment processes are as inclusive as possible. If you have a disability or health condition (for example dyslexia, autism, an anxiety disorder etc.) that may affect your performance in certain assessment types, please speak to your recruiter about potential reasonable adjustments.

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 your place of birth may limit those roles you can perform for the organisation.


Closing Date: 21st June 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

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