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Management Accountant

Gloucester, Gloucestershire
Job Type
6 Nov 2021
Role summary

We are looking for a Finance Professional to join our UK National Security Finance Team, the largest Business Unit in Applied Intelligence, with annual revenues of ~£170m. This individual will be responsible for the external reporting of our MSD(A) Framework, as well as managing the processes for maintaining and extracting the underlying data on a timely and accurate basis. The Management Accountant - Client Reporting role will include the preparation of Financial Reports as required under the Framework. This may include (but is not limited to) Monthly Customer Reports, Annual Customer Reports, Gain Share Calculations, Volume Rebate Tracking, Subcontractor Analysis, SFIA Rate analysis and supporting Customer Audits. Working alongside Finance Business Partners in the National Security Accounts, you'll regularly be involved in discussions with a variety of stakeholders. This role reports into the Head of Finance for UK National Security, and is part of a high performing team of five.

This role embraces hybrid working - it is predominantly home based, with travel to the Gloucester office as required (likely to be 2-3 times per month).

What you'll be doing

The Management Accountant - Client Reporting role involves:

  • Working closely with the Business Partners, Project Managers, PMO and Delivery, to provide robust financial & statistical information on the Framework.
  • Interlocking with the Accounts that deliver call off contracts under the Framework, so that project information is presented consistently.
  • The preparation and delivery of Framework MI to senior business stakeholders, allowing high quality financial decisions to be taken.
  • Providing objective financial advice and opinions that positively impact the business.
  • Identifying and driving through process efficiencies, to enhance the timeliness and accuracy of reporting.
  • Ensuring that the Framework operates an appropriate and effective set of financial controls, and that the overall integrity of the reports are in line with good accounting practice.
  • The identification of any system changes that support improved reporting, or reduce financial risk.
  • Ad hoc tasks such as the analysis of labour margins, 3rd party suppliers, orderbook, utilisation, etc.
  • Support to bids under the Framework (where appropriate).
  • Forecasting and reporting of Framework overheads.
  • Attendance at Customer meetings.

What we're looking for

  • Qualified Accountant (ACCA, ACA or CIMA)
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel skills.
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to manage deadlines / workloads, and work to tight timescales.
  • Record of implementing and maintaining robust financial controls.
  • Ability to work effectively in a cross function team and at various seniority levels in the organisation.

Life at BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

We are embracing Hybrid Working. This means you and your colleagues may be working in different locations, such as from home, another BAE Systems office or client site, some or all of the time, and work might be going on at different times of the day. By embracing technology, we can interact, collaborate and create together, even when we're working remotely from one another. Hybrid Working allows for increased flexibility in when and where we work, helping us to balance our work and personal life more effectively, and enhance wellbeing.

Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. We are proud to have an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds - the best and brightest minds - can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential.

About BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

We use our intelligence-led insights to help defend Governments, Nations and Societies from cyber-attacks and financial crime. Our customers depend on our evolving capabilities to help them safely grow their organisations. Our unprecedented access to threat intelligence, world-leading analysts and market-leading technology means we can help them to adapt, evolve and stay ahead of the criminals.

Division overview: Corporate Functions

At BAE Systems Applied Intelligence, we pride ourselves in being a leader in the cyber defence industry, and the business could not operate without all the dedicated work of our Corporate Functions teams. From Finance & Operations through Communications & Marketing, to HR and Site Operations and more, our Corporate Functions enable our divisions to implement ground-breaking digital transformations and crucial defence software.

As part of Corporate Functions, you will be supporting and partnering with our global business from the backline, being a strategic advisor within your specialist area, and ensuring the business runs smoothly and efficiently. We all have a role to play in defending our clients; and this is yours.

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  • Job Reference: 416230846-2
  • Date Posted: 6 November 2021
  • Recruiter: BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
  • Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire
  • Salary: On Application
  • Bonus/Benefits: - 39,999, 40,000 - 49,999, 50,000 - 59,999
  • Sector: Government & Defence
  • Job Type: Permanent