Management Accountant (12 Month FTC)

BAE Systems.
Milton Keynes
21 Dec 2018
19 Feb 2019
The Applied Intelligence division of BAE Systems delivers solutions which protect and enhance the connected world. Everything we do creates a safer future.
We want to solve problems for our customers and by bringing together great minds, we can work together to make the world a safer place.
About The Role:
The Applied Intelligence Business Unit is looking for an adaptable, hard-working Management Accountant to join a team of 6, reporting in to the Senior Finance Manager. This is a client facing role, with engagement expected across various levels; a critical role, providing clients with management information.
Partnering with the business, you'll have excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with a varied range of stakeholders, both inside and outside of Finance, including Senior Managers. This role is looking for someone who is keen to find best practice and challenge status quo, within a fast paced environment.
This role is predominately based in Hanslope, Milton Keynes, but will require some travel to our fantastic London office.  
The Key Accountabilities within the Management Accountant role involve:
  • Supporting any re-procurement activity and understanding the impact on finance and relevant commercials.
  • Involvement in the roll out of the new ERP system, ensuring that the client's requirements are fulfilled, with smooth transition.
  • Supporting the roll out of the operating model, ensuring that it supports business needs.
  • Monthly reporting and supporting budget holders, with a full understanding of variances and any risk.
  • Supporting project reviews, by providing accurate data and challenging, where appropriate.
  • Supporting the annual budgeting process and audit requests.
  • Ensuring good financial governance is adhered to, supporting any process improvement and identifying opportunities for savings, or service improvements.
  • Working closely with the client Finance Team, to review monthly reports, budgets and any ad-hoc requests.
  • Working with other stakeholders including Commercial, Portfolio, Live Services, the Change Team and BAE Systems Stakeholders.
  • Supporting the Financial Controller and the rest of the team, with ad-hoc tasks as required.
  • Working within the clients' Enterprise Resource Planning tool (Prism), including the upload of forecasts/budgets.
Your skills and experience:
  • Security Clearance.
  • CIMA or ACCA qualified, or by experience.
  • Proven IT skills, especially Excel.
  • Good analytical skills and the ability to challenge when required.
  • Able to create positive working relationships.
  • High level of communication skills, attention to detail and a desire to learn.
  • The ability to be pro-active, flexible and adaptable.
  • Desirable: Experience of working within both the public, and private sector.
  • Desirable: Project accounting experience.
  • Desirable: Commercial experience.
Security Clearance is required for this vacancy. If you are not currently Security Cleared, you will need to be eligible for this and willing to go through the process. For more guidance on National Security Vetting please click here.
About BAE Systems Applied Intelligence:
We help nations, governments and businesses around the world defend themselves against cyber crime, reduce their risk in the connected world, comply with regulation, and transform their operations.  We do this using our unique set of solutions, systems, experience and processes.
Our success is down to our people. The changing nature of our business means that we're constantly looking for the brightest talent to help us fulfil our ambitions. As an experienced professional, we'll entrust you with responsibility; this means that you'll have client contact, variety and support from day one.
We'll encourage and support you to develop your skills and reward you as you grow. Whatever your area of expertise, you'll be much more than just a job title; you'll be an integral part of the business where your individual contribution makes a difference every day. Great minds deserve great rewards, so we also offer a very competitive salary and benefits package.
Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. Staying competitive in today's global marketplace requires 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. We also welcome discussions about flexible working.
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