BAE Systems • Glasgow, United Kingdom

Senior Management Accountant – FP&A

2 days/week at home

A little flex time – We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements depending on the role you apply for – explore your options with our recruiter during the application process.

Job Description

Job title: Senior Management Accountant – FP&A

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

Salary: Up to £50,500 depending on skills and experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Contributing to the period end, forecasting and IBP processes, ensuring all deliverables to Line of Business / Sector / Group are made in line with expected timescale
  • Working with the functional budget holders to challenge and influence thinking to manage and control headcount and spend to agreed targets
  • Taking responsibility for key areas of FP&A processes, ensuring compliance to the Finance Policies Manual
  • Supporting continual improvement and standardisation of procedures and working practices by producing, promoting, and monitoring supporting process instructions
  • Providing support to Cost Performance improvement and transformation initiatives initiated through the FP&A capability centre
  • Generating new ideas for evolving delivery of Cost Performance information into the business, embracing modern working practices, systems, tools, and techniques
  • Coaching and developing others within the Cost Performance team along with supporting the Finance Manager
  • Maintaining a key focus on analysis and providing financial insights to enable and enhance business decision making

Your skills and experiences:


  • Fully qualified accountant; ACCA, ACA, CIMA, ICAEW or ICAS
  • Strong MS office skills – excel
  • Ability to challenge and influence stakeholders at all levels
  • Budget management


  • Use of SAP or Planning Analytics
  • Experience of dashboard reporting tools – i.e. Power BI or Tableau
  • Prior experience working for a large organisation


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 incentive.

The Cost Performance team:

As a Senior Management Accountant, you’ll be working alongside a small dynamic team reporting directly to the Finance Manager, you’ll dive into stimulating discussions surrounding costs, budgets, forecasts, and overheads. With a focus on internal stakeholders including the Financial Planning & Analysis leadership team, internal finance, and the Naval Ships function, your impact will be felt across the organisation. Attending review meetings with budget holders and senior leadership, shaping strategic decisions that drive the business forward. And as we propel into the future, you’ll be part of a modernisation journey harnessing data analytics to enhance efficiency and empower smarter decisions. BAE Systems will also offer you the opportunity to develop and further your career.

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: 12th June 2024 – Interviews for this position will take place week commencing 24th June.

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.



Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to job sharing
Open to compressed hours
Open to part time work for some roles
Gym membership
Buy or sell annual leave
Bank holiday swaps
Company shutdown periods
Share options
Matched pension contribution
Salary sacrifice
Employee discounts
Lunch and learns
More information needed
More information needed
More information needed
Work-life balance
More information needed
Role modelling
More information needed
More information needed

Working at BAE Systems

Company employees


Office locations

UK-wide - more than 50 locations

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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