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Job Description

Job title: Senior Project Accountant

Location: Weapon Systems UK, Barrow in Furness

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

Salary: £50,818+ (Commensurate with skills and experience)

What you’ll be doing:

  • Delivering customer focused Project Finance support as part of the Capability Centre, aiding the Business Unit in the effective and profitable delivery of customer projects by owning all Finance aspects of the project life cycle
  • Delivering best-in-class financial planning, analysis and insights, to all internal and external customers, to drive growth and deliver superior performance
  • Contributing to the implementation of common and consistent Project Finance processes, a culture of performance excellence and “right first time”, and optimising key financial controls
  • Ensuring that the financial performance of projects is reported accurately and on time, producing forward forecasts so that stakeholders have the information required for effective decision-making.
  • Contributing to the modernisation of Project Finance and delivery of continuous improvement
  • Contributing to a data focused and digital culture whilst digitising ways of working through the support of implementation of digital project management, reporting and financial toolsets. Using dashboards to provide insights and improve performance. Support ownership of data, and drive focus on “right at source”, to prevent manual corrections / duplication of data

Your skills and experiences:

  • Experience of Project Finance and strong understanding of financial forecasting and reporting processes
  • Knowledge of relevant accounting standards (IFRS / GAAP), incl. IFRS15 revenue recognition criteria
  • Proficient in use of Microsoft Office packages, including Excel
  • Recognises best practice in applying financial controls.
  • Experience of using MRPs or ERPs (e.g. SAP, Infor LN, Oracle) and financial reporting, forecasting and analytical tools (e.g. SAP BPC / SAC, Cognos, Tableau)
  • Qualified member professional accounting body (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)


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 FP&A Project Performance team:

As part of BAE Systems Platforms and Services sector, Weapon Systems (UK) designs, develops, manufactures, and supports artillery systems, naval guns, and provides engineering capability to the wider BAE Systems business. Our global reach brings our customers a depth and breadth of expertise that meet critical needs in the air, on land, and at sea. Our mission strives for us to be our customer’s trusted and affordable weapons provider, delivering enhanced effects on target and complete mission solutions. We are looking for innovation, commitment and drive to help define the future of Weapon Systems capabilities.

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: 18th 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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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
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Work-life balance
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Role modelling
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Office locations

UK-wide - more than 50 locations

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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