Finance Manager

Samlesbury, Preston
12 Oct 2016
24 Oct 2016
Job Title
Finance Manager
Experience Levels
Contract Type
Full Time

Would you like to work within the F35 Production, which is currently transitioning through a period of rate readiness, in preparation for the growth to full rate manufacture on the F35 programme? We currently have a vacancy for a Finance Manager at our site in Samlesbury.

As a Finance Manager, you will be responsible for the management of an annual cost base currently of £80m with 1,200 people and a capital portfolio of £10m.

This role will involve working within the F35 finance team, with responsibility for four direct reports.

Your main responsibilities as a Finance Manager will involve: 

Providing day to day financial support to the Production Operations Senior Management Team, who cover F35 and shared service manufacturing

Producing a quality Integrated Business Plan for the Production Operations area of the F-35 programme within Military Air & Information

Ensuring robust budgeting and forecasting processes and procedures are maintained to allow for accurate financial forecasting of cost base and capital plans

Securing timely and appropriate input into the Capital Process, the provision of support to Capital Review Boards and financial input into capital business cases

Developing the financial awareness of the F-35 Production team members

Ensuring that the finance team comprises of appropriately qualified and experienced staff with the right capabilities and to lead their training and development

Arranging data cleanse and data migration activities are planned, supported and discharged as required to facilitate the on-going transition projects

Acting as a financial conscience for F-35 Production and shared service manufacturing

Your skills and qualifications:

Professionally qualified accountant with 5+ years accounting experience

Knowledge of the Military Air & Information financial policies, procedures and systems

Knowledge of the planning and organising of Military Air & Information’ diverse Business Functions

Be a creative thinker to ensure that the needs of the programme are met, and the financial impact of the Production team's actions are understood by the Production Management team

What we're looking for in you:

A dynamic, self-motivated individual, who can demonstrate working competently across a multi-function team. Someone flexible in approach, to ensure effective communications between manufacturing and finance with targeted reporting.

A team leader with skills in managing a small, but varied team, ensuring their maximum potential is achieved. The ability to be champion change, to lead your team through the on-going transition projects.


Salary: £40,000 +

Location: Samlesbury

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Military Air & Information

The Military Air & Information (MAI) business has been structured to create a focused business, designed to meet the current and future requirements of our customers. The MAI business has an unrivalled track record and expertise in the development, delivery and support of military air platforms, components and technologies through Typhoon, F-35 Lightning II, Tornado and Hawk.

MAI has the capability to provide customers with information superiority through the delivery of actionable intelligence and information, together with the provision of innovative information systems and services. MAI recognises training as a key enabler to deliver military capability, bringing together experience in the analysis, design, build and delivery of training solutions to military customers around the world. This is a powerful combination.

Working as an integral part of the team delivering information superiority and effective air power, our aim is to give real advantage to our customers worldwide. Trusted to deliver - always.

BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.

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