Senior Project Accountant

BAE Systems
Scotland, Glasgow
£41000 - £50000 per annum + depending on experience
20 Sep 2022
18 Oct 2022
Frances Blackledge
Job Title
Experience Levels
Qualified Accountant
Contract Type
Full Time
Job title: Senior Project Accountant

Location: Scotstoun. 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 £50,000 depending on skills and experience

What you'll be doing:

  • Providing Project Accounting support, challenge and advice to the Project teams through active engagement in Bids, Project Risk reviews and Contract Reviews
  • Complying with the relevant elements of Naval Ships processes and application of BAE Systems Finance Policies and Financial Controls
  • Assisting Project Managers in the production of robust forecast updates and completion of all weekly and monthly forecasting as required
  • Analysing, reviewing, challenging and advising on performance data, ensuring data integrity between the various systems
  • Maintaining and reviewing the project Contract Status Reports (CSR's) including relevant comments to aid management understanding of movements and variances

Your skills and experiences:

  • Full membership of a relevant professional accounting body - CIMA, ACCA or ACA/ICAS
  • Experience gained in a business partnering or project delivery capacity
  • Experience in data analysis and management reporting
  • Finance experience gained within engineering, manufacturing, ship building or defence Environment (highly desirable)
  • Good understanding of Financial Control (highly desirable)
  • Familiarity with MoD contracting and accounting processes (highly desirable)


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 Maritime Naval Ships Finance team:

As a Senior Project Accountant, you will support key MoD/International design and build programmes for Maritime Naval Ships. The design is known as Global Combat Ships (GCS) and we are building 8 vessels for the UK MoD on site in Glasgow in addition to design variants for both the Australian and Canadian navies which are to be constructed in-country.

The Finance team play a key part in both reaching the desired position on day one and then delivering our programme commitment to quality and budget. This is an exciting hands-on opportunity as part of a FTSE 100 finance team to gain broad financial and project management experience on our Customer Funded delivery Programmes. A structured career framework in Naval Ships together with opportunities across the wider BAE Systems business will support your career aspirations.

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.