Project Accountants

BAE Systems
England, Bristol
11 Jan 2023
08 Feb 2023
Frances Clohessy
Job Title
Part Qualified
Experience Levels
Part Qualified
Contract Type
Full Time

Job title: Project Accountants


Location: Bristol, Glasgow, Farnborough and Portsmouth. We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: Circa £36k depending on experience

What you'll be doing:

  • Providing Project Financial Management support, challenge and advice to our Project and Functional teams through active engagement and collaboration with the stakeholder community
  • Maintaining and reviewing our project and functional reporting suites to aid management understanding of movements and variances
  • Working with our Functional and Project heads to control costs and create a challenging environment for budget reviews
  • Performing month end, half year and full year reporting processes and procedures
  • Assisting Project and Functional Managers in the timely delivery of robust forecast and budget information
  • Working with others to champion a curious and open mind-set that will enable leading working practices
  • Analysing, reviewing, challenging and advising on performance ensuring that our data integrity is paramount


Your skills and experiences:

  • CIMA, ACCA part qualified or studying preferred
  • Experience gained in a business partnering or project delivery environment
  • Experience in the provision and communication of management information to stakeholders
  • Finance experience gained within a complex organisation i., engineering or manufacturing; environment
  • A good understanding of Project Financial Management, Planning, Budgeting and Forecasting



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 leave incentive.


The Maritime Naval Ships Finance team:

As a part Qualified Accountant in our team, you will support both Ministry of Defence and International design and build programmes for Maritime Naval Ships in a Customer Funded delivery Programme environment. Our Finance team members use their customer focused skill set to play a key role in supporting the delivery of our programme commitments to quality and budget. This is an exciting opportunity to work as part of a future focused FTSE 100 finance team to mature your financial management experience and develop new skills and behaviours empowering you to be your best. A structured career and development framework in Naval Ships and together with opportunities across the wider BAE Systems business will help you to unlock your potential and achieve 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.