Job Title: Finance Manager - Heavy Munitions
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Employer: BAE Systems
Job Location: Glascoed
Closing Date: 19/08/2016
Job Description:

Would you like to be involved at the highest levels and be able to influence outcomes? We currently have a vacancy for a Finance Manager at our site in Glascoed.



As a Finance Manager, you will be supporting the wider functions within the business to deliver the customers’ requirements whilst returning the required value to the shareholders. 

This role will provide you with the opportunity to drive capital investment decisions and be involved in the bid activity decisions.

Your main responsibilities as a Finance Manager will involve: 

Leading a team of three direct reports ensuring development plans are executed

Monitoring the cost base financial performance for the IDT, ensuring full overhead recovery

Monitoring the financial performance of the delivery projects within the IDT ensuring business targets are met

Reviewing and challenging the key 5-year Integrated Business Plan (IBP) assumptions to meet board expectations

Providing financial input to and evaluating Capital Investment Proposals

Providing decision support to efficiency improvements, make vs. buy, workload planning and bid activities

Supporting and overseeing the Inventory Control process ensuring accuracy and integrity is maintained

Attending and presenting at internal contract reviews, challenging status updates and forecasts

Supporting reviews and challenging risk and opportunities register supporting the expected outturn of the project

Regular reviews including WIP balances, Advances, debtors, O’s & V’s and order book reconciliations

Your skills and qualifications as a Finance Manager:


Qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACCA, ACA) or relevant equivalent

Experience of management and financial accounting

Skilled in use of investment appraisal techniques – MPV analysis

Strong commercial acumen is essential – customer understanding / knowledge of bid work

Experience of implementing Change Management

Experience of working to tight timescales and consistently meeting deadlines

Proven record of implementing and maintaining robust financial controls


Experience of Operations/Manufacturing environments ideally


Ideally have experience of capital investment analysis / sign offs

Experience of Project/Management Accountant position

What we're looking for in you:

You will be highly motivated with the desire to succeed, with strong communication and influencing skills across functions and various seniority levels.  You must have a passion for continuous improvement and the ability to look at situations differently. 

You must be approachable and able to support finance team and wider functions to resolve issues very quickly, with a good understanding on how to build rapport and embed strong internal and external customer relationships.

Salary: £44 000+ Commensurate with experience

Location: Glascoed

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.


BAE Systems Land (UK)

Supporting the Armed Forces with the most advanced vehicle and munitions products in the world is one of the most exciting career moves you could make. Join us and be part of a team that gives our customers a strategic edge on the battlefield by designing, building and maintaining some of their most vital equipment - everything from battle tanks to engineer vehicles; artillery through to advanced missile systems.

We are looking for people with the passion, drive and determination to give the best they can every day, to make sure our troops get only the best. In return, we offer you a role you can be proud of, that lets you grow and develop in the UK’s leading defence company.

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