Frimley / Senior Costbase Accountant

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Would you like a highly varied role working within a fast paced environment? We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Costbase Accountant at our site in Frimley.

As a Senior Costbase Accountant, you will be working with the Combat Systems business supporting delivery to market and submarine programmes

This role will provide you with the opportunity to engage with multiple stakeholders both within the Combat Systems and Submarines business.

Your main responsibilities as a Senior Costbase Accountant will involve:

Providing support to the business ensuring sufficient understanding of costbase issues to facilitate effective management of the overheads

Responsibility for the monthly costbase reviews with department owners

Providing financial input to the development of business cases for capital & special revenue

Providing support to ensure a robust resource plan exists for Complex Systems & Support

Developing & maintaining the costbase hierarchy & structure of the Complex Systems & Support business

Ensuring adherence to business financial controls and governance process

Providing costbase input to the Integrated Business Plan (IBP) process

Providing support to the Internal Projects (Astute & Dreadnought) as required, may include cash management, EAC & risk position

Deputising for Finance Manager as required

Your skills and qualifications:


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

Thorough knowledge of Financial IT Systems including SAP and MS Excel

Comprehensive business and financial modelling experience

Experience of influencing across functions and hierarchies


Accounting and financial management experience, working in a variety of roles including working within a project finance environment

Good working knowledge of MOD’s policies and procedures

Experience within a similar Defence environment / role would be highly advantageous

What we're looking for in you:

Within this role you will be working with a wider team and must have the ability to work well with others and be a true team player. You will have confidence and gravitas and be able to effectively challenge and influence others. Your communication skills will be excellent and you possess the ability to connect with stakeholders across all levels.

Location: Frimley

Salary: £38,000 +

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

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.

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