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Assistant Management Accountant (National Security)

Contract Type
Fixed Term, Permanent
Accountancy, Banking & Finance, Consultancy, IT
Competitive salary and benefits package
Expiry Date
An exciting opportunity for a part qualified accountant to join us for 8 months, supporting the financials for our National Security client group, based in Gloucester.

Job Description

Role summary

We are looking for a part qualified accountant to support the financials for our National Security client group within our UK Services business unit. This is a great opportunity for development, offering experience in Working Capital Management, Bid Reviews, Order book Reconciliations, Forecasting, Month End Reporting and Project Accounting. The position will primarily be based in Gloucester, with occasional requirements to visit other sites in the UK. This is a fixed term contract for eight months with the possibility of extending.


What you’ll be doing 


Primary responsibilities:

  • Providing weekly reports on Working Capital across the Client Group.
  • Performing internal walkthroughs of existing Working Capital processes to assess opportunities for improvements and identify any failures.
  • Managing improvements to Working Capital processes.
  • Providing financial support to bids across the Client Group.
  • Forecasting Client Group Overheads, and providing detailed variance analysis to actuals.
  • Assisting in Order book reconciliations and the validation of Order Intake back to Contracts.
  • Supporting the preparation of Client Group P&Ls, Forecasts, Financial Analysis and Reporting.
  • Posting monthly journals.
  • Reviewing project set up requests, and configuration in SAP.
  • Working as part of a high performing Finance team of five.



  • Supporting the preparation of Contract Status Reports and Summary Status Reports.
  • Guiding Project Management teams on financial processes.
  • Supporting finance process improvement tasks.
  • Testing new reports in SAP.
  • Input into the business plan (budgeting) for future years.
  • Some Client Group support to Enterprise Services and Government client groups.
  • Ad hoc reporting


What we’re looking for



  • Part qualified in CIMA/ACCA/ACA.
  • Ability to deal with multiple priorities from different stakeholders and manage your deadlines and workload.
  • Good communication skills and effective team player.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel skills.
  • The ability to be proactive, flexible and adaptable in a fast paced environment.



  • Previous use of SAP and/or Cognos.
  • Demonstrable project accounting experience.
  • Past involvement in reviewing bids.
  • A good understanding of Working Capital Management.


Clearance requirements

Please note that UK Security Clearance is required for this vacancy. If you are not currently Security Cleared, you will need to be eligible for this and willing to go through the process. For more guidance on National Security Vetting please visit:


Diversity and inclusion

Diversity and inclusion are integral to the success of BAE Systems Applied Intelligence. Staying competitive in today’s global marketplace requires an organisational culture where employees with varying perspectives, skills, life experiences and backgrounds – the best and brightest minds – can work together to achieve excellence and realise individual and organisational potential. We also welcome discussions about flexible working.



About BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

We help nations, governments and businesses around the world defend themselves against cyber crime, reduce their risk in the connected world, comply with regulation, and transform their operations.  We do this using our unique set of solutions, systems, experience and processes.


Our success is down to our people. The changing nature of our business means that we’re constantly looking for the brightest talent to help us fulfil our ambitions. As an experienced professional, we’ll entrust you with responsibility; this means that you’ll have client contact, variety and support from day one.


We'll encourage and support you to develop your skills and reward you as you grow. Whatever your area of expertise, you'll be much more than just a job title; you'll be an integral part of the business where your individual contribution makes a difference every day. Great minds deserve great rewards, so we also offer a very competitive salary and benefits package.


Division Overview: UK Services

UK Services delivers IT Services and Consultancy to Applied Intelligence clients based primarily in the UK. We divide our clients into 3 market segments; National Security, Government and Enterprise Services. We differentiate ourselves through recognised expertise in Data, Security, Digital Media and Business Solutions.