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Finance Assistant (Project Accounting)

BAE Systems UK

Location: Medway

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Finance Assistant (Project Accounting)

Location: Rochester

We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements – please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: £20,000 – £25,000 depending on experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Financially control and manage a suite of projects and complete reporting requirements on behalf of those projects
  • Partner with the Project teams to understand budgets and variances, and to challenge the assumptions made in order to identify financial risks and opportunities
  • Preparing financial reporting by pulling and validating data from a variety of sources
  • Helping ensure projects are fully compliant with the BAE Systems Operational Framework and Finance Policies Manual to satisfy all Internal Control requirements
  • Proactively seeking to improve local processes and working practices to drive efficiencies across the team and wider business to help drive the Finance function forward
  • Working with key stakeholders in the preparation and completion of financial forecasts

Your skills and experiences:


  • Education in accounting, finance, or business is preferable, with a foundation in Maths/ English education or equivalent
  • Confident communicator, able to liaise with various levels of stakeholders
  • Strong Excel skills and ability to pick up new IT systems
  • Ability to learn and develop in finance environment


  • Gained knowledge / experience in Project Accounting /Commercial
  • AAT / Part Qualified CIMA/ ACA/ ACCA


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 Project Accounting team: A fantastic opportunity has arisen to join a small finance team, working closely with stakeholders across Rochester site. With great career progression opportunities across BAE Systems, this is an exciting Project Accounting role.

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.