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Assistant Financial Controller

BAE Systems UK

Location: Medway

Job Type: Not Specified


Job title: Assistant Financial Controller

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

Salary: £45,000 depending on skills and experience

What you’ll be doing:

  • Financial responsibility for multiple business areas, including a portfolio of projects at various stages of lifecycle management
  • Business partnering; providing effective financial support to Product Directors, project teams and other functions
  • Forecasting; leading the financial business planning process
  • Supporting bid approval reviews; applying commercial acumen to contribute, review and approve bids and proposals
  • Management Reporting; with clear, succinct messaging to add context to financial performance
  • Developing people; day-to-day direction, support and development to a team of project accountants, with up to 4 direct reports
  • Ensure effective relationships are maintained with the function and project teams within the business

Your skills and experiences:


  • CIMA, ACA or ACCA Qualified OR equivalent financial experience
  • Ability to challenge and influence senior management across multiple functions
  • Have the ability to plan for, delegate and manage a project accounting team


  • Project accounting experience
  • Management/ mentoring experience


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 Finance Team:

This is an exciting opportunity if you are looking for a rewarding finance career with a forward thinking organisation. You will be joining a fast paced, hardworking team with a variety of experience who deal with multiple complex and unique projects. Reporting into the Financial Controller, you will be joining an overall team of 11 with up to 4 direct reports. This is a varied role offering career development and progression.

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.