Senior Finance Assurance Accountant

£20,000 - £24,999
24 Feb 2018
14 Mar 2018
Contract Type
Full Time

Would you like to gain a strategic overview of the Shared Services Function?  We currently have a vacancy for a Senior Finance Assurance Accountant at our site in Preston – Channel Way.


As a Senior Finance Assurance Accountant, you will be managing the delivery of a wide ranging Financial Control Framework testing programme and providing support to the finance community across Shared Services.


This role will provide you with the ideal opportunity to both work independently and as a team to tight deadlines and work closely with senior stakeholders in the Shared Services business.


 Your main responsibilities as a Senior Finance Assurance Accountant will involve: 


Facilitating the Financial Control Framework implementation across the business, assisting with the Risk and control Matrix reviews, Control Owner Self-Assessment activities, and issue resolution.


Assisting with the development of the Financial Control Framework risk assessments, testing strategy, budgeting and timetable; working as part of the assurance team to both manage delivery of the required wide ranging Financial Control Framework testing programme and undertake the required Financial Control Framework testing in the Shared Services locations across the UK.


Providing leadership and guidance to the finance and non-finance function ensuring all aspects of financial control are implemented and monitored.


Working across Shared Services to assist with the completion, consolidation and submission of the bi-annual Operational Assurance Statement returns


Working with key stakeholders across Shared Services completing required activities to implement Operational Framework Policies, including Fraud Prevention and Risk management activities


Working with the Finance Manager, Assurance, and Shared Services management committee members creating and consolidating the information presented at key stakeholder meetings including the Shared Services Audit Review Board.


Assisting in internal and external audit liaison



Your skills and qualifications as a Senior Finance Assurance Accountant:


Qualified CIMA/ACCA/ACA or relevant equivalent


Ability to travel within the UK is required


Experience of external or internal audit is essential


Experience of leading a team would be desirable


Stakeholder engagement experience would be advantageous


Experience of working for a large corporation would be advantageous



What we're looking for in you:


You will be proactive, motivated self-starter, with a ‘can do’, forward thinking and collaborative approach, able to prepare detailed information whilst adhering to deadlines.


You will have the ability develop effective working relationships with all stakeholders. You should be able to self-manage, take ownership and to function, adapt and be flexible in a changing environment


You must have strong communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to proactively support and assist in the delivery of the Assurance Team’s objectives is essential.


Location: Preston – Channel Way


Salary: £41,170+ Commensurate with experience



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.


Shared Services


BAE Systems is home to the engineering expertise, technical skill and ingenious people that keep the UK at the forefront of defence and security capability. We manage some of today’s toughest challenges, delivering the most complex programmes, which generate critical export growth whilst supporting thousands of advanced manufacturing jobs distributed throughout the UK.

Now we want even more great people to join us.


To support such a uniquely complex range of operations, our Shared Services people are likewise hugely diverse. About half of our 1000 employees are at 32 UK locations, in customer-facing roles, adding benefit and value to BAE Systems operations, people and property. We are home to experts who thrive on mental challenge - often specialists who are leaders in their fields. 


Whatever the area you work in, the focus is always on delivering the highest quality solutions at the lowest possible cost. We welcome people with diverse skills and experience who bring a real passion for customer focus.


We pride ourselves on employing the best professionals around. Join us and you'll be part of something important; something you can be proud of.


BAE Systems is an equal opportunities employer. We value diversity and welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds. We particularly welcome applications from sections of the community which are currently under-represented at BAE Systems, including women, BAME and applicants with disabilities. Please note we will not use any personal information relating to your background at any stage of the application process.



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