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Senior Project Accountant

Leagrave, Luton, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Apr 21, 2024

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Full Time

Job Description

Leonardo UK Ltd is an international leader in electronic and information technologies for Defence systems, aerospace, data, infrastructures, land security and protection and sustainable 'smart' solutions. From the design, development and production of state-of-the-art equipment, software and systems to through life support, Leonardo UK Ltd partners with its customers to deliver the information superiority required to act decisively, complete missions and maintain security and protection for operational effectiveness.

We currently have an opportunity for a Senior Project Accountant / Finance Business Partner to support the Cyber Security Division site. You will be a key member of the Integrated Project Team (IPT) supporting the UK Government customer, to drive financial performance, systems, compliance and reporting.

What you'll get:
  • Flexible working: We offer our employees the time and flexibility they need to enjoy a balanced life through flexible hours and part time options
  • Custom working: The role may be a mixture of home based and onsite
  • Flexible benefits: Our company-funded approach to flexible benefits allows employees to make choices appropriate for them. Each employee has access to a wide choice of lifestyle, health and wellbeing options best suited to their individual lifestyle goals.
  • Network groups : To demonstrate our ongoing commitment to diversity & inclusion we have network groups for
  • Carers (employees who care for someone who is either older, disabled or seriously ill)
  • Enable (supporting people with disabilities)
  • Equalise (development of a gender balanced workforce)
  • Pride (promoting equality for all LGBTQ+ individuals)
  • We also work in partnership with AFBE (Association for Black and Minority Ethnic Engineers).
  • Training : Free access to Coursera which provides more than 4,000 online courses
  • Continuous Learning : You will be supported in your ongoing professional development though training and mentoring
  • Investors in People : We are proud recipients of the Investors in People Silver Award
  • Employee Assistance Programme : Providing free and confidential mental health support
  • Annual leave: We offer 25 days holiday, plus 8 bank holidays and 8 flexi days

Key Responsibilities
  • Financial business partnering with the UK Government Line of Business, fully integrated into the contract delivery IPT's
  • Financially accountable for internal and external contract financial reporting
  • Customer financial liaison for queries and in support of annual contract audits
  • Financial delegation for contract modelling and financial change control for contract changes
  • Preparation of the project sales trading plans with the appropriate Project Manager or Project Engineering Manager.
  • Provide financial support to Integrated Business Management activity and the monthly contract review process and support the Programme Managers Contract Status Reviews.
  • Posting of Journals to SAP and help increase the project accuracy in SAP, working with the project IPT.
  • Support the rolling IPT financial forecasts for orders, sales, revenue, margin, cash, & WIP using information gathered as part of the contract review process, or IPT discussions, analysing risks and opportunities against the forecast.
  • Support the financial input required as part of the bidding process for future business, including cash flow information, EBIT & EVA optimization and assessment of any tax, commercial or financial risks.
  • Support the annual update of the five year IBP and phased budget.
  • Support the generation of Monthly & Qtr divisional reports in line with Group Accounting Policies
  • Analysis and presentation of performance dashboards for review at senior management level
  • Deputise for the Financial Controller in meetings when needed.
  • Ad hoc duties as directed by the Financial Controller.

Experience and Personal Characteristics
  • Qualified Accountant strongly preferred.
  • Project accounting / Long term contract experience strongly preferred.
  • Proficient in SAP with systems knowledge an advantage
  • Proficient in MS Excel , ideally to an advanced level
  • Commercial acumen and ability to minimize commercial / financial risks
  • The ability to drive forward a robust and enabling financial strategy that support the integrated business plan(s)
  • Career experience working with senior management teams preferably in a matrix organisation
  • Enthusiastic; a can-do attitude with a capacity to overcome barriers and make an impactful change
  • Strong leadership and motivational skills
  • Strong interpersonal and clear, unambiguous communication skills
  • Strategic and creative thinking
  • Organizational agility - managing workload against priorities.



GB - Bristol - Coldharbour Lane

Additional Locations:

GB - Luton - Cap. Green 300

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