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Senior Project Accountant - C5ISR

BAE Systems Plc
Christchurch Christchurch, 8142 Canterbury, New Zealand
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 3, 2024

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Full Time
Job title: Senior Project Accountant - C5ISR

Location: Christchurch - We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role

Salary: Circa £50,000 (Depending on skills and experience)

What you'll be doing:
  • Delivering a high-end Project Accounting service across an account within the C4 Programmes business area
  • Working collaboratively with business unit stakeholders to ensure the requirements for financial forecasting/reporting on projects are understood and delivered
  • Appropriately considering IFRS15 revenue recognition in the set-up of new projects, and in subsequent trading of revenue and gross margin
  • Delivering mandated management reporting, and use output to provide insightful financial reporting of project performance to key stakeholders including Finance Business Partner and project teams
  • Ensuring all DefCars reporting requirements for MoD Qualifying Defence Contract(s) are met with diligence, accuracy and in compliance of Single Source Contract Regulations

Your skills and experiences:

  • Membership in a Chartered Accounting body like CIMA or ACCA (excluding AAT)
  • Proficiency in project contract accounting with a clear grasp of IFRS15 Revenue Recognition
  • Effective communication skills with stakeholders, and demonstrating influence
  • Experience with management reporting: Ability to gather, analyse, and present financial data to aid decision-making processes
  • Competence in data analysis: Capable of extracting insights from financial datasets to inform strategic and operational decisions

  • Prior experience on a Qualifying Defence Contract or Qualifying Sub-Contract, including knowledge of MoD Single Source Contract Regulations
  • Experience with Project accounting would be desired but not essential


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 incentive.

The Project Accounting Team:

Join our dynamic Project Accounting Team, spread across the country, as we expand our presence in the thriving sector of Defence Industries. This role offers not only avenues for career advancement but also the chance to pursue accreditation and chartership. Enjoy the excitement of travel opportunities and biannual informal gatherings, rotating across various sites. Dive into the heart of a high-profile, high-value SC MOD contract, shaping the future of defence solutions.

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.

Closing Date: 31st May 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

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