Finance Officer


Job summary

Aerospace / Avionics, Defence
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

We have an exciting opportunity to add value in a challenging and constantly evolving area of the business, you will be providing financial support to a number of our key programmes

Job Title: Finance Officer

Salary:  Circa £35,000 dependent on experience

Location: Stevenage

Dynamic (hybrid) working: 2-3 days per week on-site due to workload classification

Security Clearance: British Citizen or a Dual UK national with British citizenship

Restrictions and/or limitations relating to nationality and/or rights to work may apply. As a minimum and after offer stage, all successful candidates will need to undergo HMG Basic Personnel Security Standard checks (BPSS), which are managed by the MBDA Personnel Security Team.

The opportunity:

MBDA are looking for a Finance Officer to provide financial support to specific contracts within programmes finance.

This role is an integral part of the Programmes Finance Team providing finance and project management with effective, timely and accurate financial information and support whilst acting as a key business partner within a designated project team. As such, this role will allow you to demonstrate your ability to proactively manage aspects of project financial management and gain, or build, on your experience of working in a world leading multi-national company.

With the following main specific responsibilities: -

  • To help deliver and control KPI's for responsible contracts. Report actual and forecast achievement against its financial targets, including risks and opportunities
  • Support and management to the preparation of multi-year business plan and annual budgets Ensure that relevant project staff are clear of their financial objectives
  • Financial management of long-term contracts including: bi-annual Estimate at Completion preparation, revenue & margin trading, intercompany trading, cash and FX management, customer reporting/interfacing
  • Support to wider finance team in activities such as contract closure, balance sheet maintenance and other ad hoc activities
  • Ensuring data integrity in financial tools
  • Excellent learning and development opportunities
  • Inter company trading

What we're looking for from you:

  • AAT or equivalent qualification preferred but not essential
  • Ability to build strong and productive working relationships within multi discipline and multi-national project and Finance teams, whilst maintaining independence and integrity is essential
  • Knowledge and experience of Finance IT tools: MS Excel (required) SAP R/3, SAP BW (desirable)
  • Desire and enthusiasm to learn and to develop skills and understanding long term contract financial management, such as Estimate at Completions

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Our company:

MBDA is a leading defence organisation.  We are proud of the role we play in supporting the Armed Forces who protect our nations. We partner with governments to work together towards a common goal, defending our freedom.

What we can offer you:

  • Company Bonus: Bonus of up to 21% of base salary
  • Pension: maximum total (employer and employee) contribution of up to 14%
  • Enhanced parental leave: offers up to 26 weeks for maternity, adoption and shared parental leave. Enhancements are available for paternity leave, neonatal leave and fertility testing and treatments.
  • Facilities: Fantastic site facilities including subsidised meals, free car parking and much more…
  • Training and Development: Excellent career progression, training and career development opportunities

Our Business:

We respect new perspectives and experiences, and we value our collaborative ways of working. We are committed to growing and supporting diversity in our workforce and ensuring everyone has an equal opportunity to reach their potential.   MBDA is proud of our employee-led networks, examples include: Gender Equality, Pride, Menopause Matters, Parents and Carers, Armed Forces, Ethnic Diversity, Neurodiversity and more…

We recognise that everyone is unique, and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments throughout our recruitment process. We also welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

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