Project Accountant


Job summary

BAE Systems
£50,000 - £59,999
Graduate - Multi Discipline
Contract Type:
Full Time
Expiry Date:

About the job

Job Title: Project Accountant

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

Salary: £38,000 + depending on skills and experience

What you'll be doing:

  • Deliver an independent review of the cost and performance of the project or group of projects area, providing sound financial support and advice, processes to ensure that robust, relevant and adequate financial controls are in place
  • Deliver value-adding, robust financial service to the project team
  • Deliver accurate and consistent project reporting information to meet the needs of the project team and finance management
  • Monitor financial performance, providing independent and robust financial challenge
  • Initiate continual review & improvement of processes and procedures to ensure that the financial control requirements of the business are met
  • Maintain strong working relationships and provide help with internal and external customer
  • Provide financial support to resolve highly complex project issues
  • Coaching non-finance employees on related matters

Your skills and experiences:

  • Project accounting experience
  • Finance Governance requirements including financial control framework


  • Knowledge of MoD Accounting/Contracting requirements
  • Project Lifecycle Management (LCM) Process
  • Business Systems experience (SAP/BPC)


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 Accountant team:

In the team there are 5 other project accountants supporting various contracts within Maritime services. This role entails finance support to the engineering area working mainly on the FMSP contract and Type 26 support programme. It involves simultaneous work across these two distinct contacts. You will be reporting into the Project Accounting Finance manager who will support you in developing in the role and within the business.

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: 26th February 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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