Name: Defence Equipment and Support
Status: Full Time
Join an integral part of the UK's Defence and play your part in the procurement and in-service support of all our armed forces equipment, from fighter jets, armoured vehicles, submarines and aircraft carriers, to clothing, food, and ammunition. If you have the pride, passion and commitment to be part of an exciting organisation at the forefront of supporting our country's armed forces deliver on operations at home and abroad, then apply online now!
We have excellent career-starting opportunities available working within Cost Control Finance as part of the wider Project Controls function at DE&S.
You will be part of a team who will be responsible for recording, analysing and reporting of project spend and costs, as well as undertaking any other related cost control activities. You will be supporting the Cost Control team by ensuring costs are identified, managed and controlled which aids the production of financial reporting requirements.
Working within Cost Control Finance, your main duties and responsibilities will include:
Work with the Cost Control Lead to produce accurate and timely forecasts ensuring any variance and financial risk commentary is accurate and insightful
Support other members of staff at Monthly reviews providing the robust forecasting information
Enter and reconcile cost information into various project financial systems from business case approvals, options and change requests; ensuring a clear audit trail. Consistently monitor project cost spend against these approvals
Support in the production of inputs, data analysis and forecasts for the Annual Budget Cycle process in conjunction with Project Management (PM)/Project Control Management (PCM)
To support the challenge and interpretation of supply chains cost data to support accruals and project forecasting
Produce accrual and general journals with robust supporting evidence and supply the Cost Control lead with information to deal with audit and compliance requests
Assist Estimators to develop cost models and assist in the production of Investment Appraisals
Liaise with Finance & Accounting colleagues to ensure correct financial treatment and work with colleagues to make necessary corrections
Work with PM/Scheduler/PCM to implement Cost Loaded Schedules to drive forecasting. Feed data into the production of Earned Value Management (EVM) analysis and ensure consistency with various systems reporting
To communicate key project financial performance data to key member of the project, programme and DE&S leadership.
To influence Leadership within Project, DE&S and Supply chain within the Cost Control technical field
Due to the work involved with one of the positions available, this will only be available to SOLE UK NATIONALS and will require you to obtain DV security clearance.
What you will be assessed against
To be found successful you must demonstrate the following essential criteria:
Minimum of 5 GCSE or equivalent grades 9 4 (A* to C) including English and Maths
Willing to work towards obtaining AAT qualification
It would benefit your application should you be able to demonstrate the following desirable criteria:
Previous experience of undertaking data analysis/interpretation of financial information would be advantageous
If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following technical competencies:
If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following behaviours:
Delivering at pace
What's in it for you?
You will receive a generous benefits package including market leading employer pension contributions of around 21% of your salary (not including any personal contribution), annual bonuses, a flexible working pattern to fit you where possible, 25 days holiday +1 additional day every year you work up to 30 days with opportunity for movement and promotion. Some of our sites include an onsite gym, onsite restaurants, cafes and much more.
Find out more about what we offer by clicking here or by using 'The Little Book of Big Benefits' booklet PDF at the bottom of this page.
Applicants should be aware that any move across the Civil Service may have implications on an employees ability to carry on claiming childcare vouchers.
About your team
The Project Controls Function is responsible for providing the right information, at the right time, to support better-informed decisions. Driving accountability, responsibility and efficiency across DE&S, our Project Controls teams are involved in all phases of every project helping to predict and oversee the time and cost management of these projects. From Estimating, Risk Management and Cost Control, to Planning and Scheduling and Project Controls Management, our people are crucial to the successful delivery of our work.
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Defence Equipment and Support
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