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!
Do you have a keen eye for detail and a good understanding of project finance? Are you looking for a role with developmental opportunities? If so we are recruiting for a number of Cost Control Finance positions based at Abbeywood, Bristol.
Your main role is to record, analyse and report project costs and undertake related cost control activities, ensuring all financial and performance reporting requirements are met. You will also be required to provide assurance that projects comply with DE&S/SDA and Departmental policy in respect of all cost activities, providing support to, and working under the guidance of the Cost Control Finance Lead and the wider team.
Please note due to the security reasons, some posts are only open to SOLE UK Nationals.
The roles and responsibilities will include:
Produce accurate and timely forecasts ensuring any variance and financial risk commentary is accurate and insightful
Provide Financial input, challenge and information at a monthly review meeting to empower stakeholder decision making
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
To challenge and interpretate supply chains cost data to support accruals and project forecasting. Produce accurate supporting data and inputs for the Annual Budget Cycle
process, consolidating project data to produce a forecast for the benefit of the whole delivery team.
Produce accrual and general journals and option proposals to ensure robust supporting evidence is included. Actively support the Cost Control Finance lead with any audit and compliance requests
Support Estimators to develop cost models and assist in the production of Investment Appraisals
Liaise with the internal Finance and Accounting team to ensure the correct financial treatment
Provide support, training and leadership to staff at the lower level to deliver the needs of the Cost Control Team
To communicate key project financial performance data to key member of the project, programme and DE&S leadership.
What you will be assessed against
To be found successful you must demonstrate the following essential criteria:
Intermediate working knowledge of Microsoft Excel or similar software (including the use of V-lookups and pivot tables)
Demonstrate previous cost/financial experience
Understanding of budgeting and forecasting, variance analysis and capturing project costs
It would benefit your application should you be able to demonstrate the following desirable criteria:
Working towards suitable technical/professional qualification such as AAT, CIMA or similar
Leadership or management experience
If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following technical competencies:
Financial planning, reporting and resource allocation
If you are invited to an interview, you will be assessed against the following behaviours:
Delivering at pace
Communicating and influencing
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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