Finance Business Partner

BAE Systems
Lytham St. Annes
Up to £40000 per annum + + depending on experience
19 May 2022
02 Jun 2022
Full Time
Contract Type

We serve and protect those who serve and protect us. Attracting and retaining the sharpest minds is essential for a globally competitive UK Air Business. Our aim is to recruit the very best talent. At BAE we want to be the leading employer in defence and security for valuing diversity and inclusion. We care about difference in all forms and want to create an inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential.

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently under-represented within our industry, including women, people from ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to be a preferred home for veterans and reservists.

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Our Air Business

If you'd like to make a real difference where it counts, BAE Systems is the place for you.

From keeping soldiers, sailors and pilots safe to helping countries prosper, from developing the next generation of supersonic aircraft to investing in the next generation of super-smart talent - at BAE Systems, we work together to give our customers an essential edge in protecting the things that really matter. Lives, livelihoods, ways of life.

As part of our Air team, you could be working at the edge of what is technologically possible, shaping the future to ensure our customers are ready to face challenges we cannot even imagine today. You could be developing and evolving the technologies that will defend the UK for generations to come and supporting our customers around the globe.

Join us and you'll be encouraged and rewarded to excel in this important work. Apply your talent where it counts. 

Finance Business Partner

Would you like to play a key role providing business partner support across our Air E&I (Europe & International) portfolio? We have a vacancy for a Finance Business Partner based out of Warton.

BAE Systems Air has the capability to provide customers with information superiority through the delivery of actionable intelligence and information, together with the provision of innovative information systems and services. Training is a key enabler to delivering military capability, and at BAE Systems we bring together our expertise in the analysis, design, build and delivery of training solutions into a powerful combination for our military customers around the world.

Working as an integral part of the team delivering information superiority and effective air power, our aim is to provide our customers with the capabilities and intelligence that really matters.

Air E&I (Europe & International) is responsible for the delivery of our European & International commitments for Typhoon, Tornado and Hawk, including production aircraft, aircraft capability, and through life support.

As a Finance Business Partner, you will be responsible for providing Finance Business Partner support to the Shared Services across the Europe and International portfolio, which covers a variety of interesting contracts, ranging in size, complexity and value. You will be part of an Integrated Team, working alongside Project Management, Procurement and Engineering; therefore, your ability to work cross-functionally is vital. You will need to exhibit high levels of business acumen to ensure you add shareholder value to the Projects you work on and BAE Systems PLC as a whole.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to work closely with the product and cutting-edge technology along with exposure to a variety of senior stakeholders within the business.

Your main responsibilities as a Finance Business Partner will involve:

  • Supporting decision making and providing financial support by analysing key issues and trends, risks and opportunities, undertaking business and financial modelling and evaluating and interpreting the outcomes of alternative scenarios
  • Providing financial advice and support to the Shared Services driving the functions to meet business challenges, including costbase
  • Ensuring compliance with BAE Systems operating principles (Lifecycle Management and FPM)
  • Supporting the business in investment analysis - preparing business cases and investment proposals
  • Building partnerships and maintaining strong relationships with the Shared Service teams

Your skills and qualifications:

Essential Skills:

  • CIMA, ACA ACCA - Qualified or part Qualified
  • Working experience within a Project Accountant/Finance Business Partner role either within manufacturing or service-based industry
  • Financial Systems exposure and understanding e.g., Infor LN

What we are looking for in you:

You will be a confident communicator who is able to effectively engage with a range of Senior Stakeholders and build professional and trusting working relationships. You will rise to a challenge, adapting to rapid environment changes. You will be confident in your approach, challenge assumptions, and apply a proactive mindset and approach to your work in support of the business making informed decisions.

Location: Warton (hybrid working arrangement)

Salary: £40,000 +


Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

BAE Systems:

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

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/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.

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