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Finance Manager - Business Operations

BAE Systems
£58,000+ depending on skills and experience
Closing date
25 Jun 2024

Job Details

Job title: Finance Manager - Business Operations

Location: Barrow-in-Furness. We offer a range of hybrid and flexible working arrangements - please speak to your recruiter about the options for this particular role.

Salary: £58,000+ depending on skills and experience


What you'll be doing:

  • Identifying business trends, business risks and opportunities, and translate these into corrective actions
  • Working closely with Financial Planning & Analysis colleagues to translate changing business needs into specific capabilities
  • Working with the business to shape future needs, identify trends and leverage new opportunities or mitigate risks
  • Supporting Business Reviews in different business scenarios and ensure this is clearly understood by senior business stakeholders

Your skills and experiences:


  • Qualified Accountant with post-qualification experience
  • Senior stakeholder management (Functional Directors), influencing and networking
  • Strong analytical capability, including basic knowledge of key financial salients
  • Ability to understand, breakdown and communicate complex issues to a variety of stakeholders
  • Ability to identify and pragmatically resolve problems
  • Adaptability and ability to lean quickly in to new business environments


  • Detailed knowledge of the Submarines business and how it operates


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 Business Operations Team

As a Finance Manager you will take on a specialist role, recognising the scale and volume of non-project specific business partnering activities required across Submarines.

You will be an integral member of the Business Operations Team which partner various functions across the business, agnostic of programme and partners with the Maritime Sector and BAE Sector wide Finance organisations. We offer relocation support packages across all Submarines roles, subject to meeting eligibility criteria.

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: 25th June 2024

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested.


BAE Systems plc is a British multinational defence, security and aerospace company head-quartered in London in the United Kingdom and with operations worldwide.

Recognising that our people are our top priority we have set ourselves a number of corporate targets to improve the diversity and inclusiveness of our workforce, including uplifting our female representation in leadership roles by 15% by 2015. We recognise the challenge that this target presents, knowing that engineering is often seen as a “man’s world”. 

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