Commercial AccountantLocation: Bristol, (Frenchay) Salary: up to £50,000.00 + Car Allowance + Bonus up to 10% + PMIBusiness Unit: Military Aviaton REF: SF27376 About the roleHere at Babcock we are looking to recruit a Commercial Accountant to support contracts in our Military Aviation Division. You will act as a deputy to support and accurately report on the financial performance of specific contracts within Aviation, to work closely with contract managers and other functions, routinely challenging the numbers and provide financial support to relevant bids as appropriate. To own and manage detailed financial models for each relevant contract, updating for budget & forecast processes, including balance sheet assumptions, and ensuring the financial integrity of these modelsTo produce detailed contract reporting and support contract managers to understand variances and make effective decisions based on this informationTo provide financial input into the month end process for each relevant contract, preparing journal inputs and balance sheet reconciliations for key balance sheet accounts as appropriateTo provide detailed variance analysis for contract movements, including variances against budget, forecast and monthly fluctuations, driving and owning the financial performance within relevant contractsTo support bids and rebids where appropriate, and assume responsibility for integrity of financial data used in bid models and submissions (at all stages of the bid process), ensuring compliance with Group bid policies at all timesProcessing contract change requests in terms of finance input and sign-off, working closely with commercial and operational colleagues What do I need to do the role? You'll need recognised professional qualification, ability to understand and manipulate data to present clear and concise financial messages for review, ability to ensure deadlines and targets are achieved or surpassed, ability to maintain knowledge of industry and regulatory standards, extensive experience in the use of Microsoft Office 2010 suite of applications including Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio and Outlook and experience of Finance IT applications (e.g. Navision, IFS, SAP etc.). What's on Offer?We're committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. The benefits you can expect to enjoy include a salary up to £50,000, Car allowance, performance related bonus, Private Medical Insurance, generous holiday entitlement, competitive money purchase pension scheme with life assurance, flexible working and a share ownership scheme. You'll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.