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FP&A Accountant

  • Salary: £41000 - £44000 per annum + benefits
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Location: Andover, Hampshire
  • Sector: FP & A, Management Accountant
  • Date posted: 06/12/2018
  • Job reference: BBBH94482

FP&A Accountant


Permanent £41,000 - £44,000

We are looking to recruit an FP&A accountant for a new opening working for the UKS largest engineering supports business provider, based from Army HQ in Andover.

Babcock International manage a £900m 10 year contract to provide maintenance and equipment support to the British Army's fleet of land vehicles. Reporting to the FP&A Manager (Equipment Support)/Business Facing FD (Training) of the Business Unit, the FP&A Accountant will assist with managing all aspects of Business Unit financial planning and analysis.

This will include-

  • Assisting with requests from the Defence Reporting Team
  • Assist with the consolidation of Group reporting on behalf of the Business Unit including monthly accounts, budgets, forecasts and strategic plans
  • Deputising for the FP&A Manager/Business Facing FD when required
  • Supporting identified continuous improvement projects on behalf of the Finance function.
  • Ensuring the service is delivered to meet or exceed the key performance indicators as referred in the Service Level Agreements.
  • Identifying opportunities to improve the service.

Key Duties will include

  • Business Unit financial analysis as required by FD and Business Unit Board
  • Production of Business Unit financial analysis as required by FD and Business Unit Board
  • Support to business change activities across Business Unit
  • Business Unit Overheads and central adjustments for month-end accounts, budgets, forecasts, strategic plan
  • Business Units month-end, budgets, forecasts and strategic plan BPC template for submission for Defence Reporting team
  • Business Unit budget, forecast and strategic plan reports and presentations
  • Trading entity balance sheet models to support the above submissions
  • Business Unit quarterly contract review presentations
  • Complete central revenue journals in a timely and accurate fashion
  • Business Units overheads and central adjustments management accounts and commentary for overall Business Units performance for management accounts
  • Order book reports
  • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement of the services provided ensuring
  • Materials in support of internal and external audit requirements.

Technical Experience and Qualifications


  • Newly qualified or CIMA/ACCA final year
  • 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 in respect to Financial Reporting.
  • Extensive experience in the use of Microsoft Office 2010 suite of applications including Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio and Outlook.
  • Experience of Finance IT applications
  • Ability to engage effectively with all Business Unit stakeholders.
  • Self-starter able to define and satisfy the demands of stakeholders and customers of the process through consolidation of information, interpretation of the results and the presentation of the results in a manner that supports and challenges the business.
  • Adopts a customer-centric approach to delivery of service.
  • Ability to foster an organisational culture that is positive about change and committed to delivery of business objectives.
  • A demonstrable team player with an ability to help motivate those working with them.
  • Ability to work effectively under pressure.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to influence and negotiate to ensure key decisions, deadlines and targets are met.
  • Ensure adherence to defined processes and work instructions.
  • Demonstrate an ability to identify issues faced and to find solutions to those issues pro-actively.
  • Excellent time management skills.

The organisation offers the supportive and challenging environment you would expect from a LSE listed, leading UK based multinational organisation. We can offer a comprehensive salary and benefits package, with fully defined and tangible career development pathway.

If this sounds like an interesting opportunity for your next role please apply online or call the recruitment team on 01179 309734 for more information.