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Project Accountant

Job details
Posting date: 07 June 2024
Salary: £40,000 to £42,245 per year
Additional salary information: + Benefits
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 07 July 2024
Location: Plymouth, Devon, PL1 4SG
Remote working: Hybrid - work remotely up to 2 days per week
Company: Babcock International Ltd
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 57046_1717777239


Job Title: Project Accountant
Location: Plymouth, Devon + Hybrid Working Arrangements
Compensation: Up to £42,245 (Dependent on Experience) + Benefits
Role Type: Full time / Permanent
Role ID: SF57046

At Babcock we're working to create a safe and secure world, together, and if you join us, you can play your part as a Project Accountant at our Plymouth site.

The Role
As a Project Accountant, you'll have a role that's out of the ordinary. Providing accurate and timely financial information and advice relating to all areas of responsibility to Business Unit and Project Managers to enable them to exercise effective financial control over the area to maximise value for money, cashflow and profitability.

Day-to-day, you'll be responsible for the production and analysis of accounts in accordance with the issued monthly timetable, as well as maintaining the integrity of data that supports the accounts maintaining full audit trails for both internal and external audit purposes:

  • Production of monthly Project Status Packs for management reviews in conjunction with the respective Project Teams. These packs are also to be prepared on a quarterly basis for Senior Management review.
  • Raising customer invoices in a timely and accurate manner in accordance with the contract terms and conditions and management information requirements.
  • Production of Cost Certificates / statements for MoD in accordance with the contract terms and conditions.

This role is full time, 35 hours per week and provides hybrid working arrangements with 3 days in the office/onsite and 2 days working from home.

Agile working may be available to employees in some instances, applying the principles of fairness and consistency whilst ensuring that the overriding business needs can be appropriately met. We are happy to consider flexible, blended working, including part-time, condensed hours, and job sharing. Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.

Essential Experience of the Project Accountant:

  • Excellent working knowledge of Excel.
  • Sound technical knowledge.
  • Good interpersonal skills with ability to communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Experience of working with non-finance managers and challenging complex financial data.
  • Contract accounting and / or IFS and / or Business Analytics experience is an advantage but, not essential.

Qualifications for the Project Accountant:

  • You must hold a recognised accounting qualification (ACCA, ACA, ACMA, CIMA, ICAEW, ICAS) or equivalent / similar.

Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be a sole UK national who is able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) security clearance for this role.

Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK.

What we Offer:

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • 'Be Kind Day' enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity
  • Flexible working - we give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met.
  • Autonomy to perform the role.
  • Excellent development opportunities and benefits package including an employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing.

Babcock International
For over a century Babcock has helped to defend nations, protect communities and build a better world. To continue, we must adapt, advance and be a sustainable business with a shared goal.

We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header 'Reasonable adjustments requirement'. We're committed to building an inclusive culture where everyone's free to thrive. We are happy to talk about flexible working - please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


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