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Manufacturing and Project Accountant

Posted 6 months ago

Prismatic is a technology development company, specialising in the design, manufacture and delivery of innovative, high value aerospace products and systems. Prismatic is a subsidiary of BAE systems, led by a technically and commercially focused team. Our cutting edge systems (such as the high-altitude PHASA-35) have clear commercial value, are developed at pace and address critical customer needs.

Job Title – Manufacturing and Project Accountant

This role will work closely with the Chief Financial Officer to ensure that this significant
investment in new products is realised in accordance with the approved Prismatic Ltd
Business Plans. In doing so, this role offers the opportunity for knowledge and experience to be gained and be a key player in succession plans. This is a great opportunity to make your impact felt on project accounting and reporting on the PHASA-35 product. You will also be instrumental in the setup of manufacturing and assembly on other UAS products based at our Oxford location.

Tasks and Accountabilities

As part of this role you will be responsible for undertaking activities such as: –

  • To work closely with the project managers and programme leader so that the PHASA-35 development programme over the next 3 years is completed on time, to schedule and to cost. This will involve close working with the financial accountant and the project management teams.
  • To be the interface between finance and project management teams creating and reporting robust forecasts on PHASA 35 development costs and resourcing costs owned by the project managers.
  • Perpetual review on progress to schedule across all development areas with project managers and agreement on Quarterly robust forecasts with Programme management to feed into Quarterly financial forecast reporting
  • Perpetual review on progress to schedule across flight test and evaluation programme including any costs of new global location infrastructure. Produce quarterly robust forecasts with Programme management to feed into Quarterly financial forecast reporting.
  • To work closely with the Heads of Engineering and Flight Operations and Oxford team to construct annual budgets within the development funded programme and approved Business Plan
  • To work with the CFO and Financial Accountant to ensure the annual audit of Prismatic Ltd is completed including liaising with the external audit team.
  • To build a close working relationship with the Oxford team and General manager as the growth strategy is developed to exploit additional UAS products from the BAE FalconWorks acquisition strategy.
  • On site location working is key at Alton Hampshire where PHASA-35 programme is based and the Oxford unit to assist and maintain financial control on other UAS products

Personal Profile and Competencies

  • Qualified accountant preferably CIMA
  • Experience in a Senior Management Accounting or Project Accounting role
  • Experience in Manufacturing and Product Assembly in Technology SME
  • Finance experience in start-ups or new business creation within organisation
  • Can explain financial reporting and requirements to project and programme teams.
  • Excellent Communication skills and approachable
  • Self-starter with ambition and a desire to succeed.
  • Commercially focused
  • Team player who can think on their feet and work agile

Principal Terms and Conditions

  • Post – Permanent.
  • Salary – to be agreed depending on experience.
  • Pension – 10% contribution from the company included.
  • Leave – 25 days plus bank holidays.
  • Working time 37.5 hrs per week.
  • Location – Alton, Hampshire, UK.
  • Start – ASAP.
  • Eligible to participate in BAE Systems Share Incentive Scheme

Selection Process

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