DE&S/SDA Cost Controller – Finance


£19,000 – £35,000 pa. (plus benefits)

MOD Abbey Wood, Filton, Bristol, BS34 8JH

Closes: 5th May 2019

The opportunity

The force behind the armed forces, DE&S is a highly specialised part of the Ministry of Defence. From the procurement of clothes to carriers, food to fighter jets, we ensure our UK military customers – the Royal Navy, the British Army and the Royal Air Force – have the equipment and support they need to carry out their duties effectively. We employ over 12,000 talented civil servants, military personnel and private contractors across more than 150 locations around the world operating with a budget of £178 billion over the next 10 years.

The Submarine Delivery Agency (SDA), was formed in April 2017 and assumed status as an Executive Agency of the Ministry of Defence in April 2018 and will employ 1,200 highly qualified professionals. As a standalone entity within the MOD, the SDA has been created as a high-performing organisation, bringing together existing expertise with heightened managerial, commercial and procurement capability to ensure the excellence and cost-efficient delivery of the UK’s nuclear submarine assets for decades to come.

Vacancies are currently available across both organisations. If successful, you may be assigned to either DE&S or SDA depending your on skillsets and our business needs.

Project Controls is a key function within DE&S and plays a vital role in ensuring the success of projects by providing Estimating, Cost Control, Planning and Scheduling and Risk Management. What makes us unique is that we are involved in all phases of a project from the proposal through to completion, ensuring work is delivered on time and within budget.

Exciting opportunities exist for finance orientated people to join DE&S / SDA in a Cost Control Finance role. You will be involved in assuring the consistency and accuracy of management cost information alongside planning and budgeting, and in-year performance reporting. You will conduct timely identification, investigation and articulation of variances against budget and will support the planning and forecasting process on an ongoing basis. You will also support the production of robust costings in order to feed into investment decisions.

We are looking for individuals who can ensure that financial systems show the correct financial position alongside producing / maintaining accurate and timely accruals based forecasts and investigating / explaining variances from budget. Ideal candidates will also possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, making them able to accurately convey important information to financial and non-financial colleagues alike.

In person you will be a diligent and committed team-player with a meticulous and accurate way of working. The ability to collaborate with others and assist stakeholders will enable you to build key relationships within your local delivery team. An attitude dedicated to personal improvement will underpin your success and enable you to develop your business acumen as you progress further within the business.

You will possess demonstrable cost/financial experience and have an understanding of budgeting and forecasting, variance analysis and capturing project costs. Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Excel to include V-look ups and pivot tables is essential. It is desirable that the individual holds or is working towards a suitable technical/professional qualification such as AAT, CIMA or similar.

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