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Financial Reporting Accountant


GB Bristol, GB, BS16 1EJ London, GB, W1U 1QX Warrington, GB, WA4 6HL Leicester, GB, LE3 1UF Plymouth, GB, PL2 2BG Faslane, GB, G84 8HL Rosyth, GB, KY11 2YD Portsmouth, GB, PO6 3EN Plymouth, GB, PL1 3JB

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid


Job Title:              Financial Accountant 

Location:              UK Wide – Agile Working - Babcock Hubs include (Bristol, Plymouth, Leicester etc)
Compensation:    £45,000-£55,000 + benefits
Role Type:           Full time and Permanent
Role ID:               SF49137


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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 Financial Accountant at one of our many sites, situated throughout the UK with most of your time, working from home. 
As an international defence company, we support and enhance our customers’ defence and security capabilities and critical assets, meeting their requirements of value for money, increased availability, modernisation and flexibility

Babcock Finance Business Services (FBS)

The Financial Accountant role is based within our Babcock Finance Business Services (FBS) business unit.

Babcock Finance Business Services – Reporting, Control & Efficiency is a new team created through an internal reorganisation of the Babcock International Group UK Finance function, pooling together finance expertise from across the Group.  The team will have responsibility for the co-ordination of UK audit deliverables ensuring that regulatory reporting requirements are met, develop, and deliver a strong financial controls environment, and standardise finance policies and processes across the Group.


The role

The difference our new Financial Accountant will make
As a Financial Accountant you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. You will have the opportunity to be a key player in the newly formed Finance Business Services department in a group level finance role, working alongside a highly effective team where the highest standards of technical and behavioural excellence are expected. Not only will you be responsible for maintaining the financial reporting and control processes of the organisation and you will also have the opportunity to contribute to ad-hoc projects that will shape the future of the department and the company as a whole. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to make a real impact in a dynamic and growing organization.


Day to day, you’ll be responsible for delivering standard finance policies and processes, strengthening financial controls, and optimizing efficiencies. You will oversee financial governance, statutory accounts, and compliance reporting, and support legal entity rationalization and ad-hoc projects. Additionally, you will provide technical accounting expertise and support internal and external audit processes. Your role is also to maintain close working relationships with sector teams and support the development of the Finance Business Services function.


At Babcock, we have a history of helping talent go far. With our track record of innovation, you’ll continually develop your knowledge and expertise. 

We offer flexible working to give people more options to better integrate their work and personal life, whilst ensuring that business needs are met. This role provides agile working, with most of your time working from home. 


Essential experience

•    Qualified accountant
•    Experience in reviewing and improving finance processes
•    Technical finance skills, with proven ability to understand and interpret accounting principles (being able to explain technical accounting to non-technical, non-financial staff)
•    Experience in the use of Microsoft Office 2010 suite of applications including Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Visio, and Outlook.
•    Experience of Finance IT applications (e.g., SAP, NAV (Navision, IFS, etc.)


What we offer

Generous benefits including:
•    Generous holiday allowance of 25 days plus bank holidays 
•    Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave 
•    Matched contribution pension scheme up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
•    Pension members – death in service 4 times base salary
•    Paternity – 2 full weeks pay
•    Maternity & Adoption leave - 20 weeks full pay – 13 weeks SMP
•    CSP - Up to 5 years service - 26 weeks full pay, 5 to 10 years service – 39 weeks full pay, 10 years plus – 52 weeks full pay
•    Working from home and flexible work patterns 
•    Employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing 
•    Flexible benefits, including cycle to work scheme, discounts and our Share Ownership Scheme
•    Autonomy. Trusted and empowered to be at your best


Babcock International 
For over 130 years, we have 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. Change begins with our people and our shared Principles: be curious; be courageous; own and deliver; think: outcomes; collaborate; and be kind. These values not only guide the way we work, but also our efforts to reach net-zero carbon. Yes, our ambitions are big, but together, we can achieve them.


Armed Forces Covenant

We are proud to support the Armed Forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments.
Application Guidance

All applications should be made online. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please let us know. 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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