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Senior Project Accountant

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Glasgow

Job Title:         Senior Project Accountant
Location:         Bishop Briggs (Outside Glasgow), UK - Minimum 3 days per week dependent on team requirements / 2 days home based
Compensation:     Attractive Salary + benefits
Role Type:         Full time / Permanent
Role ID:         SF 46707


                                                                                           Be part of progress


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 Senior Project Accountant in Bishop Briggs, Glasgow.


Babcock Rail

The Senior Project Accountant role is based within Babcock Rail.


The role

The difference our new Senior Project Accountant will make


As a Senior Project Accountant, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary. Your role will be as a 
finance business partner to the Operations and Projects  teams across Babcock Rail & the other Alliance Stakeholders (also including Network Rail & Arcadis).


Day to day, you’ll mainly be working with commercial colleagues, to understand the cost on specific projects.

You will be responsible for the production of accurate and timely project financial information, ensuring robust financial controls, maximum efficiency of processes and reporting, and strong corporate governance in line with Babcock Group & Alliance Customer & Stakeholder requirements. 


Other duties include:

 •    Responsibility for the completeness and accuracy of all financial information presented at the Quarterly, Monthly or Weekly Project reviews. 
•    Provision of all the necessary financial requirements in a professional and timeous manner.
•    Provision of ongoing financial advice and support to the Programme/Project Managers and their teams.
•    Responsibility for ensuring that costs to complete and their assumptions are properly supported and disclosed. Ensure that project financial forecasts are aligned with project programmes. 
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 3 days in the office and 2 days home based, dependant on team requirements.


Essential experience

•    CIMA or ACCA – Fully Qualified Accountant.
•    Strong business/process analysis skills.
•    Excellent influencing and communication skills at all levels.
•    Project accounting experience.
•    Experience of working with Project Managers and Quantity Surveyors.


•    Previous experience in engineering or construction industry.


What we offer

Generous benefits including:
•    Generous holiday allowance of 27 days plus 12 bank holidays 
•    Reservist in the armed forces receive 10 days special paid leave 
•    Matched contribution pension scheme up to 7.5% of salary, with life assurance
•    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.


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.


Closing date: 5th October 2022


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