Senior Finance Manager - FAcT

Posting Date: 22 February 2021

Location: Ottawa, CA, K1P5E7

Company: Babcock

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Senior Manager, Finance- FAcT (Permanent Full Time)

Ottawa, ON



Underpinned by a deep understanding of technology integration, asset management, and specialist training, Babcock International works with customers around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within the key market sectors of Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear.


In Canada, Babcock not only works in the Marine sector; providing critical and complex support to Canada’s submarine fleet, we also operate in the Aviation sector, providing Aerial Firefighting and Emergency Medical Services to the Province of Manitoba. Our business continues to grow as we expand our services into the Canadian Civil Nuclear Industry and further into the Aviation sector by bidding for complex military flying training programs.


Our business relies on our people delivering their best day in and day out. As individuals, we all make a difference to our colleagues, our customers and others who we interact with on a daily basis. Collectively at Babcock, our employees embody the ‘Being Babcock’ principles that help make us great at what we do:


  • Always strive to deliver
  • Build great relationships based on trust
  • Safeguard customers’ reputations
  • Never compromise on health and safety
  • Challenge ourselves and each other
  • Respect people and value their diversity
  • Thrive on complexity
  • Trust our people to deliver


We encourage you to explore our Babcock Canada website to learn more about us at


In this role, you will:


  • Work with the Future Aircrew Training (FAcT) capture team to develop the aviation solution
  • When required, attend weekly meetings in the Ottawa office as part of the FAcT capture team
  • Prepare and manage bid budgets and forecasts; and assume cost centre ownership
  • Develop the financial solution and ensure that proposals are financially robust and meet internal governance requirements
  • Work as part of multi-disciplined teams to challenge and support all members of the bid team in the development of financially robust and commercially strong solutions in response to customer requirements
  • Support and challenge the bid team with relevant modelling, analysis and technical advice
  • Ensure that correct technical accounting / finance and other specialist advice is incorporated into bids (e.g. pensions, depreciation, inflation, tax and amortisation)
  • Understand and evaluate capital financing issues on the bid, workforce modelling requirements including productivity assumptions, salary benchmarks and cost of employment uplifts
  • Support the production of risk and opportunity registers, and present the financial impact of these as part of the governance review process
  • Own and update a (cost) master data assumptions list for each bid
  • Support customer, supplier and partner negotiations with decision support information enabling accurate and value based decisions to be made
  • Work with operational teams to ensure an effective transition of tenders into operational contracts
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to senior management (including board level) and gain the relevant approvals to submit tenders, against the governance requirements
  • Manage direct requests for reports as required


The ideal candidate:


  • You hold a minimum of a Bachelors of Commerce with a focus in accounting or combination of education and relevant experience
  • You have a minimum 10 years’ experience as a senior accountant or similar as well as CPA designation
  • Experience working a fast-paced, high volume, deadline- focused work environment is considered an asset
  • You have detail-oriented, have strong analytical, critical thinking, and problem resolution skills
  • You demonstrate excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and an ability to produce quality results in a timely manner
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, and ability to maintain confidentiality
  • You are eligible for a Canadian Secret Security and ITAR Clearance


Applicants, please apply online at


Babcock Canada supports the safety and wellbeing of our employees through the following programs:

  • Contributions towards an employee’s physical and mental health
  • Wellness days
  • Supportive work life balance: flexible work schedule and competitive annual vacation time off
  • Comprehensive health and dental benefits
  • Pregnancy and Parental Leave top-up available
  • Employer matching of employee retirement contribution
  • Employee recognition and bonus programs
  • Support of professional development and reimbursement of membership dues
  • Relocation assistance for individuals and families


Babcock is committed to promoting a workforce without boundaries. One that welcomes everyone to contribute to our success regardless of race, nationality, colour, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, disability or age. If you require accommodation during any stage of our recruitment process, please let us know how we can assist you.


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