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Finance Manager

Country/Region:  GB
City:  Plymouth

Finance Manager
Devonport, Plymouth or Bristol Hub
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We currently have an exciting opportunity for a Finance Manager working within Mission Systems in Devonport.  
Mission Systems is a business unit within the Marine Sector of Babcock International Group. Working on a range of exciting design, manufacture and support projects, Mission Systems works with a number of key clients domestically and internationally. We’re based at a number of sites in the UK and overseas.  The business continues to win new work and grow at a significant pace; as a result we are recruiting for talented, enthusiastic and driven people.
The difference the new Finance Manager will make
Reporting directly to the Head of Finance, you will be responsible for the production of the monthly financial accounts and reporting requirements for Mission Systems Devonport contracts, as well as delivering an accurate and timely full business forecast created in collaboration with the operational teams.
You will be responsible for all of the reporting requirements for the business unit, including thorough analysis of results and regular reviewing of key variances vs budgets/forecasts for both project and overheads, maintaining high levels of engagement from the Heads of Business and Senior Finance team.
The Finance Lead is responsible for providing effective leadership and management to the local Finance team, ensuring high levels of employee wellbeing, engagement and output on a day-to-day basis as well as taking a key role in the local operational leadership team, providing financial insight, recommendations and constructive challenge to enable effective management of the business unit.
The role will be responsible for ensuring quality and accuracy of information is at the centre of all monthly, quarterly and ad-hoc reporting.
Successful operation of this role is highly dependent upon the individual being able to provide a collaborative and respectful level of management, as well as maintaining strong and collaborative working relationships across the wider business.
Who we’re looking for
You will have experience in financial management or business management in an international manufacturing environment. 
Knowledge and Experience
•    Understanding of the bespoke engineering manufacturing sector.
•    Experience of financial controls within a large business environment. 
•    An understanding of accounting standards relevant to tendering overhead costs as well as revenue recognition.  With an ability to apply this knowledge to be able to understand and clearly communicate their effects to the business.
Skills and attributes 
•    Demonstrable behaviours as an agile & innovative individual, building trust-based relationships.
•    Highly numerate
•    High-level of commercial acumen, operating within an international environment.
•    Excellent Excel Skills 
•    Experience of IFS and/or SAP Business Planning & Consolidation
•    Degree qualified with a professional finance qualification such as ACA, ACCA or CIMA

In return for your skill and passion, you’ll get:
•    Flexible working 
•    Autonomy to perform the role
•    The opportunity to make a real impact, partnering on an ambitious culture transformation programme within Babcock’s’ fastest growing business unit


As well as:
•    Holiday entitlement: 25 days, plus bank holidays 
•    Pension scheme with employee pension contributions matched up to 8% of salary, with life assurance
•    Our Babcock Rewards Platform allows you to choose from a range of benefits that best meet your needs, including: critical illness insurance, travel insurance, healthcare cash plan, dental insurance, childcare vouchers, bike scheme, shopping offers and discounts
•    Employee Share Scheme
•    Free, independent employee assistance programme, offering confidential information, support and counselling, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year
•    Professional memberships, personal development training and opportunities
•    If you are a reservist in the armed forces, we provide up to ten days special paid leave in support of your training commitments


Where it all fits in:
Mission Systems forms a critical, and growing part of Babcock’s Marine organisation.  As a trusted provider for global defence & security, we have a wide portfolio of best in class technical solutions that enable our customers to carry out their missions. It’s a really exciting and fast paced business carrying out a diverse range of activities. Mission Systems employs over 1,200 people across the UK and overseas with the largest sites based in Bristol, Plymouth and Ashchurch.
The Critical Communications Business Unit is over 200 personnel strong with in excess of 70% skilled Engineering staff. We have an ever increasing portfolio of opportunities and an ambition for success and to grow. We also embrace the multitude of internal employee networks support and foster diversity and inclusion within our Babcock team, connecting people across the business and empowering them to achieve their potential. Our Diversity and Inclusion strategy amplifies their influence.

Other need to knows:
•    You must be able to achieve the appropriate security clearance level for this role
•    We are happy to talk about flexible working.  Please ask about alternative patterns of work at interview.


Application Guidance
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We are committed to building an inclusive culture and strive to attract talent who thrive in an inclusive and flexible working environment. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know and will respond in a way that best fits your specific needs.

Armed Forces Covenant
We are proud to support the armed forces community by honouring the Armed Forces Covenant. We recognise the value that Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reserves, Veterans, Uniformed Cadet Instructors and Service Families contribute to our business and the United Kingdom. As part of the Covenant, Babcock offers Reservists and Uniformed Cadet Instructors up to 2 week’s special paid leave to help them meet their commitments. To find out more please click here.

Babcock International Group
For more than a century, Babcock has been trusted to deliver bespoke, highly skilled engineering services. We help customers in the UK and around the world to improve the capability, reliability and availability of their most critical assets within four market sectors; Marine, Land, Aviation, and Nuclear. We’re committed to providing a great employee experience in a supportive and engaging environment. You’ll benefit from excellent career and learning and development opportunities to ensure that you grow and achieve your full potential.
This role is within the Marine Sector of Babcock International Group, which delivers a wide array of complex through-life marine engineering services to defence and civil customers across the globe. These range from UK and international naval fleet support, commercial marine, engineering consultancy, weapons handling, equipment support, intelligence, cyber security and training.  



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