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Senior Project Accountant


Rosyth, Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, GB, KY11 2YD

Onsite or Hybrid:  Hybrid

Job Title:             Senior Project Accountant
Location:             Rosyth, Dunfermline
Compensation:   Competitive Salary + Benefits
Role Type:          Full time / Permanent

Job ID:                SF58406

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 at our Rosyth site.


The role
As a Senior Project Accountant, you’ll have a role that’s out of the ordinary, You'll be responsible for providing key financial support to our LGE business.  As a key member of the LGE Finance team, you'll work closely with the LGE business to provide robust project reporting to enable the business to understand the financial performance of all their projects. and to make meaningful decisions. You’ll also support the growth agenda of the Marine Division of Babcock through contributing to business forecasting.


Your responsibilities will include:


  • Building strong, supportive relationships with the LGE leadership team, providing monthly project controls, project reporting and variance analysis.
  • Supporting the LGE month end process, specifically owning all the month end deliverables for all the projects, particularly including the calculation of IFRS15 Revenue Recognition, ensuring it is all delivered on time and to the highest standard.
  • Engaging in monthly reviews with the Operational teams of the business to provide details of performance of projects and questioning / challenging where necessary.
  • Delivering all the monthly balance sheet reconciliations related to projects and reviewing regularly with all key stakeholders.
  • Owning the financial forecasts/budgets for all the projects, from a monthly rolling forecast to the annual budget process, along with ad hoc forecasts too.
  • Contributing to cash management reporting and weekly forecasting.

This is a full-time role where we offer hybrid working with 2/3 days per week required on site at Rosyth.


Essential experience of the Senior Project Accountant

  •  Excellent communication skills, including presenting clear and concise financial messages.
  •  Ability to build good stakeholder relationships across the organisation.
  •  Effective numeric and analytical skills; ability to understand and manipulate data, to include advanced Excel skills.
  •  Ability to present clear and concise financial messages.
  •  Solid accounting technical skills.
  •  Any experience gained in a similar Project Accounting environment (this could be from a business with long terms contracts across a wide definition) would be a distinct advantage.


Qualifications for the Senior Project Accountant:

  •    Qualified Accountant (preferably CIMA or ACCA), with demonstrable PQE


Security Clearance
The successful candidate must be able to achieve and maintain Security Check (SC) security clearance for this role.


Many of the positions within our company are subject to national security clearance and Trade Control restrictions. This means that your eligibility for certain roles may be affected by your place of birth, nationality, current or former citizenship, and any residency you hold or have held. Further details are available at United Kingdom Security Vetting: clearance levels - GOV.UK (


What we offer

  • Generous holiday allowance 
  • Matched contribution pension scheme, with life assurance
  • Employee share scheme 
  • Employee shopping savings portal
  • Payment of Professional Fees
  • Reservists in the armed forces receive 10-days special paid leave 
  • Holiday Trading is a benefit that allows the majority of employees to buy additional leave or to sell up to one working week of annual leave from their annual entitlement
  • ‘Be Kind Day’ enables employees to take one working day's paid leave a year (or equivalent hours) to undertake volunteering work with their chosen organisation or registered charity
  • Excellent development opportunities and benefits package including an employee assistance programme supporting physical, mental and financial wellbeing.


Babcock International 
For over a century Babcock  has 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. 


We are a disability confident committed employer. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages, please email with the subject header ‘Reasonable adjustments requirement’. 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: 15/08/2024



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