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Finance Manager

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20 Jan 2022

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MBDA Missile Systems - Deliver for a more secure tomorrow

Fantastic opportunity to be a lead financial business partner to a dynamic, and complex sector of the business. Provide financial support and oversight to multiple substantial long term contracts (orderbook >1.5bn), managing a team of two people. As well as financial management of existing contracts, the sector is one of significant potential for new business with further opportunities for product spiral development, providing scope to contribute meaningfully on a wide range of financial topics.
The successful candidate will form an important part of the cross-functional sector leadership team and must therefore be comfortable expressing their opinion and appropriately challenging the team to help drive optimal business/financial decisions.

What were looking for
  • Qualified CIMA/ACA/ACCA with post qualification experience or equivalent
  • Experience managing multiple stakeholders and conflicting demands and deadlines is essential.
  • Prior experience in financial management of long terms contracts (IFRS 15) highly desirable.
  • Experience of leading and developing team members is required.
  • Experience of production contracts/UPC management is desirable, though not required
  • Prior understanding of managing foreign currency transactions would be beneficial
  • Comfortable working closely & communicating effectively with finance and non-finance colleagues.
Whats in it for you?
  • Exciting opportunity to add value in a challenging and constantly evolving area of the business.
  • Be part of an inclusive and supportive programme team
  • Chance to develop team members and share experiences.
  • Longer term lots of opportunity to move around the wider finance team into a variety of roles, e.g treasury, accounting, cost base, bidding.
The role
  • Actively participate in the cross functional sector leadership team, promoting financial awareness and supporting the programmes in achieving Budget / Plan performance, becoming a valued member of the team and providing robust financial insight and assistance.
  • Actively seeking and driving improvements in working practices.
  • Management and support to the development of a team of two.
  • Preparation of the multi-year business plan and the annual budget for the sector
  • Reporting, on a timely basis, achievement against these targets, including preparation of financial year outlooks.
  • Financial management of contracts including: revenue & margin trading, bi-annual Estimate at Completion preparation, cash management, currency management, customer reporting/interfacing.
  • Responsible for the integrity of financial records of each Contract interacting with external auditors.
Join a great team!You will be joining a group of enthusiastic and committed financial professionals, who are part of an international Finance team, always willing to go the extra mile to support each other.
The team at MBDA is a really welcoming, friendly and helpful group, with great team spirit (and various social occasions through the year!)

Our benefits*Flexible working *opportunities for career progression *paid overtime (subject to level) *great bonus scheme *comprehensive pension scheme *annual salary review *fantastic working environment and site facilities *social, charitable and sporting activities.

Why us?

Were here to help and want to ensure you have a positive experience throughout our recruitment process. We recognise that everyone is unique and we encourage you to speak to us should you require any advice, support or adjustments.

MBDA is a proud member of Working Families the UKs work-life balance organisation. We welcome applicants who are looking for flexible working arrangements.

We understand that flexibility benefits our people, our teams and our business; wherever possible we will seek to accommodate a blended approach to on-site and remote working
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Please Note: MBDA UK requires all employees to achieve the appropriate clearance relevant to the role.


MBDA, a world leader in missiles and missile systems, is a multi-national group with 10,000 employees working across France, the United Kingdom, Italy, Germany, Spain and the United States. It has three major aeronautical and defence shareholders - Airbus Group (37.5%), BAE Systems (37.5%) and Finmeccanica (25%) - and is the first truly integrated European defence company. In 2013, the Group recorded a turnover of 2.8 billion euros, produced about 3,000 missiles and added 4 billion euros of new orders to the order book which now stands at 10.8 billion euros. MBDA works with over 90 armed forces worldwide.

MBDA was created in December 2001, after the merger of the main missile producers in France, Italy and the UK. Each of these companies contributed the experience gained from fifty years of technological and operational success. The restructuring of the industry in Europe was completed with the acquisition of the German subsidiary EADS/LFK in March 2006. This further enriched MBDA’s range of technologies and products, consolidating the Group’s world-leading position in the industry.

MBDA is the only Group capable of designing and producing missiles and missile systems to meet the whole range of current and future operational requirements for the three armed forces (army, navy, air force). Overall, the Group offers a range of 45 products in service and another 15 in development.

The Group has demonstrated its ability to bring together the best skills across the whole of Europe and as a result has been chosen to lead a series of strategic multi-national programmes. These include the six-nation Meteor air superiority weapon, the Franco-British conventionally armed cruise missile, Storm Shadow/SCALP, and a family of air defence systems based on the Aster missile for France and Italy (for ground and naval based air defence) and for the UK (naval air defence for the Royal Navy’s Type 45 destroyers).

The mastery of cutting-edge technologies is not only an advantage for MBDA in successfully developing and producing new products. It is also a means of guaranteeing customers that innovations can be made to existing products during their life span in order to meet constantly changing specifications arising from increasingly complex engagement scenarios. It is precisely this combination which makes MBDA the defence sector partner of choice in many countries around the world.

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