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Any site (Barnstaple, Bristol, or Beckington) with hybrid working
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Between £40k - £47k per annum. DOE + Benefits inc half day Friday, flexi time, hybrid working etc
Business Support

About The Role

About The Role

As a Senior Costing Accountant at SEA, you will help with reviewing bids right across the business. This will involve sitting down with the various bid teams, Project Manager’s and technical teams to ensure pricing for contracts has been done correctly and in accordance with company expectations.

The successful candidate will also present the financials to the business, along with metrics associated with order intake, which will drive strategic growth across the business. The role will involve working to tight deadlines, so time-management is key as well as being able to work under pressure.

Due to the nature of the role, you will be required to undergo and successfully obtain UK Eyes only security clearance.

 

What You will be Doing

  • Supporting the business with reviewing bids and ensuring the financials stack up, prior to review and sign-off from senior heads within the business
  • Assisting and supporting bid teams with price build-ups and identifying risk within potential opportunities
  • Owning data metrics reporting associated with the Orders Review meeting. This will involve reviewing and commentating on Orders Review information, which is presented on a monthly basis by the BD Director and presented to senior management
  • Presenting orders data and metrics in the ‘weekly opportunities’ meeting each Monday to senior management
  • Support Senior Finance Business Partner for Business Winning where required
  • Any other ad-hoc duties as required

The Skills you Need

  • Part-qualified/ certified accountant (CIMA/ ACCA/ ACA)
  • General experience working in the defence/Transport/engineering/manufacturing or construction industry
  • Have experience of the formulation of complicated bids for large and complicated projects
  • Ability to work with project teams and drive deliverables in a challenging environment
  • Able to work with a wide experience level from junior engineers to well-regarded technical consultants
  • Financially astute, able to define and manage bid and project budgets, maintain profit margins and deliver returns.
  • Strong numerical, organisational skills and attention to detail
  • Confident in prioritisation and managing concurrent workstreams
  • Ability to manage own workload and work to deadlines
  • Be an effective communicator, both written and verbal.
  • A proactive and assertive nature with the motivation to succeed
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Excel, Word and Powerpoint
  • Experience of full life-cycles bid and project management

About SEA

From the day we were founded in 1961, and across the South West of the UK and Canada, we have been delivering and supporting advanced solutions that maximise our clients’ defence and Intelligent Transport Systems capabilities. Together, through teamwork, collaboration, and innovation, we are delivering operational advantage to our customers while building a more sustainable future for all.

From the heart of North Devon, Barnstaple is the largest of our three South-West sites and home to our production facility. From here, we carry out design, manufacturing, testing, and certification of all our equipment to ensure the highest standard prior to delivery. Across our Bristol and Beckington sites, our Complex Systems team are focused on delivering on our maritime defence, land & littoral and Intelligent Transport Systems commitments. With over 400 people based across these locations, there is a real hive of activity - one team, working ethically, respectfully, and professionally towards the same goal. At all three of our Southwest sites, our modern, open plan layouts and large group working areas encourage cross-team collaboration.

We proudly provide and offer many career opportunities for individuals transitioning from the military, many of whom are based in the Southwest, whose experience and insight ensures we capture the operational and technical needs of our customers, while advocating for the Armed Forces community.

What We Offer

Your work and your contribution deserve to be recognised and rewarded. Have a look at the benefits we offer:

Work life balance:

  • Hybrid/flexible working arrangements
  • 25 days’ annual leave, plus buy and sell
  • Up to 16 days flexi leave accrual
  • Half day Fridays
  • Reservist in the armed forces receive special paid leave

Family & wellbeing:

  • Private medical health insurance & Employee Assistance Program
  • All Staff Bonus
  • Group Pension Plan of up to 7% employer contribution
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Wellbeing centre
  • Sports & Social activities
  • Employee Discounts portal - online and instore discounts, travel savings etc
  • Canada Life GP and financial advice
  • Life assurance policy
  • Publication and recruitment bonus rewards
  • Development opportunities, including LinkedIn learning

Facilities & resources:

  • Electric vehicle charging points at all sites
  • Private seated lunch areas
  • Onsite bistro (Barnstaple office) and free hot and cold beverages
  • Onsite showers and toiletries provision
  • Free onsite parking

 

Join over 400 people in the UK and Canada doing something bigger: protecting what matters.

 

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