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Assistant Management Accountant LTPA

Date: 02-Jun-2022

Location: Farnborough, England, GB

Company: QinetiQ

Role Purpose
As a member of the project/Cost Centre Accounting team, undertake a range of financial and accounting duties following processes and procedures with limited guidance and supervision.  You will be required to produce, review and analyse transactional finance data to ensure that financial results are compliant with company financial policy and accounting standards.  This role will offer development opportunities for those seeking to progress their accounting career

Key Accountabilities
1. Supports the delivery of high quality finance and accounting activities to the business with limited supervision and guidance, whilst working within clearly defined procedures.
2. Resolves standard queries, escalating more complex issues to a senior member of the team
3. Supports resilience across the Business Support team by learning new skills, tools and providing administrative support where and when required as determined by the Team Leader and/or Accounting Lead
4. Supports the effectiveness of the business support team by identifying and communicating improvement opportunities within own role and tasks and assists with CI projects and activities

Specific Responsibilities include, but not limited to:
1. Preparation and posting of journals, including accruals, prepayments, provisions and any others that help to provide timely and accurate month end accounts
2. Attending Project/Cost Centre reviews, providing relevant feedback and challenging the numbers (assistance and development in this area)
3. Capital expenditure monitoring and reporting
4. Preparation of Balance Sheet Packs
5. Preparation of monthly QinetiQ Management Packs
6. Work as a team with the management accountants to support Cost Centre Managers, project and program managers
7. Cost correction posting
8. Preparation of AP06 & AP12 Statutory audit packs
9. Ad hoc reporting for key stakeholders
10. Maintain compliance with standard processes and procedures
11. Assisting Management Accountants with forecasting and budget rounds, gaining experience and taking a lead when ready
12. Preparation of hedging data for the Treasury team

Key Capabilities/Knowledge
• Knowledge of Management Information Services and its key outputs
• Accuracy and attention to detail and excellent numerical analytical skills
• Effective time management and a can-do attitude
• Team player willing to seek help from colleagues and share experiences and best practices
• Flexibility in approach and attitude – open to change
• Customer service and delivery of quality outputs
• Good communication skills and eager to learn

Experience & Qualifications
• Actively studying – ACA, ACCA, CIMA, AAT or relevant accounting experience
• Knowledge of SAP and Microsoft Office, in particular Excel is an advantage
• Project/Cost Centre accounting experience is essential
• Key experience working in a large team and ability to meet tight month end deadlines



Please note that all applicants must be eligible for SC clearance as a minimum.

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Why join QinetiQ?

As we continue to grow into new markets around the world, there’s never been a more exciting time to join QinetiQ. The formula for success is our appetite for innovation and having the courage to take on a wide variety of complex challenges.

You’ll experience a unique working environment where teams from different backgrounds, disciplines and experience enjoy collaborating widely and openly as we undertake this exciting and rewarding journey. Through effective teamwork, and pulling together, you’ll get to experience what happens when we all share different perspectives, blend disciplines, and link technologies; constantly discovering new ways of solving complex problems in an diverse and inclusive environment where you can be authentic, feel valued and realise your full potential. Read more about our diverse and inclusive workplace culture here.  

Joining QinetiQ offers you an opportunity to work on a broad range of interesting defence-based projects with vast career progression across a global organisation in addition to competitive personal and professional benefits.  You’ll receive a highly competitive salary and benefits package: our basic salaries are very attractive as we constantly review what’s happening in the market. The range of benefits that we offer include, adaptive and flexible working, generous holiday entitlements, Health Cash Plan, Private Medical Insurance and Dental Insurance and much more. 

About QinetiQ

As a company of over 6,000 dedicated professionals, we are a world-centre of excellence in research and development and act as a catalyst for fast-track innovation, offering outstanding experimentation facilities, and technical, engineering and scientific expertise. QinetiQ is made up of dedicated experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets, all working together to explore new ways of protecting what matters most. Being part of QinetiQ means being central to the safety and security of the world around us. Partnering with our customers, we help to save lives; reduce risks to society; and maintain the global infrastructure on which we all depend. Come and find out how you can play a role.

Please note that many roles in QinetiQ are subject to national security vetting. Applicants that already hold the appropriate level of vetting may be able to transfer it upon appointment, subject to approval. A number of roles are also subject to restrictions on access to information that mean factors such as nationality, previous nationalities held and the country in which you were born may have an effect on the roles that you can be employed in.