Group Business Accountant / Finance Managers

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838 days ago


Job Description
The starting salary is £25k which is reviewed every 6 months and is based on performance and progress towards chartered management accountant status.

You could be assigned to one of the following regions, providing a degree of personal stability during the training period and we have six roles available:

Our Support Services Division has several business units within the Midlands. This includes our nuclear business unit based in Leicester which is the UK’s largest specialist nuclear support services organisation. It is also the home of our power and communications operations, part of the Critical Assets business unit, which are based in Annesley, Nottinghamshire.

Our Defence and Security Division is headquartered in Hurn, near Bournemouth. Consisting of three business units; Air, Land & Sea and Infrastructure; the Defence and Security Division is a leading provider of Equipment Support, Military Training and Infrastructure services to all three Armed Forces ensuring the delivery of mission critical services.

South West:
Our Marine & Technology Division owns and operates Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth, which is the UK's sole refitting, and refuelling facility for Royal Navy submarines and a major support facility for the refit and support of warships.

Our Rail business, a leading engineering company in the rail infrastructure market supporting Network Rail and other rail industry customers to provide a safe, reliable and efficient rail network across Great Britain. The rail business is the largest conventional track renewals contractor in the country and is Network Rail’s Supplier of the Year for 2012.

Description of Training Programme
As you move between our business units, during both your training and later career development, you’ll gain the broadest exposure to company based accounting and financial management. And you’ll be mentored every step of the way towards chartered management accountant status (ACMA – Associate of the Chartered Management Accountants (CIMA)).

Qualifications & Requirements
2:2 Honours degree or above in Finance, Mathematics or Science, with at least 280 UCAS points (excluding General Studies)

We are looking for graduates who demonstrate the following key competencies:
- A real interest in business and finance
- A high degree of numeracy and literacy – you will be asked to undertake a numeracy and verbal reasoning test
- IT proficiency
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- A lively and enquiring mind
- Analytical problem-solving skills
- The stamina and motivation to juggle both career and academic demands
- An ability to inspire and lead a team
- An understanding of Babcock and its markets

Successful candidates will need to satisfy Ministry of Defence security requirements and may be required to complete a medical assessment.

Description of Location

Company Information
Babcock is the UK’s leading engineering support services company
- FTSE 100 company
- Revenue of c £3bn and an order book of £13 billion
Defence, energy, telecommunications, transport and education are all sectors where Babcock can be found working diligently behind the scenes, delivering critical support. Our services are underpinned by three core capabilities:
- Managing Assets and Infrastructure
- Delivering Projects and Programmes
- Integrating Engineering Expertise
We employ a skilled workforce of c 25,000 people in an atmosphere where people can reach their potential in a safe working environment

Application Information
All applications should be made online. If you experience difficulties please contact stating the job number and job title so we can direct your query to the appropriate team.

Recruitment correspondence is normally by email, so please check your email account and spam folder regularly.

If you are successful following the first stage, you will be required to complete online assessment/s.

Successful candidates will be required to attend an Assessment Centre which will be held in early 2013.

Start date for these roles: September 2013.

Ad ID: 113383075