Cost Accountant
Cobham AvComm
Dorset, England,UK
1d ago


As a part of Cobham Special Mission we’re currently recruiting for a Cost Accountant to provide all necessary financial input to the winning of new Technical Services business, turning technical solutions into profitable new business through preparation of robust and documented price models.

The prime location is the Cobham Aviation Services facility located at Hurn, Christchurch.

As a Cost Accountant your skills and qualifications will ideally include :

  • AAT qualified with good cost accounting experience
  • Commercially-minded management accountant, outward looking with previous pricing / project accounting experience, preferably within an engineering environment.
  • Experience of operating within a business’ organisation taking responsibility for all financial aspects within a structured group.
  • Ability to work unsupervised, under own initiative with the drive to improve financial performance.
  • Prepared to work flexibly to achieve deadlines and multi-task, re-adjusting priorities and delivering accordingly.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to work in cross-functional teams and to influence others at all levels of the organisation.
  • Able to present and communicate financial information to Finance and non-Finance colleagues within the Business Unit as well as to external customers.
  • Able to understand technical, engineering and operational issues and relate these back to financial information.
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills and other Finance system experience.
  • As a Cost Accountant your main responsibilities will involve :

  • Apply countermeasures identified in applicable risk assessment to appointed operations / tasks.
  • Preparation of Technical Services financials for monthly reporting and forecasting, annual budget and strategic plan purposes, ensuring timeliness and integrity of submissions.
  • Provide contract, cost base, inventory, capital investment and asset financial support and reporting information to ensure the overall profitability of the Value Stream.
  • Assist bid and finance colleagues with pipeline reporting, new business forecasts (P&L & Cash) and accounting for bid / new business overhead.
  • Provide challenge to the operations of the Business Unit to drive efficiency, profitability and growth.
  • Deliver accurate and timely month-end reporting including accruals & prepayments, generation of contract P&Ls, variance analysis and commentary for management accounts.
  • Assist with the preparation of the monthly balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Provide oversight & support for financial accounting decisions within the Business Unit ensuring ethical behaviours and practices at all times, ensuring compliance with the Corporate Finance Manual.
  • Ensure all process / practices are best practice and ensure a continual improvement culture is enhanced at all levels within the Business Unit.
  • Cobham Special Mission

    Protecting borders, saving lives and enhancing the effectiveness of defence personnel.

    We combine state-of-the-art technology with complex air platforms to deliver customised airborne surveillance, operational readiness training and search and rescue services.

    Our end-to-end capabilities benefit government and military customers with responsive and cost-effective turn-key solutions for optimal mission performance.

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