Cost Controller
Bristol, GB
31d ago


Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and consultancy services for industrial, commercial and government organisations globally.

With more than 77,000 people globally, our teams collaborate, innovate and create. Our people are proud to have been behind some of the greatest consultancy and engineering feats over the past 70 years.

We foster a collaborative and inclusive environment for our people, and our partners, and we want you to be a part of our growing business.

Jacobs Government Solutions has supported the defence and wider security sector for over 60 years and are known for our commitment to excellence and our outstanding achievements in quality, performance, and safety.

Government Solutions offers an extensive range of programme support capabilities to defence agencies, including the UK Ministry of Defence (MOD), and several other worldwide defence sector service suppliers.

We consistently deliver value and innovation to technically challenging and complex defence and security related projects by offering multidisciplinary capabilities, technical expertise, proven processes, and a commitment to regulatory compliance, health, safety and quality workmanship.

Role Outline : A broad spectrum of experienced Cost Controllers is required. Experience of working in a Government finance or cost control department would be beneficial.

Role is within UK MOD, covering all aspects of cost and financial management including assessment of business proposals, auditing, EVM, VAT and Foreign Exchange accounting opportunities.

The roles will include monitoring Programme / Project costs throughout the reporting period advising on cost control performance, accruals, impairment and supporting investment appraisals.

Key Responsibilities / Accountabilities :

  • Ability to develop, improve and adapt the tools, techniques and processes to fit the requirements of the team and the business
  • Ability to engage with relevant stakeholders to support the generation of Programme / Project cost information, identifying options to remain within budget.
  • Finance point of contact for appropriate projects, ensuring relevant interface across stakeholders
  • Ability to contribute to and produce relevant financial documentation
  • Ability to review management information, provide business insight and work alongside colleagues to help deliver the support strategy and policy
  • Understanding of cost control, EVM, VAT and Foreign Exchange processes and policy.
  • Preparation and maintenance of the annual budgets, cost control and associated accounting documentation.
  • Confident in dealing directly with Finance representatives
  • Understand the impact of any changes to the programme / project budget.
  • Providing input to the development of finance strategies to support approval submissions for projects
  • Production of recommended review and assessment of investment appraisals for Industry submissions and recommended weighting of each return
  • Contributing to the development of finance planning
  • Assessing the impact of any proposed changes to the programme / project budgeting
  • Ensuring that appropriate controls are in place and that any change or acquisition are compliant with governance
  • Ensuring that any changes to the budget are communicated effectively to an appropriate audience
  • Qualifications

  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience of working in cost or finance management or a suitable analytical discipline.
  • Attainment of or working toward a CCAB, CIMA, AAT qualification, membership of Association of Cost Engineers (ACostE) at Incorporated level or willingness to work towards required accreditation level within a year.
  • Knowledge of relevant finance systems and tools to support the delivery of advice to stakeholders on the subject matter area
  • Minimum of QCF Level 3 in a relevant subject.
  • Ability to achieve Security clearance to SC level or higherOur CultureAt Jacobs we have celebrated over 10 years of our culture of caring -
  • BeyondZero’. We see safety differently - we strive to go BeyondZero by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.

    We are committed to equality across our business and we promote STEM and WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) initiatives.

    When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on inclusion and diversity. To find out more about our networks, check out our website : #grow-

    with-usWe encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours’ contracts. Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-

    Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including : Identity, Right to Work; Employment / Education History and Criminal Record.

    If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.#LI-RS1

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