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Job Title: Senior Finance Analyst
Job Type: Permanent
Location: Harlow, Essex
Company: CV-Library
Category: Accounting/Financial/Insurance

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Job Title: Senior Finance Analyst

Location: Harlow

Summary of Role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for a Senior Finance Analyst to join Raytheon UK supporting our Sensors business area. This is a business area that is moving at a fast pace with a strong sales forecast and further potential for further growth.

Reporting to the Senior Finance Manager, the Senior Finance Analyst will be responsible for providing high quality business partnering and accurate, actionable financial analysis and insight to the team.

The individual must have the resilience to work in a pressured environment and will be relied upon to provide proactive strategic input and leadership across the Business Programme Finance team. This role would suit an individual looking to grow their potential and skill set, supporting both the flawless program execution of the existing portfolio and growing new business opportunities.

Main Duties

* Working across the Sensors UK business area’s driving all metrics (bookings, sales, profit, cash) and standardised reporting across the business

* Support the Senior Finance Manager to establish and deliver AOP (Annual Operating Plan) and five year plan targets

* Management and coordination with the Program Execution Team of Quarterly Estimate at Completion (EAC) reporting

* Working as part of the wider business team on bids and proposal’s

* Supporting new business proposals for Gate Reviews including advising on: pricing strategy, basis-of-estimate generation; foreign exchange management; risk and opportunities management; contract negotiation support

* Act as the “financial conscience” of the business and ensure Business and Financial Policy adherence

* Deputising for the Senior Finance Manager and providing control and guidance on program accounting and Mission Area reporting

* Providing financial insight to support the business risk & opportunities process (development, analysis, mitigation & review)

* Work closely with Financial Planning and Analysis, Business Programme Finance and Central Finance Services, ensuring seamless communication on financial issues

* Building a network with all Stakeholders, including US Finance Teams

* Champion best practice and look to improve systems and processes

* Support the Senior Finance Manager to develop meaningful financial analysis to support new business investment decisions and pricing

* Ad-hoc analysis and decision support

Candidate Requirements


* Qualified accountant (CIMA preferred) with proven relevant commercial experience in a similar defence or complex contracting environment

* Resilience to work in a fast-paced, changing organisation

* Commercially astute and adept at strategic planning

* Proactive, analytical and inquisitive

* Excellent communication and presentation skills

* Proven man-management experience with the enthusiasm and motivation to develop junior staff

* Current holder of or eligibility to obtain MoD Secret (SC) level security clearance


* Experience of working with SAP, Cognos, Advanced Excel

* Experience of effective management of programmes using Earned Value Management (EVM)

* Treasury experience beneficial

About Raytheon UK

With facilities in Broughton, Waddington, Glenrothes, Harlow, Gloucester and Manchester, Raytheon UK is invested in the British workforce and the development of UK technology. Across the country the company employs 1,700 people and supports 8,000 jobs. As a prime contractor and major supplier to the U.K. Ministry of Defence, Raytheon continues to invest in research and development, supporting innovation and technological advances across the country.

About Raytheon

Raytheon Company, with 2018 sales of $27 billion and 67,000 employees, is a technology and innovation leader specialising in defence, civil government and cybersecurity solutions. With a history of innovation spanning 97 years, Raytheon provides state-of-the-art electronics, mission systems integration, C5I™ products and services, sensing, effects and mission support for customers in more than 80 countries. Raytheon is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts. Follow us on Twitter.

Raytheon Career Development

Raytheon has a wealth of resources available to help you develop your career from the moment you join. Activities range from on-line learning modules, to external training and support for taking professional qualifications relevant to your role.

Standard Benefits

· 25 days holiday + statutory public holidays

· Contributory Pension Scheme (up to 10.5% company contribution)

· 6 times salary ‘Life Assurance’

· Flexible Benefits scheme with extensive salary sacrifice scheme’s.

· Enhanced sick pay scheme

· Enhanced Family Friendly Policies, including enhanced Maternity & Shared Parental leave.

· 37hr working week, with an early finish Friday (hours may vary depending on role, job requirement or site specifics arrangements). Flexible working arrangements can be considered depending on the role and subject to line manager approval.

· Canteen facilities available at Harlow and Glenrothes sites. Manchester and Gloucester offer free snacks & drinks.


Diversity is a core business imperative at Raytheon. We are an equal opportunity employer that promotes inclusiveness and always employs the best professionals for the job. Having a diverse workforce allows Raytheon to draw upon a range of different ideas and experiences which supports growing our business and creates an environment where everyone has an equal opportunity for success. Raytheon UK pro-actively encourages diversity of ideas, thoughts, and networking opportunities and has created Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) including Raytheon Women's Network, YesNet (Young Employees Success Network), Raytheon Reservist Network (RaRe), Raytheon Alliance for Diverse Abilities (RADA) and all work together with our Diversity & Inclusion counsel, and all Raytheon employees are welcome to participate regardless of their background.

As a proud contributor to the HM Armed Forces, Raytheon UK signed the HM Armed Forces covenant in 2014. Due to the varied activities and support to our Armed Forces & Reservists,

Raytheon UK has since been awarded the prestigious Covenant ‘Gold Award’ Employee Recognition.

Raytheon UK recognise that our people are the critical factor in our success, and we strive to provide a challenging and rewarding careers

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