Senior Finance Analyst – Weapons, Harlow, Essex, UK

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Harlow, Essex, UK

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United Kingdom


GBR01: Harlow, Essex, Kao One, Kao Park, Harlow, CM17 9NA, United Kingdom

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Job Title: Senior Finance Analyst

Location: Hybrid role, but must be willing to travel to Harlow (Essex) occasionally

We are seeking a Senior Finance Analyst to join our Business Programme Finance department supporting the Weapons Finance and Business Teams. 

The main focus of the role will be on be providing high quality business partnering and accurate, actionable financial analysis to the Weapons finance and programme teams. This will include tracking results against forecast and budget, maintenance of weekly/monthly financial reports, quarterly programme Estimate at Completion (EAC) production and guidance, and ad-hoc financial analysis.

This is a fantastic opportunity to work as a key and trusted business partner to the programme teams with a focus on forward planning and business decision support. 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

Act as Finance lead to the programme teams, providing control and financial guidance
Drive the timely completion of the quarterly programme EAC process
Monthly forecasting process (Bookings, Sales, Profit, Cash) at both programme and business unit level
Compiling, agreeing and disseminating financial targets and forecasts to programme managers to ensure forecasts are collaborative, understood and agreed prior to formal submission
Management of monthly cash and Internal/External forecasting, understanding any variances to forecast
Supporting the preparation of monthly management accounts including commentary and analysis for inclusion in Management review packs
Understand and communicate the link between programme and financial performance across the business fostering a business partnering relationship
Work closely with Financial Planning and Analysis, Business Programme Finance and Central Finance Services, ensuring seamless communication on financial issues
Providing financial insight to support the business risk & opportunities process (development, analysis, mitigation & review)
Supporting business bids and proposals, and helping management of investment in new technologies
Support the Annual Operating Plan and Long Ranged Plan, ensuring linkage with investment requirements
Champion best practice and look to standardise and improve systems and processes
Act as the “financial conscience” of the business and ensure Business and Financial Policy adherence
Other ad-hoc analysis as required by the business and wider finance teams

Candidate Requirements

Qualified accountant (CIMA preferred) with proven relevant commercial experience in a similar defence or complex contracting environment
Experience working in a fast paced matrix organization 
Previous experience in a business facing role, commercially astute and adept at strategic planning
Proactive, analytical and inquisitive
Excellent communication and stakeholder management skills
Highly organised and self-motivated
Excellent time management and ability to work under pressure
Good working knowledge of SAP, COGNOS, BW and MS Office Applications (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
Have an existing security clearance or able & willing to achieve a level of security clearance 

Personal Characteristics

Attention to detail and process adherence.
Good interpersonal and communication skills.
Recognise the need for regular, concise and objective status reporting



Degree or equivalent in a business/finance related discipline
Defense Industry experience
Project Accounting experience

About Raytheon UK

With facilities in Broughton, Waddington, Glenrothes, Harlow, Gloucester, Manchester and a presence across customer sites together with remote working practices. Raytheon UK is invested in the British workforce and the development of UK technology. Across the country Raytheon UK employs over 2,000 people and supports 8,000 jobs. As a prime contractor and major supplier to the UK Ministry of Defence, Raytheon continues to invest in research and development, supporting innovation and technological advances across its core mission areas Weapons & Sensors, and Cyber, Space & Training.

Raytheon UK is a landed company, part of the Raytheon Technologies organisation and sits within the Raytheon Intelligence & Space business.

About Raytheon Technologies

Raytheon Technologies Corporation is an aerospace and defence company that provides advanced systems and services for commercial, military and government customers worldwide. It comprises four industry-leading businesses – Collins Aerospace Systems, Pratt & Whitney, Raytheon Intelligence & Space and Raytheon Missiles & Defence. It’s 195,000 employees enable the company to operate at the edge of known science as they imagine and deliver solutions that push the boundaries in quantum physics, electric propulsion, directed energy, hypersonics, avionics and cyber security. The company, formed in 2020 through the combination of Raytheon Company and the United Technologies Corporation aerospace businesses, is headquartered in Waltham, Massachusetts.

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 (increasing to 27 days) + statutory public holidays.
Contributory Pension Scheme (up to 10.5% company contribution).
6 times salary ‘Life Assurance’.
Flexible Benefits scheme.
Discretionary Bonus scheme.
Enhanced family friendly policies.
37hr standard working week, with an early finish on Fridays whilst operating a ‘Hybrid Working Model’*
Canteen facilities are available at Harlow & Glenrothes sites. Manchester & Gloucester offer free snacks & drinks (hot & cold).

* Our Hybrid Working Model supports flexible working arrangements on a formal or informal arrangement, considering both location and/or working hours, subject to business and customer needs.  Please highlight any flexible requirements to our Recruitment team to explore the opportunities.

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

At Raytheon UK, we’re committed to be building a workforce that represents the true diversity of Britain where all of our colleagues feel enabled to deliver the best work of their lives. We’re proud to be an equal opportunities employer who selects the very best candidates for the job. We truly value the diversity of our workforce work hard to create an inclusive environment where our colleagues can bring the unique skills, experiences and ideas to the table to help us grow our business, create innovative solutions and develop our people.

Our Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) act as the eyes and ears into the community they represent and support us in building a truly inclusive business. Our ERGs are open to all colleagues, regardless of background, and include: Raytheon Women’s Network, RayPride, Young Employees Success Network, Raytheon Veterans Network, Raytheon Alliance for Diverse Abilities and RayBAME.

We’re also delighted to have been recognised as a Gold Award Employer as part of the HM’s Armed Forces Covenant and the Human Rights Campaign’s 2021 Corporate Equality Index as a ‘best place to work for LGBTQ Equality’.

All applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other characteristic.

If you need us to make any adjustments to support you during our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to help.

Raytheon Technologies is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age or any other federally protected class.

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