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Assistant Financial Controller - Central Practice

  • Job reference: AD-001232
  • Sector: Sales & Marketing
  • Location: Bristol
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Working for Atkins
SNC-Lavalin’s Atkins business is one of the world’s most respected design, engineering and project management consultancies.
Our Aerospace, Defence, Security and Technology (ADS&T) Business work with leading names to transform the future of aerospace and defence engineering whilst our security team is trusted by organisations to help them understand the threats they are facing and develop the strategies to counter them.

We help our clients achieve outcomes that deliver genuine benefits from their business programmes. We advise organisations at senior levels on complex business and technical matters and a hands-on role to ensure the solutions are delivered and that the intended benefits of the investment are realised.

At SNC-Lavalin Atkins we can offer you a world of opportunities, from the environments we enable you to work within, to the directions you can take your career. Join our ADS&T team and you’ll offer critical support to our team as they help provide solutions to some of the most challenging engineering and management consulting projects of our time.

Purpose of the Role

The Assistant Financial Controller for ADS&T will be a dynamic and fast paced role, responsible for the management and preparation of financial management information. Preparing accounts, budgets & forecasts along with associated reporting. The role is based in Bristol and reports in to the Central Practice Finance Controller.


• Management of monthly management accounts
• Run the budget and forecasting process including commentary & reporting
• Analyse variances to month end, budgets & forecast working closely with the Financial Controller to understand, explain and anticipate financial performance
• Typical duties: Produce pre month end flash reports, provide full month end analysis, complete balance sheet reconciliations, balance sheet strengths, overhead analysis, produce monthly reports and commentary to various stakeholders to explain the accounts.
• Strategic duties: Complex reporting to the Senior Leadership Team covering strategic objectives, utilising HFM and bespoke modelling
• Annually / quarterly duties: Assist with PAYE Settlement Agreement (PSA) returns, Supplementary statutory analysis, Controlled Self Assessment, internal audit and year end
• Ad hoc projects and support to the financial controller
• The role will require travel, mainly within the UK


• Qualified or nearly qualified Accountant ACA/ACCA/CIMA

Skills and Experience

• Strong professional experience in general financial and accountancy EG– management accountants, budgeting and forecasting.
• IT literate, with strong excel skills (to advance level including pivot tables, look-ups and macros)
• Some knowledge of Atkins’ finance processes, standards and systems
• Analytical with an enquiring mind
• Strong modelling skills
• Able to work self-manage to demanding deadlines
• Proactive approach – able to work autonomously and use own initiative
• Commercially aware
• Good communications and interpersonal skills
• Produce high standard reporting under time pressure
• Management, coaching and development of staff


Atkins develops individuals through a portfolio of training and development activities designed to help you make the best of your abilities and talents. These are reviewed with individuals through an annual Performance Development Review process. We actively support staff in achieving corporate membership of relevant institutions.

Closing date for internal applications is Friday 23rd November with interviews being held w/c 3rd December.

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.

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