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Financial Controller - Markets (Aldershot)

  • Job reference: AD-001230
  • Sector: Support Services
  • Location: Aldershot
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Working at 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 financial controller for the market area is responsible for the financial management of the market. Managing the whole portfolio of projects and the required financial reporting and controls. The role will be based in Aldershot and reports directly to the Senior Financial Controller for ADS&T.


• Consolidated Market reporting, Variance analysis, Work in Hand, new wins etc
• Management accounts, budgets and quarterly forecasts for the relevant Market business unit(s), along with commentaries & associated reporting
• Pricing and bid support to Project Managers & Directors, including the managing the creation and integrity of bid models
• Market strategy and five year planning support
• Finance support relating to Market-related investments
• Cashflow forecasting, reporting and analysis, including lock-up management
• Finance support relating to Market-related investment
• Management of key market returns Cabinet Office, R&D Tax Returns & Controlled Self-Assessment
• Ad hoc projects and support to the Senior Financial Controller
• Support the Market Operation Directors from a financial stand point
• Coaching junior staff
• Development of Market finance processes
• The role will require some travel, mainly within the UK


• A qualified accountant (CIMA, ACCA, ACA or equivalent)

Skills and Experience

• Extensive experience of general accounting activities within a large organisation. This will include but is not limited to; budgeting, forecasting, management accounts
• Well-developed commercial knowledge and business understanding
• Broad understanding of tax and compliance matters
• Good Excel skills
• Strong people skills; comfortable in interacting with operational and financial staff and management at all levels of seniority
• Well-developed communication and influencing skills
• Detailed knowledge of Atkins’ finance processes, standards and systems will be advantageous.
• Collaborative approach
• Attention to detail whilst still being able to work at a tactical level


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 23rd November 2018 with interviews to be 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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