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Senior Program Financial Analyst

Role: Senior Program Financial Analyst
Location: Brighton
Salary: Competitive


A market leading Defence / Aerospace Engineering and manufacturing business are seeking a Senior Program Financial Analyst to champion the implementation of Earned Value across the projects /business , to prepare and analyse monthly project financial reports and support Program Managers in reporting to senior management.

Senior Program Financial Analyst responsibilities :
Responsible for managing the financial aspects of a defined group of projects , to include OSPI forecasting , customer and internal financial reporting , revenue recognition , aspects of project planning , WBS control, change implementation and earned value thereby ensuring the assigned projects are correctly monitored and reported on a monthly basis against a defined and approved baseline.

Duties and Responsibilities of Senior Program Financial Analyst :

  • Project planning including preparation and control of a detailed project plan, associated work package management and monthly cost analysis

  • Define and implement WBS , OBS and PBS principles and apply them appropriately

  • Support the business in defining and regularly reviewing labour and material rate structures, analysis of overheads and application at project level

  • Understand risk identification and registers. Be involved in collating risk assessments and assist in risk management and mitigation

  • Champion the implementation of Earned Value across the projects / business . Prepare and analyse monthly project financial reports and support the Programme Managers in reporting to senior management

  • Ensure consistent project reporting, data collection and analysis across the defined projects

  • Interface with Engineering, Program Management , Operations , Contracts / Subcontracts

  • Lead the preparation and submission of budgets and forecasts and support the preparation and submission of bids and estimates

  • Support financial audits with internal , external , and customer auditors as required

  • Provide support and cover to the existing finance team

  • Other projects and reporting as identified

Qualifications and Experience required for Senior Program Financial Analyst :

  • A good understanding of project financials and accounting

  • Must be self-directed, proactive, and possess leadership skills

  • Strong planning and analytical skills

  • Knowledge of a formal PM methodology , PRINCE II or APM

  • Good team player with the ability to form strong business partnerships with key program leaders

  • Project Planning in either MSP or Primavera

  • Defence sector experience preferred

Education required for Senior Program Financial Analyst :

  • Finance or Accounting background