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Become a Finance Graduate
Join an international team and gain experience of working across many countries and cultures.
What you will be doing
Here is your opportunity to work in a dynamic and innovative company, within a supportive, challenging Finance Directorate, while studying towards becoming a Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) with CIMA.
While on the scheme, you will rotate through three year-long placements within the Finance function. These placements vary, but range from Group Finance, where you will oversee the consolidation of national MBDA companies’ financial accounts, to Project Finance, where you will support a team of engineers and commercial colleagues in management of the financial aspects of contracts with customers and suppliers.
These experiences will support your CIMA application to receive CGMA status, along with your studies, as well as develop your personal skillset to become a well-rounded asset to the company.
General role responsibilities include:
You will understand and implement double entry bookkeeping and financial accounting
You will support the financial management of prime contracts
You will forecast cash payments and receipts, and cost at completion of work packages
You will be involved with financial hedging
You will support the budget and business plan preparation
You will complete the annual financial statements
You will generate cost estimates and analyse risks for bids to potential customers
What you will have
A degree in Business and Finance and/or experience with SAP is a benefit.
The skills and qualities you need to have are:
Time management and organisation being able to balance work responsibilities with study
Mathematical skills the work relies on being good with numbers
Dedication to the team and work there will be peaks and troughs in workload and being dedicated to getting the work done during peaks is a must
Communication especially technical information to a non-specialist audience
Self-motivation and drive required to get through studies
Good Excel skills spreadsheets are used a lot within the function
Adaptability placement movements require getting used to different people and ways of working
Company benefits: Joining bonus of £2000 if you have a Bachelors or £2500 if you have a Masters, flexible working hours, paid overtime, pension scheme, private healthcare, sporting activities, fantastic site facilities, Annual Company Bonus schemes and superb learning and development opportunities.
We are MBDA
A world leader within Defence with over 10,000 employees across the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy and the USA.
MBDA are a global leader in the design and manufacture of missiles and missile systems, competing at the forefront of the Defence industry. As the prime complex weapon contractor to the UK MOD, we have some of the best minds in industry and produce some of the most sophisticated technology in Defence.
In addition to our teams working across the UK, we also have offices in France, Germany, Italy, Spain and USA which are visited by those on our Graduate Programme.
All Graduates are paired up with a 'Buddy' prior to your first day, who acts as your first point of contact to help you settle in and answer any questions you may have.
We are committed to providing continuing professional development through accredited training, set out by professional institutes, such as IMechE, IET, Institute of Physics, and the Royal Aeronautical Society, as well as a series of development events for all new graduates who join us.
We ranked in The Sunday Times 'Top 30 Big Companies To Work For 2017'
You may think that as Europe's leading missile and missile systems provider, we are a very serious business to work for and we are, but we also believe in a collaborative and supportive work environment.
You can expect to receive full support from your managers, as well as access to a large number of training and development opportunities. There is a large social scene for graduates across all our sites, with many nights out and events going on.
We offer a flexi-time scheme which allows more of a say over when you work, as well as the possibility to leave at lunchtime on a Friday: not only this, you can begin Friday in your casual clothes thanks to our end of the week dress-down policy.
We believe in recognising and rewarding hard work.As an organisation, MBDA holds individual and team reviews, with Reward & Recognition vouchers as a special thank you for employee commitment.