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Job #: R-00009045_35928252067_0
Location: Farnborough
Category: Program Financial Control
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: Yes, 10% of the time
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None

Job Description:

Role Overview

Reporting to the Finance & Business Operations Senior Manager the Programme Financial Analyst is responsible for providing Programme Financial Control and ensuring the integrity of the Programme financials. This role will be primarily responsible for supporting our programme team on the NATS portfolio of programmes based out of our Whiteley office. Our support to NATS began in the early 1990's, starting with the development of the current in-service system; and we are now at the heart of the innovative development work involved in the development of modern Air Traffic Management (ATM) Systems.

Duties & Responsibilities
  • Be a key member of Programme Management Team and act as a Finance Business Partner
  • Provide highest level of customer service to all customers and stakeholders
  • Develop, track and update the programme baseline including tracking actual costs against baseline, development and overall management of the programme Estimate At Complete (EAC)
  • Analysis of programme actuals for accuracy, identifying & correcting errors, and communicating issues to Programme Management to prevent future errors
  • Responsibility for producing programme financial customer deliverables
  • Supporting financial presentations for programme or operational reviews
  • Support pricing of new business opportunities when required
  • Performing both short and long term forecasting for corporate metrics (Awards, Revenue, and Operating Income) at the programme level. Providing commentary on variances and of any financial Risks & Opportunities against financial forecast
  • Accountable for programme billing, cash collection, analysis and clearing of unbilled receivables
  • Ownership of monthly closing process, validating awards/bookings, backlog, revenue & operating income
  • Provide excellent adhoc support to a wide variety of stakeholders both within the finance leadership team, and within wider operational teams.


The candidate will be expected to work on multiple tasks simultaneously and to show a degree of flexibility in working hours when required to meet project and finance deadlines. The successful candidate will take ownership of decisions made.

Skills Required
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Project/programme accounting experience
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel
  • Team player but able to work independently and proactively
  • Good time management with the ability to achieve deadlines
  • Ability to work effectively across organisations and with multiple locations
  • Recognised accounting qualification, or studying towards qualification e.g. CIMA


Desirable Skills
  • Earned Value experience
  • Pricing/Cost Estimating experience
  • Organised, thorough, with attention to detail and good analytical skills
  • Previous experience working on a large programme


Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company’s 31,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.17 billion for the fiscal year ended December 29, 2017. (NYSE: LDOS) 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.

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