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Job #: R-00084964
Location: Bristol, GB
Category: Program Financial Control
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: UK - SC


Job Description:

Finance Analyst

Level: P3

Are you ready for your next career challenge?

Leidos Europe is looking for a Finance Analyst to join their Commercial, Legal and Finance (CLF) team.  Leidos is honoured to support the UK MOD’s Logistic Commodities & Services Transformation (LCST) programme, a critical effort to enhance and improve the UK’s defence supply chain.

Are you ready for your next career challenge?

The Logistics Commodities & Services Transformation (LCST) Programme for the UK Ministry of Defence is a critical effort to enhance and improve the UK’s defence supply chain. The programme provides essential services such as storage and distribution for the MOD's materiel, including a global freight service and the procurement and inventory management of 70,000 commodity NATO Stock Number (NSNs).

Working together as Team Leidos we are helping to transform the UK's defence supply chain by providing an integration of a complex mixture of services, at low risk, using a modern suite of systems that will deliver one version of the truth. For the first time, the MOD will see the whole picture, as it is happening.   

If this sounds like the kind of environment where you can thrive, keep reading!

The Role:

The role will be functionally responsible for supporting the day to day financial elements of operations, management and cost control.  Key to this is supporting the Lead Finance Analyst in the monthly accruals processes, consolidation and reporting of LCST programme costs and performance vs Budget and Forecast, with responsibility for TVS, Leidos Europe IS and other misc. costs, including the new IS SCIP to Cloud project.  This role will also encompass a considerable degree of Business Partnering with the TVS and IS leadership teams to ensure financial results accurately reflect operational activity and performance.


  • Evaluating actual costs and performance vs budgets to identify trends, drivers of variances to inform future budget and forecast impacts
  • Act as Business Partner and critical friend to the TVS and Leidos Europe IS teams to streamline processes, ensure accurate reporting
  • Use solid financial knowledge and business acumen to build financial models and analysis with little guidance and draw conclusions and make recommendations that deliver results and drive improvements
  • Provide detailed analysis and commentary on cost centre results
  • Perform ad-hoc business analysis, and financial modelling
  • Present recommendations to senior management on strategic decisions, and planned future initiatives
  • Demonstrate appropriate understanding / working knowledge of accounting principles and internal controls
  • Excellent logical and problem solving skills
  • Eagerness to learn and understand the business needs
  • Provide insights to senior management around financial modelling, forecasts and profitability
  • Support implementation of financial policies, procedures, internal controls, and processes for all finance functions
  • Coordination of financial elements of Service and Cost Performance measures being implemented under the subsidiary including programme and site level financials and reporting by Work Breakdown Structure (WBS) under the LCST contract and any subsequent Leidos Europe contracts
  • Ensure the cost associated with ‘options’ i.e. work scope contracted over and above the baseline contract, is collected, appropriately allocated and monitored within limits of liability
  • Provide financial support to both Functional and Logistics organisations, and contribute to achieving the organisation’s goals and objectives
  • Assist with establishing, maintaining and reporting Estimates at Completion (EACs) in compliance with Leidos policies and procedures, particularly in relation to ‘options’ subject to limits of liability

What Does Leidos Need From Me?​:

  • Part Qualified (ACCA, CA, CIMA or ICAS) with strong relevant finance experience
  • Previous experience in cost reporting, variance analysis and forecasting.
  • Excellent logical, analytical and conceptual skills
  • Highly proficient in Microsoft Excel and/or SQL, VBA, Microsoft Access, and e.g. Oracle Financials, Cognos
  • Proven expertise managing, evaluating, analysing data quickly and creating meaningful business reporting; with excellent distillation and synthesis of information
  • Very comfortable with ambiguity and excels at bringing clarity and structure.
  • Excellent interpersonal and relationship building skills

Clearance Required:

  • Clearance to Start BPSS
  • Clearance for Role SC

What do we do for you?:
At Leidos we are PASSIONATE about customer success, UNITED as a team and INSPIRED to make a difference. We offer meaningful and engaging careers, a collaborative culture, and support for your career goals, all while nurturing a healthy work-life balance.
We provide an employment package that attracts, develops and retains only the best in talent. Our reward scheme includes:
•    Contributory Pension Scheme
•    Private Medical Insurance
•    33 days Annual Leave (including public and privilege holidays)
•    Access to Flexible benefits (including life assurance, health schemes, gym memberships, annual buy and sell holidays and a cycle to work scheme)

•    Dynamic Working:

Commitment to Diversity:

We welcome applications from every part of the community and are committed to a truly diverse and inclusive culture.  We foster a sense of belonging, welcoming all perspectives and contributions, and providing equal access to opportunities and resources for everyone. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know, and we will respond in a way that best fits your needs.

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