Banking & Financial Services

Graduate Programme Financial Analyst

Full Time


Job Description:
Looking for an opportunity to make an impact?

We are in search of a Graduate Programme Financial Analyst to join our Team. Reporting to the Programme Financial Control Lead the Graduate Programme Financial Analyst will provide support in the area of Programme Financial Control and ensuring the integrity of the financials on the programmes. This role will be primarily responsible for supporting our programme teams in the National Security and Defence Division based in the South East of England.

Are you ready for your next career challenge?

At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams in the UK to address some of the most complex problems in defence, government, safety and security, and transportation. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

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

What You’ll Be Doing:

Be a key member of Programme Management Team, supporting Finance Business Partners across multiple programmes
Provide highest level of customer service to all customers and stakeholders
Help to develop, track and update programme baseline including tracking actual costs against baseline, development and overall management of programme Estimate At Complete (EAC)
Support the analysis of programme actuals for accuracy, identifying & correcting errors, and communicating issues to Programme Management to prevent future errors
Assist with producing programme financial customer deliverables
Supporting preparation of financial presentation materials for programme or operational reviews
Support pricing of new business opportunities when required
Help to maintain both short and long term forecasting for corporate metrics (Awards, Revenue, and Operating Income) at the programme level. Support with gathering commentary on variances and of any financial Risks & Opportunities against financial forecast
Provide support for programme billing, cash collection, analysis and clearing of unbilled receivables
Assist with 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

You 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. You will take ownership of decisions made.

What Does Leidos Need From Me?:

Accounting, Finance or Business Studies qualification
Project/programme accounting experience
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Organised, thorough, with attention to detail and good analytical skills
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
Capable of operating to tight schedules in a demanding environment

You Might Also Have:

Pricing/Cost Estimating experience
Demonstrated ability to work proactively to complete work assignments
Recognised accounting qualification, or relevant background with an intention to begin studying towards qualification e.g. CIMA

Clearance Required:

Clearance to Start SC
Clearance for Role SC HO

Salary Range: £24,000 – £28,250 p/a, with potential to increase for truly exceptional performance at assessment

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, childcare vouchers and 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.

Pay Range:

Employment Type Permanent

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