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Project Accountant

Requisition ID: R10068365

  • Category IconCategory: Business Management
  • Location IconLocation: Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
  • Citizenship IconCitizenship Required: United Kingdom Citizenship
  • Clearance IconClearance Type: Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS)
  • Telecommute IconTelecommute: Yes-May consider hybrid teleworking for this position
  • Travel IconTravel Required: No
  • Positions IconPositions Available: 1

At Northrop Grumman, our employees have incredible opportunities to work on revolutionary systems that impact people's lives around the world today, and for generations to come. Our pioneering and inventive spirit has enabled us to be at the forefront of many technological advancements in our nation's history - from the first flight across the Atlantic Ocean, to stealth bombers, to landing on the moon. We look for people who have bold new ideas, courage and a pioneering spirit to join forces to invent the future, and have fun along the way. Our culture thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work — and we have an insatiable drive to do what others think is impossible. Our employees are not only part of history, they're making history.

Your Opportunity to Define Possible. Our Opportunity to Deliver the Nation’s Security. Together.

Salary: £39,000 - £55,000

Role clearance type: UK-Security Cleared (SC). Clearance not required to start

Location:  Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom

About Your Opportunity:

This role reports to the operating unit finance manager and is required to provide expertise and experience to an existing project finance team supporting growing packages of work. The role will have both an internal and external focus and will suit a proactive person who seeks out continuous improvement in processes and can challenge when required. The candidate will have the opportunity to engage with a wide range of stakeholders and add real value to the business.

Your Benefits:

  • Flexible working schedules - we offer flexible and hybrid working arrangements. Talk to us at the application stage about any scheduling preferences you may have.
  • Flexible Benefits Package – choose which NGUKL benefits you want to satisfy your personal needs. Core Benefits provided for you are Healthcare, Dental, Life Assurance and Pension. Benefits you can flex include Critical Illness Cover, Health Cash Plan, and Health Assessments.
  • Employee Incentive Programme – exceptional performance is recognised through our annual incentive programme which is awarded to top performers who excel
  • Career Development – opportunity for ongoing professional development and career growth opportunities

Your Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for financial analysis of balance sheet & p&l across business area
  • Providing assurance that internal & external policies and deadlines are being achieved
  • Process, understand and share insight on large quantities of data
  • Providing support to existing finance team to ensure accuracy of project finances
  • Leading new bid pricing for a range of customers
  • Creating and maintaining stakeholder reports

Your Experience:

  • Experience of bid pricing involvement desirable
  • Ability to investigate ERP balances & provide challenge to business
  • 3 years + experience in similar role
  • Experience with SAP desirable
  • CIMA/ACCA/ICEAW qualified, or part qualified with experience

Your Future Team:

  • Join a direct team of 7 that are fully engaged in achieving our business and customer goals
  • Part of a wider business management team of 70 staff bringing great collaboration and support.
  • A varied and interesting role with definite opportunity for career growth
  • Be part of a supportive team who want to improve and grow together!
  • We’re enjoying being back in the office together (hybrid) and scheduling our regular socials
  • We engage with a wide group of non-financial stakeholders including project teams.

“Team goal; to ensure our business & customers receive the best support whilst enjoying the journey” - Andrew – Cyber & Intelligence OU Finance Manager @ Northrop Grumman UK

We believe that creating a team that values diversity and fosters inclusion is essential to great performance. We know the best ideas come from diversity of thought, background, perspective, culture, gender, race, age and many other elements. We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from communities currently under-represented within our industry. We treat everyone with respect and foster safe and inclusive environments.

About Our Responsibilities:

Our customers operate in unique environments which offer new and exciting challenges every day, cultivating a place where you can learn and thrive, working alongside the best minds in industry. We’ll give you space to develop your career, where your ideas can shape the future of our dynamic business. 

We promote collaboration to achieve more than we could imagine, together. And within a respectful and inspirational environment, we value what you say and do.

Apply for a finance role that supports real world improvements in global security with excellent growth opportunities!

How to Apply:

Interested in our opportunity?

Yes – then simply submit your application online. Your application will be reviewed by one of our expert recruiters who’ll then respond advising you of the outcome and next steps for successful candidates.

Possibly, I’d like to find out more – then connect direct with, our recruitment business partner who will be happy to support you with any enquires.

Background checks and potentially security clearance form part of the recruitment process, our team will inform you of the procedures when required.

Northrop Grumman UK:

Work with a global brand that makes a real contribution to our nation’s security and future. At Northrop Grumman UK, the brightest minds come together to push the boundaries and Define Possible. As leaders in the digital transformation of Aerospace, Defence and Intelligence we are providing ground-breaking outcomes for our customers.

Find out more:


Northrop Grumman is committed to equality and diversity in our workplace. Northrop Grumman provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to an individual's protected status, including race/ethnic origin, color, nationality, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender, gender identity/expression, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, marriage/civil partnership, pregnancy/maternity, religion or belief, creed, age, disability, genetic information, or any other protected status or characteristic.

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What's great about
Northrop Grumman

  1. Be part of a culture that thrives on intellectual curiosity, cognitive diversity and bringing your whole self to work.
  2. Use your skills to build and deliver innovative tech solutions that protect the world and shape a better future.
  3. Enjoy benefits like work-life balance, education assistance and paid time off.

Did you know?

Northrop Grumman leads the industry team for NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, the largest, most complex and powerful space telescope ever built. Launched in December 2021, the telescope incorporates innovative design, advanced technology, and groundbreaking engineering, and will fundamentally alter our understanding of the universe.