Date posted: 20 Jan 2022

Securing success in some of the world’s most demanding environments isn’t just down to Chelton’s failsafe, pioneering technology. From aerospace and defence communications through to navigation and electronic warfare, it’s all driven by the people behind it.

Aerospace and defence equipment wouldn’t be able to operate if it wasn’t for avionic manufacturers like Chelton. We pride ourselves on working with customers and being attuned to industry trends to expand the possibilities of aerospace and defence and give our customers a helping hand in achieving mission success. Working in challenging environments, producing failsafe technology with smart thinking – it’s just what we do. But we couldn’t do it without the Chelton A-team.

Reporting to the Senior Finance Business Partner, the Assistant Management Accountant will assist with cost analysis, bids and sales, reporting requirements and support the business areas as required ensuring adherence to finance procedures & policies. 

This varied role comes with the expectation that you will deputise for the Senior Finance Business Partner. To be successful, you will be able to demonstrate a track record of working to strict deadlines, be analytical and investigative by nature, a natural problem solver, prepared to work in a fluid environment and would potentially suit someone from an audit background. 

This role will be based at our headquarters in Marlow, Buckinghamshire.

Salary £45,000 to £50,000 DOE


  • Costing & Stock
    • Annual Costing Analysis and update of standard costs for products (bought & manufactured)
    • Approval of cost estimates
    • Generate / support Standard Product Costing analysis
    • Obsolescence, scrap and stock adjustment control within the production areas.
    • Material cost analysis , variances and subsequent management reporting
    • Creation and steering of material costs planning for Budget and Forecast Profit & loss and balance sheet.
  • Time Booking
    • Working with production to ensure routings for operations are accurate and to make necessary changes
    • Analysis & management of indirect time booking requirements – mainly Engineering & Projects
  • Bid & Sales Support
    • Revenue and Cost of Sales analysis and control.
    • Reporting Requirement
    • Generation and Control of accounts for all stock, raw material, work-in-progress and finished goods to satisfy legal obligations and Group reporting standards.
    • Reporting & presentation of all accounting information to key stakeholders.
    • Ensuring financial information and recommendations are clear and transparent to business at all levels to continually improve quality of deliverables to improve management decision making.

Person Specification

  • A management accountant who is part-qualified or newly qualified (ACCA/CIMA preferred)
  • Standard Costing experience within a manufacturing environment
  • Willingness to take activities and projects from the Senior Finance Business Partner and see them through to conclusion
  • Ability to spot issues before they arise and resolve them
  • Ability to explain finance concepts with non finance personnel
  • Team player
  • Able to prioritise activities and work on own initiative to identify and resolve issues.
  • Excellent Excel skills

It would be advantageous if you had:

  • Understanding of ERP systems and SQL databases
  • Experience gained from a regulated industry or manufacturing environment


  • Competitive salary 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays, with the opportunity to buy and sell leave
  • Bonus
  • Private medical insurance
  • Flexible benefits scheme
  • Pension contribution matched up to 8%
  • Employee Assistance Programme 

No two days are ever the same at Chelton, you’ll constantly be faced with new challenges to overcome. From the very beginning, you will be able to take full ownership and accountability to see products through to success. After all, where would we be if it wasn’t for the people behind the products?

If you’re looking to leave your mark on the world, why not choose the exhilarating world of aerospace and defence and better yet, join Chelton for your chance to innovate, create and excite.