Job Type
Full-Time Regular
United Kingdom

Position Summary

Magellan Aerospace, Llay Wrexham has an exciting opportunity for a Graduate Commercial Cost Accountant

  • Full Time Permanent Contract
  • 39 hours per week.
  • Job location: Llay, Wrexham, LL12 0PB.
  • Unionised site – works in partnership with Unite the Union.

Do you share in Magellan’s values? Integrity, Respect, Innovation, Ethics, Collaboration? …look no further! You are a perfect fit for Magellan’s Graduate programme if you are self driven, creative, motivated and have a tenacity to win. This Graduate Programme is a Magellan Aerospace development programme. The programme is designed to develop talent, nurture curiosity and inspire future leaders, enabling Magellan to deliver on its Vision, Mission and Values.

This role requires the provision of financial expertise as applied to customer new bids and renewals, ensuring business growth, margin improvement and robust data for effective decision-making.

Close liaison with the estimating and engineering functions is required in order to derive relevant cost background data and to challenge assumptions made in order to ensure competitiveness. Following successful sales opportunity conversions, analysis of actuals achieved versus forecast / projection is necessary in order to quantify and explain potential variances and for incorporation into a ‘lessons learnt’ bid philosophy.

The Graduate role additionally has an important customer-facing element, both in terms of direct collaboration and in creating quality data & information for the inclusion in customer bids / submission documents. You will be given responsibility and accountability to help you truly develop and reach your potential.

Perks and Benefits

  • A company culture that promotes work life balance
  • Access to mental health support
  • Business performance related bonus
  • Career development opportunities
  • Commitment to continued learning and development
  • Perkbox - includes monthly treats and discounts from selected restaurants, cinemas, shops etc
  • Long Service Awards
  • Enhanced Holiday Entitlement based on length of service
  • Free parking
  • Become a STEM ambassador

Essential Responsibilities


Complete financial and costing activities for customer bid/contract renewal submissions to the Board.


Low cost source business analysis and financial modelling for integrated bids


Generate, provide and maintain complex pricing schedules for submission to customers.


Generate, provide and maintain complex pricing schedules for internal customers.


Perform post award profitability analysis for bids won to ensure adherence to quotation expectations.


Manage the process of pricing customer engineering change requests.


Support internal requests for sales and margin analysis.


Create group revenue budgets including divisional pricing.


Complete customer requests for data such as cost audits and questionnaires.


Perform other appropriate and relevant financial and commercial projects.

Position Requirements

Academic/ Experience:

Magellan are looking for:

  • a degree graduate, 2:1 minimum
  • or applicants with an initial professional work experience between 1 year and maximum 3 years with a strong academic background in the following disciplines:
  • Engineering: Mechanical, Aerospace, Structural, Electrical, Electronic, Software, Systems, Control, Power and Thermal Engineering or related categories;
  • Manufacturing: Manufacturing Engineering, Production Engineering, Industrial Engineering and/or related subjects;
  • Computer Science / IT
  • Business related subjects such as finance, law, HR, etc.
  • Experience in manufacturing and within a similar analytical business partnering position - Preferred but not essential
  • Must have advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Excel, Word and PowerPoint).
  • Knowledge of SAP ERP System is an advantage.
  • CIMA / ACCA qualified or willing to gain membership status if you have Finance Degree

Key Competencies:

  • To be successful in this role you will have a collaborative team approach, excellent written and verbal skills and well developed analytical skills.
  • Inquisitive
  • Drive for results and decision making
  • Tenacious/ tenacity to win
  • Able to work well with and communicate effectively to all levels within the business
  • Problem solving and organisational skills
  • Trustworthiness & ethics – Magellan Values: Integrity, Respect, Innovation, Ethics, Collaboration

Other skills/Abilities


  • Critical thinking and problem solving.
  • Teamwork and collaboration.
  • Professionalism and strong work ethic.
  • Oral and written communications skills.


  • Good communication skills.
  • Critical thinking.
  • Working well in a team.
  • Self-motivation.
  • Being flexible.
  • Determination and persistence.
  • Being a quick learner.
  • Good time management.

Personal Attributes:

  • Teamwork
  • Communication and Interpersonal Skills
  • Analytical Skills
  • Dependability and a Strong Work Ethic
  • Maturity and a Professional Attitude
  • Adaptability and Flexibility
  • Good Personality.

About us:

Magellan Aerospace is a global, integrated aerospace company that provides complex assemblies and systems solutions to aircraft and engine manufacturers, defence and space agencies worldwide. The organization officially adopted the name “Magellan Aerospace Corporation” in 1996; deriving it from the intrepid explorer Ferdinand Magellan. His global exploits at the turn of the 15th century established a number of firsts, so the company’s vision has been to carry this same legacy into the future of the aerospace industry.

At Magellan, we have over 80 years of collective knowledge and experience in the aerospace industry, and believe one truth: People create value. Employees are our greatest resource in working towards a successful future, and together we build professional relationships that thrive. We know that personal development is fundamental to the success of every individual, and every individual is fundamental to the success of our business, so we invest in our employees and provide excellent career progression opportunities. When you are part of Magellan, you are part of the team!

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