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Job #: R-00013230
Location: Farnborough
Category: Program Financial Control
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: Other Clearance
Referral Eligibility: Ineligible
Group: Civil

Job Description:

Leidos are a growing company delivering innovative technology and solutions focused on safeguarding critical capabilities and transformation in frontline services, our work in the United Kingdom includes addressing some of the most complex problems in defence, healthcare, government, safety and security, and transportation.

https://www.leidos.com/company/global/uk-europe

We are looking for a General Ledger Accountant ​to backfill activities arising due to a member of the accounting team taking maternity leave, and is expected to last for 1 year.

The General Ledger Accountant reports into the UK Controller and provides general ledger accounting support for the Leidos UK operations.

The role is focussed on payroll accounting and monthend close activities.

Key responsibilities:

Payroll accounting
  • Under the supervision of the Senior General Ledger Accountant, prepare the monthend payroll journals and related balance sheet reconciliations
  • Analysis of payroll costs

Monthend support
  • Provide general monthend support including journal posting and analysis

Balance sheet reconciliation
  • Prepare balance sheet reconciliations


Other ad hoc support
  • Support the billing and revenue team in transacting customer invoices and booking monthend entries for revenue
  • Audit support as required


Skills Required
  • Experienced in using Microsoft Excel
  • Team player but able to work independently and proactively
  • Good time management with the ability to achieve deadlines
  • Recognised accounting qualification, or studying towards qualification e.g. AAT


What do we do for you?

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
  • 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)


Leidos is a Fortune 500® information technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world's toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, homeland security, civil, and health markets. The company's 32,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $10.19 billion for the fiscal year ended December 28, 2018. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com .

Pay and benefits are fundamental to any career decision. That's why we craft compensation packages that reflect the importance of the work we do for our customers. Employment benefits include competitive compensation, Health and Wellness programs, Income Protection, Paid Leave and Retirement. More details are available here .

Leidos will never ask you to provide payment-related information at any part of the employment application process. And Leidos will communicate with you only through emails that are sent from a Leidos.com email address. If you receive an email purporting to be from Leidos that asks for payment-related information or any other personal information, please report the email to spam.leidos@leidos.com .

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, ethnicity, age, national origin, citizenship, religion, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, pregnancy, family structure, marital status, ancestry, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran or military status, or any other basis prohibited by law. Leidos will also consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories consistent with relevant laws.

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