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Job #: R-00074691
Location: Bedfordshire, GB
Category: Operations Finance
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Civil

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Description

Job Description:

This person will serve a pivotal role in financial planning and decision support, working across all departments to provide a wide range of financial and decision support information to senior management. The responsibilities will include the oversight and preparation of budgets, forecasts, month-end reporting and analysis, operational and management reporting, trend analysis, and ad hoc analysis to support management decision-making. He or she will review actuals vs. forecasts, investigate material variances, develop tools for improving the forecasting and actual results and roll them out to the executive and management team. The ideal candidate for this position will have a strong Financial & Accounting background, have a good understanding of overall business operations and will enjoy working on very complex and critical projects.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:

  • Planning process – Direct the compilation of the plans and present analyses of forecasted amounts in relation to actual results and previous forecasts, and expectations. Highlight and understand major assumptions and their effects on the budget/forecast. Perform sensitivity analyses to assess reasonable range of outcomes.

  • Financial modeling – Prepare comprehensive financial models with an integrated set of financial statements, assumptions (such as revenue, margins, SG&A spend, working capital requirements and cash) that align to KPI metrics. Analyze past results and future outcomes in conjunction with market analyses to develop recommendations for changes in model assumptions. Perform sensitivity analyses to assess reasonable range of outcomes.

  • Financial analysis and reporting– Present analyses on the businesses actual results, forecasts and trends. Develop and maintain reports to be shared with Senior leadership highlighting key metrics and variances to previous forecast along with key opportunities and risks. Trends must also be identified, often by thorough data analysis. Expectation for this individual to identify cost savings opportunities for the Company. Financial analysis also encompasses leveraging tools to quickly access data and present meaningful, concise information.

  • Business analysis – analyses to support in depth under standing of the core contributors of the product and service structured business model in order to assist key management decisions to maximize financial performance. This level of analysis is needed to support in depth understanding of indirect costs including shared costs amongst the UK Aviation and General automation divisions.

  • Process improvement – Continuously develop systems and processes. Evaluate current processes, identify best practices, develop plans to reach goals and implement improvements.

  • Project support and ad hoc requests – Projects may include return on investment analyses for major projects and other financial analysis.

  • Functional support and ad hoc requests – Projects and other analysis as required by Functional Organizations, examples such as Operations, Human Resources, Sales & Marketing, Facilities, Contracts, Engineering.

Skills & Attributes

  • Experience within manufacturing and distribution industries involving international footprints

  • Exceptional data analysis and reporting capabilities

  • Advanced Excel skill including writing, editing and troubleshooting

  • Strong partner building skills

  • Highly organized work style and a project manager mindset

  • Proactive and strong time management skills

  • Working knowledge accounting, forecasting, planning, and business systems

  • High volume data compilation and report writing experience

  • Efficient, analytical, and accurate

Experience

  • Strong experience of FP&A

Qualifications

  • Degree level with an accounting qualification or equivalent

CIMA qualified

Pay Range:

Covid Guidance

In order to enter Leidos facilities in the U.S. and to attend Leidos events outside our facilities, employees are required to be vaccinated for COVID-19 or maintain proof of a negative COVID-19 test within 96 hours of entry. In addition, we are receiving guidance from certain customers that onsite contractor personnel will need to be fully vaccinated to access customer facilities. If you are not vaccinated, please consider getting your COVID-19 vaccination as soon as possible. If you have any questions, please contact your Talent Acquisition POC. 

About Leidos

Leidos is a Fortune 500® technology, engineering, and science solutions and services leader working to solve the world’s toughest challenges in the defense, intelligence, civil, and health markets. The company’s 43,000 employees support vital missions for government and commercial customers. Headquartered in Reston, Virginia, Leidos reported annual revenues of approximately $13.7 billion for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2021. For more information, visit www.Leidos.com.

Pay and Benefits

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.

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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 [email protected].

Commitment to Diversity

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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