The Senior Financial Accountant supports the Security Detection and Automation (SD&A) business, which was acquired by the Leidos group in 2020. The role reports into and closely supports the SD&A controller as part of a team of 6, which is itself part of a larger EMEA accounting function.
This is an exciting opportunity for a technically strong accountant to join a Fortune 500 technology innovations company with global growth ambition that operates through over 400 locations in 30 countries.
The role has responsibility for the timely and accurate preparation of the UKGAAP accounts for the SD&A UK legal entities. It is also the lead for audit and compliance activity, and supports various process and controls projects as they arise. In addition the successful candidate can expect to become an integral part of the SD&A controller team with input and influence across all finance processes including month end close.
The successful candidate will be a qualified accountant and have a strong technical accounting background, with experience of preparing UKGAAP financial statements and operating in a large multinational company.
The role is designated as a non-office based position, although there is likely to be regular travel required to the Bedford hub facility.
Support the SD&A controller in all aspects of SD&A accounting, including oversight of the month end close, VAT workbook reviews and revenue accounting.
Delivery of accurate and timely UKGAAP (FRS102) based Statutory Accounts for 2 UK legal entities (Leidos Security Detection and Automation Ltd, and Leidos Industrial Engineers Ltd).
Support the SD&A Branch Accountant with delivery of the local GAAP accounts for other entities across the EMEA region.
Responsible for general controls compliance across SD&A UK, including:
Internal audit point of contact
Maintaining the SOX, SAO, COO and other control schedules
Continuous review of SD&A controls and proposing and driving updates and improvements across the business
Monitoring and ensuring compliance with USGAAP, UKGAAP and Leidos accounting policies
Lead for external audit activities
Support the SD&A Controller and act as lead to proactively drive process improvement projects across the SD&A business
Skills and experience:
Experience of working in a multinational company
Experience of preparing UKGAAP financial statements and co-ordinating the delivery of internal and external audit requests
Strong analytical and system skills
Proactive continuous improvement mentality
Pay Range:Pay Range £39,000.00 - £49,700.00 - £60,300.00
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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.
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