BAE Systems

Group Reporting Accountant

BAE Systems
Farnborough, Hampshire
29 Oct 2020
12 Nov 2020
Siobhan McMullan
Approved employers
Approved employer
Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Group Reporting Accountant

We currently have a vacancy for a Group Reporting Accountant at our Head Office site in Farnborough.

As a Group Reporting Accountant, you will report to the Group Reporting Manager and be part of the team responsible for the accurate and timely production of the Group's internal and external financial reporting.

This role will provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills and experience in the group reporting team of a leading listed plc, and to understand how the broader plc Group Finance function operates.

Your main responsibilities as a Group Reporting Accountant will involve:

Supporting the preparation of the Group's half-year and full-year published consolidated statutory accounts, including liaison with the Group's external auditors

Supporting the preparation of the Group's monthly consolidated management accounts, including preparation of financial information and review of commentaries for inclusion in the monthly Chief Executive's Report

Preparation of statutory accounts for certain of the Group's UK subsidiaries under FRS 101

Researching the latest developments in IFRS and company law

Undertaking ad hoc finance-based project work, including the reporting of business acquisitions and disposals

Your skills and qualifications:


Chartered Accountant

Experience of consolidations and listed group reporting

Strong technical knowledge and experience of IFRS and FRS 101


Experience of Hyperion Financial Management

Proven experience working for one of the Big 4 accounting firms

What we're looking for in you:

To be successful in this position and future roles within BAE Systems you will possess a number of soft skills, these include but are not limited to: being proactive in your approach to achieving goals and day to day duties; being confident in your approach to work; strong analytical and communication skills; stakeholder management capabilities; good attention to detail, the ability to prioritise your workload and meet strict deadlines; and the ability to motivate yourself and others.

Location: Farnborough

Grade: GG11

Salary: Competitive

Benefits: Our employees receive an excellent benefits package which includes a competitive pension scheme, enhanced annual leave allowance and a Company contributed Share Incentive Plan. We also offer a range of additional benefits such as flexible working, an employee assistance programme, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.

We recognise that an inclusive and diverse workplace - where all employees feel respected, valued and able to achieve their full potential - is vitally important. Not only does it inspire creativity and collaboration, it's good for business. We celebrate our differences and believe our diverse skills, abilities and perspectives strengthen our culture and our overall performance.

Please be aware that many roles working for BAE Systems will be subject to both security and export control restrictions. These restrictions mean that factors including your nationality, any previous nationalities you have held, and/or your place of birth may limit those roles that you can perform for the organisations.

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