BAE Systems

Investment Accountant

BAE Systems
18 Oct 2021
01 Nov 2021
Siobhan McMullan
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Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Qualified accountant

Investment Accountant

Are you a highly motivated individual and who would like to get involved in the detail of data processing, as well as the analytical review of balances? We currently have an Investment Accountant vacancy for at our site in London.

As an Investment Accountant, you will support monthly management accounts processes and records for public market, private equity and property assets. You will be dealing with relatively high volume data sets, and applying appropriate transaction level controls to them, and operating at a summary level where more analytical skills are required to control and explain financial records.

You will be required to understand the principles of investment accounting across a diverse range of assets including equities, bonds, PE funds, Alternatives, Derivatives and Real Estate. These are complex and specialist areas and the role holder is not required to be an expert for all asset classes but will need a level understanding.

This role will provide you with opportunity to grow, working within a small inclusive team which will support autonomy.

Your main responsibilities as an Investment Accountant will involve:

  • Producing monthly balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Supporting monthly analytical reviews to provide assurance that the accounting records fairly state the Scheme's financial position
  • Completing appropriate reconciliations from the general ledger to 3rd party records
  • Supporting in the monthly, quarterly and yearly reporting
  • Processing of monthly journals in a timely, efficient and accurate manner, analysing data for any errors and reporting to the Financial Controller
  • Analysing asset valuations to identify and address any risks of stale or otherwise inaccurate pricing
  • Ad-hoc analysis as required

Your skills and qualifications:

  • Part/Newly Qualified Accountant (ACCA/CIMA/ACA)

  • Proven experience with supporting in completing month end close for liquid assets, primarily equities and bonds, but also cash and derivatives, and for a diverse portfolio of private assets (PE, Alternatives and direct Property)

What we're looking for in you:

You will be articulate, confident and have the ability to work in a team and build effective working relationships.

Location: Burwood House, London

Salary: £42500 + depending on skills and experience

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.

At BAE Systems we are committed to supporting work life balance for all our employees and embrace a range of modern working practices, which aim to enhance flexibility for individuals whilst also enabling business performance. Flexibility provisions vary by role, but include; hybrid working arrangements, flexible working patterns and shift working.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems is one of the world's leading global defence, security and aerospace companies. We work at the cutting edge of technology, creating more than 100 new inventions every year for customers in over 100 countries.

Head Office

If you'd like to make a real difference where it counts, BAE Systems is the place for you.

From keeping soldiers, sailors and pilots safe to helping countries prosper, from developing the next generation of supersonic aircraft to investing in the next generation of super-smart talent - at BAE Systems, we work together to give our customers an essential edge in protecting the things that really matter. Lives, livelihoods, ways of life.

As part of the Head Office team, you'll be at the heart of this endeavour - working closely with our air, maritime, land and cyber and intelligence businesses to support our customers around the world.

Join us and you'll be encouraged and rewarded to excel in this important work. Apply your talent where it counts.

At BAE we want to be the leading employer in defence and security for valuing diversity and inclusion. We care about difference in all forms and want to create an inclusive environment where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential.

We welcome candidates from all backgrounds and particularly from sections of the community who are currently under-represented within our industry, including women, people from ethnic minorities, people with disabilities and LGBTQ+ individuals. We also want to be a preferred home for veterans and reservists.

For more information on our Diversity & Inclusion work, please click here.

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 organisation.

Due to the volume of applications we receive, we sometimes close our vacancies early. It is therefore advisable to apply as early as possible if you would like to be considered for a role with BAE Systems.

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