An opportunity has arisen to join BAE Systems as Director of Group Reporting based in Farnborough.
As a Director of Group Reporting, you will be reporting to the Director (Financial Control and Reporting) and leading a department of twelve staff members.
This role will provide you with the chance to lead and shape financial reporting activities at a senior level, as well as the chance to work for one of the largest defence
Your main responsibilities as a Director of Group Reporting will involve:
Leading the preparation of the Group’s interim and final published consolidated statutory accounts, including ownership of the Annual Report and liaison with the Group’s external auditors
Leading the preparation of the Group’s monthly consolidated management accounts, including review of financial information and commentaries for inclusion in the monthly Chief Executive’s Report
Leading the preparation of the UK GAAP statutory accounts for the Group’s UK subsidiaries and a project to transition those subsidiaries to reporting under IFRS from 2015
Ensuring compliance with the latest developments in IFRS, UK GAAP
and company law, and providing technical accounting guidance to the business in respect of new accounting standards and ad hoc developments
Maintaining a focus on strong internal controls and developing further the department’s processes to ensure consistent compliance with the BAE Systems Financial Controls Framework
Leading the maintenance and development of the Hyperion Financial Management consolidation system
Leading and developing a team of accountants, including involvement in recruitment activities
Leading ad hoc finance-based project work, including the reporting of business acquisitions and disposals
Your skills and qualifications as a Director of Group Reporting:
ACA qualified accountant (or equivalent qualification)
Post-qualification experience either working in a ‘Big 4’ accounting firm at Senior Manager/Director level or a high profile listed group reporting department
Experience of consolidations and listed group reporting
Up-to-date technical knowledge and experience of IFRS and UK GAAP
Experience of Hyperion Financial Management
What we're looking for in you:
You will be a proactive and confident self-starter with excellent analytical and communication skills. As a strong team player, you will be able to manage and motivate a team to deliver to a consistently high standard. You will also be expected to demonstrate the potential for promotion within the Group.
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, childcare vouchers, Cycle2work and many local and national employee discounts. Some employees may also be eligible for an annual incentive.
BAE Systems is one of the world’s leading global defence
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.