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Job #: R-00073751
Location: London, GB
Category: Accounting
Schedule (FT/PT): Full Time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: Yes, 100%
Clearance Required: Other Clearance


Job Description:

Accounting Analyst 

Level: P2

Salary Range: £26,000 - £32,500 p/a, with potential to increase for truly exceptional performance at assessment

Looking for an opportunity to make an impact?..

We are in search of an Accounting Analyst to join our team on a 6 month fixed term contract.

Are you ready for your next career challenge?

At Leidos, we deliver innovative solutions through the efforts of our diverse and talented people who are dedicated to our customers’ success. We empower our teams in the UK to address some of the most complex problems in defence, government, safety and security, and transportation. Everything we do is built on a commitment to do the right thing for our customers, our people, and our community. Our Mission, Vision, and Values guide the way we do business.

If this sounds like the kind of environment where you can thrive, keep reading!

Role Overview

Reporting into the Leidos Europe Company Accountant as part of the Leidos UK Accounting team this role requires an enthusiastic individual with good attention to detail to take on all aspects of accounting, an essential part of the finance process. 

You will be required complete all related tasks including calculation and posting of revenue adjustments, month end journal preparation, balance sheet reconciliations and adhoc accounting tasks as they arise.

The ideal person will have the ability to work remotely within a dispersed team, taking a task and seeing it through to completion with minimal support, working with and supporting internal customers and maintaining Leidos standards and controls.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of accurate and timely revenue adjustments using the Costpoint system
  • Support the company accountant with month end close tasks
  • Preparation and posting of month end journals, such as prepayments, depreciation, other adjustments  
  • Support the Company Accountant on LCST close issues and resolution of queries with AP, payroll, customer billing  and any other accounting tasks 
  • Support the annual statutory accounts external audit, and any internal audits when they arise
  • Deputise for the company accountant on various LCST finance calls  

Skills Required:

  • Previous experience of month-end close, journals and balance sheet reconciliations using an accounting system
  • Knowledge of and comfort using Microsoft Office programmes – Excel, Word and PowerPoint to an intermediate level
  • Ability to learn and adapt to new systems and processes
  • The ability to communicate, negotiate and influence effectively
  • Strong attention to detail and process controls mentality

You Might Also Have:

  • AAT or equivalent an advantage
  • Previous experience of working in a multi-national company environment
  • Comfortable liaising with senior finance and non-finance up to director level

Clearance Required:

  • Clearance to Start BPSS
  • Clearance for Role BPSS

What do we do for you?:
At Leidos we are PASSIONATE about customer success, UNITED as a team and INSPIRED to make a difference. We offer meaningful and engaging careers, a collaborative culture, and support for your career goals, all while nurturing a healthy work-life balance.
We provide an employment package that attracts, develops and retains only the best in talent. Our reward scheme includes:
•    Contributory Pension Scheme
•    Private Medical Insurance
•    33 days Annual Leave (including public and privilege holidays)
•    Access to Flexible benefits (including life assurance, health schemes, childcare vouchers and cycle to work scheme)

•    Dynamic Working:

Commitment to Diversity:

We welcome applications from every part of the community and are committed to a truly diverse and inclusive culture.  We foster a sense of belonging, welcoming all perspectives and contributions, and providing equal access to opportunities and resources for everyone. If you have a disability or need any reasonable adjustments during the application and selection stages please let us know, and we will respond in a way that best fits your needs.

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