Group Reporting Manager

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Group Reporting Manager

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

As Group Reporting Manager, you will report to the Director of Group Reporting and manage a team of c.7 accountants, supporting the preparation and delivery of the Group’s internal and external financial reporting.

This role will provide you with the ability to develop your skills and experience as a manager and coach and mentor others in their career at BAE Systems. The high profile nature of the role will enable you to work with key senior stakeholders across the business and gain a broad understanding of the Group Finance function in a complex listed plc environment.

Your main responsibilities as a Group Reporting Manager will involve:

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

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

Project managing the preparation of the statutory accounts for the Group’s UK subsidiaries under FRS 101;

Ensuring compliance with the latest developments in IFRS and company law, and be a primary contact for technical accounting queries from across the Group;

Maintaining a focus on strong internal controls and develop further the Group Reporting department’s processes to ensure consistent compliance with best practice;

Managing and develop a team of accountants, including involvement in recruitment activities; and

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

Your skills and qualifications:


Chartered Accountant with extensive relevant post-qualification experience

Proven experience in a similar group reporting manager position for similar size organisation or have worked in a similar role looking to develop into a managerial position

Experience of complex, multi-currency consolidations and listed group reporting

Deep technical knowledge 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 that of others; the ability to meet strict deadlines; the ability to motivate, coach and manage others; and promote the role of Group within the organisation to key stakeholders.

Location: Farnborough

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.

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.

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.

We welcome applications from all suitably qualified people.

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.