We are recruiting for a Senior Finance Accountant to come and join us on a perm basis. You will be responsible for the activities of the Accounting (Logistics) team (12) to deliver all month-end requirements.

What will you be doing:

  • Managing a team of ten to undertake monthly accounting and month-end close activities including: processing journal entries/allocations and the preparation of key reporting on the group’s financial performance to the period-end close timelines
  • Responsible for the preparation of robust P&L’s and month-end packs, substantiating account/general ledger balances and providing first level commentary
  • Presenting monthly financial results to key stakeholders and highlighting risks and opportunities
  • Ensuring Balance Sheet reconciliations have been completed to an excellent standard, in a timely manner and have been subjected to a robust review process
  • Supporting in the half year and year end process and ensuring audit requests are dealt with swiftly
  • Raising issues with senior management and helping resolve them
  • Ensure accounting policies set by the in-house technical team are implemented and adhered to
  • Line management of the team and setting smart objectives to aid the success of the team
  • Continuously reviewing and ensuring the team is set up for success
  • Proactively identifying problems and opportunities to standardise, streamline/improve processes and analysis and improve accuracy
  • Support the management team to drive process governance and measure process effectiveness

About you

  • Relevant financial qualifications (ACA, ACCA, CIMA) and understanding of relevant regulatory environments
  • An understanding of core financial processes and relevant systems
  • Knowledge of accounting, tax and reporting standards & principles
  • Experience in a fast-paced similar sized environment
  • Experience in delivering great customer / user experience (desirable)
  • Line management experience
  • Ability to set and achieve stretch goals prioritise tasks and work closely with colleagues
  • Ability to complete work to a high standard whilst identifying opportunities for further improvement
  • Mindset to own and drive their development plans: to improve their technical and soft skills and their understanding of the business
  • Possess strong attention to detail; able to provide accurate and timely data/reporting
  • Possesses good presentation skills
  • Adaptability to change and positive mindset

About Ocado Group 

When our journey started, we were all about changing the way people shop for groceries. 20 years later, we’re a FTSE 100 business developing our own ground breaking technology, opening multiple sites at an accelerating rate and engaging in exciting new business partnerships around the world!

Transforming an industry means also transforming the way we do business. As we continually develop new technologies and customer propositions, we’re looking for the brightest talents to lead us into the next stage of our evolution: enhancing our capabilities, inspiring our teams and developing new ways of working.

Only a 20 minute commute from London King’s Cross and with a free shuttle bus provided from Hatfield Station to the office.

Benefits 

Ocado employee experience is very important to us. As well as keeping a smile on your face with weekly massages, a games room, coffee shop, weekly food samples and amazing food hall to satisfy your daily breakfast and lunch taste buds..All Ocado employees are offered a benefits package of - 25 days holiday, 15% discount on your weekly ocado shop, pension, share options, discounts on gym memberships and much much more….

Our values: we’re in it together, we are proud of what we do, we can be even better…...

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