Ocado Group is hiring a

Financial Accountant - Country Analyst (6 mth FTC)

Hatfield, United Kingdom

A great opportunity for a newly qualified Finance professional looking to progress within Group Reporting, this role will report to one of our Senior Financial Accountants. 

The Country Analyst team is responsible for the overseas entities of Ocado Group to ensure that their results are correctly recorded and uploaded into the Group’s accounting system and are compliant with group policies.  The team is also responsible for managing activities related to the Group’s overseas entities, including monitoring of loan relationships and adherence to service agreements. 

In this role you will need to build rapport and liaise regularly with the wider finance function and our Directors and Heads of Finance in Commercial Finance.

What you will be doing?

  • Periodic reporting of results of each overseas entity to a deadline, including for each entity: checks and balances, upload to GL, run consolidation process, matching and elimination of related intercompany balances, uploading of entities fixed assets.
  • Reconciliation of balances owed by/to overseas entities.
  • Acting as business partner to the Technology and Solutions teams for all matters related to their overseas entities.
  • Control and monitoring of activities relating to overseas entities, including monitoring and set up of loans to the entities, arranging landlord deposits, monitoring cash balances, transfer pricing compliance and adherence to service agreements.
  • Assisting in the review, maintenance and enhancement of the financial control environment of each entity.
  • Assisting with the setup of accounting for new overseas entities.
  • Maintaining the accounting records of certain overseas entities.
  • Assistance with the audit of the overseas entities and provision of information to the Group’s auditors.
  • Mentoring and assisting junior members of the team

About you

Essential:

  • Newly qualified or close to being qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA)
  • Strong academics; minimum 2.2 at degree level; High grades at A level
  • Proficient Microsoft Excel skills
  • Competent Microsoft Word user
  • Experience of ERP systems (e.g. Oracle Financials, SAP)

Desirable:

  • Experience of transfer pricing arrangements

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 + the option to buy an additional 3 via salary sacrifice, 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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