Ocado Group is hiring a

Head of Group Financial Reporting - 12 mths FTC

Hatfield, United Kingdom

This role will involve managing and leading the Reporting and Consolidation teams, reporting to the Group Finance Director. You will be leading  the Finance Department in the preparation of the annual report, half year results and the financial statements of Ocado Group plc’s subsidiary entities under IFRS. This includes, but is not limited to, providing technical advice and guidance, liaising with the Group’s auditors, accounting for the Group’s intercompany arrangements, foreign self-insurance vehicle and a foreign intellectual property company. The candidate will also be responsible for timely filing of the corporation tax returns for all UK companies and assistance with ad hoc financial reporting matters. 

You will also support the Finance Department in ad hoc projects, process improvements, management reporting and other finance related projects driven by the growth of the business.

This position presents the opportunity and challenge of working in a dynamic and exciting environment with one of the fastest growing companies within the FTSE 100.

What you will be doing?

  • Taking responsibility for the year end and half year end financial reporting processes, ensuring accurate financial reporting output in accordance with IFRS
  • Overall responsibility for the timing and accurate preparation of all financial information in the annual report
  • Overall responsibility for the Project Management of the annual report – from design to finished product – including liaising with investor relations, legal, HR and other areas of the business
  • Overseeing the preparation of information for the year end audit and the interim review
  • Responsibility for the audit process, ensure deadlines are met and accurate information is provided to the Group’s auditors on time
  • Overseeing the preparation of the financial statements for the Group’s subsidiaries and ensure filing deadlines are met
  • Overseeing the preparation of monthly control packs as part of the month end process
  • Overseeing the preparation of the quarterly KPI information required for external reporting and liaising with key stakeholders such as Finance Director, Head of Commercial Finance and Investor Relations
  • Own and Lead the Balance Sheet review process including presenting to the Board and stakeholders around the business
  • Presenting technical updates and papers to the Audit Committee
  • Formulating accounting policy, in conjunction with the financial reporting accountant, providing technical advice and guidance to the rest of the business in relation to IFRS accounting treatments of various matters (including advising the business in relation to new commercial contracts
  • Managing the performance and development of the financial reporting and consolidation team
  • Supporting the commercial team in the preparation of monthly, quarterly or budget/forecast information where required
  • Accounting for the Group’s share schemes, advising on treatment of these schemes including the employee’s benefit trust
  • Reviewing and approval of expenses and payments
  • Support ad hoc initiatives such as implementing better financial controls

About you:

  • Qualified ACA/ACCA with 5+ years PQE
  • Strong technical knowledge of IFRS and experience of preparing/auditing financial statements under IFRS
  • Keen interest in technical accounting advancements and its implications in practice
  • Proficient Microsoft Excel skills 
  • Competent Microsoft Word user
  • Some experience of ERP systems (e.g. Oracle Financials)


  • Experience using Hyperion (Planning and Budgeting)
  • Experience in Tax

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.


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…...