Group Accountant

Job Locations UK-London
Job ID
# of Openings
Business Entity
Octopus Group
Permanent Full-Time


About Octopus


At Octopus we’re transforming the industries we operate in and improving the lives of millions of people. We’ve built market-leading positions in a number of specialist sectors, including smaller company financing, renewable energy, healthcare and property finance. We employ over 500 people and manage more than £6 billion on behalf of more than 50,000 investors. Our products don’t just help real people solve real life problems, they also make a positive impact on the world around us.


The Octopus Group incorporates Octopus Energy, Octopus Healthcare, Octopus Investments, Octopus Property, Octopus Ventures and Octopus Labs. Our aim is to have an impact in everything we do, and to make a vital contribution to the UK economy by helping people, companies and institutions generate wealth. And we’re always on the look-out for smart, talented people who share our values.


About the role


As the Group Financial Accountant you will join the Group Finance team consisting of a Group Finance Manager and Group Finance Director. You will join a team which is responsibility for the Group Reporting of a fast growing group of companies with a diverse investment base.


Essential Job Functions

  • Input into the collation of monthly financial results for all subsidiaries and associates within the Octopus Capital Group (including KPIs and variance analysis).
  • Input into the preparation of the monthly Octopus Capital Board pack – which outlines how all subsidiaries are performing verses budget.
  • Input into the preparation of the annual statutory accounts of Octopus Capital Limited and other subsidiaries which are considered to be ‘Group’ subsidiaries – and liaison with group auditors.
  • Assist with the preparation of acquisition accounting and related integration of new subsidiaries into Octopus’s group reporting processes.
  • Liaison with the Octopus Investments Finance team for input re all Group matters which interact with the Octopus Investments Finance team.
  • Preparation of monthly balance sheet reconciliations for all balances held by Octopus Capital ‘Group’ entities.
  • Responsible for the Octopus Group intercompany reconciliation process
  • Octopus Group Finance recharges – ensuring ‘Group’ costs are rechargeable where possible .
  • Input into the preparation of annual tax computations relating for Octopus ‘Group’ entities.
  • Preparation of bank covenant reporting where appropriate
  • Input into the implementation of new group consolidation software – to be accessed remotely by all subsidiaries for periodic reporting and consolidation, and once implemented – ensuring this system remains fit for purpose as the ‘Group’ continues to grow.


Job Specific Experience/Technical Skills/Abilities

  • Qualified Accountant ACA – with previous consolidation experience.
  • Detailed knowledge of accounting standards, especially relating to group consolidations under FRS 102.
  • Strong analytical, excel and presentation skills
  • Experience of reporting to senior management and working with a wide range of stakeholders

Our Values 


Be helpful

Random acts of kindness make the workplace a better place. So, go out of your way to be helpful, and give people reasons to smile.


Be straightforward
Life is complicated enough. Don’t make it harder for yourself, or for others. Sometimes the simplest approach works wonders.


Be bold
Every great business started with a flash of inspiration. If you’ve got a great idea, don’t keep it to yourself.


At Octopus, we recognise the importance of embracing diversity in order to create a high performance culture.








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