• Management Accountant - Central Finance

    Job Locations UK-London
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Business Entity
    Octopus Investments
    Permanent Full-Time
  • Overview

    Reporting into the Finance Manager, the role is pivotal to the Central Finance team, involving overhead reporting, business partnership and statutory accounts as well as other ad-hoc tasks as directed by the Finance Manager.


    This role will have responsibility for all overheads within the Octopus Investments legal entity. The individual will be responsible for the accounts payable function and building a core understanding of costs incurred by the business. We are looking for an individual who has specific systems skills and understands how to use systems to ensure processes are efficient. The individual must be able to take ownership for the accuracy of the relevant sections of the p&l and balance sheet.




    • Monthly budget holder reports
    • Build a thorough understanding of all costs incurred by the OI business to support with decision-making
    • Oversight of the accounts payable function and ensuring that accruals, prepayments and depreciation have been posted correctly.
    • Monthly Balance Sheet review ensuring transactions have been recorded correctly.
    • Approval of invoices to ensure coding has been completed correctly
    • Review of VAT submissions
    • Ensure controls within the Finance team are adhered to
    • Support the annual budget submission
    • Preparation of annual audited accounts
    • Ad-hoc requests as directed by manager


    • Qualified accountant
    • Demonstrably proficient with accounting systems and excel
    • Proactive individual who thinks beyond the task and understands the bigger picture
    • Attention to detail

    Desirable skills

    • Good understanding of accounting standards, VAT and corporation tax
    • Experience preparing statutory accounts
    • Focused on solutions rather than problems
    • Responds quickly to changing work demands
    • Works effectively within a team and engages in giving and receiving feedback with colleagues
    • Works efficiently and communicates in a professional manner.
    • Manages multiple tasks and documents processes and procedures
    • Works in an open and honest way
    • Integrates with other teams
    • Manages their own time effectively
    • Meets deadlines.
    • Communicates issues effectively


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