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Role: Accountant

Location: Remote working, based within a commutable distance to Rome city centre

Onsite work will occasionally be required, based on business needs

Contract: Full-time

Remuneration Range: Competitive

Key responsibilities:

  • Manage the monthly bookkeeping – recording of purchase invoices, raising client invoices, preparing the bank reconciliation, posting of journals, recording expense reports for key staff members
  • Manage working capital including billing and overseeing credit control for the business including processing supplier payments
  • Reconciliation of revenue and work in progress
  • Liaising with external accountant support (payroll accountants and tax accountants)
  • Develop strong relationships within the global finance team and liaising with them to deal with any administrative and finance related queries
  • Preparation of cash-flow forecasting for group reporting purposes
  • Accurate and timely delivery of monthly management accounts ensuring they reflect best knowledge of the activities of the business and Anthesis accounting policy (IFRS) for Group Board Reporting
  • Ensuring Netsuite administrative data is up to date e.g. suppliers, clients and employees
  • Assisting the Directors with any ad-hoc administrative tasks arising during the day-to-day business for example the management of the credit card expenses
  • Working with the group finance teams reconciling intercompany balances on a monthly basis

About Anthesis

Anthesis is the sustainability activator!

Proud to be a B Corp, we seek to make a significant contribution to a world which is more resilient and productive. We do this by working with cities, corporates, investors and other organisations to drive sustainable performance. We develop financially driven sustainability strategies, underpinned by technical expertise and delivered by innovative collaborative teams across the world. The company combines the reach of big professional services groups with the deep expertise of boutiques.

Anthesis has clients across industry sectors from corporate multinationals such as Reckitt Benckiser, Cisco, Tesco, The North Face and Target, and also supports early-stage companies through Anthesis Ventures. The company brings together 1000+ experts operating in 42 countries around the world and has offices in Andorra, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the Middle East, the Philippines, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, the UK, and the US.

At Anthesis we value both the wellbeing and the professional development of our people by doing our best to make Anthesis a great place to work. Our identity, values, and the quality of our work are vested in our people and we want you to thrive, develop and succeed here.

As an equal opportunity’s employer, we value diversity in our workforce and make our decisions based on skills and experience – the only thing that differentiates you is your talent and the value you bring. We understand that diverse ideas breed extraordinary results by inspiring our thinking, challenging our solutions and enhancing our culture. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender perception or identity, national origin, age, marital status, protected veteran status, or disability.


Summary of role:

Anthesis Group UK are looking for an organised, efficient, and hard-working Accountant based in Italy. The role will report directly to the Managing Director of Italy and indirectly to Rest of World Finance Business Partner who will be responsible for the day-to-day financial administration of the business using Oracle NetSuite. The role will also be responsible for providing key administrative support to the Managing Directors and the wider Italian team as well as working on ad-hoc duties for the Group Finance Team.

Anthesis is a fast paced and growing business, and this role is an exciting opportunity for someone to grow with the business. As controls are not yet fully established, it will require a proactive self-starter who has the ability and desire to drive positive change. The role will also require someone who is able to respond positively to pressure and take a flexible approach to a dynamic, fast moving and changing work environment.


Key requirements:

  • Experience working as an accountant within an Italian business with knowledge of local accounting and tax regulatory requirements
  • Experience using accounting software/CRM platform
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word)
  • Fluent in Italian with excellent English written and verbal communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills with a strong customer service focus
  • A quick learner who is data driven with strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Self-starter with first class organisational skills, who is detail oriented, and results focused, and able to oversee and to manage the financial administration of several areas at once
  • Proactive and a committed team player
  • Can work under pressure and with minimal supervision
  • Can work flexible hours to meet changing work environment and to meet tight deadlines

Our ideal candidate will be someone who wants to contribute to, and flourish, in a team working at the leading edge of sustainability.

Your benefits:

  • Work within a highly motivated team in an innovative and rapidly growing global company
  • Opportunity to have a direct impact and be a key part of the growth and development of the business and the team
  • Work solely on projects that have an impact on the sustainability and climate change goals/challenges for clients
  • Opportunity to work with, collaborate with and learn from sustainability SME’s who are passionate about the work they do and the impact Anthesis can have
  • Exposure to a wide range of clients and projects on a global basis
  • Competitive salary in line with education, experience and skills
  • Cooperative, supportive and open working atmosphere.