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Group Financial Accountant

Role: Group Financial Accountant

Location: Flexibly remote from one of our UK hubs (Bristol, Edinburgh, Harrogate, London, Manchester or Oxford)

Contract: Full-time

Remuneration Range: Competitive

Key responsibilities:

  • Lead on migrating the monthly group consolidation to Oracle NetSuite
  • Working closely with the NetSuite team to support and optimize other financial accounting processes in the group such as improving our intercompany set up and reconciliation process
  • Develop strong relationships with the global finance team and support them in maintaining strong controls and accurate financial reporting
  • Create and publish accounting policies for the group ensuring compliance with internal and International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Supporting in the annual budget process and quarterly forecasts
  • Assist with external audit
  • Working with external advisers to ensure we are compliant with Transfer Pricing legislation
  • Support integration of new acquisitions into our financial reporting processes
  • Completion of statutory accounts and tax returns

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:

We are looking for a dynamic, motivated, and hard-working Group Financial Accountant. The role will report directly into the Group Finance Controller and will play a key role in establishing strong financial accounting controls and processes across the group. The Group Financial Accountant will be responsible for the group consolidation, undertaking some of the more complex aspects of the technical financial accounting in the business. The role will also be responsible for identifying financial accounting process improvements in NetSuite and supporting the regional finance teams with accounting advice. This role will also be responsible for overseeing Group Tax and Treasury.

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 across the group, 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 happy and comfortable rolling up their sleeves and being in the detail.


Key requirements:

  • Qualified accountant with 5 + years of relevant working experience in a technical accounting role
  • Strong understanding of International Financial Reporting Standards
  • Experience with Oracle NetSuite is preferred
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word) is essential
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Good interpersonal skills with a strong customer service focus
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proactive self-starter with first class organizational ability, who is detail oriented, and results focused, and able to oversee and support the financial administration of several projects at once
  • Proactive and a committed team player
  • Can work under pressure and with minimal supervision
  • Can work on flexible hours to support global teams in many time zones, 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
  • Competitive benefits including flexible working, 25 days holiday and two volunteering days off and the day off for your Birthday!
  • Cooperative, supportive and open working atmosphere.