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 in excess of 800 people and manage more than £8.3 billion on behalf of over 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 Real Estate, Octopus Investments, Octopus Ventures, Octopus Wealth and Octopus Renewables. 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
About the Role
The successful candidate will perform the role of Assistant Management Accountant. This role will have responsibility over ensuring effective support and business partnering, whilst having efficient accounting and financial reporting skills. The right individual will have excellent time and stakeholder management abilities, pay great attention to detail and be able to apply these skills in a dynamic working environment. This role reports into The Head of Financial Control and Reporting Team.
Providing business support to Octopus’s P2P lending platform Octopus Choice and Octopus Cash products, including the oversight of the reconciliation of their property loan book between the accounting system and various other systems used by the Choice Operations team.
Business partnering: work with Finance Business Partners and budget holders across the Octopus group; presenting their performance and monthly financial results against budget, helping them to understand the budget impact of spend decisions and assisting in forecasting their Latest Expected Outcome for the financial year.
Recharges: actively maintain the recoverable expenses accounts for recharging of costs both across the Octopus Group and directly to our Funds. Preparing monthly reports for circulation to finance teams highlighting the costs sitting on the recharges account and working with the teams to clear these down on a regular basis.
FCA regulatory reporting: preparation of underlying data for the Octopus Investments, Octopus AIF Management Limited and Octopus Co Lend Limited returns to the FCA.
Audit: deliver supporting schedules, reconciliations and audit packs to the external auditors, while co-ordinating their queries and managing their deadlines.
Ad hoc requests: as directed by manager including maintenance, interpretation and reporting of timely financial data, making suggestions for regular financial reporting/KPIs etc.
- Part Qualified CIMA/ACCA.
- Excellent communication skills and able to challenge and influence decision-making
- Advanced excel skills
- Accountability and ownership for own deliverables.
- Excellent attention to detail
- An individual looking to work an a dynamic and fast paced environment in a vibrant and growing finance team
Our Values and DNA
At Octopus we don’t just focus on what we do but also how we do it. Everyone shares our values of being straightforward, helpful and bold. And while these are the principles that guide us as an organisation, our DNA goes even further, by revealing our inner strength:
We are loyal: we fully buy-in to the company’s vision and believe in everything that Octopus stands for. We are respectful: we live and breathe the Octopus values of being helpful, straightforward and bold. We are resilient: we have an inner strength that means we never give in We are intellectually curious: we seek to understand how the world works and we’re always learning, adapting and improving We understand who our customers are: and because we know them really well, we always give them our very best.
What we offer
Octopus has built an exciting and inclusive high-performance culture where employees feel empowered. This means we welcome discussions around flexible working hours. We also understand the value of diversity, and we have a team dedicated to promoting gender, ethnic, socio-economic, LGBT and disability equality, to make sure we back up our words with actions. All Octopus employees are given the opportunity to develop new skills, aim higher and accelerate their careers.