Country Analyst

23 Mar 2019
31 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The Country Analysts team is responsible for and liaising with the overseas entities of Ocado Group to ensure that their result are correctly recorded and uploaded into the Group’s accounting system and are compliant with group policies. The team is also responsible for managing activities related to the Group’s overseas entities, including monitoring of loan relationships and adherence to service agreements.

Key Stakeholders

This role reports to the Consolidation Accountant and key stakeholders for this role are: Financial Controller, Group Financial Controller, Head of Finance - Technology and Head of Finance - Solutions

Roles Responsibilities

* Periodic reporting of results of each overseas entity to a deadline, including for each entity: checks and balances, upload to GL, run consolidation process, matching and elimination of related intercompany balances, uploading of entities fixed assets.

* Reconciliation of balances owed by/to overseas entities

* Acting as business partner to the Technology and Solutions teams for all matters related to their overseas entities.

* Control and monitoring of activities relating to overseas entities, including monitoring and set up of loans to the entities, arranging landlord deposits, monitoring cash balances, transfer pricing compliance and adherence to service agreements.

* Assisting in the review, maintenance and enhancement of the financial control environment of each entity.

* Assisting with the setup of accounting for new overseas entities.

* Maintaining the accounting records of certain overseas entities.

Knowledge, Skills & Experience


* Studying for an accounting qualification or part qualified

* Strong academics; minimum 2.2 at degree level; High grades at A level


* Proficient Microsoft Excel skills

* Competent Microsoft Word user

* Some experience of ERP systems (e.g. Oracle Financials, SAP)

Business Competencies

* Can do” attitude

* Ownership of tasks and issues - follows things through to resolution

* Appreciates the importance of deadlines

* Solid team member; will be supportive of colleagues under pressure

* Highly numerate and analytical with a keen eye for detail

* Methodical, organised and demonstrates a proactive approach

* Forges effective relationships across teams and overseas contacts easily

* Enthusiastic to learn


* Pension

* Life Assurance

* Private Medical Insurance

* Employee Assistance Programme

* Income Protection

* 23 days holiday, increasing to 25 with 3 years’ service

* 15% Ocado discount

Equal Opportunity Employer

Ocado is an equal opportunities employer and as such makes every effort to ensure that all potential employers are treated fairly and equally, regardless of their sex, sexual orientation, marital status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion, age, disability or union membership status.

We will always aim to respond to everyone who applies for one of our roles. Sometimes though we have a lot of applicants and it takes us a little while to get back to everyone. If you haven’t heard from us within two weeks of your application, then you should take it that you have not been successful on this occasion and accept our apologies that we didn’t manage to get back to you personally.

Due to the fast-paced nature of Ocado's business our vacancy close dates may be subject to change

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