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Group Financial Accountant
Central Support - London

Job reference: 013010

Location: Central Support - London

Closing date: 13/03/2022

Department: Finance

Group financial accountant

Location: Central London

We’re looking to recruit a Group Financial Accountant to join our Finance team, sat within Group Central Support, based in our London headquarters.  

The central support function consists of 150 professionals across Finance, Corporate Development, HR, Marketing, IT, Legal and Education, who each support the continued growth of our more than 75 schools in over 30 countries. By joining Nord Anglia Education, you’ll be contributing to our vision to create a generation of resilient and creative global citizens, who will change our world for the better. 

Our expansive growth plan offers extraordinary opportunities for your career growth, and our entrepreneurial way of working means our colleagues are changemakers in everything they do, with streamlined operations in our central support team requiring leadership from every chair.

You’ll have the opportunity to lead projects with bigger organisational impact at an earlier stage in your career with us than you would get elsewhere.

​​​​​​​Responsibilities include:

  • Knowledgeable and responsive to the business needs and wants, with the ability to adapt accounting policies, procedures and financial reporting systems as required.
  • Support the business with the acquisition and integration of new schools.
  • Work with the Senior Group Financial Reporting Manager and Regional Finance Directors to refine the consolidation process, reduce reliance on manual and inefficient processes and comply with the agreed internal key controls necessary to move to a controls-based audit.
  • Work cross-functionally with other teams to provide clear and concise accounting advice on significant and unusual transactions.
  • Play an active and leading role in continuing to improve and automate the Group’s procedures around key accounting functions including, but not limited to, related parties, significant contracts, cash flow reporting, intercompany invoicing and revaluations, acquisitions, exceptional expense analyses etc.
  • Assist the Senior Group Financial Reporting Manager in ensuring compliance with the Group’s Significant Contract policy.
  • Support the Senior Group Financial Reporting Manager in ensuring the annual external audit is delivered within the agreed upon timeframe by taking responsibility for deliverables during the audit planning, fieldwork and completion phase.
  • Demonstrates the ability to work as part of a team, and a clear understanding of how assigned work responsibilities impact other processes and the work of other people, both within the immediate accounting team and wider finance team.
  • Work to maximize effectiveness of team members in the function while building for the future.

Essential skills and qualifications:

  • Degree in finance/accounting or related discipline from a recognised tertiary institution
  • Professional accounting qualifications (ACA or equivalent)
  • Strong academic performance at tertiary level in the relevant discipline
  • IFRS and UK GAAP
  • Risk identification, process improvement and internal controls development
  • Previous consolidation experience
  • Previous working experience in asset-light serviced based industries, high-growth industries and/or start-up firms (at-least 2 years)
  • Strong performer in previous role(s)
  • Excellent written and oral English communication skills
  • Ability to challenge and influence management
  • Highly analytical
  • Good Excel skills
  • Ability to “think out of the box” and create from scratch
  • Experience in collaborating with stakeholders at all levels throughout an organisation

About us:

We’re Nord Anglia Education, the world’s largest premium international schools organisation. Every day, our teachers and support colleagues help our thousands of students achieve more than they ever imagined possible.

A transformational education at one of our schools is focussed on excellent academic outcomes, creativity, wellbeing, and international connectedness. Our innovative use of educational technology also creates a personalised, 21st century learning experience for all students, while our global scale means we can recruit and retain the world’s best teachers and offer unforgettable events and expeditions.

Our people are empowered to make a difference in their fields of expertise. Our fast pace of growth requires evolution and change from everyone, giving you the chance to define the role you do in the future. This challenges the learning agility of our employees and ensures every day brings interesting new experiences.

Founded in 1972 in the United Kingdom, our first international school opened in 1992 in Warsaw, followed by rapid growth across the world since the 2000s.

When you join our team, you’ll become part of a global family of experts working for a fast-growing premium international brand.

To apply:

Online applications need to be submitted directly through the Nord Anglia Education careers page and should include a CV. Please visit us online at

We are an equal opportunities employer and we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons.​​​​​​​

Please note, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.


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