Who we are and what we do
Octopus is a leading publisher of non-fiction books, made up of several different imprints each with their own identity. We have extensive experience of working with high profile authors, trusted partners and associations to produce exciting, market leading books.
An opportunity has arisen to join the Finance department of Octopus Publishing Group as Assistant Management Accountant.
What you’ll be doing
Working as part of a small team, the purpose of the role is to assist in the preparation of the management accounts and fulfilling group reporting requirements, in addition to producing reports for the business including, sales reports. The job also involves assisting the team with elements of the budget and reforecast. Other responsibilities include working closely with stock control and accounts payable teams, assisting Editorial and Sales teams with ad hoc analysis and preparation for divisional audits.
Who we’re looking for
This is a varied position that requires excellent attention to detail and the ability to work with a systematic approach. The successful candidate will be quick to learn, showing lots of initiative and self-motivation. Strong communication and organisational skills are required, with the ability to meet strict deadlines and an aptitude for manipulating figures (including solid Excel skills). Candidates should be in the early stages of or looking to start studying towards a relevant accountancy qualification.
What we offer
This role offers a competitive salary and benefits package together with development opportunities.
Hachette employs people on the basis of their abilities. We aim to attract and develop talent from a base as broad as the world of readers we want to reach, with a wide and representative range of age, faith, disability, race, gender, sexuality and socio-economic, regional and cultural backgrounds.
If you are shortlisted and need us to make any adjustments to help you attend for interview, please let us know.
Closing Date: 14th August 2020
Salary: £23,000 – £25,000
To apply, please click here