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Accountant - Group & Central Services

Date:  15 May 2024

London, GB

Job ID:  2680
School:  Group Central Support United Kingdom Office
Company:  Nord Anglia Education

Nord Anglia Education is looking to recruit an Accountant – Group and Central Services, to join our Finance team, sat within Group Central Support.   


As 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 87 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.


As Accountant – Group and Central Services you will be involved in managing the Group’s Central Services costs, including oversight of the accounts payable function, and working with the various central functions to manage and understand their respective cost bases. The role will need to work closely with the Financial Planning & Analysis team and the Treasury team to provide clear concise financial information to Senior Management. In addition, the role will own the budgeting and forecasting for the central costs.


The Successful Candidate will possess the following:




  • A degree in finance/accounting or related discipline from a recognised tertiary institution (Essential)
  • Professional accounting qualifications (ACCA or equivalent) (Essential)
  • Strong academic performance at tertiary level in the relevant discipline (Essential)


Experience / Knowledge


  • IFRS and UK GAAP (Essential)
  • Cost reporting and management of a Central support entity (Essential)
  • Business partnering with Senior Management (outside Finance) providing support to help non-
  • Finance people understand Finance numbers. (Essential)
  • Risk identification, process improvement and internal controls development (Desired)
  • Knowledge of financial systems, including Navision, OneStream, Concur (Desired)
  • Strong performer in previous role(s) (Essential)


To Apply


On-line applications need to be directly through the Nord Anglia Education careers page and should include a CV.


Nord Anglia and our schools champion inclusion and belonging, to change our communities for the better. 


Please note, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

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