Group Technical Accountant

Smartest Energy

Flexibility is vital to success in our business and many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, 4 days @ 80% salary and compressed hours. Don't let anything stop you from applying.

Only considering candidates who are eligible to work in London, UK ⚠️

You will offer technical accounting expertise, guiding the implementation of new IFRS standards and Companies House regulations.

You will enhance our accounting practices by developing and formalising policies.

How will I spend my time in this role?

  • Lead on interpretation and implementation of new regulatory and reporting standards and amendments;
  • Provide post-implementation support and training to Finance colleagues and business contacts, as necessary;
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams (Trading, Origination, IT, Group Finance) to assess and recommend suitable accounting treatments for new business transactions, ensuring alignment with the most current IFRS standards;
  • Lead on preparation of technical accounting policy papers;
  • Work closely with group Finance teams (UK, US, and Australia) to provide support with IFRS-based technical accounting policy interpretation and application;
  • Facilitate the preparation of the Group and Company's annual statutory accounts in compliance with IFRS and Companies House legislation, focusing on the reporting requirement for financial instruments;
  • Work closely with the business to ensure that changes in accounting policies are implemented properly and accurately reflected in the monthly management accounts;
  • Develop and maintain a comprehensive group accounting policies manual to improve the quality and consistency of financial reporting;
  • Ensure there is alignment of accounting policies across the group of Smartest entities;
  • Liaise with external audit team to walk them through new complex accounting policies and revisions thereof to obtain auditor acceptance of the proposed interpretation and accounting treatments.

What skills/experience do I need to be successful?

  • Qualified ACA (or equivalent) from Big 4 audit/advisory practice;
  • Comprehensive expertise in applying IFRS standards, particularly IFRS 9 and IFRS 13;
  • Direct experience in either auditing or preparing annual year-end financial reports.

What else do we offer?

  • The opportunity to work from anywhere in the world for up to 30 days a year;
  • A genuine commitment to smarter working – we recognise your work/life balance matters;
  • Paid time off to volunteer in your community;
  • Excellent benefits package including private medical insurance/dental cover and 10% non-contributory pension from month three;

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What does hybrid working mean to us?

Hybrid working typically means 2 days in the office location listed on this advert and 3 days working at home each week. Some occasional travel to our other offices may be required.

What happens next?

Once we receive your CV it will be reviewed by a human– no bots here!

The average process once we receive your application takes around 2-3 weeks with typically 2 stages of video interviews using Teams – however this can change depending on the role (we may invite you to see us face to face or just need 1 video interview).

If you need any support you can see who to contact in our Recruitment Team on the advert – any questions please just let us know .

Get to know us better....

The future of energy is digitised, decarbonised and localised. At Smartest Energy, we need revolutionary thinkers to help our customers make the most of this new landscape, thinking differently to find smart solutions to complex problems.

Formed in 2001, we’re an agile business driven by entrepreneurial thinking. As a subsidiary of the Marubeni Corporation, we also have strong investment and infrastructure behind us. We have three offices in the UK, one in the US and another in Australia. Further expansion is planned for 2023 and beyond which means global career opportunities for you, with plenty of potential to explore new markets.

When you join our Team, you will have the opportunity to contribute and make an impact every single day.


Celebrating our inclusive and diverse culture is core to what we do. We value everybody irrespective of background, disability, religion, gender identity, sexuality or ethnicity.

We know that for our business to thrive we need diverse talent with a range of backgrounds, skills and capabilities in each of the countries in which we operate. We view diversity as one of the key enablers that helps our business to grow.

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A next generation energy company, driving a smarter transition to a net-zero future

Working Week

Flexibility is vital to success in our business and many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, 4 days @ 80% salary and compressed hours. Don't let anything stop you from applying.

Our 4 day week = any day off

Our Vacation Policy

We offer 25 days PTO for a full-time 5 day week plus public holidays. Our vacation policy is pro-rata'd based on your working hours.

  • 30 days PTO
  • 52 unpaid days
  • 82 days off per year

Remote Working Policy

Flexibility is vital to success in our business and many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways including 100% remotely or a mix of remote/office. Please talk to us about what flexibility means to you and don’t let anything stop you from applying.

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • Pension 7% contribution
  • Flexible working hours
  • Dentalcare
  • Work abroad for 30 days / year
  • Equipment allowance

Our Team

We're a team of 540 across 16 departments:

  • support
  • sales
  • business development
  • operations
  • finance
  • engineering
  • accounting
  • human resources
  • marketing
  • information technology
  • data science
  • +5 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Technical accounting
  • IFRS standards
  • Company regulations
  • Accounting policies
  • Financial instruments

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