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Finance Manager - ESG Reporting

Hatfield, UK

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

About Us

Our teams are putting the world’s retailers online using the cloud, robotics, AI, and IoT. We provide services to partner clients globally via our innovative advanced robotics technology, known as the Ocado Smart Platform ("OSP"), this drives our highly automated, multi-million pound Customer Fulfilment Centres (CFCs). In our CFCs - together with the proprietary software applications - we operate a world-class online grocery business that automates the single pick of products, ready for your online delivery.

About the role

The Finance Manager will be a key member of the External Reporting team and be responsible for ensuring the accurate and timely collection of ESG data from across the Group.

The Finance Manager will be key in the development of the Groups approach to collecting, monitoring and reviewing ESG data submissions and reporting ESG metrics and ensuring there is an appropriate feedback loop into business operations.

You will interact closely with the providers of ESG information to understand data requirements, manage collection of the data whilst ensuring strong controls environment.

You will be a key contact in the relationship with the Group’s external auditors and assurance providers, supporting the efficient planning and execution of any audit and assurance procedures over ESG metrics and disclosures in the Group’s Annual Report.

You will provide support in the development and maintenance of the Group’s ESG policies in line with current and emerging sustainability standards, and embedding those policies within the business


  • Responsible for ensuring the accurate and timely collection of ESG data from across the Group in accordance with sustainability standards and relevant statutory requirements
  • Responsible for the preparation and presentation of elements within the Annual Report in conjunction with ESG teams
  • Key point of contact for external auditors/assurance providers ensuring planning and execution of procedures over ESG metrics are well managed and ensuring information requests and deadlines are met
  • Liaising with the relevant departments on the preparation of information for the Annual Report
  • Helping to embed a strong controls culture in the team and one of continuous improvement
  • Assist in implementing new Sustainability standards and ESG reporting requirements, working with colleagues across the Group to embed the required processes
  • Support in the development of relevant Ocado Group reporting policies and manuals
  • Support ad hoc initiatives e.g. system improvements

About you 

  • Qualified Accountant
  • Experience of ESG reporting and/or ESG assurance
  • Experience in a fast-paced, high growth, global organisation
  • Experience of data/reporting systems

What we offer you

Our employee benefits are designed for you, we care about people and we’ve ensured we have a wealth of benefits that focus on your well-being. We regularly review our benefits to ensure we are supporting our employees appropriately.
30 days ‘working from anywhere in the world’ policy 
Wellbeing support through dedicated apps and an Employee Assistance Programme 
25 days annual leave, rising to 27 days after 5 years service (plus optional holiday purchase)
Pension scheme (various options available including employer contribution matching up to 7%)
Generous Private Medical Insurance (within the first month of joining!)
Income Protection (can be up to 50% of salary for 3 years) and Life Assurance (3 x annual salary) 
22 weeks paid maternity leave and 6 weeks paid paternity leave (once relevant service requirements complete) 
Train Ticket loan (interest-free)
Cycle to Work Scheme
Free shuttle bus to and from Hatfield Train Station to the Hatfield offices 
Free shuttle bus to and from Welwyn Garden City Train Station to the Welwyn Garden City offices
Opportunity to participate in Sharesave and Buy as You Earn share schemes
15% discount on and free delivery for all employees (within the first month of joining!)


About Ocado Group

When our journey started, we were all about changing the way people shop for groceries. 20 years later, we’re developing our own ground breaking technology, opening multiple sites at an accelerating rate and engaging in exciting new business partnerships around the world!

Transforming an industry also means transforming the way we do business.   As we continually develop new technologies and customer propositions, we’re looking for the Everyday Pioneers to lead us into the next stage of our evolution: enhancing our capabilities, inspiring our teams and developing new ways of working.

Changing the way the world shops, for good.

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