Head of Group Accounting / UK Remote (FTC – Jan 2023 to June 2024 – Maternity Leave Cover)

London, GB

Job Description / Skills Required

Omio is pursuing a vision of delivering the world's travel inventory to enable journeys to and from anywhere.

As the largest source of travel inventory globally we work with 1000+ suppliers operating in 35 countries in Europe and North America. We are the destination of choice for 600m+ customers annually across our two brands: Rome2Rio for global discovery, and Omio for ticketing and journeys. Simultaneously, we are launching new geographies, new verticals and new products.  We have offices in Berlin, Prague, London and Melbourne. 

We are a team of more than 300 passionate employees from more than 45 countries who share the same vision: to create a single experience that helps send travellers almost anywhere in Europe, the U.S. and Canada.

Job Description

Please note, this position is offered as an FTC from Jan 2023 to June 2024 – Maternity Leave Cover) 

Main tasks and responsibilities:

  • Prepare monthly and annual consolidated financial statements in accordance with IFRS

  • Lead the preparation and delivery of annual external reporting to go along with consolidated financial statements, including footnotes and checklists

  • Lead with the internal and external auditors regarding the area of financial reporting and group accounting

  • Research and document the implementation of new accounting standards and reporting requirements, and assess impact

  • Advise senior management on the consistent interpretation and correct implementation of IFRS standards

  • Develop accounting policies and procedures via an accounting manual and position papers

  • Provide technical accounting support including research and issue resolution for ad hoc projects (taxes, leases, financial instruments, revenue recognition, etc.)

  • Act as part of the project team in case of acquisitions or other significant transactions

  • Lead in the preparation and documentation of controls in financial reporting and group accounting

  • Drive improvements in the reporting process.

  • 3-5 years of relevant experience 

  • Prior experience with a Big 4 firm 

  • Strong knowledge and relevant experience with IFRS technical accounting and external reporting

  • Sound experience with consolidation software and ERP systems (we use Workday) 

  • Exceptional relationship management and interpersonal skills as collaboration amongst Finance teams is essential 

  • Passionate about building and optimizing processes

  • University degree (BA minimum), International Accounting Certificate or equivalent qualification

  • Fluent in English, German (nice to have) 

  • A “can do” attitude and initiative to take ownership and drive projects 

Knowledge and experience with German GAAP would be useful


What’s in it for you? #LifeAtOmio

  • Have an impact. With innovation and smart technology, together, we are powering journeys that move us.
  • A competitive and attractive compensation package.
  • Remote and flexible working, 27 vacation days, and a day off on your birthday. 
  • 6 weeks per year 'work-from-anywhere' – be on a mountain top, on a beach, in your back garden, – as long as you can do your job, you may be anywhere.
  • Travel Benefits Scheme
  • A diverse team of more than 45 nationalities.

 Diversity makes us stronger 

We value diversity and welcome all applicants regardless of ethnicity, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, or disability.

We look forward to hearing from you