European Accountant

Finance London, United Kingdom



European Accountant

Location: London, UK


About Argus

Argus is the leading independent provider of market intelligence to the global energy and commodity markets. We offer essential price assessments, news, analytics, consulting services, data science tools and industry conferences to illuminate complex and opaque commodity markets.

Headquartered in London with 1,400 staff, Argus is an independent media organisation with 30 offices in the world’s principal commodity trading hubs. Companies, trading firms and governments in 160 countries around the world trust Argus data to make decisions, analyse situations, manage risk, facilitate trading and for long-term planning. Argus prices are used as trusted benchmarks around the world for pricing transportation, commodities and energy.

Founded in 1970, Argus remains a privately held UK-registered company owned by employee shareholders, global growth equity firm General Atlantic.

Argus Media is committed to ensuring career and personal growth for all its staff and provides extensive training and career development opportunities, as well as participation in employee-led initiatives, including a women’s network.  Our core values are Excellence, Integrity, Partnership and Inclusivity.


What we’re looking for


We require a capable accountant to support our Finance team in handling European finance responsibilities. You will swiftly develop an understanding of the business operations to take responsibility for your tasks as well as providing support to the wider Finance team. Due to the continued growth of the business, we are looking for a passionate, dynamic, and ambitious accountant with an innovative approach to join our Finance team at Argus.


Key Responsibilities


  • Ownership of the company’s fixed asset register and intangible assets/work in progress accounts.
  • Posting and reconciliation of cost accruals.
  • Variance analysis - Investigation of month end expense variances for the Group’s European entities.
  • Balance sheet reconciliations – Ownership of several subsidiary trial balances.
  • Multi-currency bank reconciliations.
  • Processing of manual and automatic journals in NetSuite ERP system.
  • Expenses platform management and admin. Providing support to the wider business with expense queries.
  • Support the preparation of the year-end group and subsidiary financial statements and statutory audits.
  • Assisting and providing guidance to the Accounts Payable and other Finance teams.
  • Support the Finance team on ad hoc projects.


Skills and Experience


  • Proven experience of general accounting within a busy, international Finance team.
  • Excellent organisational skills with the ability to prioritise effectively with a clear sense of urgency.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • An effective communicator, able to work closely with management and non-finance people.
  • Self-motivated, flexible and performance orientated.
  • Strong IT skills, in particular Excel. Power BI skills an advantage. Experience with ERP systems, ideally with Oracle NetSuite.
  • Part-Qualified or looking to study relevant financial qualifications (CIMA, ACCA, ACA)


What’s in it for you


Our rapidly growing, award-winning business offers a dynamic environment for talented, entrepreneurial professionals to achieve results and grow their careers. Argus recognizes and rewards successful performance and as an Investor in People, we promote professional development and retain a high-performing team committed to building our success.


  • Competitive salary and company bonus scheme 
  • Group pension scheme 
  • Group healthcare and life assurance scheme 
  • Flexible working environment 
  • 25 days holiday with annual increase up to 30 days  
  • Subsidised gym membership 
  • Season ticket travel loans 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Workplace Nursery Scheme
  • Extensive internal and external training
  • Training and support available for further job-related studies


For more details about the company and to apply please make sure you upload your CV via our website: 


By submitting your job application, you automatically acknowledge and consent to the collection, use and/or disclosure of your personal data to the Company. Argus is an equal opportunity employer. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.