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Senior Accountant (m/f/d)

About the role

Location: United Kingdom, flexible. London or Manchester area preferred

Hours: Full-time

Type of Contract: Permanent


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While the Borealis' Head office is located in Vienna, Austria, our Polyolefin production sites are spread all over Europe. The UK is an important market for us. Triggered by Brexit, we have decided to run our UK business in a distributor model and therefore we are now looking for a finance, tax and admin specialist to thrive in this newly-created role. We offer an autonomous field of responsibility in a well-established group with a strong commitment to sustainability and to creating value for society.


Your tasks and responsibilities can be divided into three main areas: Financial reporting, Taxes and other administrative tasks. You will be responsible for the efficiency of finance processes overall. You will identify cash, tax and costs issues and take corrective actions, be responsible for tax declarations and payments and ensure compliance with UK statutory, tax and legal requirements. Your primary stakeholders within Borealis will be our Group Accounting and Tax team in our Vienna head office.


Financial reporting:

  • Own the UK financial reporting process and deliver coherent information for decision making
  • Timely delivery of monthly / quarterly / yearly financial closings in line with the Borealis closing schedule
  • Responsibility for the accuracy of accounts in IFRS as well as local GAAP
  • Point of contact for external auditors
  • Ensure compliance with national regulations
  • Provide finance expertise inputs into OTC and PTP processes



  • Correct determination and payment of taxes, fees and levies
  • Manage, plan and deliver on tax matters (VAT, corporate tax, energy and similar consumption taxes and customs) following the Group tax strategy
  • Be the primary point of contact in tax audits and for authorities



  • Key point of contact for Borealis UK
  • Set up and maintain services processes e.g. payroll with external providers and monitor cost and effectiveness
About you


We are looking for you, if you are an experienced finance, tax and admin professional with excellent knowledge of accounting standards IFRS and local GAAP and a degree in Business Administration/Accounting. An international background would be ideal, but not a must. You have a wealth of experience as a chartered accountant or in a similar position in the UK.


Experience within the chemical industry, as well as user knowledge of SAP, would be beneficial. However, what really counts is your local financial expertise and your preference for an independent role in a well-established group structure.


Your place of work could be in our shareholders' office London or in a flex office in the Manchester area with a high degree of flexibility.

About Borealis and our offer


We are here for you! If you have any questions, please contact Renate Kaufmann, renate.kaufmann@borealisgroup.com. Please note that applications via e-mail will not be accepted since we are serious about the protection of your personal data, so thank you for applying online.


We offer a role-specific compensation and a competitive salary and fringe benefit package reflecting your profile and experience.


Borealis is a leading provider of innovative solutions in the fields of polyolefins, base chemicals and fertilizers. With its head office in Vienna, Austria, the company currently has more than 6,900 employees and operates in over 120 countries. Borealis generated EUR 8.1 billion in sales revenue and a net profit of EUR 872 million in 2019. Mubadala, through its holding company, owns 64% of the company, with the remaining 36% belonging to Austria-based OMV, an integrated, international oil and gas company. Borealis provides services and products to customers globally, in collaboration with Borouge, a joint venture with the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and with Baystar™, a joint venture with Total and NOVA Chemicals in Texas, USA. www.borealisgroup.com, careers.borealisgroup.com. Follow us on LinkedIn: LinkedIn.


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