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Senior Finance Business Partner - Maternity Cover Part Time

23 Sep 2021
About The Role

An opportunity has arisen for a 12-month fixed term Maternity cover role within the Financial Planning and Analysis team, this is a part time vacancy.. 


The finance function is undergoing a transformation in both structure and its processes.  As part of this transformation, the FP&A team is working to increase the level of service and insight it provides to directors and operational managersThis is an exciting opportunity to play a major part in shaping the FP&A function on the next leg of its journey. 


New processes for both reporting and forecasting are being implemented to provide quality, timely information to the organisation.  


Overall Description of Duties 


This role of Finance Business Partner sits within the FP&A arm of the Financial Control team.  The role is to be aligned to some of the renewable energy entities within our group.  


The Senior Finance Business Partner will be an integral part of providing support and insight for those areas, acting as the main liaison between finance and the business team supporting the teams with both their strategic and operational finance requirements.  


Core Responsibilities 

Strategic finance focus: 

    • Actively gain insight into current activity and future intentions to apply this knowledge into management analysis to support strategic decision making 
    • Develop reporting formats to promote insight and awareness of each business, and assist in decision making
    •  Support the ventures with business planning and decision support/scenario analysis as required
    •  Understand the overall operations of the business and assist the team to implement effective processes to support the financial administration and control of the business  


Operational finance focus: 

    • Build strong relationships with key operational stakeholders to be the conduit into Finance
    • Providing constructive challenge to help drive the performance forward
    •  Use insight gained to ensure month end figures accurately represent each period’s activity, collaborating with the management accountants to improve transactional processes
    •  Prepare informative commentary to support the results of each month and lead the P&L review meetings to the senior finance team
    •  Use awareness of each business to monitor risk and opportunities to include in analysis, and feed into each forecasting update
    •  Oversight of capex spend to ensure budget and business case approvals are correctly observed
    •  Preparation of regular forecasting and annual budgeting for each of the businesses 


General Responsibilities 

    • Ensure all issued reporting is robust, compliant, and consistent and that it supports both current activities and future growth requirements
    • Contribute to the development of the FP&A processes to drive best practice and embed professionalism 
    •  Responsible for managing all regular reporting requirements for the businesses 
      •  Internal requirements for each entity
      •  External requirements for stakeholders including banks, trading partners, other interested parties (management reporting, non-statutory)
    •  Actively develop content and format of reporting, identify areas of improvement, and follow through to implementation of system-based output
    •  Proactively identify areas of improvement and work with others to implement and see these through to completion
    •  Other ad-hoc work as required
About You

Essential Skills & Expertise 


    • Qualified accountant (CIMA, ACA etc.
    • Excellent IT skills including MS Office suite, in particular advanced Excel modelling tools (Power Query/Power BI skills also an advantage)
    •  Exceptional forecasting and analytical skills with the ability to challenge
    •  Excellent communication skills in order to interact between Finance and other key stakeholders and teams throughout the business
    •  Strong working ethics and be dynamic and enthusiastic to drive the Group’s performance 


Desirable (but not essential) Skills & Expertise 

    • Utilities sector 

 Competencies & Personal Attributes 

    • Excellent planning and organisational skills
    • Exceptional self-motivation, energy and drive
    •  Excellent interpersonal and influencing skills
    •  A process improvement mindset
    •  Customer focused, solutions provider
    •  Inquisitive, innovative and intellectually courageous
    •  Team player
    •  Ability to cope with rapid changes in work schedules and manage workload 
About Us

Ecotricity is Britain’s greenest energy company. When we started back in 1995, we were the first company in the world to supply a new kind of electricity – the green kind.

Our mission was and remains to change the way energy is made and used in Britain – by replacing fossil fuels with clean, renewable energy.  

We don’t just supply green energy, we use the money from our customers’ bills to make it ourselves too – we build windmills and sun parks in Britain. We call this ‘bills into mills’. In 2021, we’re starting work on building two new solar parks, and in 2022 we’re bringing geothermal energy to our customers’ fuel mix, a first in the UK. We’re also developing green gas mills which will generate 100% green gas from a source that will never run out – grass.  

We don’t just focus on energy though – we built the Electric Highway, Britain’s leading network of electric vehicle charge points, we helped Forest Green Rovers become the greenest football club in the world, and, in partnership with RSPB, we launched Britain’s greenest mobile phone service, Ecotalk + RSPB.