Ecotricity Home
  • My Ecotricity Jobs
  • Register

Management Accountant

Location:
Stroud
Salary Details:
£40,000-£45,000
About The Role

Overall Description of Duties

This is an exciting opportunity to take part in the transformation of Ecotricity’s finance function.  We are seeking a Senior Management Accountant, a role which is critical for working with other teams around the business to direct internal financial processes and assist with the preparation of monthly financial information. You retain ownership and control over the integrity of the balance sheet.  You will be responsible for establishing and maintaining financial policies and management information systems.

Core Responsibilities
  • Develop best practice reconciliations between general ledger, subledger and external source information
  • Ownership and control over the integrity of the balance sheet
  • Support the transformation of the finance system for improving our reporting and identify opportunities to future proof our process and controls
  • Review, develop and document business processes to maintain and strengthen internal controls for specific processes identified with weaknesses
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders
  • Preparation of the P&L, B/S & Cashflows for companies within the group

General Responsibilities

  • Ensure all issued reporting is robust, compliant, and consistent and that it supports both current activities and future growth requirements
  • Lead the development of the Management Accounting processes to drive best practice and embed professionalism
  • Proactively identify areas of improvement and work with others to implement and see these through to completion
 
About You

Essential Skills & Expertise

  • Fully qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACA, ACCA etc) with post qualification experience
  • Relevant management accounting experience in month-end close, reporting, and complex reconciliation
  • Interest and understanding of how financial systems interact with each other
  • Excellent IT skills including MS Office suite, in particular Excel modelling tool
  • Business process improvement mindset - to drive improvements in processes

Desirable (but not essential) Skills & Expertise

  • Utilities sector experience
  • Advanced data skills: SQL, VBA, Power BI, Power Query

Key Behaviours/Competencies

  • Understanding the business
    • You will have a strong understanding of the business to make effective financial decisions.
    • You will have a questioning mind, not accepting of answers at face value, you will seek to obtain corroborating evidence for financial information.
    • Making complex decisions – You will demonstrate abilities to manage high quantities of data, to make good and timely decisions.
    • Financial acumen – You will have exceptional financial analytical skills. Being able to interpret financial data to calculate the appropriate financial position.
  • Building collaborative relationships
    • You will have the ability to hold strong relationships with other members of the business including finance team leaders, finance business partners, key contacts in the business and other members of the finance team.
    • You will demonstrate confident communication and leadership skills. Guiding and assisting the junior management accountants, as well as influencing the wider business for information or process change.
  • Performance & Results oriented
    • You will have a ‘can do’ attitude. Demonstrating persistence to work through complex problems independently.
    • You will have flexibility to deal with different finance issues across broad spectrum of tasks
    • You will hold yourself and others accountable to consistently achieve results.
About Us

What's in it for you...

  • Healthcare plan, life assurance and generous pension contribution
  • Volunteering day
  • Hybrid working
  • Various company discounts (including shops, days out and events)
  • Holiday of 25 days (plus bank holidays) & ability to buy/sell days 
  • Cycle to work scheme, car pooling and onsite parking available 
As a valued member of the team you will be supporting the Group Environmental policy and its associated targets to make the Green Britain Group net carbon neutral by 2025

 

Flexibility statement 

The fast moving nature of the company's business means that from time to time you may be asked to perform duties or tasks outside of your original job description on an ad hoc basis. This allows the company to use it's people in the best possible way at all times and helps the employees to make make their contribution in a changing environment.  

Ecotricity is Britain's greenest energy company. When we started back in 1995, we were the first company in the world to provide 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 in to mills'. In 2021, we started work on building two new solar parks, and now, 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 we will never run out of- grass. 

We don't just focus on energy though- we built Electric Highways, Britain's leading network of electric vehicle charging 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. 

 

Ecotricity is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to providing equality for all.