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Management & Assistant Financial Accountant

Salary Details:
Up to £55,000 DoE
About The Role

Green Britain Group (excluding Ecotricity)

Overall Description of Duties

This is an exciting opportunity to take part in the transformation of Green Britain Group’s / Ecotricity' s finance function. The group is currently going through a separation process, and we are seeking an accountant to be responsible for several of the retained entities and to work on separation projects. You will be critical in ensuring that we achieve a fast close, improved management reporting, cash management and business partnering. This is a diverse role that will give you significant experience of implementing and managing controls as well as gaining commercial experience.


Core Responsibilities

  • Assisting the financial accountant to complete all required financial compliance tasks for the New Ventures group (tax & accounting)
  • All finance matters regarding your assigned entities;
  • Overseeing the preparation of management accounts for reporting to stakeholders. Managing control processes to ensure accounts are completed including full balance sheet reconciliations;
  • Business partnering the Directors and the CEOs/MDs of your assigned entities in the strategic development of those businesses through to maturity;
  • Assisting in managing the audit process for your entities to ensure it is completed ahead of statutory deadlines;
  • Assisting in the preparation tax information for your entities
  • Supporting the Operations Director and business stakeholders in optimising business performance through measurement against agreed annual and strategic objectives for FGR, GBG and ELG companies and the provision of real-time, accurate, relevant, tailored and clear management information;
  • Preparation of annual budgets & rolling forecasts for your entities
  • Preparation of monthly P&L variance analysis & commentary for insertion into the management pack
  • Ownership and control over the integrity of your balance sheets
  • Help drive the transformation of our use of the finance system(s) for improving our reporting and identify opportunities to future proof our processes and controls
  • Assist with separation & system implementation projects
  • Review, develop and support the documentation of business processes to maintain and strengthen internal controls for specific processes identified with weaknesses
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders
  • Take on work and support the teams as required, prioritising tasks around deadlines
  • Support the streamlining of cash flow forecasting and reporting, integrating it with the budgeting process and monthly performance reports. Provide commercial insight into the drivers of cash flow and identify risk and opportunities around them


General Responsibilities

  • Ensure all issued reporting is robust, compliant, and consistent and that it supports both current activities and future growth requirements
Proactively identify areas of improvement and work with others to implement and see these through to completion
About You

Essential Skills & Expertise

  • Qualified accountant (CIMA, ACA, ACCA etc) with significant business experience
  • Relevant management & financial accounting experience in month-end close, reporting, and complex reconciliations
  • Interest and understanding of how financial systems interact with each other
  • Excellent IT skills including MS Office suite
  • Business process improvement mindset - to drive improvements in processes


Desirable (but not essential) Skills & Expertise

  • Cash flow forecasting and reporting
  • Advanced data skills: SQL, VBA, Power BI, Power Query, excel modelling


Key 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 manage large 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, and clearly and concisely it.
  • Building collaborative relationships
    • You will 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 influencing the wider business for information or process change.
    • Building collaborative relationships
  • 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, gym, 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 2023, 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.

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