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Strategic Finance Manager

Location:
Stroud
Salary Details:
Competitive + benefits
Advertising End Date:
10 Dec 2018
About The Role

As part of the Group Finance function, this role will report into the Head of Finance and form a pivotal part of the finance leadership team.  The role will be responsible for developing and maintaining strategic/commercial financial plans and providing analysis to support business decisions.

This exciting role will work closely with Group Finance and the wider business to transform Finance into a strategic business partner.

Core Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain strategic and commercial finance models to support decision making
  • Create business cases to support investment decisions, including key appraisal metrics including IRR, ROI and other key decision making KPI’s
  • Ensure that business performance for Ecotricity Group is measured, analysed, explained and understood through the delivery of KPIs as appropriate.
  • Understand results and trends across the Group, providing analysis that allows executive leadership teams to deliver on their operational responsibilities and take actions to drive improved performance.
  • Develop an understanding of the profitability of the differing streams of business to drive the strategy by collating and analysing MI across divisions.
  • Develop strategic and executive level reporting for P&L, cash and balance sheet positioning.
  • Ensure the identification and communication of specific competitive / market issues to help drive and prompt mitigating, pre-emptive actions.
  • Supporting in improvements of financial Systems, BI tools & data analytical projects to support development of a Lean business model
  • Identify potential areas of development in the current processes and work streams, working with relevant departments to provide timely solutions
About You

Essential Skills & Expertise

  • Willingness to challenge existing practices bringing forward solutions to improve performance.
  • Qualified accountant (CIMA, ACA, ACCA, etc)
  • Excellent IT skills including MS Office suite, in particular Excel modelling tools
  • Exceptional analytical skills with the ability to challenge
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Strong working ethics and be dynamic and enthusiastic to drive the Group’s performance 

Desirable (but not essential) Skills & Expertise

  • Utilities sector
  • Demonstrable interest and understanding of the finance function and the use of technology as a catalyst for change

 

About Us

Ecotricity is the greenest energy company in Britain. In fact, when we started back in 1995, we were the first green electricity company in the world.

Our mission was and remains to change the way energy is made and used – after introducing green electricity to the world, we introduced green gas to Britain in 2010 too.

Our model is unique: we use our customers’ energy bills to fund the building of new sources of green energy. We like to refer to this as turning ‘bills into mills’ – energy bills into energy mills, whether that’s wind, sun, sea or gasmills.

We’ve built over seventy wind and sun parks across Britain, we’re planning to build Britain’s first ever Green Gasmills, and through Britwind, our small wind company, we design, build and deliver small wind turbines to landowners and businesses throughout Britain and the world!

We don’t just focus on energy though – we built and run the Electric Highway, Britain’s leading network of electric car chargepoints, we helped Forest Green Rovers become the greenest football club in the world, and launched Britain’s greenest mobile phone service, Ecotalk.

We’re a not-for-dividend company too – which means we’re free to use the money we make for our mission and our mission alone.

We do all of this with the help of our customers – and the awesome team of people here at Ecotricity. Our people believe in our mission – they’re amazing at what they do, and they make a difference every day they come into work.