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Senior Finance Analyst - Mat Cover, Fixed Term Contract

Salary Details:
Up to £50,000 DOE
Advertising End Date:
20 Jun 2019
About The Role

As part of the Group Finance function, the role will support the Commercial Finance Manager in Group financial planning. The role will work closely with business unit managers to support the Group in strategic planning.

Core Responsibilities

  • Monthly financial and operational reporting for P&L, BS & Headcount
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the direct and indirect costs associated with running the energy business
  • Complex variance and trend analysis, explaining key drivers to stakeholders across all levels of the business
  • Support the Commercial Finance Manager in the annual budgeting and quarterly forecasting processes
  • Consolidation of management accounts
  • Design and report on key performance indicators both financial and operational
  • Build and maintain strong working relationships with key stakeholders
  • Provide external reporting to industry regulators
  • Contribute to the on-going review, improvement and documentation of processes
  • Provision of adhoc information and analysis as required
About You
  • Utilities sector preferable
  • Fully qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACA etc)
  • Excellent IT skills including MS Office suite, in particular Excel modelling tools
  • Exceptional analytical skills with the ability to challenge
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Initiative to identify opportunities to drive process improvement

Desirable (but not essential) Skills & Expertise

  • Advanced technical skills: SQL, VBA etc.

Competencies & Personal Attributes

  • A confident and personable communicator
  • Excellent influencing skills with the ability to influence senior management
  • Ability to communicate with non-financial staff
  • Ability to cope with rapid changes in work schedules and manage workload
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.