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Financial Accountant

Location:
Stroud
Salary Details:
£40,000 - £45,000 DOE
Advertising End Date:
31 Jan 2020
About The Role

As part of the Group Finance function, this role will report into the Group Financial Controller.  This role supports the financial controller in the delivery of statutory accounts, management information, lender compliance reporting, regulatory and tax affairs.

This is an exciting time in the finance department, we aim to build a best in class team, supporting the business during a period of rapid growth, investment in systems and process improvements.  We are looking for enthusiastic individuals to identify opportunities and drive them through to completion.

Core Responsibilities

The core responsibilities include:

  • Support in the production of compliant financial statements, including advise on financial matters and writing proposals.
  • Introduce and amend policies and procedures relevant to the business.
  • Responsible for preparation of timely Lender compliance documentation and reporting.Ensure regular payments and reporting requirements are met and strong relationships are maintained.
  • Support in the preparation of timely Statutory and Regulatory reporting ensuring financial compliance consistent with the requirements of a regulated Energy company and company law.
  • Liaise as required with external auditors and tax advisors
  • Responsible for preparation of monthly management accounts for portfolio of Wind and Solar Parks
  • Ensuring the organisation’s financial assets are monitored, reported and reviewed. Maintain fixed asset register, including capitalisation, depreciation and write off policies.
  • Support the key transformation of the finance system and identify opportunities to future proof our process and controls.
  • Develop and document business processes and accounting policies to maintain and strengthen internal controls in your area.
  • Establish strong working relationships with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Additional duties as necessary
About You

Essential Skills & Expertise

  • Fully qualified accountant (CIMA, ACA etc)
  • Track record of success in a similar role
  • Lender compliance experience
  • Demonstrable experience of:
    • Accounting practices
    • Financial management and best practice
    • Financial reporting requirements under company law
  • Track record of achievements through others and of building positive working relationships, supported by excellent communication skills (written, spoken, presentation)
  • Experience of delivering fit for purpose reports
  • Strong analytical skills including the ability to rapidly interpret, concisely explain and act on complex information.

Desirable (but not essential) Skills & Expertise

  • Utilities sector
  • Systems experience: Workday, SAP

Competencies & Personal Attributes

  • Highly motivated and able to deliver a broad task specification to target with minimal supervision.
  • Strong organisational skills, including the ability to prioritise own workload
  • Ability to communicate with non-financial staff
  • Inquisitive, innovative and intellectually courageous 
  • Self-motivated, with energy to drive change.
  • Team player.
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.