Financial Accountant

Job Title: Financial Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire
Salary: £45000.00 - £52000.00 per annum
REF: HQ00020010
Contact Name: Natalie Furbank
Contact Email:
Job Published: almost 2 years ago

We are seeking to appoint a CCAB Qualified Financial Accountant. Reporting directly into the Financial Controller you will be responsible for the financial compliance of a number of legal entities (operating assets) under their perimeter, with regular reporting to internal and external clients. The successful candidate will also be in charge of statutory compliance of other entities in IFRS and FRS 102 standards, interacting with other internal finance team members, operational managers and external auditors.

The Generation and Asset Management department is part of the Western Europe Business Unit and looks after wind farms and solar plants at the operating stage in the UK and Ireland. Within this department, the finance team is in charge of commercial, financial and statutory compliance to lenders and asset owners (internal and third party), and provides back office support to the wider Generation & AM team.

Key Accountabilities

  • Preparation of periodic financial reporting and analysis packages for internal and external clients on a timely and accurate basis
  • Management, production and delivery of financial forecasts, budgets and cash flow projections by liaising with asset managers and clients for entities in own perimeter
  • Assist in reviewing key deliverables as part of periodic financial reporting
  • Manage the year-end audit and statutory accounts preparation process for a number of legal entities based in the UK and Republic of Ireland, liaising with external auditors and tax advisors
  • In charge of preparing statutory accounts for SPV companies in IFRS, FRS 102 or UK GAAP, including consolidated sets of accounts
  • Advise the team in the preparation of IFRS and FRS 102 statutory accounts
  • Assist in the annual internal budgeting process and quarterly forecasts
  • Supporting continuous improvements to accounting and reporting processes together with the wider Finance and ERP Development teams
  • Supporting regular queries from the operational business
  • Executing additional tasks to meet changing business needs and departmental objectives

Knowledge and Skills

  • Strong accounting knowledge
  • IFRS and UK GAAP
  • Understanding of both management and statutory accounting
  • Strong Microsoft Excel and accountancy systems skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Proactive, 'can do' attitude, with a focus on continuous improvement of reporting and analysis
  • Good communication skills and the confidence and credibility to communicate to external parties
  • A team player but with the discipline to work autonomously

Experience of monthly, quarterly and annual management accounting routines within a commercial organization
Sound experience of using an ERP system (use of Agresso a distinct advantage but not essential)
Experience in communicating with non-financial internal stakeholders

Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) or equivalent experience