Banner Default Image

Finance Manager

Finance Manager

The Opportunity

We have been retained by Renewable Power Capital, a pan-European renewable energy investment platform backed by CPP Investments. Renewable Power Capital are seeking a Finance Manager to be based in Madrid to oversee/lead the financial control, planning & analysis for the Spanish entity. You will work closely with the London finance team, and be reporting into the Heads of Financial controlling and FP&A.

The Role

Responsible for integrity and process of Monthly accounting in Spanish accounts:

  • Review and challenge of month end financials from OEM third party service provider and maintaining integrity, accuracy, and clarity

  • Overall responsibility for Spanish legal entity ledgers, and IFRS adjustments

  • Review of balance sheet reconciliations and management of resolution of unreconciled amounts

  • Maintaining and driving resolution of accounting issues identified

  • Driving improvements in reporting processes and systems including automation of uploads and interfaces where possible

  • Managing output from and relationships with outsource providers, eventually building team to take activities in-house where necessary and efficient

  • Ad hoc reporting tasks including analysis of actuals to assist in explanation of variances to forecasts

  • Review of VAT returns, ONS returns and Corporation tax calcs and returns prepared by OEM outsource provider

Responsible for oversight of outsourced AP and Cash function

  • Management of AP outsource provider OEM

  • Approval of invoices and review of cash payments

  • Driving clarity around costs incurred through effective use of systems and process improvements

FP&A and Business Partnering

  • Support FP&A team to deliver the annual Budget & monthly re‐forecasts & the monthly cashflow forecast

  • Provide effective and insightful financial analyses and commentaries which creates value, demonstrating good judgement, presentation skills and influencing skills.

  • Working closely with the Development and Engineering teams to ensure annual budget / regular re‐forecast reflects the current deal pipeline and asset portfolio

  • Support with the process of establishing fit for purpose tools and procedures with key interfaces with rest of the Finance and the wider company clearly identified and managed.

  • Partnering with wide commercial teams to ensure we have robust financial plans which are well understood

The Individual:

  • Ideally higher Degree Business Administration or Economics and Master’s in finance

  • At least 5 yrs of experience, in accounting, controlling, cash management and FP&A

  • Experience working in a heavy asset industry preferred (manufacturing, energy, infrastructure, etc)

  • Advanced excel skills / data mining and mapping / data manipulation / financial modelling

  • Experience using a large ERP system with the ability to extract data from the system into excel and manipulate data for reporting

  • Keen desire to automate and improve process and procedures

  • Forecasting and budgeting experience

  • Cost Centre and cost management experience