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Finance Manager - Energy & Utilities

Finance Manager - Energy & Utilities

THE OPPORTUNITY: 

An exciting opportunity to join an investment manager that works with a number of both UK and international portfolios in solar PV installations. Due to the company's ambitious growth strategy, a highly-skilled Finance Manager is being sought with experience in the Energy or Infrastructure space. 

THE ROLE:

The role is wide-ranging and will see the candidate oversee the financial reporting and performance analysis of a portfolio of solar and other energy infrastructure assets.

The candidate needs the ability to identify issues efficiently but also the capacity to resolve them with a proactive mindset. The candidate will be supported by a high calibre investment and finance team.

Key duties/responsibilities: 

  • Preparation, oversight and quality control of management accounts for single purpose entities.

  • Review of fund performance and reporting to the Group Financial Controller.

  • Review of management accountant submissions and performance reporting

  • Setting up and monitoring cost accounting and report for projects in various stages of development and construction

  • Preparation of Key Performance Indicator reporting across the portfolios.

  • Performance of analysis and proposals to rectify any areas of concern.

  • Performing financial analysis of investments under management

  • Presentation of financial analysis to management and shareholders

  • Ensuring an environment of strong financial control.

  • Liaison with external advisors, particularly tax and legal.

  • Share responsibility for managing and providing training for 2 accountants assistants.

  • Driving automation through the month end management accounting and reporting process so that efficiencies can be achieved.

  • A reasonably large amount of ad hoc activity to provide support to the investment managers relating to existing and potential investments.

 

THE INDIVIDUAL: 

Key attributes: 

  • 2-5 years PQE in a similar role 

  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or any other relevant discipline is preferred. ACA / ACCA

  • Proficient working in Excel and MS Office.

  • Accounting package experience

  • High numeracy skills 

  • Keen attention to detail and excellent organisational skills

  • Ability to take responsibility and work with limited supervision

  • Strong communication and personal skills