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Financial Controller

Bath and west community energy

North East


£40000 - £45000/annum


Posted: 12/06/2024

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Financial Controller
Location: Hybrid working with an expectation of working in the Bath office at least two days per week
Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 per annum
The organisation is working to put people at the heart of the transition to net zero, placing ownership and control of energy in the hands of consumers via clean energy projects that actively involve and benefit local communities.
This is a nonprofit distributing Community Benefit Society (a form of co-operative). Since 2010 when it was set up, it has built 14.5 MW of community owned solar power systems and one small hydro scheme, enough power to meet the equivalent annual electricity demand of around 5,000 homes.
The Role
They are looking for a technically minded management accountant with an interest, or experience, in the renewable energy sector. This new post will take on a range of responsibilities within a successful and growing community business, including financial reporting, financial planning, debt financing and budget management. This is a critical role with the opportunity for progression within the organisation for the right candidate.
Key Responsibilities
* Oversight and checking of outsourced production of quarterly management accounts and monthly cashflow
* Supporting the MD on reporting to full board/Finance Sub-Committee meetings and to external grant funders/finance providers
* Leading budget setting process, monitoring against actual performance, identifying trends and recommending action where necessary
* Maintaining BWCE’s long term asset portfolio financial model, analysing and reporting on trends and recommending action where necessary
* Overseeing asset revaluations and the annual audit process
* Collaborating with and reporting to the Senior Management Team around establishing effective financial controls and processes including grant funding budget management systems
* Supporting/overseeing project managers with implementation of budget and WIP analysis processes
* Supporting the MD and the Senior Management Team with strategic financial decision making linked to:
* business planning
* fundraising including share/bond offers and senior debt
* cashflow management
* asset investment and revaluation
Skills and Qualifications
* Qualified or part qualified ACCA Advanced Diploma, CIMA or equivalent accountancy qualification
* At least 3-5 years proven experience as a finance professional
* Experience of preparing financial reports for senior staff
* Working knowledge of accounting standards and practices, VAT and HMRC regulations in England
* Ability to effectively use data to produce informative reports for use by others
* Excellent attention to detail and a commitment to accuracy
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
* Self-motivation and initiative, ability to learn quickly and work with limited supervision.
* Ability to work effectively both individually and as part of a team.
* Good organisational and time management skills, with experience of working to tight deadlines and budgets
To Apply
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