Financial Controller at Octopus Energy

Posted on:
August 25, 2023

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What we do. Electric Car Leasing

Why we do it. Greener. Fairer. Future.

We have an opportunity for an experienced and technically strong Financial Controller to join our Octopus Electric Vehicles Finance Team.

In this role, you will lead our core finance functions and be responsible for developing and implementing robust financial processes, policies, controls, reporting and risk management procedures. Your primary area of responsibility will be our Financial Operations, Financial Management & Accounting, and Financial reporting (including funder reporting).

You will work with our Credit team, Group finance team and also support our Strategic Finance team - from debt funding and hedging strategy, to shareholder reporting. You will report to Octopus Electric Vehicle’s Chief Financial Officer. You’ll also be responsible for performance, planning and development of the core finance teams.

We operate in a new and growing industry. We are rapidly growing our book of business and the scale and sophistication of our funding and credit operations. This role will give you the opportunity to own, manage and build our core finance and control capabilities as we continue to scale.What you'll doOwn core finance in our scale-up leasing businessOversee all financial operations including statutory reporting, cash flow management, debtor management, financial performance, invoicing, asset purchasing, contract amendments and data input, and recording in our systemsBe the internal expert on accounting treatments and policies (e.g. relating to vehicles leases; funding / securitisation structures; hedging)Own and coordinate internal controls & proceduresProvide timely and relevant financial management information to the Senior Leadership team to inform business strategy and commercial decision-making Work with data, systems and reporting teams to improve our core processes and data flows - creating scalable, robust and efficient processesDrive a balance between commercial flexibility (supporting our Sales teams) and robust, policy-driven financial and risk management Create the financial processes and policies for new geographical markets as we enter themPlan, hire and manage the team; lead on their performance and outputBe the voice for core finance on our Leadership TeamEncourage a culture of collaboration What you'll needExcellent experience with Finance - ideally in a regulated lending / leasing environmentIdeally experience with asset-backed lending and hedgingAccounting qualification with a good understanding of financial leasesAn aptitude for the technical aspects of accounting and finance A passion for, and experience of, using technology to drive automation and efficiency in a finance functionAbility to plan and scale teamsGood communication, collaboration and leadership skillsTo be a problem solver that can take others with you in your decision makingTo enjoy and thrive in a fast-paced, ever-changing work environmentExperience with FCA guidelines and requirements 

If this sounds like you then we'd love to hear from you.

Studies have shown that some groups of people, like women, are less likely to apply to a role unless they meet 100% of the job requirements. Whoever you are, if you like one of our jobs, we encourage you to apply as you might just be the candidate we hire. Across Octopus, we're looking for genuinely decent people who are honest and empathetic. Our people are our strongest asset and the unique skills and perspectives people bring to the team are the driving force of our success. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute. Our commitment is to provide equal opportunities, an inclusive work environment, and fairness for everyone.

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