Junior Management Accountant at Octopus Energy

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February 23, 2023

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Help us make a big green dent in the universe. We're on a mission to drive the global renewable energy revolution, and we need loads more people to help us make our vision a reality.

We are looking for a qualified Chartered Accountant to join our Finance team on an initial 6 month contract with the potential to go permanent.

Your role will include the co-ordination and preparation of the monthly management accounts, reporting on variances as required and providing commercial insight. You will be working closely with the business to assist with day-to-day finance management and identifying any commercial risks or opportunities to improve the business’ position. What you'll do Monthly management reporting, this includes the preparing and reviewing balance sheet reconciliations, preparing accruals, liaising with finance representatives to finalise resultsAnalyse monthly results for senior management and be able to explain any unexpected resultsAssist with the preparation of consolidated reporting for Group and external party submissions to tight deadlinesAssisting department heads with day to day finance management of the businessEnsuring that reporting is compliant with all relevant accounting standards and keeping up to date with new reporting standards that may impact the companyWorking with various company structures and inter-company transactions including foreign exchange transactions and transfer pricingReviewing finance processes in each entity to ensure that improvements are made continuously to help the businesses run more efficientlyPreparation of year end financial statements Assisting with system implementation projects  Managing creditor and debtor ledgers and dealing with any queries regarding payments or receiptsAssisting with audit and tax queries Preparation and filing of annual PAYE Settlement agreementsQuarterly and monthly VAT returns for various entities What you'll needQualified Chartered Accountant Advanced excel skills is preferableMust be able to effectively communicate and present to senior managementKnowledge of international GAAP and IFRS accounting standards Demonstrate ability to liaise with stakeholders and external parties confidently  Strong attention to detail and organisational skillsWhy else you'll love it hereWondering what the salary for this role is? Just ask us! On a call with one of our recruiters it's something we always cover as we genuinely want to match your experience with the correct salary. The reason why we don't advertise is because we honestly have a degree of flexibility and would never want salary to be a reason why someone doesn't apply to Octopus - what's more important to us is finding the right octofit!Octopus Energy is a unique culture. An organisation where people learn, decide, and build quicker. Where people work with autonomy, alongside a wide range of amazing co-owners, on projects that break new ground. We want your hard work to be rewarded with perks you actually care about! We won best company to work for in 2022, on Glassdoor we were voted 50 best places to work in 2022 and our Group CEO, Greg has recorded a podcast about our culture and how we empower our people. We’ve also been placed in the top 10 companies for senior leadershipVisit our UK perks hub - Octopus Employee BenefitsIf 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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