Management Accountant - Maternity Cover

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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’re helping the masses to join the electric driving revolution and we need your help. We want to become the place to get everything EV.  

We make it totally hassle free to switch to electric driving by giving customers the whole package. Car, charging, energy. The lot. And we need to tell people about it. That’s where you come in.  

We are looking for a Management Accountant to be heavily involved in the preparation of the monthly management accounts for our electric vehicle company, reporting on variances as required and providing commercial insight. They 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 for Octopus electric vehicles and other various entities, this includes the preparing and reviewing balance sheet reconciliations, preparing accruals, liaising with finance representatives in each entity to finalise results.Analyse monthly results for senior management and be able to explain any unexpected results.Assist 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 business Managing the funders accounts, by reconciling transactions weekly and reporting to fundersPreparing and managing the direct debits for all customers and making sure any issues with payments are resolved. Ensuring 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 intercompany transactions including foreign exchange transactions.Assisting with the IFRS leasing adjustments for monthly reportingReviewing finance processes in each entity to ensure that improvements are made continuously to help the businesses run more efficiently. Assist with managing and developing junior team membersPreparation 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 for various entities and liaising with international audit teamsPreparation and filing of annual PAYE Settlement agreementsQuarterly VAT returns for various entities What you'll needQualified Chartered Accountant Advanced excel skills 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 organizational 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  Visit our perks hub - Octopus Employee BenefitsNote: this role is a maternity cover for 12 months. The ideal starting month will be October/November 2022 but we're flexible for an earlier start date too. There is potential for this role to become a permanent role beyond the maternity cover

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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