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Financial Accountant - Kings Langley

Reporting to the Finance Manager of the business unit, the Financial Accountant will be responsible for the financial compliance of a number of legal entities (operating assets) under their perimeter, with regular reporting to internal and external clients. The successful candidate will also be in charge of statutory compliance of other entities in IFRS, FRS 102 and FRS 102 standards, interacting with other internal finance team members, operational managers and external auditors The Generation and Asset Management department is part of the External Services business unit and looks after wind farms and solar plants at the operating stage in the UK and Ireland. Within this department, the finance team is in charge of commercial, financial and statutory compliance to lenders and asset owners (internal and third party), and provides back office support to the wider Generation & AM team.

Key accountabilities :

-Preparation of periodic financial reporting and analysis packages for internal and external clients on a timely and accurate bas

-Management, production and delivery of financial forecasts, budgets and cash flow projections by liaising with asset managers and clients for entities in own perimeter

-Preparation and submission of periodic VAT returns for entities in own perimeter

-Assist in reviewing key deliverables as part of periodic financial reporting and statutory/tax submission

-Manage the year-end audit and statutory accounts preparation process for a number of legal entities based in the UK and Republic of Ireland, liaising with external auditors and tax advisors

-In charge of preparing statutory accounts for SPV companies in IFRS, FRS 102 or UK GAAP, including consolidated sets of accounts

-Advise the team in the preparation of IFRS, FRS 102 and FRS 102 statutory accounts

-Assist in the annual budgeting process and quarterly forecasts

-Supporting continuous improvements to accounting and reporting processes together with the wider Finance and ERP Development teams

-Supporting regular queries from the operational business

-Executing additional tasks to meet changing business needs and departmental objectives


Knowledge :

-Strong accounting knowledge

-IFRS and UK GAAP Understanding of both management and statutory accounting


Skills  :

-Strong Microsoft Excel and accountancy systems skills

-Attention to detail

-Proactive, ‘can do’ attitude, with a focus on continuous improvement of reporting and analysi

-Good communication skills and the confidence and credibility to communicate to external parties

-A team player but with the discipline to work autonomously

-Ability to prioritise and manage multiple tasks and deadlines

-Good problem solving skills

-Ability to articulate financial information to non-finance specialists


Experience :

-Experience of monthly, quarterly and annual management accounting routines within a commercial organization

-Sound experience of using an ERP system (use of Agresso a distinct advantage but not essential)

-Experience in communicating with non-financial internal stakeholders

-Preparation of statutory financial statements under IFRS, FRS 101 and FRS102


Qualification :

-Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA)

Posted: 02/08/2017

Location: UK & Ireland

Contract Type:Permanent

Type of Role: Asset Management, Finance