Financial Accountant

Conrad Energy
Abingdon, UK
Competitive salary
04 May 2021
19 May 2021
Experience level
Newly qualified

We are looking for an enthusiastic and motivated qualified accountant to join our finance team in a rapidly growing business. This role requires a positive person who can work well in a busy office environment, can cover many areas, do what needs to be done, and contribute to the overall success of Conrad Energy.

This newly created role is primarily to support the growth in the business and an increase in reporting requirements. Although bias towards internal reporting and project accounting this role will be an integral member of both the finance function and the wider business flexibility is therefore an essential attribute.

Applicants will need to hold a driving licence.

About Conrad Energy Ltd

Conrad Energy is the power company of the future, supporting critical national infrastructure through delivering flexible generation when it is needed most in support of a low carbon power grid dominated by renewable energy. Our growing team also deliver optimal power solutions for corporate clients from a range of complementary technologies and apply strategies tailored to customer requirements.

Radically transforming the way the energy market works, Conrad Energy is the largest provider of flexible generation in the UK. We now have a combined installed capacity of 600MW across 45 sites with over 100 experts dedicated to supporting critical national infrastructure and the UK's energy transition to a low-carbon economy.

A full-service Independent Power Producer (IPP), Conrad Energy is focused on meeting the growing demand for balancing services in the UK electricity market through the development, construction and ownership of natural gas fired peaking engine plants and battery storage systems. The management team has vast experience in this field, and we have strong financial backing to grow a premier generation business.

We are based in Abingdon, Oxfordshire and our projects cover the UK.

Main Job Tasks and Responsibilities

  • Monthly project reporting and assist with preparation of other reporting requirements
  • Active contributor to annual capex budgets
  • Primary liaison with development and construction teams
  • Ad-hoc duties. This will be significant. We are still a small department so a high degree of flexibility and a 'can-do / will-do' attitude is essential

Education and Experience

Newly qualified accountant or finalist (ACCA, ICAEW, CIMA or equivalent)
  • 1 year's experience in either practice or industry
  • Knowledge of accounting software (Sun highly desirable)
  • Experience of energy sector and/or private equity and/or major capital programmes desirable but not essential

Key Competencies

  • Experience of monthly reporting cycles
  • Highly organised individual with excellent attention to detail
  • Positive communicator, internal and external

  • Experience of working within group companies
  • Microsoft Excel - advanced user level

Principal activities:
  • Management accounts - detailed analysis, including sales to GM level
  • Management accounts - variance and trend analysis
  • Annual budget, half year update
  • Shareholder reporting (as required)
  • Weekly operational reporting (sites to GM level)
  • Project reporting
  • Project cost tracker
  • Used engine cost tracker and forecast
  • Project forecasts (cash and timings) with Dev & Cons teams
  • Ensuring correct cost allocation (projects / sites)
  • Liaise with other depts advising coding/processes/entities etc
  • Project appraisal (with modeller/commercial/Dev & Cons teams)
  • Payroll preparation and processing

Secondary / participating / support:
  • Responsible for financial record keeping (via SUN accounting system) including SL, PL, GL
  • Annual statutory reporting - annual audit
  • Bank models, calculate, monitor & forecast
  • Bank covenants, ensure ratios remain within commitment levels, monitor headroom
  • Build and develop models for projects & acquisitions evaluation
  • Build and develop other models as required (e.g. SIv2, CTO/CTG)
  • Systems introduction, development, & administration
  • Reporting to HMRC re VAT, CT, PAYE etc
  • Ad hoc duties as required

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