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Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000This is a crucial and senior new role with a leading European investment and asset management firm based in Central London. The role will be focused on all matters of administrative and legal asset management for UK solar projects. The successful candidate will be responsible for the creation of appropriate structures and procedures to ensure correct on boarding of new assets into the portfolio, as well as the efficient ongoing controls around the contractual, corporate governance, company secretarial and regulatory obligations of project companies and their respective Holding Companies. The role requires leadership in updating and redefining the standard for best practice in administration and legal asset management for clients. In addition, the role requires someone who can really hit the ground running. Key Responsibilities Liaising with external parties and internal team members to verify the reporting of revenue generation and payments due for each SPV in accordance to the terms of the Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs). Manage Renewable Obligations Certificates (ROCs) and Feed-in-Tariff (FiT) Ofgem submissions and claims including full tracking and reconciliation with the bookkeeping team. Oversight of all company secretarial matters including maintenance of share and loan registers. Manage key relationships including Ofgem, PPA companies, accountants, lawyers, landowners (including their agents) and other service providers and stakeholders in relation to all administrative and legal matters for all clients’ SPVs. Full Administrative, document and contractual oversight for the SPVs. Management of all aspects of land leases, options and associated contracts. Oversight of all on boarding of administrative and legal aspects of new SPVs. About you It is preferable that you have a background in legal/ commercial law. Understanding of financial analysis is essential with experience of SPV/portfolio management. This is a broad based role, so we’re looking for a broad skill set. You’ll be a confident, high calibre operator, comfortable in a fast paced high intensity environment. You have a systematic, highly organized approach to work, and a pleasant, but results driven approach. Prior experience of Ofgem/PPA management and the processes associated with revenue collection would be an advantage. A knowledge of utility-scale solar or other renewable energy assets will be ideal. Essential requirements * Minimum 3-5 + years in a similar level role * Experience in a company secretarial role is essential * Previous experience of the management of SPVs and/or HoldCos is also essential.Numerate and comfortable with financial, legal (contractual) and technical data * Systematic, highly organized workstyle * High standard of education, degree level Personal characteristics Accuracy and attention to detail, ability to lead virtual teams, analysis and root-cause problem solving, strong results orientation/solution focused, managing multiple tasks simultaneously with tight deadlines. Hardworking and flexible approach to work (it’s not a 9-5 culture).
Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000Assistant management accountant 6 month FTC initially Exeter £23,000-£28,000 My client, a dynamic local business, are looking for an assistant management accountant to join their busy but energetic accounts team and support the current management accountant. This is a full-time role, working 40 hours per week. Due to consistent growth in the past year, my client is expanding their finance department and are looking for an ambitious, enthusiastic and pro-active assistant management accountant to support their current team. This role would be idea for someone currently studying or looking to progress their career in accounts. Duties: * Provide support for the departmental managers * Production of quality management accounts * Month end procedures * Responsibility for weekly KPIs reporting and cash flow forecasting and analysis * Budgeting and Forecasting * To play a key role in stock management * Support as required for the rest of the management accounts team The ideal candidate will: * Be AAT qualified/ studying the higher levels * Previous experience in a similar role/ with similar responsibilities * Enthusiastic and pro-active personality * Willingness to help
Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000Ref: 12534 Management Accountant Initially 6 month contract + Plymouth My client, a global manufacturing business, is seeking an experienced Management Accountant on an initial 6 month contract, during a period of change. This is a varied role, encompassing both management accounting and financial accounting. The Management Accountant needs to be hands on to deliver detailed information at a local level, before presenting to the Group. Responsibilities include: * Weekly reporting, providing an accurate statement of the weekly operation requiring a strong working relationship with sales and operational colleagues. * Monthly financial and management reporting including forecasting and variance reporting. * Reconciliation of the balance sheet and trial balance. * Stock monitoring and reporting. * Capital expenditure reporting and fixed asset monitoring. The ideal candidate will have previous experience of, not only compiling management accounts, but also probing the fine detail, ideally within a manufacturing environment. Strong excel skills are essential to provide accurate and timely reporting. Financial accounting experience, US GAAP and SOX experience are desirable but not essential. This role could become significantly longer term for the ideal candidate.
Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000Senior Financial Controller – Renewable Energy SPVs, London, UK; competitive package, likely in range of £55,000 - £65,000 + bonus + benefits About the opportunity One of the UK’s top investment and asset management firms, operating in the low-carbon sector, is looking to strengthen their finance team as they are experiencing significant growth across their asset management portfolio. We are on the lookout for an experienced Financial Controller with good communication abilities to join the finance and administration team as de-facto number 2 to the department head. About the role This is a senior role within a team managing assets with a value exceeding €1 Billion. The role is broad and you’ll need to deputise for the Head of Finance as well as taking responsibility for financial on boarding of new assets. The role will also entail you assuming responsibility for the audit process, managing the end to end process from planning through to signature and managing the audit liaison between appointed auditors and tax advisors. Furthermore, you’ll help to manage, mentor, review and help plan work for up to 3 junior controllers / bookkeepers. This is a key role in an organisation that is growing significantly in their market and offers a tremendous opportunity to work at the heart of renewable energy investments. About the person You will be a high calibre operator, confident and comfortable working in a fast paced, high intensity environment. It is expected you’ll have an audit background from a Top 10 firm, ideally coupled with at least 2/3 years’ industry experience. This experience should encompass prior experience of implementing and developing on-boarding processes, coupled with a strong understanding of subsidiaries, SPVs and parent companies. Essential * Qualified Accountant (ACCA/ICAEW) * Educated to Degree Level * Minimum 3+ years PQE * Audit Background from a Top 10 firm coupled with at least 3 years industry experience would be a huge advantage * Previous experience of the management of subsidiaries and their parent holding companies is highly desirable. * Highly Numerate * Able to produce accurate work with a strong attention to detail. * Systematic, highly organized workstyle. * Must be able to own an issue fully until satisfactory resolution. * Hardworking and flexible approach to work (it’s not a 9-5 culture). * Advanced standard MS Office suite, especially Word & Excel. * Right to work in UK Remuneration A competitive basic salary in the region of £55,000 to £65,000 is on offer. The company operates an attractive bonus scheme, has a strong track record of developing individuals (and increasing salaries) and as it grows, is adding additional employment benefits. Some flexibility on the base salary is possible depending on experience.
Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000Ref: 12519 Interim Financial Controller Circa £60,000 Exeter 6-12 month contract My client, a large Exeter employer, is seeking an Interim Financial Controller to manage the accounting function during a period of change. This is an ideal role for an experienced qualified accountant seeking interim work in the Exeter area. The role involves: * Financial Support: Provide technical advice and full financial support to the organisation * Control: Ensure overall financial controls are robust and fit for purpose * Reporting: Deliver statutory reporting, annual budgets and management accounting information, including group reporting. * Manage and challenge: Lead, motivate, coach and advising the finance teams * Develop relationships: Develop strong relationships across the business. The ideal candidate will be ACA/ ACCA/ CIMA qualified, with experience of working with a senior management team. As an individual you will be able to demonstrate the ability to influence others, with a positive approach to problem solving.
Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000Ref: 12529 Group Management Accountant Circa £45,000 Exeter 6-9 month contract My client, a large Exeter employer, is seeking a Group Management Accountant to work on a specific project to develop and deliver consolidated management reports. This is an ideal role for a qualified accountant seeking project or interim work in the Exeter area. The role involves: * Developing new reporting processes: working with senior staff across the group to develop processes and reports utilising various accounting systems, and developing business relationships. * Consolidated Management Accounting: reporting results, investigating variance, providing analysis, and presenting information at monthly management meetings. * Budgeting: Working closely with operational departments to prepare budgets. * Ad hoc: Supporting team during the year end and other ad hoc projects. The ideal candidate will be ACA/ ACCA/ CIMA qualified, with experience of producing and presenting management and financial information in a corporate environment. Strong interpersonal skills to build relationships, and excellent communication skills, both written and verbal are essential.
Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000Escape Recruitments client, a market leading manufacturing organisation are currently on the market for an experienced commercial accountant to join their team in the position of Site Accountant. Reporting to the Group Finance Director (off site) you will be responsible for the financial control of the site and providing detailed financial analysis. Key duties will include but will not be limited to: * Site management accounting and group reporting * Detailed financial analysis and presentation at operational meetings, including product profitability and variance analysis * Cashflow management * Project finance management - liaising with non finance project team * Development of internal controls and procedures Candidate Requirements: * Experience commercial finance professional (Qualified or Qualified By Experience) * Experience gained within a product driven industry sector essential. Manufacturing or Engineering is preferred however others will be considered equally if you can demonstrate relevant experience. * Strong management and/or cost accounting skills are essential * Commercial acumen with ability to add value to decision making via detailed financial analysis and interpretation * Strong influencing skills with ability to establish rapport with local operational staff This position would be an excellent opportunity for an experienced management/cost accountant who is seeking career development and site financial control responsibility. To assist with shortlisting please supply a cover letter detailing your relevant experience, salary expectations and availability.
Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000Escape’s client a world leader within their industry sector are currently looking to hire a French speaking accountant to support their team during a postive period of change. As part of a high calibre finance function, you will be responsible for the delivery of all accounting services. Duties will include but will not be limited to: * Posting of accruals & prepayments * Review, challenge & posting of finance manager journals * General Ledger reconciliations * Inter-company accounting for group companies * Maintenance of monthly Capex tracker and fixed asset register * Assistance with finance reporting including monthly VAT return * KPI Analysis * Provide KPI monitoring and reporting for the Reporting team * Support with budgeting and forecasting processes * Ad hoc duties as required Candidate Requirements * Fluency in either French is essential * Experience gained in a similar role is preferred. * Strong communication skills * Ability to communicate effectively with non financial management * Experience of ERP systems desirable On application, please confirm your salary requirements, notice period and availability to attend interview.
Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000Ref: 12530 Exeter Initially a 6 month FTC £16,000 My client, a vibrant regional organisation, are looking for an energetic and enthusiastic financial administrator to join their busy and dynamic finance team. The ideal candidate will have previous experience in a similar role, be pro-active & available on short notice. This is initially a temporary 6-month position working full-time. Duties: * Collecting and processing subscriptions & assisting with maintenance of customer accounts * Assisting with any queries from customers * Entering details on to the IT systems. * Credit control * Ensuring accounts are managed in accordance to procedure * Back office support * Ad-hoc office duties This role would be perfect for someone with an administrative background who is looking to gain more experience within finance.
Thu, 01 Jan 1970 00:00:00 +0000My client, a rapidly expanding multi-national engineering company, are looking for a talented, experienced accountant to join their busy finance department. This is an excellent opportunity, reporting directly to the Finance Director where you will provide accurate and timely management information to the Senior Management Team and the business. Specific Duties to include: * Full preparation of month end management accounts and reporting * Preparation of board reports * Budgeting and forecasting * Review of performance with Senior Management Team * Assist with company tax and R&D tax credits * Review and improvement to company systems and processes Our client are passionate about the service they deliver and are looking for flexible and collaborative candidates who share a passion to learn and improve while able to set ambitious goals to overcome obstacles. You will have experience of preparing management accounts and presenting to senior management with good interpersonal and communication skills with excellent attention to detail. In return the client are offering a competitive salary to £45,000 with 25 days holiday (plus bank holidays), defined pension contribution scheme, critical illness and death in service insurance.