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Finance Analyst - Energy Debt

Centrica
Stockport, United Kingdom
Posted 8 days ago Flexible Permanent Negotiable
With energy bills doubling this year customer debt within Centrica remains an area of high importance, with significant senior management and audit focus. With this in mind an exciting opportunity has arisen for an Energy Debt Finance Analyst. We are looking for someone to be a 'best practice' leader across Centrica in Financial Control, using automation tools to continually develop processes / analysis required for decision making.

Location - Flexible. Home or Office working to suit you. Office locations either Stockport / Leicester or Windsor.

In this role you will be reporting to the Energy Debt Manager, this high-profile role is responsible for the end-to-end accounting processes covering Centrica Business Solutions (CBS) and Small Business (including New Energy Platform).

Responsible for key month end accounting processes, including:

  • Provide support to Energy Debt Manager and the Director, Financial Control on all financial accounting and regulatory matters across UKB Energy Supply

  • Analysis and communication of P&L, Balance Sheet, Cash and Working Capital results to key stakeholders

  • Consolidation and reporting of the bad debt provision and bad debt charge, including reconciliation of write offs.

  • Ownership of the complex debt month end for CBS and Small Businesses, liaising closely with the following teams: Business Finance; Finance Systems; Revenue Assurance and Debt Analytics to ensure the variety of inputs into the process are understood and accurately treated

  • Play a key role in the consolidation and reporting of debt within the fast-growing New Energy Platform

  • Opportunity to develop automation skills to enhance debt accounting processes across three business units

  • End-to-end management and delivery of all financial controls relating to CBS and Small Business, including NEP customer debt.

  • Ensure all financial processes are robust, well controlled/documented and adapt to the changing needs of the business. This will include working with Risk & Controls team to ensure effectiveness of controls, as well as regular submissions

  • Building close working relationships across Finance teams ensuring alignment in thinking and consistency of presentation

  • External reporting and audit support - taking ownership of the numbers & dealing with related auditor queries, as well as working with the wider Financial Control team to complete half yearly submissions

  • Close contact with offshore General Accounting team to ensure Balance Sheet reconciliations prepared are robust and complete

  • Ad hoc projects and analysis as required.

About You: Knowledge and Experience

  • Preferably Qualified Accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA)

  • Degree (or equivalent) level education

  • Strong Excel skills

  • Accomplished in working with and manipulating large amounts of data

  • Strong systems skills to preferably include SAP ERP/ISU/Power BI

  • Strong analytical skills with ability to communicate complex matters effectively (written & verbal)

  • Proven ability of working at a high level of accuracy against tight deadlines

  • Excellent interpersonal skills

  • Strong organisation and prioritisation skills

  • Track record of taking the initiative to deliver improvements and new insight into financial/performance analysis in order to further the businesses success

  • Team player who can adapt to changes as they occur

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Job ID  R0026639
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