Management Accountant

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Lightsource bp is a global leader in the development and management of solar energy projects. We are a 50:50 joint venture with bp with a mission to help drive the world’s transition to low carbon energy. With solar set to increase tenfold in the next 20 years, we are well-positioned to capitalise on this growth. By joining the Lightsource bp team, you will ‘be the change’ on the world’s energy transition to a more sustainable future. We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit as we continue to push the boundaries of an ever-changing energy landscape. By choosing a career with us, you can expect a challenging and fulfilling role surrounded by people who are passionate and have brilliant ideas about sustainable technology, innovation and making the world a better place.

Reporting into the Senior Finance Manager, produce and maintain accurate and complete reporting/analysis supporting all global regions:

  • Management Information

o Produce comprehensive financial and commercial information in a timely manner

o Producing detailed monthly management accounts report and commentary

o Prepare all analysis required together with comparatives to budgets / forecasts

o Produce KPI reporting to asses pan-regional performance

o Perform key co-ordination role for pan-regional activities and initiatives

o Provide information to support third party reporting requirements

  • Statutory Accounts and Audit

o Support with preparation of year end statutory accounts for multiple entities

o Liaise with the external auditors as required

  • General day to day activity

o Take a hands-on approach where required, processing entries for all ledgers as necessary

o Take ownership and pride in the accuracy, quality and timeliness of financial information

o Preparation of monthly accounts reporting in line with agreed deadlines

o Liaising with other members of the wider finance team

o Assisting with ongoing change management initiatives

Work Skills

  • 2-3 years of experience ideally with renewable energy or project infrastructure experience
  • Ability to produce management accounts and analysis
  • Experience of Project Finance, Renewable Energy project accounting desirable
  • Experience of an accounting and reporting system desirable
  • Experience of SAP S/4HANA

General Skills

  • Ability to organise workload and prioritise to maximum effect
  • Accurate data input essential
  • Set high standards of performance for yourself and the broader finance team
  • Ability to pick up systems and processes quickly
  • Demonstrate excellent MS Excel skills
  • Positive can-do attitude, ability to maintain a positive attitude in demanding situations
  • Work effectively as part of a team, share information with relevant parties
  • Willingness to take on a variety of duties as required