Finance Business Partner - 12 Months Fixed Term

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About Lightsource bp

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 capitalize 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 to the Senior Finance Manager, this position will play a pivotal role in producing and maintaining accurate and comprehensive reporting and analysis to support our global operations. This role involves collaborating with various stakeholders to ensure timely delivery of financial information, assisting with budgeting and forecasting activities, and supporting statutory accounts preparation and audit processes.

Key Responsibilities

Management Information:

  • Produce comprehensive financial and commercial information in a timely manner.
  • Generate detailed monthly management accounts reports and provide insightful commentary.
  • Prepare analysis and comparisons to budgets/forecasts.
  • Develop and maintain KPI reporting to evaluate pan-regional performance.
  • Coordinate pan-regional activities and initiatives.
  • Provide necessary information to support third-party reporting requirements.

Budgets & Forecasts:

  • Collaborate with finance team members and internal business partners to ensure accurate project budgets and forecasts are developed and maintained across all portfolio levels.

Statutory Accounts and Audit:

  • Assist in preparing year-end statutory accounts for multiple entities.
  • Liaise with external auditors as needed.

General Day-to-Day Activities:

  • Take a hands-on approach, processing ledger entries as required.
  • Ensure accuracy, quality, and timeliness of financial information.
  • Prepare monthly accounts packages within agreed deadlines.
  • Collaborate with other members of the wider finance team.
  • Assist in ongoing change management initiatives.

Experience Required

  • Relevant experience ideally with renewable energy or project infrastructure in a similar role desirable
  • Experience of Project Finance, Renewable Energy project accounting desirable
  • Experience of an accounting and reporting system desirable
  • Experience of SAP S/4HANA

General Skills/Attributes

  • Highly organised individual with the ability to work on several projects at once
  • Able to work efficiently and effectively under the pressure of tight deadlines
  • An excellent communicator with the ability to tell a story and go beyond the analysis
  • Solid team player with a collaborative working style
  • Flexible approach in a fast-paced business which is constantly changing, keep a clear head under pressure
  • Excellent attention to detail when checking information with an ability to recognise and question anomalies
  • Accurate data input essential
  • Keen problem solver who can focus on appropriate detail when solving problems and propose effective solutions

Why you’ll want to work for us

Our company is a place where you can be yourself and grow; a place where your ideas and opinions matter.

Be you

We pride ourselves on being an inclusive community, where every individual is valued and treated with respect.

Be responsible

Our culture is driven by our core values. From operating safely to ensuring our solar projects are responsible and promote biodiversity.

Be recognized

Alongside a competitive salary, we offer a variety of benefits including annual bonus, retention bank, health insurance, pension and other local benefits.

Be inspired

Beyond your day-to-day working life at Lightsource bp, there’s a variety of initiatives that will contribute to your own personal development. Initiatives to get involved with including our charitable causes or supporting our solar honey project.