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About Lightsource bp

Lightsource bp, one of the world’s leading developers and operator of utility-scale solar and battery storage assets. With full ownership by bp, this will enable Lightsource bp to scale up and create additional value by applying bp’s complementary capabilities and strengths – including in finance and trading – fully to the business.

By joining the Lightsource bp team, you will “be the change” on the world’s energy transition to a more sustainable future and contribute to Lightsource bp’s continuing growth and high performance.

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.

What You’ll do (the role)

As Lightsource bp accelerates its growth trajectory, the Finance function is continuously growing, adapting, evolving to support this growth and complexity. Reporting to the Senior Finance Manager - Treasury, this role is responsible for providing accounting support to the team, including an oversight of intercompany positions, and to become a key business partner across our finance functions.

To assist Lightsource bp in delivering its growth targets, it is essential to maintain visibility and control over our processes to minimise risk. This role will ensure compliance with the Group’s policy and procedures and the development and automation of internal processes and procedures to support internal and external compliance requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities

Financial Reporting:

  • Manage the monthly reporting of the Treasury entities in accordance with the group’s timetable, local GAAP and IFRS requirements. This includes full reconciliations on balance sheet accounts and the production of management accounts with commentary.
  • Support the Intercompany Accountant to ensure all intercompany relationships are correctly recorded and mismatches resolved by working with the various regional finance teams.
  • Support the annual audit of the Treasury entities ensuring group controls are adhered to and group filing deadlines are adhered to.
  • Manage the statutory reporting of the Treasury entities by providing documentation as required by LSbp’s external auditors.

Project Deliverables:

  • Support and drive process improvements initiatives across LSbp.


  • Degree and or qualified ACCA / ACA / CIMA

Essential experience

  • Working knowledge of SAP S4/HANA
  • Relevant financial accounting experience, particularly around resolving intercompany mismatches and balance sheet substantiations
  • Strong control focus is essential and the ability to adapt / build processes to ensure that controls are operationally effective
  • Understanding of the SOx framework and application and development of controls

Personal qualities

  • Strong numerical skills and excellent attention to detail with a strong control focus
  • Ability to prioritise and work on multiple projects concurrently with a focus on meeting key reporting deadlines and delivering results
  • Excellent MS Office skills, particularly Excel
  • Must be able to communicate confidently and effectively (verbal and written) within the team and with other stakeholders across the finance function
  • Represent Lightsource bp values of Safety, Integrity, Safety, Sustainability and Drive

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, supporting our solar honey project or our sustainability initiatives.

Our Core Values

Lightsource bp truly cares about creating a sustainable future through safe, responsible and meaningful low carbon energy projects. Our core values of Safety, Integrity, Respect, Sustainability and Drive are the guiding principles for everything we do.