Group FP&A Manager

Smartest Energy

Flexibility is vital to success in our business and many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, 4 days @ 80% salary and compressed hours. Don't let anything stop you from applying.

Only considering candidates who are eligible to work in London, UK ⚠️

You will be responsible for developing the business and fiscal plans, plus back-office Business Partnering support of SmartestEnergy

How will I spend my time in this role?

  • Mentor and provide guidance to the Finance Analysts and Corporate Business Partner to ensure a robust annual budget and reforecasting process for the Group;
  • Ensure budget/reforecast work is aligned with management reporting packages and adequate explanation of the variances;
  • Preparation and maintenance of SEL’s Longer Term business plans, the annual budgeting process, quarterly reforecast reporting to Marubeni Group, and the financial modelling necessary for the annual parent company guarantee application;
  • Point of contact for all departments regarding budget-related issues, works with Business Partners for front office teams to produce more granular plans and forecasts as required;
  • Support the strategic planning and forecasting needs of the senior management team through the provision of ad hoc analysis as required;
  • Design effective short/mid and long-term budget models for the business;
  • Coordinate the consolidation, preparation, and presentation (including challenge of) the detailed SEL planning outputs to senior management and Group wide consolidations;
  • Implement budgeting policies;
  • Provision of detailed planning output to enable management reporting variance analysis;
  • Cash forecasting;
  • Delivery of Monthly Management reporting on the back of the Financial close which is delivered by the Financial Controller team;
  • Support group wide planning, consolidation, and presentation;
  • Support the production and/or audit of business cases and financial models prior to the submission of investment applications to SEL’s shareholder in the case of strategic business initiatives;
  • Deliver or have delivered via the team, Business Partnering support to all corporate departments (IT/CTO, HR, Marketing, Legal, Regulation and Compliance, and Management);
  • Work closely with the Snr Commercial Finance Business Partner and Team to obtain EBIT Planning inputs for the Front Office areas of the Business (Sales, Operations, Trading/Risk plus the Optimisation and Pricing Group).

What skills/experience do I need to be successful?

  • Qualified ACA, ACCA or CIMA;
  • PQE in a similar role;
  • Plans and monitors tasks and delivers through appropriate levels of delegation;
  • Financial modelling experience;
  • A good understanding of contractual arrangements and electricity supplier products and services (either SmartestEnergy or its competitors);
  • Knowledge of the energy, wholesale, renewables and third-party intermediaries markets;
  • Exposure to large complex companies.

What else do we offer?

  • The opportunity to work from anywhere in the world for up to 30 days a year;
  • A genuine commitment to smarter working – we recognise your work/life balance matters;
  • Paid time off to volunteer in your community;
  • Excellent benefits package including private medical insurance/dental cover and 10% non-contributory pension from month three;

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What does hybrid working mean to us?

Hybrid working typically means 2 days in the office location listed on this advert and 3 days working at home each week. Some occasional travel to our other offices may be required.

What happens next?

Once we receive your CV it will be reviewed by a human– no bots here!

The average process once we receive your application takes around 2-3 weeks with typically 2 stages of video interviews using Teams – however this can change depending on the role (we may invite you to see us face to face or just need 1 video interview).

If you need any support you can see who to contact in our Recruitment Team on the advert – any questions please just let us know .

Get to know us better....

The future of energy is digitised, decarbonised and localised. At Smartest Energy, we need revolutionary thinkers to help our customers make the most of this new landscape, thinking differently to find smart solutions to complex problems.

Formed in 2001, we’re an agile business driven by entrepreneurial thinking. As a subsidiary of the Marubeni Corporation, we also have strong investment and infrastructure behind us. We have three offices in the UK, one in the US and another in Australia. Further expansion is planned for 2024 and beyond which means global career opportunities for you, with plenty of potential to explore new markets.

When you join our Team, you will have the opportunity to contribute and make an impact every single day.

Diversity

Celebrating our inclusive and diverse culture is core to what we do. We value everybody irrespective of background, disability, religion, gender identity, sexuality or ethnicity.

We know that for our business to thrive we need diverse talent with a range of backgrounds, skills and capabilities in each of the countries in which we operate. We view diversity as one of the key enablers that helps our business to grow.

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Working Week

Flexibility is vital to success in our business and many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways, including part-time, 4 days @ 80% salary and compressed hours. Don't let anything stop you from applying.

Our 4 day week = any day off

Our Vacation Policy

We offer 25 days PTO for a full-time 5 day week plus public holidays. Our vacation policy is pro-rata'd based on your working hours.

  • 30 days PTO
  • 52 unpaid days
  • 82 days off per year

Remote Working Policy

Flexibility is vital to success in our business and many of our staff work flexibly in many different ways including 100% remotely or a mix of remote/office. Please talk to us about what flexibility means to you and don’t let anything stop you from applying.

Company Benefits

  • Health insurance
  • Pension 7% contribution
  • Flexible working hours
  • Dentalcare
  • Work abroad for 30 days / year
  • Equipment allowance

Our Team

We're a team of 540 across 16 departments:

  • support
    44
  • sales
    44
  • business development
    29
  • operations
    27
  • finance
    24
  • engineering
    16
  • accounting
    16
  • human resources
    16
  • marketing
    13
  • information technology
    11
  • data science
    8
  • +5 more teams

Desirable Skills and Experience

  • Finance Analysis
  • Budgeting
  • Financial modelling
  • Electricity Supp.
  • Energy Market Know.

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