Low Carbon

Finance Assistant

Join Low Carbon as they are looking for a Finance Assistant

About Low Carbon

Low Carbon is a leading renewable energy company committed to the development, investment and operation of renewable energy at scale. Low Carbon invests into both renewable energy developers and projects across a range of renewable energy technologies including solar PV, wind, energy storage, waste-to-energy and energy efficiency.  

Low Carbon, a certified B Corp, has a proven track record in the development, construction, financing and management of renewable energy assets and remains involved in the projects for the long term with a dedicated asset management team that manages assets on balance sheet and for third parties. With a significant international renewable energy pipeline in development, Low Carbon is well-positioned to capitalise on opportunities as the need for renewable energy and energy security increases.  

Now with over a decade of operation, Low Carbon has formed a strategic partnership with the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) to build a leading global renewable energy Independent Power Producer (IPP), targeting 20GW of renewable energy capacity by 2030.  

We are extremely proud of the highly professional and talented team at Low Carbon.  We have built a positive learning culture that incorporates respect, trust, collaboration, and a shared passion to combat climate change.  It is an open, friendly and supportive environment, and we are proud to say we work here. As we grow, we are committed to increasing diversity in the team, and continuing to foster an inclusive environment where we can learn from each other.

The Accounts Team

Our Accounts Payable team works across all parts of the business, with a focus on Low Carbon Group companies involved in Development and Operational assets. As we grow the client portfolio, as well as our own Low Carbon portfolio, we are looking for a new Accounts Assistant to join the Finance Team. Based in London, the team is a close-knit collaborative set of accounting and finance professionals with a strong customer focus, high standards, and the drive to have a significant impact on Climate Change.

The Role

The purpose of the role is to take responsibility of AR, AP and bank reconciliations and payment runs for a group of companies within Low Carbon.  This would suit someone looking to gain further experience in their finance career and has prior experience within a transactional finance team.

Key Responsibilities 

  • Prepare weekly payment run for approval and payment
  • Performing weekly bank reconciliations across multiple banking platforms for both GBP and foreign currency payments
  • Enter all purchase invoices on the accounting system in a timely and accurate manner
  • Obtain authorisation from the appropriate person for all purchase invoices
  • Where any discrepancies or issues arise with sales and purchase invoices, raise this with the Controller / Treasurer in order that a timely resolution can be identified
  • Maintain files for Purchase invoices, bank statements, sales invoices, and VAT returns whilst supporting with Audit requests
  • Where AP is outsourced to a service provider, provide AP and AR invoices to this service provider on a regular basis
  • Ensuring month end duties are performed by the 3rd working day of the month
  • Reviewing aged debtors and escalating overdue receipts and ensure all sales invoices are raised / posted accurately and in a timely manner

Person Specification

We're looking for someone who shares our passion for climate change, has a can do attitude and will strive for continual process improvement. The successful candidate will have previous experience in a similar role and will:

  • Demonstrate attention to detail as well as the ability to manage and priorities completing tasks
  • Have exposure of working in an accounts department with multiple entities would be beneficial
  • Have exposure to Access Dimensions and Sage X3 (beneficial)

  • Have a positive attitude and collaborative working style
  • Be a strong multi-tasker, well organised and with excellent time management skills
  • Have a natural focus on accuracy and details
  • Have a growth mindset, keen to learn and take on new challenges

Skills & Experience

  • A degree qualified finance professional or equivalent

  • Excellent excel skills
  • Experience of working in a busy Accounts Payable department, or a good understanding of accounting principles
  • Exposure within the renewable energy sector would be beneficial but not essential
  • A European language would be beneficial, specifically, German, Polish, Finnish, Dutch or Swedish

Our Benefits

  • 26 days holiday plus your birthday off
  • Discretionary Bonus 
  • Private Healthcare for you and your family (medical history disregarded)
  • An Annual Bupa Health Check
  • Contributory Pension
  • Cycle scheme
  • Sodexo for commercial discounts and perks