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Financial Controller

So Energy

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Posted over 30 days ago...

Join So Energy as they are looking for a Financial Controller

Overview

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London United Kingdom

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So Energy was created in 2015 because we know there’s never a good reason to have a bad experience with your energy provider. Since then our renewable energy business has grown rapidly, with over 300,000 customers and 300+ So Energist and we aren’t done. Our next goal is to supply renewable energy to 1 million UK customers by the end of 2026 and we are going to succeed in that mission by leveraging technology, remaining customer-centric and hiring people with a passion for sustainability.

If you're thinking of joining us then your timing couldn't be more perfect. In late 2021 So Energy joined forces with ESB Energy to become the UK’s next big green energy supplier.

Our People - So Energists

Whether you are helping our customers gain energy independence through solar panelling and EV charges or delivering best-in-class customer service to one of our renewable energy customers there are six things all So Energists have in common, our Values:

Clear

Honest

Ambitious

Inquisitive

Caring

Sustainable

The Role:

At So Energy, the Financial Controller plays a key role in shaping the business strategy. Supporting leaders from across the business to understand the financial performance of their departments and make impactful changes which will not only impact the Pnl; but also build a more engaging and sustainable business for our So Energists. The ideal person will be able to look beyond the numbers to see the bigger picture, communicating their vision to stakeholders from across a wide variety of disciplines

Key Duties:

  • Own and manage the financial performance of the business, ensuring that appropriate KPI’s are developed and monitored and work with the business to deliver, supporting and challenging them to ensure if going off track to get back on track within a short period of time.
  • Work closely with the management team to up-skill them with respect to the financial and commercial performance and how their areas link to driving the performance of the business – enhance the management reporting structure to support better decision making and increased knowledge.
  • Support and challenge the business to continue to deliver a low cost operating model while achieving the growth targets
  • Work closely with our CFO and the trading and sales team to develop clear commercial strategies – driving the growth in the energy and non energy sectors
  • Support a review of the trading arrangements within So Energy
  • Optimising the performance of the business to minimise the peak funding requirements
  • Develop an appropriate control framework to give Shareholder and Company comfort as to the risk management of the company while preserving the agility of the company.
  • Implement a fit for purpose governance model for So energy and develop a strong governance ethos in the business – a governance lead is required to be recruited in the business
  • Ensure the timely and accurate preparation of statutory accounts and manage the external audit process

Who you are:

  • Experience leading financial strategies
  • Experience developing financial controls for a scaling business
  • Knowledge of Financial Planning and Analytics practices
  • Experience delivering change projects and reporting outcomes to Board level
  • Track record of implementing robust governance practices
  • Proficient in Excel
  • Experience within UK domestic energy industry is advantageous

Requirements

  • Experience leading financial strategies
  • Experience developing financial controls for a scaling business
  • Knowledge of Financial Planning and Analytics practices
  • Experience delivering change projects and reporting outcomes to Board level
  • Track record of implementing robust governance practices
  • Proficient in Excel
  • Experience within UK domestic energy industry is advantageous

Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Hybrid remote working
  • Life Assurance 4x Base Salary
  • Bonus Up to 10% of Base Salary
  • 25 days holiday, plus bank holidays, and an extra day holiday for your birthday
  • Perkbox
  • Ongoing support and development as well as a generous learning and development budget
  • Free daily breakfast
  • Great reward and recognition
  • Exposure to all parts of a growing business
  • Pension matching as part of auto-enrolment pension scheme

So Energy care about helping the energy industry become a much more diverse and inclusive environment and we work hard to lead by example. We are committed to Equal Employment Opportunity and building an inclusive environment for all.

If you are interested in finding out more please apply making sure to complete all the questions to the best of your ability and attached an up to date version of your CV.

Good luck!

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