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Accounts Assistant

Low Carbon

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Posted over 30 days ago...

Join the passionate team at Low Carbon and help shape the future of renewable energy

Overview

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London United Kingdom

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In-person- London United Kingdom

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Expires at anytime

Organisation summary

Low Carbon is a dynamic company on a mission to combat climate change by developing and managing large-scale renewable energy projects worldwide. In partnership with MassMutual, Low Carbon aims to transition the energy sector to zero carbon. As a certified B-Corporation, the company commits to environmental and social responsibility, boasting a professional, diverse team that values respect, trust, collaboration, and a shared passion for sustainability.

Role Summary

  • Process invoices and payments efficiently, supporting the Finance Manager.
  • Contribute to fraud prevention and address payment-related issues.
  • Maintain records and support with VAT Returns and Audit requests.
  • Collaborate with teams to ensure accurate vendor payments.
  • Uphold payment controls and compliance with audit requirements.
  • Build professional relationships and support colleagues with payment processes.

Role Requirements

  • Self-disciplined, able to work independently, and manage stress and pressure.
  • Experience in Accounts Assistant/Accounts Payable roles.
  • Strong analytical and IT/system skills, preferably with banking systems experience.
  • Knowledge of payment environments, including purchase orders and supplier invoices.
  • Understanding of process controls related to payments.
  • Fluency in additional languages like German, Polish, or French is a plus.
  • Degree in Accounting/Business Administration or equivalent experience.

Compensation & Benefits

  • 26 days of holiday plus birthday off and option to buy additional days.
  • Discretionary Bonus and Annual Bupa Health Check.
  • Private Healthcare, Contributory Pension, and EV Car scheme.
  • Cycle scheme, Season Ticket Loan, and discounts through Pluxee.
  • Volunteering days and credit for last-minute care services via ‘Bubble’.

About Low Carbon

Low Carbon is a purpose driven company that creates large-scale renewable energy in the global fight against climate change. Our mission is to protect the planet for future generations while delivering positive returns for our communities and investors. Our goal is to produce as much new renewable energy as possible while limiting our own environmental impact. We do this by developing, investing in, and operating large-scale renewable energy projects across the globe.

Our partnership with the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company (MassMutual) is enabling us to accelerate the deployment of large-scale renewable energy and underpins our ambition to transform the global energy sector from fossil fuels to zero carbon.

All of us at Low Carbon know that trust is a vital component of the climate fight. We are a long-standing certified B-Corporation, a reflection of our fundamental ethos to balance the needs of the environment and society with our bottom line.

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.

Role Description

We are building an exciting new Low Carbon Finance Services (LCFS) team in London. This team will be at the centre of delivering innovative and effective processes as we grow into a large-scale renewable energy company.

The Accounts Assistant is responsible for invoice and payment processing activities supporting the Finance Manager in the monitoring and control of Accounts Payable. The role will be focussed on the timely and controlled execution of supplier payments, fraud prevention, detection, and controls as well as resolution of any payment related escalations.

Key Responsibilities

  • Enter all purchase invoices on the accounting system in a timely and accurate manner
  • Prepare weekly payment run for approval and payment
  • Maintain records for Purchase invoices, bank statements, whilst supporting with VAT Returns and Audit requests
  • Where AP is outsourced to a service provider, provide AP invoices to this service provider on a regular basis
  • Ensuring month end duties are performed by the 3rd working day of the month
  • Ensure that all vendor invoices are properly recorded, matched with purchase orders or goods receipts, and processed for payment
  • Collaborate with finance and accounts payable teams to address any discrepancies and ensure timely and accurate payments to vendors
  • Supporting the Finance Manager in monitoring compliance of payment related controls and audit requirements relating to payments
  • Supporting colleagues from the wider Low Cabon business in the effective application of payment related processes and policies and responding to queries
  • Support effective resolution of payment related or accounts payable disputes with suppliers or employees
  • Championing core values through consistent utilisation of Low Cabon policy and application of appropriate behaviours
  • Develop sound professional working relationships with colleagues across the organisation, building their confidence and acquiring an understanding of the business

Person Specification

  • Self-disciplined with ability to work independently and under stress and pressure, target and result driven, energetic, and driven with a real hands on approach
  • Ability to identify and diagnose continuous improvement opportunities
  • Ability to manage relationships with stakeholders and suppliers, including remotely where necessary
  • A good knowledge of a payments environment (purchase orders, supplier invoices and approval workflows)
  • Strong IT / system skills and experience of working in banking systems desirable

Skills & Experience

  • Degree level education in Accounting/Business Administration or equivalent experience
  • Previous experience of working as an Accounts Assistant / Accounts Payable / Invoice to Pay Analyst
  • Methodical approach which allows delivery of key priorities within a strict timetable
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to identify trends and potential issues
  • Initiative and enthusiasm to complete tasks and resolve issues where conflicting priorities may arise
  • High attention to detail and knowledge around process controls relating to payments
  • Experience working within a Global Business Services (GBS) or shared services environment preferred
  • Knowledge of the following languages desirable but not essential: German, Polish, Swedish, Finnish, French, Spanish, Romanian, Dutch

Our Compensation & Benefits

  • 26 days holiday plus your birthday off (with option to buy a further 5 days)
  • Discretionary Bonus
  • Annual Bupa Health Check
  • Private Healthcare for you and your family (medical history disregarded)
  • Contributory Pension
  • EV Car scheme
  • Cycle scheme
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Pluxee for commercial discounts and perks
  • 3 additional days for volunteering to support causes of your choice
  • £50 credit per month towards short notice childcare, eldercare and pet care via ‘Bubble’
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