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Senior Financial Accountant

Low Carbon


Posted over 30 days ago...


Join Low Carbon's Mission to Combat Climate Change as a Senior Financial Accountant in London


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London United Kingdom

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In-person- London United Kingdom

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Organisation summary

Low Carbon is a dynamic company on the forefront of the renewable energy industry, dedicated to reducing global carbon emissions and fighting climate change. In partnership with MassMutual, Low Carbon is expanding its reach, developing and operating large-scale renewable projects worldwide. As a certified B-Corporation, the company prides itself on a culture of learning, respect, and enthusiasm for sustainability, making it not just a workplace, but a cause to be proud of.

Role Summary

  • Manage and guide the Financial reporting Accountants team.
  • Develop a culture of excellence and leadership within the team.
  • Build strong relationships with customers and manage service delivery and performance.
  • Design and enhance financial processes, systems, and standards.
  • Ensure compliance with statutory requirements and company policies.
  • Review financial statements and manage annual audits.
  • Supervise the supplier payment process and tax return submissions.

Role Requirements

  • Leadership skills with a clear ability to manage teams.
  • Qualified accountant (CPA, ACA, ACCA, CIMA, or equivalent).
  • Experience in finance operations management or R2R.
  • Background in Renewable Energy, Infrastructure, or a related industry.
  • Proven capability in policy design and implementation.
  • Exceptional communication, organization, and relationship-building skills.
  • Continuous improvement mindset.

Compensation & Benefits

  • 26 days holiday plus birthday off, with an option to purchase additional days.
  • Discretionary bonus and annual Bupa Health Check.
  • Private Healthcare for you and your family.
  • Contributory Pension and EV Car scheme.
  • Cycle scheme and Season Ticket Loan.
  • Access to commercial discounts and perks.
  • Volunteering days and childcare support credit.

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 large-scale renewable energy company.

The Senior Financial Accountant role is part of the dynamic LCFS team delivering specialist Finance services in a timely and accurate manner. Leading a team of qualified accountants, the role will report to the Senior Finance Manager, and will work to ensure processes are performed in accordance with performance and quality standards. This position is focused on assisting with closing and reporting and adherence to statutory requirements, ensuring and robust and compliant controls environment.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage and coordinate the work of Financial reporting Accountants, in line with Low Carbon and regulatory policies, standards and procedures
  • Leading a small team, support and develop a culture of excellence within the team and demonstrate leadership by motivating, engaging, and inspiring team members, ensuring that people development requirements are planned and implemented
  • Maintain close relationships with customers (within Low Carbon and Third Party Asset Management) to ensure responsiveness to their needs, track service delivery and performance, and support escalation and resolution of any performance issues
  • Develop and implement standards, processes, systems, and ways of working – this includes refining existing working practices and reviewing fit to customer needs
  • Embed a strong focus on service excellence and continuous improvement for all the services delivered by the process team
  • Review entity-level monthly accounts for Low Carbon entities and external clients
  • Review statutory accounts and financial statements on an annual basis
  • Manage the year end audit process for a portfolio of SPVs
  • Oversee supplier payment run process, reviewing payments and releasing on the banking system
  • Review VAT and Corporation Tax returns for submission to HMRC
  • Ensure the team’s activities and reports are compliant with accounting principles, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), applicable government regulations and adhere with company policies

Person Specification

  • Demonstrates clear leadership over those they manage
  • Energetic, reliable, adaptable and used to using their initiative in a changing and flexible organisation
  • An excellent communicator who builds trusted relationships within LCFS and their customers/ stakeholders
  • Be an enthusiastic and committed team player
  • A friendly, approachable and professional manner
  • Highly organised, great attention to detail and a focus on getting things done
  • A mindset of continuous improvement, always wanting to get better

Skills & Experience

  • Qualified accountant (CPA, ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)
  • Have a strong background in management of finance operations or Record to Report (R2R), and / or experience of delivering a continuous improvement agenda
  • Experience working with an SPV structure within Renewable Energy, Infrastructure, or similar industry
  • Demonstrable experience of driving improvement in a growing global organisation
  • Delivery management experience, including managing teams at all project phases, exemplary track record in successful client relationship management and multi-project oversight
  • Experience of directly managing people including hiring, developing, motivating, and directing people as they work
  • Proven ability to design and effectively implement policies, procedures, and a track record of superior customer service to employees, customers and/or vendors

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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