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Finance Manager - 12 month FTC

Low Carbon

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Posted 3 weeks ago

Join a Certified B-Corp and Lead Finance Operations in the Renewable Energy Sector

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Hybrid; London

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Low Carbon is a purpose-driven pioneer in developing and operating renewable energy projects worldwide, aiming to create a net-zero energy future. As a certified B-Corp, we are acknowledged for our significant environmental impact and maintain a culture that values enthusiasm, entrepreneurship, and clear communication. Our team is known for being friendly, approachable, and professional, making Low Carbon an excellent workplace for those passionate about combating climate change.

  • Lead the Low Carbon Finance Services (LCFS) team in London, focused on innovative and effective financial processes.
  • Manage financial reporting and ensure compliance with Low Carbon’s high standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Work closely with internal and external stakeholders to track service delivery and performance.
  • Drive continuous improvement in finance operations, implementing new standards and processes.
  • Conduct reviews of monthly and annual financial statements and manage the year-end audit process.
  • Collaborate with the tax team on VAT and Corporation Tax returns.
  • Focus on people development within the finance team to achieve overall goals.
  • Maintain effective performance management and foster a culture of excellence.
  • Must be a qualified accountant (CPA, ACA, ACCA, CIMA, or equivalent).
  • Strong background in finance operations management, particularly within Renewable Energy, Infrastructure, or similar industries.
  • Proven experience in continuous improvement initiatives in a global organization.
  • Expertise in managing diverse teams and maintaining client relationships.
  • Capability to design and implement effective finance-related policies and procedures.

Benefits include 26 days of holiday plus birthday off, discretionary bonus, private healthcare, pension, cycle scheme, and a hybrid working model.

About Low Carbon

Low Carbon invests in, develops, and operates large-scale renewable energy projects across the globe to fight climate change and protect the planet for future generations. We are building a net-zero energy company with the goal of creating as much renewable energy as possible. We are a purpose driven, long-standing certified B-Corp and recognised as gold standard for our environmental impact.

Our culture is really important to us. Our people are friendly, approachable and professional. We value enthusiasm, entrepreneurialism, clear communication and drive. This combined with our purpose and passion for climate change, is why our colleagues recommend Low Carbon as a great place to work.

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 Finance Manager role is part of the dynamic LCFS team delivering specialist Finance services in a timely and accurate manner. The role will report to the Head of Finance Operations, and will work to ensure processes are performed in accordance with performance and quality standards. Leading a team of Accountants, you will 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.

Key Responsibilities

  • Manage and coordinate the work of Financial reporting Accountants, in line with Low Carbon and regulatory policies, standards and procedures
  • Drive the month end cadence for month end report
  • Develop and implement standards, processes, systems, and ways of working – this includes refining existing working practices and reviewing fit to customer needs 
  • 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
  • Support tax team in the review VAT and Corporation Tax returns for submission to HMRC
  • Maintain pro-active and regular communication with other areas of the LCFS, group finance stakeholders and the wider organisation
  • Ensuring that people development requirements are planned and implemented to support the overall team, and Finance goals 
  • Ensuring that effective performance management of all staff is maintained in a consistent way through regular 1-1’s, performance planning meetings and appraisals
  • Support and develop a culture of excellence within the team and demonstrate leadership by motivating, engagement, and inspiring team members 

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 developing, motivating, and directing people as they work 
  • Ability to identify and diagnose continuous improvement opportunities
  • 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
  • Bupa Health Check & Private Healthcare for you and your family (medical history disregarded)
  • Contributory Pension
  • Cycle scheme
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Pluxee for commercial discounts and perks
  • 3 additional days for volunteering to support causes of your choice
  • Annual credit towards short notice childcare, eldercare and pet care via ‘Bubble’
  • Hybrid working model (minimum 3 days a week in office)
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