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Head of Group Accounting and Reporting

Low Carbon

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Join Low Carbon as Head of Group Accounting and drive financial excellence in a leading renewable energy company committed to fighting climate change.

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Hybrid; London

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Low Carbon is a pioneering renewable energy company committed to combating climate change and creating sustainable, net-zero energy solutions. As a certified B-Corp with an emphasis on environmental impact, we value a culture of enthusiasm, entrepreneurialism, and clear communication. Join a team that is passionate about making a difference and is recommended by its colleagues for its purpose-driven atmosphere.

  • Lead financial operations at the group level, ensuring integrity in reporting and compliance.
  • Manage relationships with auditors and stakeholders, driving a robust cashflow reporting process.
  • Contribute strategically to Low Carbon's growth through financial insights and continuous process improvement.
  • Based in a modern London office, be part of a high-performing team in a dynamic, international work environment.
  • Qualified accountant (CPA, ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent).
  • Significant experience in accounting operations or group accounting within a global organisation.
  • Strong background in managing finance operations and implementing continuous improvement agendas.
  • Proficient in ERP systems, consolidation systems, and account reconciliation systems.
  • Excellent communication skills and a visionary approach to business finance.

Enjoy a competitive compensation package that includes 26 days of holiday, a discretionary bonus, healthcare benefits, a contributory pension, and more. Embrace our hybrid working model with a minimum of 3 days a week in office, and contribute to causes you care about with 3 additional days for volunteering.

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

The Head of Group Accounting plays a key leadership role in Finance, working closely with Low Carbon Financial Services, Group, and Commercial Finance. The successful candidate will manage relationships auditors, and other third parties as well as partnering with stakeholders across the business to understand their cashflows, ensuring a timely and robust monthly process is managed for cashflow reporting, liquidity management and monitoring.

The role is based in our modern London office, as part of a high performing finance team with a continuous improvement mindset, integral to Low Carbon’s growth as an international renewable energy company.

Key Responsibilities

  • Oversee and review regular financial reports, providing insights into the company's financial performance at the Low Carbon group level
  • Coordinate all Group Controllership activities, including consolidated accounts, year-end/quarter-end reporting, external reporting, and audits
  • Drive month-end cadence for Management Reporting with the Record to Report (RTR) team
  • Report month-end actuals across the group, ensuring data consistency
  • Collaborate with the Low Carbon Finance Services RTR team to define and track key financial and operational performance metrics
  • Develop and maintain a control framework for financial controls, disclosures, and regulatory compliance
  • Create, maintain, and publish accounting and compliance policies, including financial statement disclosures and reports
  • Ensure financial compliance with regulatory and accounting standards, preparing for external audits, including tax regulations
  • Review technical accounting memos to ensure correct accounting treatments in standalone and consolidated financial statements
  • Provide financial insights and strategic recommendations to senior management, identifying risks and opportunities for growth
  • Enhance financial systems and processes for improved efficiency and data accuracy
  • Monitor Finance processes to identify bottlenecks and improvement opportunities
  • Ensure RTR processes comply with accounting standards, SOPs, regulations, and Low Carbon policies
  • Responsible for forecasting group Opex monthly and for the annual budget process

Skills & Experience

  • Qualified accountant (CPA, ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)
  • Significant experience in accounting operations or Group accounting within a growing global organisation
  • Have a strong background in management of a finance operations or reporting environment, and / or experience of delivering a continuous improvement agenda
  • Knowledge of key business process technologies, including Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, Consolidation systems & Account Reconciliations systems
  • 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
  • Good communication, can do attitude and aptitude to see the bigger picture

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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