Field Energy

Group Financial Controller

Join Field Energy as they are looking for a Group Financial Controller

A bit about Field:

To reach Net Zero, we need to solve big challenges - like how to store energy, solve grid intermittency, and heat our homes without fossil fuels. And, if we’re going to prevent climate catastrophe, we need to do this now. Field will fund, build and run the renewable infrastructure we need to tackle these challenges.

We’re starting with energy storage, with a portfolio of batteries in the UK. Storage is critical to the future success of renewable energy in the UK and beyond. It allows us to store renewable energy for when it's needed, creating a more reliable, flexible and green grid.

We need to massively accelerate the deployment of storage assets. At Field, we will show that batteries are a totally viable part of our energy infrastructure - now, not in some distant future. And, we have ambitious plans to become the defining new clean energy player in Europe over the next few years, gradually expanding beyond batteries into new asset types.

Our founder is Amit Gudka, who previously co-founded Bulb.

The role:

The Group Financial Controller will create a best in class finance function to support Field’s growth. 

We are building a great finance team to enable us to move quickly in the UK and internationally, and prepare for IPO/PE ownership.  

The team responsibilities cover core finance, treasury and financial systems. In addition you will set up our international finance teams and agree the wider control framework. 

This is a great opportunity for an experienced Group Financial Controller to build their ideal team. 

Main responsibilities:

  1. Core Finance
  • Run the central Core Finance Team
  • Prepare monthly and annual financial reporting
  • Lead on the group and subsidiary audits
  • Improve and develop company controls and procedures, including;
    1. Payments and AP
    2. Fixed assets
  • Put in robust revenue and AR controls, working closely with the Commercial Director
  1. Treasury & Debt 
    • Oversee treasury management, including working capital
    • Review debt facilities and assess the terms and operational implications of new facilities 
    • Develop financial risk reporting
  2. Tax
    • Ensure robust Tax compliance and reporting (VAT, Corp Tax, PAYE, CIS, R&D)
    • Oversee outsourced tax function and develop plan to bring in capabilities in house
  3. Financial Systems
    • Oversee the long term improvement of existing systems (Netsuite & Xero)
    • Integrate new financial and reporting systems
  4. International Expansion & Regulations
    • Support the set up of international offices, including the legal & reporting structure
    • Manage international finance teams
  5. Transactions / M&A
    • Lead on financial due diligence for fundraising
    • Add new asset SPVs into the business at acquisition
    • Understand the accounting impact of transactions in advance of contract execution
  6. IPO preparation & Plans for Growth
    • Develop and implement a plan to enable a future IPO
    • Improve core processes to enable the business to scale effectively

A bit about you:

  • Enthusiasm and curiosity about the energy storage industry
  • Humble and hands-on team player, necessary in a small company environment
  • Ability to work well with others at all levels, including senior management
  • Ability to work to tight timescales and deadlines
  • Ability to multitask, manage time effectively, and plan across multiple initiatives
  • Great communicator that enjoys both upskilling team members and learning from them

Experience and skills we look for:

  • Chartered accountant (ACA) with 8+ years PQE
  • Group FC or similar at a complex, fast moving, international business
    • Leading on group audits
      • Multiple subsidiaries in the UK and abroad
    • Running a large team, including international direct reports
  • Experience working in a listed organisation (IPO experience is an advantage), a complex PE backed or multi-site business 
    • Energy, infrastructure, financial services or physical business experience is an advantage
  • Strong technical accounting skills and knowledge of IFRS (Including business combinations - IFRS 3)
  • Working knowledge of tax (including transfer pricing) and debt facilities 
  • Delivering improvement projects and implementing new IT systems (Netsuite)


 

Why join us?

  • Genuine impact: You will actually be building and operating the renewable infrastructure we need to reach net zero. This is not a green CSR initiative, but a company that is taking a leading role in building one of the critical solutions to a generational problem.
  • Make things happen: We are still an early stage start-up, and you will have significant accountability to make things happen from day 1. You will have a lot of autonomy, will learn quickly, and be given a LOT of room to grow.
  • Define a new industry: The energy market is in a paradigm shift right now, evolving at a breathtaking pace, and you will play a leading role in defining how that market evolves and innovates over the next few years. 
  • Exceptional, diverse team: We are an eclectic team with varied backgrounds. We have experience scaling billion dollar tech start-ups, building energy companies, as well as deep specialisms in the energy markets. You will learn from and work with a bunch of fun, curious, and entrepreneurial people that really want to make an impact. 

Diversity & inclusion:

Diverse teams make better teams. Field is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment which is as representative as possible of our society. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage/civil partnership pregnancy /maternity, race, nationality, religion or belief, gender, political beliefs and sexual orientation.

Benefits:

  • Competitive salary
  • Company growth share scheme
  • Flexible working to support work life balance
  • Co-working office space in Second Home, Brick Lane
  • 5% + 3% NEST Pension
  • 25 days holiday + 9 days bank holidays
  • Annual learning & development budget
  • & many more coming soon!