Finance Manager - Electroverse

Number of employees

3800

London, UK, United Kingdom

Posted on: 2024-02-15

Category: energy

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Employment type:

Full time

Experience required:

Intermediate

Salary

Salary not provided

About the company:

We're on a mission to make a big green dent in the universe by building a truly sustainable energy system globally.

That means making power greener, smarter, and more affordable for everyone.

We put customers at the heart of everything we do: with always-fair prices, transparency and outrageous customer service.

We drive system change: with transformative tech to make renewable energy the norm and end global reliance on fossil fuels.

Octopus Energy Group is made up of 10 businesses spanning 6 countries across 3 continents, including: Octopus Energy Retail, Kraken Technologies, Octopus Energy Generation, Kraken Flex, Octopus Electric Vehicles, and the Octopus Centre for Net Zero. More on OEG @ octopusenergy.group

About Octopus Electroverse

We’re making electric vehicle ownership as smart and as simple as possible, by building the giant, virtual charging platform of the future.

In just over two years, Octopus Electroverse has grown to become one of the largest eMobility players in Europe, with over 650,000 connected electric vehicle chargers and a customer ecosystem spanning web, iOS, Android, CarPlay, Android Auto & Automotive OS, and more.

But it’s just the start: we’re busy launching in new countries, working with more automotive and tech partners, building exciting new features at scale, and creating the integrated charging experiences of the future - all in the name of making public EV charging super simple for customers.

Electroverse is a multifunctional team made up of product, development, commercial, operations, marketing, partnerships and more - all focused together on making Octopus the go-to name in EV charging. And we’re looking for smart individuals with an interest in the space who can help us make it happen.

As Electroverse is entering its next stage of expansion, we are looking for a Finance Manager to lead on Operational Finance. This will include providing a full range of financial support, reporting, and services to support the efficient and effective running of the team and the delivery of its work.

This is a great opportunity to implement new processes to solve the unique challenges of this business during a period of rapid growth and evolution, collaborating with the wider team to understand how we can accelerate that growth further.

We are looking for someone with a passion for making travel with EVs simple as well as a strong technical accounting skillset and experience in implementing and improving finance processes. On top of this, we are looking for a self-motivated problem solver who isn’t afraid to get stuck in whilst keeping one eye on the big picture!

We would prefer someone who can work in our London office but will consider remote candidates. However, you do need to be able to work in the UK.

We're very excited to be growing our team. We're looking for skills and experience to help shape and define the future of not only our team, but the wider business at a global scale. If you're reading this and grinning, please apply! There are huge challenges to tackle, and we need amazing people who are keen to get stuck in.

If this sounds like you then we'd love to hear from you.

Studies have shown that some groups of people, like women, are less likely to apply to a role unless they meet 100% of the job requirements. Whoever you are, if you like one of our jobs, we encourage you to apply as you might just be the candidate we hire. Across Octopus, we're looking for genuinely decent people who are honest and empathetic. Our people are our strongest asset and the unique skills and perspectives people bring to the team are the driving force of our success. As an equal opportunity employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of any protected attribute. Our commitment is to provide equal opportunities, an inclusive work environment, and fairness for everyone.

What you'll do...

  • Implement new financial processes within the team as Electroverse completes the transition to being a separate business entity
  • Work closely with our Strategic finance, Group finance, and wider teams in the business with ad hoc requests
  • Collaborate with departmental heads on day-to-day finance management and suggest product and process improvements for financial workflows
  • Complete monthly management reporting, this includes the preparing and reviewing balance sheet reconciliations, preparing accruals, liaising with finance representatives to finalise results
  • Ensure that reporting is compliant with all relevant accounting standards and keeping up to date with new reporting standards that may impact the company
  • Prepare year end financial statements
  • Manage creditor and debtor ledgers, addressing queries on payments or receipts
  • What you'll have...

  • Qualified as a Chartered Accountant
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Knowledge of IFRS accounting standards and ideally international GAAP 
  • Effective communication and presentation skills for senior management
  • Demonstrated ability to confidently liaise with stakeholders and external parties
  • Strong attention to detail and organisational skills
  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to manage demanding priorities and deadlines
  • Strong leadership and collaboration skills
  • Proven experience in reporting, compliance, and stakeholder management
  • Continuous improvement mindset in finance processes
  • Familiarity with system implementation - knowledge of Netsuite would be a bonus
  • Why else you'll love about us

  • Wondering what the salary for this role is? Just ask us! On a call with one of our recruiters it's something we always cover as we genuinely want to match your experience with the correct salary. The reason why we don't advertise is because we honestly have a degree of flexibility and would never want salary to be a reason why someone doesn't apply to Octopus - what's more important to us is finding the right octofit!
  • Octopus Energy is a unique culture. An organisation where people learn, decide, and build quicker. Where people work with autonomy, alongside a wide range of amazing co-owners, on projects that break new ground. We want your hard work to be rewarded with perks you actually care about! We won best company to work for in 2022, on Glassdoor we we're voted 50 best places to work in 2022 and our Group CEO, Greg has recorded a podcast about our culture and how we empower our people 
  • Visit our perks hub - Octopus Employee Benefits
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