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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
Help us make a big green dent in the universe. We're on a mission to drive the global renewable energy revolution, and we need loads more people to help us make our vision a reality.
Do you love analysing and getting value from data? Do you also have experience and an
understanding of finance and accounting? If you’re a “strong yes” to both of those questions
then you’ll love this role......
Octopus Energy is now one of the largest suppliers of gas and electricity to UK
householders, with 6.5 million customers and a multi-billion pound turnover. Our Gross
Margin team delivers value to the business through reporting, assurance and bespoke
analysis relating to the gross profit margin section of the retail P&L, using incredibly granular
data and superb tooling. You’ll be playing an important role here in our supportive team of
data analysts, accountants and data engineers.
The more of the below skills you have the higher the probability that you’ll be a good fit for
this role. Our perfect person would meet a minimum standard in all of these areas... but we place an equally high value on an ability to pick up new skills and knowledge ... and nobody (least of all us) is perfect!
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.
Desirable SkillsCan code in SQL / Python / another programming languageHave an accounting or finance qualification eg from ACA / ACCA / CIMA / AAT or equivalent experienceEnjoy solving complex problemsEnjoy taking responsibility for an areaCan summarise findings and communicate in a clear and targeted mannerHave 3 to 5 years experience in related rolesLike to learn about new and complicated areasEnjoy constantly streamlining and introducing new processesHave Energy Industry knowledgeCan present to senior management
What you'll doWeekly gross margin information packs for our two UK retail companiesVariance analysis and problem solving around the numbers in those packsTracking and understanding movements in previous months margin (eg changes as meter reads come in)Preparing monthly cost accruals and improving our modelling of costs Running and expanding suite of reconciliations to assure accuracy of outputWorking closely with financial auditors, particularly during Year EndProblem solving around improving accuracy of gross margin calculations, with the rest of the team Granular cohort analysis to identify trends within our data and margin opportunitiesLeading meetings with colleagues and senior managementPurchase invoice checks and authorisationSubmission of regular industry returns
Please answer the short additional questions as well as attaching your CV in order to progress to the interview stages for this role.
Why else you'll love it here
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 were 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. We’ve also been placed in the top 10 companies for senior leadership
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