Management Accountant - FTC

Number of employees

3800

London, UK, United Kingdom

Posted on: 2024-03-15

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

Kraken is the technology tentacle of the Octopus Energy Group. 

Our team
All technology is written and maintained by a multi-discipline engineering team of around 300 people globally. Our engineers work in ‘super teams’ which are focused on key areas of our platform as well as other innovative products. This also includes server-side, client-side and mobile engineers working closely with UX experts, copywriters and designers. 
 
Teams are empowered to choose a way of working that works for them, often opting for a Kanban-like approach. Notion and Asana are then used to specify and manage work; Github, CircleCI and Terraform Enterprise as part of an immutable-infrastructure, continuous delivery pipeline; and Datadog, Sentry and Cloudwatch to measure performance and monitor production. 
 
Some of our coding conventions are open-source
 
Kraken is a great place to learn, work with some talented engineers and level-up your skills.  
 
Our technology
On the server-side, we mainly use Python. Most of our websites are powered by Django, Django-REST-framework and GraphQL (Graphene).  
 
We use AWS heavily  as part of a continuous deployment pipeline. See, for example, Django, ELB health checks and continuous delivery. 
 
Client-side, we use React, htmx and SASS; our mobile apps are built using native code or React Native.

This Role (6 month FTC) :
Your role will include the co-ordination and preparation of the monthly management
accounts, reporting on variances as required and providing commercial insight. You will
prepare and analyse balance sheet accounts and reconciliations, with a view to ensuring
integrity of reporting and identification of any commercial risks or opportunities to
improve the balance sheet position.

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

  • Monthly management reporting for our UK software business, this includes the preparing and reviewing balance sheet reconciliations, preparing accruals, liaising with finance representatives in each entity to finalise results.
  • Analyse monthly results for senior management and be able to explain any unexpected results.
  • Assist with the preparation of consolidated reporting for Group and external party submissions to tight deadlines
  • Identifying areas for potential improvements in the balance sheet position and working with relevant finance managers in the business team to ensure the optimum balance sheet position is understood and achieved.
  • Assist with preparation of accounting memos for audit purposes on revenue recognition and other complex accounting arrangements
  • Ensuring that reporting is compliant with all relevant accounting standards and keeping up to date with new reporting standards that may impact the company
  • Working with various company structures and intercompany transactions including foreign exchange transactions and transfer pricing.
  • Reviewing finance processes in each entity to ensure that improvements are made continuously to help the businesses run more efficiently.
  • Assist with system implementation and migration of data into Netsuite
  • Keeping up to date on the energy and technology industry and being aware of events which might impact the business.
  • Preparation of invoicing schedules for SAAS agreements with UK and international customers to provide to the accounts receivable team
  • Managing creditor and debtor ledgers and dealing with any queries regarding payments or receipts
  • Assisting with audit queries and liaising with international audit teams
  • Review of quarterly VAT returns
  • What you'll need

  • Qualified Chartered Accountant essential
  • 3 years work experience in a similar role is preferable
  • Experience working in Netsuite or an ERP accounting system is ideal
  • In depth knowledge of FRS102 and IFRS
  • Advanced excel skills (including Pivot tables, advanced formulas, and macros)
  • Must be able to effectively communicate and present to senior management
  • Demonstrate ability to liaise with stakeholders and external parties confidently
  • Strong attention to detail and organizational skills
  • 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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