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Management Accountant

Evolve Energy

Evolve Energy

Accounting & Finance
Craigavon, UK
Posted on Monday, March 6, 2023
We’re on a mission to invest in people, ideas and industries that will change the world. Octopus Energy is the global tech pioneer using our in house technology platform, Kraken Tech, to unlock a Customer focused and affordable green energy revolution.
We’re changing the energy system globally, spearheading the transition to greener, cheaper energy through the installation of in-home technologies.
We have phenomenal growth plans, and we need enablers to help deliver our aspirations at speed and scale. It’s a unique culture 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.
At Octopus Energy Heating we’re developing a home heating revolution through innovative heat pumps which will significantly reduce reliance on fossil fuels and bring a cleaner more sustainable world. We are setting up the first (of multiple) manufacturing premises in Portadown and if you want to help us bring this technology to the market at scale and speed, then read on…
We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced, self-starting and technically strong Management Accountant to join Octopus Energy Group’s emerging heat pump manufacturing business in Craigavon, Northern Ireland. The role will require a candidate who can travel to the site on either daily or highly regular basis.
In this role, you will lead our core finance functions and be responsible for developing and implementing robust financial processes, policies, controls, reporting and risk management procedures.
Your primary area of responsibility will be our Financial Operations, Financial Management & Accounting, Planning & Analysis and Financial reporting. You will work with Octopus Energy Group’s Credit team, Group finance team and also support our Strategic Finance team.
A broad understanding of various business functions, including the interaction between Finance, Purchasing, Supply Chain and Finance’s role in general business strategy will be key. You’ll also be responsible for performance, planning and development of the core finance teams as the business expands.
We are looking for a candidate with the ability to build financial processes from the ground up, working flexibly together with both the team on site as well as Octopus Energy Group Financial Control based in London. A willingness to get stuck in while the local business in its early growth phase will be very important, and a genuine passion for renewable energy and the energy transition is a must.

What you'll do

  • Own core finance in our rapidly scaling manufacturing business
  • Oversee all financial operations
  • Be the internal expert on accounting treatments and policies
  • Provide timely and relevant financial management information to the Senior Leadership team to inform business strategy and commercial decision-making
  • Work with data, systems and reporting teams to improve our core processes and data flows - creating scalable, robust and efficient processes
  • Drive a balance between delivering on timelines and robust, process-driven financial and risk management
  • Encourage a culture of collaboration

What you'll need

  • Excellent experience with Finance - ideally in a manufacturing environment
  • An aptitude for the technical aspects of accounting and finance, ideally with accounting qualifications
  • A passion for, and experience of, using technology to drive automation and efficiency in a finance function
  • Be a problem solver that can take others with you in your decision making
  • Experience with FCA guidelines and requirements
  • To be keen to get stuck in and build new processes from scratch in areas like month end processing, stock management, etc.

What we offer

  • Equity Option Scheme everyone owns a part of what we're building, when you become an Octopus Energy Group employee, you will be included in our Equity Options Scheme.
  • Pension Scheme we'll pay 5%. You can decide what you contribute, starting from 3%
  • 30 days holiday (incl bank holidays) we're all grown ups here and we want you to ensure holidays are taken when it suits both yourself and the business. We work hard and so we know you need to play hard as well
  • Social events your hard work deserves some down time. We sponsor YeoValley’s summer festival, Valleyfest, every year for our big offsite Summer party (we take our kids too) and we also aim to have 3 parties a year!
  • Clothing we dont believe in dressing up or formal clothes to do your best work. Wear whatever you feel comfortable in (subject to reason!) and we will provide safety and other clothing for manufacturing
  • For Parents We can arrange access to tax free childcare, as well as maternity and paternity pay. During the lockdown we even created OctoKidsTV!
  • Go Your Own Way EV salary sacrifice and cycle to work scheme available
  • Tech We want to get the best out of our people and get that everyone is slightly different. Have a certain tech requirement? We’ll do our best to get it
  • Money Coach You may want to think about financial planning. The company has an arrangement with Octopus Money Coach . They offer the opportunity to talk with a professional coach
  • Wellbeing Need some calm in your life? We have 'Octopus Headspace Licences' available. We also do Yoga twice a week and offer free eye test vouchers

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 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
We're very excited at this opportunity. We're looking for the passion, skills and experience to help shape and define the future of energy and business at a global scale. If you're reading this and grinning and want to bring this technology to the market at scale and speed, then we would 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.