We are working with a market leading, multi faceted, energy business in London and are seeking a Commercially minded Accountant to join their team in a newly created role.
The role is tasked with providing direct decision support and financial analysis for investment projects, acquisitions, disposals, restructurings, financings and responses to calls for tender.
The successful candidate will ensure the Group's approved valuation methodology and investment criteria are consistently applied across all projects and you will support Corporate initiatives such as the annual impairment review and look-back exercises.
Develop robust project models in line with best practices. Ensure all relevant investment guidelines have been taken into account. Ensure accurate and consistent financial information across all projects, with great attention to detail.
Identify and thoroughly analyse key valuation drivers and issues for allocated projects. Liaise directly with Market Analysis, Finance and Tax to understand the business plans and relevant assumptions and their associated impact on the project model as well as the accounting and tax treatment as appropriate. Calculate both the valuation as well the accounting impacts (net debt, COI, ROCE, NRRgs, profit on disposal) of investment decisions.
Ensure strict financial discipline in investment selection. Fully prepare investment files in anticipation of submission to investment committees. Ensure all key issues have been clearly identified and succinctly communicated in presentations. Participate in divisional commitment committee meetings for assigned projects.
Establish and maintain strong working relationships, with the regional Finance, Tax, Markets Analysis and Business Development teams to ensure effective information flow. Ensure a deep understanding of regional performance and prospects through regular interaction with Finance and Business Development teams.
Participate in the regional annual impairment review. Prepare the impairment model and report for assets assigned. Engage directly with the external auditors to defend the Group's position where appropriate.
Be the key point of contact with end-responsibility for all financial projects assigned. Keep the Head of Department informed of key issues and developments. Know how to work in multi-disciplinary project teams.
Responsible for planning and organising own workload to ensure competing deadlines are met.
Knowledge and skills:
Strong analytical, numerical and financial modelling skills
Knowledge of valuation methodologies and techniques
Good knowledge and understanding of financial reporting (P&L, Cash Flow, Balance Sheet), tax and corporate structures
Ability to communicate complex messages succinctly and with simplicity - both via verbally and via written presentation
Thorough understanding of the Division's business, its strategy, its current and potential business
Understanding of the UK power market, and how it is structured
Understanding of generation technologies and key valuation drivers
Advanced MS Excel. VBA skills useful.
Financial modelling proficiency
Financial advisory experience in the calculation of both earnings and valuation impacts of investments, acquisitions, restructurings or refinancings
Power generation / utilities infrastructure industry knowledge and experience preferable
Newly Qualified Accountant
Bachelor's degree or above
Familiar with the FAST Standard for financial modelling