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PQ Finance Analyst - Power/Energy Sector

  • Job reference: 925289
  • Location: London
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Sector: Finance, Finance Analyst
  • Date posted: 09/06/2019

Leading power/construction company is looking to add heads to their current finance team. An experienced Finance Analyst is required for their new offices in Central London.

The successful Finance Analyst will be AAT qualified or PQ CIMA/ACA/ACCCA and be experienced in Accounting services (Audit, Tax, Financial Reporting) ideally from a mid-tier accountancy firm


Financial Reporting

  • Instrumental to the design, formation and construction of the monthly Board Reporting pack for presentation to the board
  • Provide detailed commentary and analysis in support of the monthly management reporting packs
  • Presentation of monthly results and reporting project construction progress to Management
  • Provision of ad-hoc financial data and analysis
  • Business partner with project construction, operations and functional leads; provide robust monthly cost centre & business unit reports, reviews and analysis
  • Play a key role in developing budgets, forecast and reforecast
  • Work closely with budget holders, tracking spend v. budget and explain variance drivers
  • Monthly analysis and review of assigned balance sheet accounts

Financial Accounting

  • Payments administration in RBS Bankline (and other banking platforms as becomes relevant) in respect of account payable invoices and other payments
  • Manage and run the Purchase Ledger, including resolution of queries, ensuring that all due payments are made on time
  • Assist in the preparation of cash flow forecasts and requests to drawdown funds from Group
  • Assist in the preparation of monthly UK and France VAT returns
  • Assist in the preparation of annual financial statements
  • Provide financial information to the wider finance team to support the monthly financial close process
  • Assist with actual systems and procedures development, including development of effective internal controls in line with established best practice
  • Assist the Financial Controller with preparation for the year end audit including production of year end schedules
  • Assist in the planning and preparations for operational readiness

Accounting IT system

  • Support and assist with the definition of the new accounting system IT requirements
  • Assist with the implementation of the new accounting IT system and act as a key user/tester during integration and testing phase (pre go-live)
  • Assist with the review of an upgrade to existing financial processes in light of the improvements offered by the new accounting system
  • Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills
  • Excellent organisational, delivery and communication skills, with the ability to engage, interact at all levels and across different cultures
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy
  • Excellent time-management skills, the ability to plan ahead, prioritise workload whilst working to Company deadlines
  • Be adaptable and flexible where required in order to meet operational needs
  • Has a continuous improvement mindset, strives to achieve efficiency and process improvements
  • Exposure to working in a multi-currency environment
  • A team player, with a collaborative work ethic and a 'can-do' approach to tasks

Our role in supporting diversity and inclusion
As an international workforce business, we are committed to sourcing personnel that reflects the diversity and values of our client base but also that of Orion Group. We welcome the wide range of experiences and viewpoints that potential workers bring to our business and our clients, including those based on nationality, gender, culture, educational and professional backgrounds, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability, and age differences, job classification and religion. In our inclusive workplace, regardless of your employment status as staff or contract, everyone is assured the right of equitable, fair and respectful treatment.