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Finance Projects Business Manager

Role description

 

This role is focused on representing the Innogy Renewables UK accounting team in assessing and implementing new renewables projects in the UK and Ireland from a technical accounting perspective. The role will be the key accounting point of contact for new developments and acquisitions, sell-downs, and other commercial projects in the UK and Ireland, reporting to the Joint Ventures and Projects Senior Manager. The position provides invaluable exposure to board-level decision making, external investing parties and varied stakeholders, while benefiting from the support of an established multinational energy company. The post-holder will have the support of other members of the global renewables accounting team.

Innogy is currently developing and operating several renewable sites around the UK. During 2020, Innogy Renewables and E.ON Climate Change and Renewables will form the new RWE Renewables to become the fourth largest renewable energy generator globally, with significant plans for investment in the UK and abroad.

 

Key responsibilities

  • Keeping up to date with, understanding and planning for the accounting involvement in new renewables development opportunities by building relationships with colleagues in project and technology teams (offshore wind, onshore wind, photovoltaic, storage).

 

  • Providing accounting guidance for projects actively seeking investment decisions (and operational projects that are seeking new contracts) based on solid IFRS knowledge, especially aspects of groups, joint operations, as well as an understanding of corporate finance.

 

  • Updating management on the status of projects and any upcoming approvals required, with support, guidance and technical advice from other global renewables accounting team members and external advisors where necessary.

 

  • Reading, understanding, summarising and ask critical questions of proposed transaction board papers relating to new development projects, acquisitions or divestments, and any related contracts.

 

  • Carrying out accounting financial due diligence on new acquisition targets – including analysis and questions of seller.

 

  • Being the key accounting lead for the project once approvals are secured, setting up the accounting function and coordinating tax and treasury matters, and integrating the accounting and financial management into normal business processes.

 

  • Researching and writing accounting papers which assess the impact of new accounting standards and legislation that could affect our reporting practices – this includes maintaining a continuing dialogue with Innogy’s auditors.

 

Required skills and experience

 

Education and qualifications

- Fully qualified accountant: ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA or CIPFA

- Degree-level education necessary

Work experience

- Accounting experience ideally in a large organisation

- Experience in technical accounting

- Post-qualification work experience desirable

Skills and abilities

- Excellent verbal and written communication skills - presenting and influencing at senior management level

- Strong technical experience in interpreting and applying IFRS

- Ability to understand the interests of other stakeholders – for example, external investors, development project teams, auditors, group accounting, external lenders

- Excellent ability to manage time effectively and self-organise

- Familiarity with corporate or project finance desirable

- Relevant industry experience desirable but not necessary

 

 

Why you should apply


As well as a competitive salary and impressive benefits package you’ll also get the opportunity to really shape the future of our business. Along the way, we’ll give you all the support you need to develop your skill set and achieve your long-term ambitions.

We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive organisation and to valuing the contribution that our employees make. We welcome and respect differences in culture, background, working style, education and other less obvious differences.

We work flexibly and we are open to discussing applications for part-time working in this role.

 

Salary and package details

 

 

Competitive Salary

25 days annual leave + Bank Holidays

Up to 15% Pension

Bonus

Life insurance

Family medical care

Cycle to work

Eye Test/Flu Jab Vouchers

Corporate Discount scheme

 

 

Our company

 

innogy SE is Germany’s leading energy company, with revenue of around €44 billion (2016), more than 40,000 employees and activities in 16 countries across Europe. With its three business segments Grid & Infrastructure, Retail and Renewables, innogy addresses the requirements of a modern, decarbonised, decentralised and digital energy world.

We plan, build and operate plants to generate power and extract energy from renewable sources. Part of our portfolio are wind and hydro power plants as well as solar and biomass plants. Currently, We are particularly strongly represented in our home market, Germany, followed by the United Kingdom, Spain, the Netherlands, Poland and Italy.

Our aim is to expand renewables worldwide, both on our own and working with partners. We believe that working together in this way is the key to making the energy transition a success.

innogy is one of the major operators of offshore and onshore wind energy in Europe. In addition to wind power, we also want to grow utility-scale solar power plant. In addition to our core markets, we are already active in new markets such as the USA, Australia and Canada.

 

Closing date on this role is 16/04/2020, Please apply online and contact Lisa Phillips if you have any queries or questions lisa.phillips@innogy.com

 

 


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