Commercial Financial Controller

Posted 7 February by Metzger Search & Selection Ltd Featured
Commercial Financial Controller
Location: London
Salary: Competitive + benefits

Our client is an energy tech company applying artificial intelligence and data-driven insight to radically reduce the cost of delivering and consuming power. Their advanced technology platform connects, aggregates and optimises distributed energy assets in real-time, maximising value for end users and providing invisible demand flexibility when and where it is most needed to create a more sustainable energy future.

They are breaking new ground in demand-side management, working with leading businesses, suppliers, developers and world-renowned technology partners to deliver innovative solutions that put our customers in control of how, when and from where they consume electricity.

If you would enjoy the challenge of deploying a ground-breaking technology into an emerging market and want to work for an innovative company where you have complete belief in the product and service you represent, we might be just the place for you.
The Role

Supporting the company's rapid expansion of services, the Commercial Financial Controller will take responsibility for managing the financial aspects of project work and ongoing operations. This will mean being close to the commercial and operations teams involved in planning, negotiating and delivering contracts, while also being a key member of the day-to-day financial management team.
Reporting to the CFO alongside the Corporate Financial Controller, the main duties of the Commercial Financial Controller will be:
*project budgeting alongside the operations team, managing the financial planning for the delivery of new projects
*costing and pricing new projects
*financial control of projects from budgetary signoff through delivery to live running, including managing each implementation project's profitability and cash flows
*liaison with the operation and management (O&M) team to ensure maximum efficiency during the life of the installation post-implementation
*monitoring the financial performance of each product and each client site, and making suitable recommendations to senior management
*analysing the monthly variances on forecast turnover and margin, and recommending potential courses of action
*keeping abreast of developments in all areas of the business, including new product development, margin analysis, customer spend, stock procurement, management and logistics, and project delivery
*financial review of potential new services, liaising with colleagues across all departments
*both ad hoc and regular internal and external reporting: producing clear and succinct management information to assist Directors
*monthly review of operational expenditure and preparation of accruals and other journals for the monthly management accounts
*covering for the Corporate Financial Controller in time of absence

Skills and Experience

*ACA or ACCA qualification
*Several years' experience in an SME environment in either a Management Accountant or a Financial Controller role
*High level of literacy, written communication and analytical skills
*High level of numeracy & commercial judgement
*Advanced proficiency in using Excel to analyse and present data
*Self-starter with an inquiring mind, and a keen problem solver
*Robust personality capable of taking a firm line, while generally working collaboratively

The company's information systems are based around Microsoft Dynamics NAV and JET reporting, so familiarity with these systems would be beneficial but training will be provided.
If you feel you are the person we are looking for please send your CV in Word format, quoting reference 277957/1/LT. Please give details of your current remuneration package and your availability. We regret we cannot take telephone enquiries relating to this vacancy, due to the high level of responses expected.

Reference: 34417250

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