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Management Accountant

Salary: £40k-45k
Location: Newcastle-upon-Tyne

We're currently looking for a full-time, permanent member of staff to join the Finance team due to company growth.

You will get a competitive salary, hybrid working opportunities, company-matched pension, health care cash plan, income protection, an EV car and bike scheme, share options, and a great environment to work in.

About Us

Connected Energy is leading the way in developing battery energy storage solutions. We are one of only a handful of energy storage companies worldwide that have developed the technology to use second-life electric vehicle batteries as an energy store. Our product is changing how businesses manage their energy and we have systems in operation on commercial sites across the UK and Europe.

With several strategic investors, including Engie, Sumitomo, Macquarie, Volvo Energy, Caterpillar Ventures, and Mercuria the company is scaling up our operations fast and developing a new product range on an industrial scale.

We are in a major period of growth and expanding fast so this is a great time to join us and become part of our exciting journey.

Role Overview

This is a newly created role necessitated by the ever-increasing activity here at Connected Energy.

We have started to see some real traction through the scale up phase of the business and need to strengthen the team to ensure the finance function continues to meet the needs of the business.

Main Activities / Responsibilities

  • Lead management accounts and month end close process.
  • Finance business partner to Management Team and Budget holders.
  • Support with investor and board reporting requirements.
  • Assist the Financial Controller with the financial management the business.
  • Help ensure everyday finance procedures run smoothly.
  • Support annual external audit.

Person Specification

  • Experience in a similar role within finance.
  • Specific experience in the 2nd life battery sector is not necessary for this role. The most closely associated sectors where experience might be relevant are, manufacturing, construction/project management, technology or energy.
  • Potentially suitable for someone who is part or recently qualified, ACCA CIMA or ICAEW, or alternatively a similar QBE equivalent.
  • Team and action oriented; proactive in prioritising own workload and assigned areas of responsibility to others
  • Excellent time management and understanding of a monthly reporting cycle.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

What We Value

Our values are core to our business and define our company, our people, and how we work. We look for people who share our values.

Here are some of the qualities that we look for in our people:

  • Innovators: you’ll be able to think outside the box, always looking to find the best solution.
  • Ambitious: we think big and look for people who are happy to think independently and use their initiative to help us to become a global leader in our field.
  • Sustainability-minded: you’ll have a passion for making the world a better place with an interest in green technology.
  • Collaborative: you’ll be a team player and willing to establish partnerships within the business and with our partners.
  • Trusted: always acting with integrity, transparency and with respect for others.
  • Adaptable: you’ll also be comfortable with change in a fast-paced environment.

Equal Opportunities

As an equal opportunities’ employer, we do not discriminate based on any protected attribute. Our commitment is to provide equal opportunities in an inclusive work environment.

Connected Energy is conscious that some groups of people, especially women, are statistically less likely to apply for a role if they feel they do not fully meet the requirements. If you like what we do, align with our values and think that you can do the job well, regardless of whether you meet 100% of the job requirements, the Connected Energy team would encourage you to apply.

Employee Benefits

As well as the opportunity to be part of a growing, global, clean technology business, our additional benefits include:

A company-matched pension, health care cash plan, income protection, an EV car and bike scheme, share options, and a great environment to work in.

VISA Sponsorship

Connected Energy is happy to consider VISA sponsorship options throughout our recruitment process.

Candidates should make clear their right to work and VISA status upon application to our hiring team.

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