Accountant - renewable energy investment

Allen & York Ltd
London, South East England
10 Jul 2017
08 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Our client offers advice to investors interested in allocating funds to renewable energy infrastructure projects.

They source a large number of projects and structures investment opportunities that are suitable for institutional investors. They assist investors through the entire investment process, from origination through to due diligence, structuring, financing, and execution.

The role is based in Central London but might require travelling throughout the U.K. and Europe.

This role is an excellent opportunity for an experienced an Accountant to join a fast-growing team.

Overview of role

Tasks within the Asset Management team;

  • Review cash flow forecasts
  • Execute monthly payments (after inputted by bookkeeper)
  • Review monthly management accounts prepared by bookkeeper
  • Manage year end audit process, including timing to coincide with fund audit
  • Prepare UK SPV financial statements in accordance with IFRS
  • Prepare consolidated financial statements for UK holding companies
  • Together with the AM team prepare quarterly, semi-annual and annual operating report for investors
  • Together with the AM team prepare reports for lenders (monthly management accounts, operating reports, and compliance certificates.
  • Assign tasks to bookkeeper and review work on regular basis
  • Reconcile loans between SPV's and the holding company

Tasks for Management companies

  • Review monthly management accounts
  • Monthly commentary on variances from budget
  • Monthly cash flow P&L and variance analysis
  • Cash flow forecasting
  • Monthly payroll - send details to PMK, distribute payslips and make payments
  • Employee benefits - put in place pension and healthcare for all employees (including annual adjustments)
  • Manage year end audit process (including negotiating audit fees)
  • FCA filings (twice yearly)
  • Compliance monitoring
  • Invoices - review and authorise all invoices for payment (release on on-line banking)
  • Review quarterly VAT returns
  • Yearly insurance renewal - review policies and negotiate terms
  • Companies House filings
  • Assign tasks to bookkeeper and review work on regular basis
  • Holding company financials
  • Annual budgeting and forecasting

Tasks for Fund

  • Invoice approvals
  • Cash flow forecasting
  • Manage year end audit process (fund & holding companies)
  • Dividend calculations and cash flow thereof (at times can include ensuring paperwork is done as well)
  • Put intercompany loans in place including all required documentation
  • Respond to investor due diligence requests
  • Process payments for Italian subsidiaries
  • Expense variance analysis
  • Investment equity reconciliations and continuous monitoring

Ideal Candidate

  • At least 3-5 years' work experience of relevant accountancy experience.
  • An interest and commercial understanding of renewable energy technologies
  • Top academic qualification (a technical degree would be an advantage);
  • Strong analytical skills;
  • Strong communication skills;
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and under limited supervision;
  • Ability to engage with different counterparts at different levels;
  • Capable of delivering punctual reports;
  • Team player