Assistant Management Accountant (Gross Margin)

First Utility
12 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
About us
Here at First Utility we want to make a difference. We are changing the face of the energy industry by campaigning for more transparency, better communication and a speedier switching process. Through pioneering technology and sharing our knowledge, we put our customers firmly in control of their energy, so they can spend less on what they need and more on what they want.We are proud to deliver award winning service and as we continue to challenge the industry, our talented people are integral to our journey; our people make that difference. As we continue to grow our Team and expand our service offering, we now have office locations in Warwick, Coventry, London, Krakow and Hamburg.

We’re looking for an Assistant Gross Margin Accountant to join our Finance Team to help us continue to make that difference.
How the role fits in
This is a Management Accounts role reporting into the Gross Margin Manager. The main focus of the role is producing the month end Management Accounts for assigned parts of Gross Margin (includingpreparation of analysis, posting of accruals / prepayments, reconciling balance sheet positions and delivering insight to variances against budget / forecast).
The role day to day
  • Produce the Gross Margin actuals for Telco:
  • Produce the monthly Gross Margin position, ensuring completeness and accuracy of reportedCustomer Numbers, Volumes (minutes) and Revenue and Cost of Sales together with an explanation of variances vs budgetWork with our data and insights team to develop the reports supporting the accounting process, improving reporting timelines and creating new insight (e.g. by product profitability)Develop and enhance the supporting excel models and thoroughly document the processIn addition
  • Produce the monthly reporting of all Other Income, enhancing the modelling, improving insight and explaining variance against budget / forecast
  • Prepare Gross Margin Balance Sheet reconciliations for all the Energy and Telco gross margin GL codes
  • Support colleagues with other parts of Gross Margin Actuals as required
  • What you’ll need to help you make the best of the rolePart Qualified Accountant with a couple of years practical accounting experienceContinuous improvement mindset (identifying opportunities, creating new insight, automating reporting or reducing month end timescales)Enjoy the challenges that come with working in a customer focused, fast paced, diverse and high growth businessThe nice to haves
  • An understanding of the Energy industry and key processes would be ideal
  • Experience of using Access Dimensions would be ideal (or equivalent ERP accounts system)
  • Strong excel modelling skills
  • What you'll get in return
    Our people are our business, so our mind-set is people first. Spending much of your time at work, we know it’s not just about a rewarding career, development opportunities and competitive salary -the work space, relaxation areas and coffee matter too!
    First Perks is our benefits portal where you can access BUPA Private Healthcare, childcare vouchers, pension scheme, cycle to work scheme, our staff tariffs and exclusive savings and discounts from nearly 900 retailers - including holiday deals to help you make the best of your 25 days holiday (plus Bank Holidays).
    First Perks features discounts for many of the biggest brands - from to Amazon, from John Lewis to Tesco; there is something for everyone.
    We’re proud to support our charity partner the NSPCC and offer regular fundraising events from bake-offs to London Marathon entries. Our teams enjoy quarterly socials, some more adventurousthan others! One tradition we’ve held on to as we’ve grown is “Fruity Friday” - heaps of free fresh fruit for all, every Friday.
    So if you like the fast pace of an evolving business, feel it’s important to reach your full potential and enjoy your time at work, then a career with us could be your next move.
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