Assistant Financial Modeller

Capita Managed Services
Sunderland, UK
16 Sep 2019
28 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Assistant Financial Modeller

6 Months temporary position

Rainton Bridge Sunderland

Vacancy Overview

My client is one of the UK's leading renewable energy companies, specialising in wind power and battery storage technology. They are looking to engage an assistant Finacial Modeller to join them on a 6-month temporary contract. As Assistant Financial Modeller you will play a key role in the Finance Team. The Assistant Modeller will work with the existing Modeller to support the delivery of the Finance team's objectives.

Principal Accountabilities
  • Improvements, maintenance and ownership of bespoke reporting and budgeting model in Microsoft Excel.
  • Gathering data and production of cost centre reports using SAP and Excel.
  • Point of contact for BOFC (parent's consolidation software) queries and working to improve and streamline input into this software.
  • Point of contact for input queries to ONESOURCE Statutory Reporting and working to improve and streamline input into this software.
  • Local support to Finance team on any queries for Excel, SAP, IT Requests, other Finance systems, and general IT support as able.
  • Assisting to challenge and provide suggestions for improvements to existing Finance processes with the aim of simplifying and streamlining current practises.
  • Working across all the Finance teams to find the best fit solutions to issues and promoting One Team attitude.
  • Investigating new technical and software solutions available after a switch to new IT platform later in the year.
  • Assist with developing a robust document management process in Finance and updating online resources with finalised process documents.
  • Providing support and training to wider team as and when required.

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications, Experience

You will be required to work with all teams within the Finance function and be proactive in investigating issues and suggesting plans to improve current processes. An ability to communicate with all levels of stakeholders and approach situations tactfully will be beneficial. A moderate understanding of accounting principles and UK GAAP is also advantageous.

As a company, my client will be supportive in the learning and training required for the role and for developing your career as a Financial Modeller.

What does being a great Assistant Financial Modeller with my client mean?

Curiosity & Analytical Thinking:

You're able to understand current processes and distil into manageable pieces which can be improved and still work practically in the real world.

Planning & Prioritising You can plan out your activities and re-prioritise as and when additional pieces of work materialise.

Create The Right Solution:

You can differentiate when a problem requires an elaborate wide ranging solution or a basic pragmatic approach.


Helping the identification and implementation of opportunities for continuous development of processes and information to meet changing customer needs.

Financial awareness:

Being aware of how what you are working on impacts the Finance function and its ability to meet deadlines.

You will have good analytical skills and be able to understand complex models and processes, you will be comfortable fitting in within a team dynamic and dealing with queries thoroughly and patiently.

Key skills:
  • Minimum AAT / part qualified accountant
  • Experience of taking accounts to trial balance and familiar with management accounts (Full P&L, balance sheet & cash flow)
  • Very strong excel skills, comfortable with macro's & VBA programming, and complex formula within excel; indirect, index match, lookups & pivots etc
  • Experience of designing and implementing excel solutions from a set of requirements
  • Strong general IT skills, comfortable with learning new systems
  • Knowledge of SAP is desirable
  • Good time management skills
  • Experience of working with and prioritising concurrent requests
  • Willing to challenge existing processes and suggest improvements
  • Experience of working within a team/office environment
  • Evidence of working autonomously / can manage own workload
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Act with complete integrity and confidentiality
  • Committed to continuous improvement and development of skills and knowledge

We have been working with our client for ten years and supporting their award-winning approach to diversity and inclusion. Awards include The Times Top 50 Employers for Women, the Gender European Equality Standard 2016, Stonewall Equality Index Top 100 Employers, NatWest LGBT Business Award, BITC - Best Employers for Race and the National Equality Standard. Together we believe that a culture of inclusion forms the basis of a truly sustainable business and is a vital component in shaping a strong, fresh-thinking organisation, where the workforce is a true reflection of the communities and customers that they serve

As part of our process, every endeavour is made to promote and accommodate flexible working and we would welcome applications from those meeting the skills and attributes required.

If you meet the skills and attributes required, please outline any flexible working requirements with your application.

Capita Resourcing welcome applications from all suitably qualified people regardless of gender, race, disability, age or sexual orientation.

Capita Resourcing is a trading name of Capita Resourcing Ltd. Services offered are those of an Employment Agency and Employment Business. Applicants will be required to register with us.

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