Finance Administrator

Bristol Energy Ltd
Bristol, UK
08 Sep 2019
08 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
About Bristol Energy

Bristol Energy is a sustainable energy company built with social value at its heart.
  • Everyone has access to fair, transparent tariffs and great customer service
  • We invest in our local communities, with around £5m of social value going back into Bristol in 2018
  • Locally generated renewables support the regional economy, creating sustainable energy for future generations

Three years since its launch, Bristol Energy is forging ahead with its plan to support Bristol City Council in creating a different kind of energy provider. One which focusses on driving profit for a purpose. We are committed to supporting Bristol to hit ambitious social and environmental goals. Our strategy over the next year is to focus on growing our customer base both locally and nationally and adding additional innovative services to our offering.
This is the start of an exciting new phase of growth for Bristol Energy. We're looking for purposeful, brave and curious people who want to be connected with the energy sector and our local community, helping to shape a new industry model and deliver a legacy for the people of Bristol and beyond.

About the role

The Finance Team has a responsibility for delivering all accountancy activities and ensuring that the organisation is compliant with regulatory bodies. We manage customer and supplier payments and provide oversight of the annual accounts. Corporate finance responsibilities include managing policies around debt, taxation, equity, capital and acquisitions.

Our small team of Finance Administrators are key to ensuring all customer and supplier accounts are up to date, ensuring all money received into the business or paid to suppliers is accurately and efficiently allocated and recorded.

If you're at the start of your finance or operations career and looking for a hands-on role to gain essential experience, then please get in touch.

Key accountabilities

The role has two main sets of responsibilities which will be shared between the roles.

The key responsibilities relating to customer accounts include
  • Processing daily bank statements and loading into our operating system to ensure accounts are up to date.
  • Processing daily payment files to the operating system.
  • Processing and submitting daily customer files
  • Actioning finance team post, scanning, saving and distributing as necessary.
  • Banking cash payments received and managing the petty cash.
  • Processing customer refunds via cheque.

The key responsibilities relating to supplier accounts include:
  • Scanning and filing supplier invoices
  • Entering invoice information onto the accounting system and assigning cost codes
  • Obtaining authorisation for all invoices in accordance with authority levels
  • Producing payment files for authorisation
  • Managing and prioritising finance emails
  • Responding to supplier queries
  • Monitoring certain industry costs and prioritising payments
  • Processing colleagues' monthly expenses
  • Submitting daily files to the bank
  • Accounts receivable duties

About you

You must have:
  • Exceptional organisational skills and be dedicated to ensuring deadlines are met
  • Strong numeracy skills with accuracy and attention to detail
  • The ability to identify issues with payment records and seek effective solutions
  • Self-motivation to learn and develop new skills
  • A proactive mind to seek more accurate and efficient ways of working
  • The ability to work effectively with other team members
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

You will ideally have:
  • Experience working in a similar role
  • Experience of using Microsoft Excel
  • An understanding of bank reconciliations
Application details
Please submit your CV with a short covering letter to the email address provided with the job title in the subject field.

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