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Pricing & Billing Manager

Hays Accountancy and Finance
Closing date
28 Jan 2022

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Contract Type
Full Time
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Your new company
Hays are working in partnership with a leading national utility business in search for an experienced Billing Manager. This company are a very successful market leader who pride themselves on creating a positive and supportive work environment.

Your new role
The purpose of the role is to manage the billing & tariffs for the regulated utility businesses in accordance with the relevant regulatory pricing frameworks and Licence conditions. This will cover 3 main areas; the management of all invoice production, tariff management and supporting the regulatory team regarding pricing matters. Specifically this will include:

Management of invoice production:
  • Ensure accurate and timely production of monthly invoicing to gas shippers and electricity suppliers: c. £200 million per annum.
  • Monitor email enquiries to shared mailbox, ensure timely responses are provided to billing queries and credit notes raised as required.
  • Monitor billing system performance including data integrity & completeness checks; tracking of inbound data flows, resolution of any processing issues in conjunction with ICT, Customer Services, or third-party system providers as required.
  • Review of invoice outputs to ensure accurate and regulatory compliant presentation of charges.
  • Completion of billing run reviews and sign off with adherence to internal SOX controls.

Tariff management
  • Manage the production of all the group's charging statements in conjunction with the Regulation team.
  • Ensure all billing systems are kept up to date with the latest tariffs in line with regulatory requirements.
  • Work with the Finance Manager - Revenue & Assurance to provide a corresponding impact analysis paper for each annual regulatory pricing change.
  • Ensure all connections are billed on the correct tariffs in line with the group's revenue assurance programme.
  • Support maintenance of the group's pricing models for quotations.
  • Assist in the group's management and understanding of boundary charges across all utilities.

Pricing regulatory matters
  • Provide Ofgem with accurate and timely statistical and financial returns and respond to ad hoc requests.
  • Provide assistance to related teams within the group.
  • Provide external bodies with accurate and timely reporting.
  • Represent the group on industry change programmes as required.
  • Preparation, input, and validation of Loss Adjustment factors (LAFS) into the Electricity Settlements system
  • Participation in audits

This is a full time role working 37 hours a week and will offer a hybrid working pattern of 2 days from home and 3 in the office per week.

What you'll need to succeedQualifications & Experience
  • Strong Academic credentials or degree standard education (accounting or economics discipline desirable)
  • Experience of UK utility regulation and pricing.
  • Experience of tariff management and invoicing processes.
  • Proven ability to manage a small team.
  • Some experience of complex, high volume financial data analysis.
  • Able to work in and across small, focused teams.

  • Organised, capable of balancing conflicting priorities and managing workload to tight deadlines.
  • Strong communication & management skills; able to effectively train, mentor & develop team members as required.
  • Advanced Excel skills.
  • Numerate & analytical with high attention to detail; able to work quickly and accurately with high volumes of data, and present summarised findings in a clear and concise format for management review.

What you need to do now
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