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IEG Finance - Financial Accountant

Key Purpose/Job Overview

Responsibility for (1) the accuracy and integrity of the general ledgers of the Group and (2) delivery of the monthly Group management reporting. To proactively identify errors and anomalies in the ledgers as part of our continuous improvement initiative and to devise and execute solutions. To work closely with other members of the Finance Team and the business as a valued partner.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • All tasks involved in producing monthly management reporting packs, including running finance processes, posting journals, reviewing output of billing and accounts payable teams, reconciling balance sheet accounts and performing analytical review on P&L movements.
  • Deliver the above to tight deadlines for month end reporting.
  • Assist with the annual forecasts and budget process.
  • Prepare clear and concise month end balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Annual preparation of statutory accounts and collection of audit evidence for review by the auditors.
  • Review and monitor underlying ledgers for errors, anomalies and trends.
  • Proactively investigate errors, anomalies and trends, in order to provide solutions and/or explanations.
  • Maintain ownership of the accounting platform (Oracle) and close down the accounting periods on a timely basis.
  • Monthly tax calculations.
  • Monthly regulatory reporting calculations.
  • Liaise with and assist staff from a variety of backgrounds and with a wide range of skills and experiences to support their financial and analytical requirements.
  • Produce high quality and clear reports on a monthly and ad hoc basis.
  • Challenge the effectiveness and efficiency of the existing processes and provide support with any business process redesign to streamline accounting functions.
  • Draft / maintain procedure notes for finance processes and practices.

Degree or other higher education equivalent or relevant proven experience.

Relevant professional qualification applicable to the role (ACA, ACCA, CIMA).

Relevant training undertaken as applicable to the role.


Relevant financial control / monthly management reporting experience.

Previous audit experience.

Dealing with situations and issues proactively and persistently. Seizing opportunities as they arise.

Ability to deliver projects on time within tight deadlines and to the quality required.

Deliver results with drive, enthusiasm and energy, being focused on improvement.

Experience of finance software and systems - previous knowledge of Oracle would be an advantage.

Knowledge and Skills

Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships with staff, customers and external parties.

Clear, concise and articulate communication skills (both written and verbal).

A strong level of technical knowledge and a thorough understanding of VAT.

Excellent time management and organisational skills and the ability to multi task and prioritise effectively.

Proven problem solving skills with the ability to evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of the solutions after implementation.

Proven ability to write concise management reports.

Personal Qualities

Continually monitor and evaluate performance to maximise efficiency.

Highly motivated with a will to succeed.

Professional manner with a positive and energetic approach towards work.

Proven ability to stay calm and focused under pressure. Self-motivation, positive attitude, integrity, tolerance and confidence.

A positive commitment to improving practice.


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If you are interested in this position, please contact Ann Cox: email:[email protected] or telephone (01481) 724811 for an application form