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Finance Manager : Renewable Energy : Swedish Speaker

The Organisation:

The Green Recruitment Company represents an Energy & Infrastructure IPP with assets in the UK and internationally.

The business has grown their European Renewable Energy assets over the past 12 months and therefore needs growth

The Role:

* Monitor project financial progress and report to management on key financial performance indicators and forecast shareholder return

* Compliance with accounting policies

* Reporting monthly and quarterly management information for project companies for inclusion in affiliated Funds' group results

* Develop a good understanding of the terms and conditions of the key project documents, in particular regarding debt, revenue and costs

* Quarterly forecasting and annual business plan

* Ad hoc analysis or reporting as required

* Preparation of all statutory accounts and supporting packs as necessary

* Awareness of accounting requirements and issues, including but not limited to local GAAP and IFRS

* Delivery of effective transaction service : to include but not limited to bank compliance, information to authorities, unitary payments or other revenue streams, settlements, control over funds, supply chain management

* Budgeting, reporting and control of project performance (this is a priority task).

* Identification and mitigation of key financial risks.

* Identifying opportunities for maximising profit and shareholder returns

* Attendance at and reporting to project company board meetings

* Managing the year end audit process and liaising with tax compliance team and internal audit

* Ensure compliance with local VAT and tax regulations

* Review all month end processes in accordance with the Monthly Control Sheet, including monthly management accounts, VAT returns;

* Ensure invoices to counterparties are prepared in accordance with the Project Agreements

* Update financial models every six months.

Manage modification of financial models for divestments, Director and shareholder requests

* Act as the source of knowledge on Western European and other overseas tax and accounting issues; become fully conversant with financial models and contractual documentation

Person Specification:

* Strong technical and overseas accounting background : practice or industry

* Experience of management and financial reporting, budgeting/forecasting and variance analysis

* Knowledge of PFI/PPP/Renewable Energy and experience of SPV management

* Experienced in using Excel to an intermediate / advanced level

* Experience of reviewing and updating financial models

* Must have ability to communicate and work with colleagues throughout the business, plus external banks, partners and clients.

* Swedish speaking ESSENTIAL other European languages beneficial

* Problem solving ability

* Commercial outlook and a willingness to understand and interpret contracts

* Strong presence in meetings and ability to influence people

* Successful candidate should be able to demonstrate an interest in commercial, as well as accounting, activities

* Ability to plan and organise own work

* Graduate with a 2.1 or above; ideally a numerate degree; and

* Qualified Chartered Accountant, ACA, ACCA or equivalent qualification