Financial Manager

Closing Date: 27 Feb 2020

Vacancy:              Financial Accountant

Reference:            E-FA-02/20

Date:                     13th February 2020

Contract:              12 Month Fixed term Contract

Reporting to:        Renewables Finance Manager

Location:              Ashtown Gate, Navan Road, Dublin 15



Your new company…

Leading the energy industry in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, Energia Group operate in three separate areas: Renewables, Flexible Generation and Customer Solutions.


At Energia Group we are already working for you every day.


As Ireland’s leading energy provider, we generate and supply energy to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses across the island of Ireland via our Power NI, Power Procurement and Energia businesses. Chances are, when you flick the switch we’ve had something to do with the lights coming on.


As you can imagine, powering over 768,300 customers takes a pretty big team of over 800 people who are as powerful and energetic as the electricity we supply. Our industry is in a constant state of change and we need exceptional people like you to help us deliver the future of energy. So… are you ready to switch on your career with Ireland’s leading energy provider?


What we offer…

Joining us on a permanent basis, you’ll receive a competitive salary plus an attractive bonus structure. With a market leading benefits package including up to 25 days leave a year, generous company pension scheme, private healthcare for all the family, access to Learning and Development opportunities, Wellbeing Programme, Subsidised Gym Membership and free car parking!


Your new role…

We are offering an opportunity within our Energia Renewables business for an experienced financial accountant to work in a faced paced, challenging environment. The ideal candidate with be commercially minded with a strong track record of delivering high quality, timely financial information to key stakeholders. This role will comprise of the responsibility for management of all Energia’s onshore windfarm and solar assets, those in operation, development and construction. The role will involve working with a finance team of 6-8 team members who are responsible for delivering financial results together with key internal and external reporting deadlines.


Main Duties:

  • Full Responsibility of Monthly & Quarterly Senior Management Accounts & Reporting to include;
    • Standard P&L preparation and analysis
    • Working capital & cash flow balance sheet / forecasting and reporting
    • Presentation of results to management in a clear and concise fashion, highlighting areas of risk
  • Annual Business Planning & Rolling Monthly Forecasts (LBE)
    • Planning & budgetary control of operating & maintenance costs in line with approved budgets, financial models and cash flow constraints.
    • Capital Expenditure Planning including budget control and stock management
  • Operating costs & Fixed Asset Management and Budgetary control:
    • Oversee and ensure appropriate procurement controls and compliance with Financial Limits of Authority
    • Financial management and ongoing support of long-term maintenance contractual arrangements
    • Works directly with the AP / AR team with responsibility on overseeing accounts payable and receivable processes.
  • Audit, Financial Control & Statutory Accounting
    • Lead contact and support to audit both external and internal, coordinating with the wider Energia Group.
    • Coordinate tax compliance throughout the Energia Group including compliance with VAT, RCT, CIS and PAYE
    • Preparation of Regulatory & Statutory accounts


Benefits and Location

The post will be offered on a fixed term contract basis and will include an attractive benefits package, including a salary to reflect the skills and experience of the successful candidate.  The post will be based in our offices at Ashtowngate, Navan Road, Dublin 15


Essential Criteria

  • Qualified accountant (ACA/CIMA/ACCA)
  • Proven experience of delivering board level reports which explain all aspects of financial management and reporting to business stakeholders
  • Excellent people management skills, with the ability to inspire and motivate staff and to delegate effectively and a track record of achievements through others
  • Excellent IT skills, especially in relation to Microsoft applications and Excel in particular


Desirable Criteria:

  • Experience working in a similar role in the Energy or Utility industry
  • Experience of SAP and Cognos



  • Communication
  • Drive for Results
  • Strategic Approach
  • Judgement/Decision Making


Additional Requirements:   

The job requires a considerable degree of commitment, flexibility and adaptability on the part of the job holders to meet quality standards and work deadlines. The individual must have a forward thinking approach and be able to work independently.


To apply


Please complete the following steps;


  • Download, complete and return the questionnaire



Applications must contain the completed Questionnaire and CV to be considered for this role.


All emails must quote the job title in the subject box.


**NB: All correspondence will be communicated via email.**

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A reserve list will be held for 6 months in which you will be placed if you are suitable for the role.


The closing date for applications will be 27th February 2020.


Energia Group is an equal opportunities employer.