Flexa
Centrica • United Kingdom

Energy Debt Finance Analyst

Employment type:  Full time

Remote-first

A little flex time

Job Description

We are Centrica! We’re so much more than an energy company. We’re a family of brands revolutionising a cleaner, greener future. Working here is #MoreThanACareer - we’re powered by purpose. Together we can make an impact that will truly change tomorrow. Whether you’re developing cutting-edge green tech, helping customers on the front line or simplifying operations behind the scenes.

Your work here isn’t just a job – it’s a mission. We all play a vital role in energising a greener, fairer future.

Role Overview

  • With continuing high energy bills customer debt within Centrica is an area of high importance, with significant senior management and audit focus.
  • Reporting to the Energy Debt Manager, this high-profile role is responsible for the end-to-end accounting processes covering Business Gas Business (BGB) and Centrica’s New Energy Billing Platform (NEP) with a combined valuation of: Trade Receivables (c£3bn); Bad Debt Provision (c£1bn); P&L Bad Debt Charge (c£0.5bn).
  • Analysis and communication of P&L, Balance Sheet, Cash and Working Capital results to key stakeholders.
  • To be ‘best practice’ leader across Centrica in Financial Control, using automation tools to continually develop processes / analysis required for decision making.

Location - Flexible hybrid working with offices in Windsor / Leicester / Stockport

Role Responsibilities

Responsible for key month end accounting processes, including:

  • Provide support to Energy Debt Manager and the Director, Financial Control on all financial accounting and regulatory matters across Energy Supply.
  • Consolidation and reporting of the bad debt provision and bad debt charge, including reconciliation of write offs.
  • Ownership of the complex debt month end for BGB, liaising closely with the following teams: Business Finance; Finance Systems; Revenue Assurance and Debt Analytics to ensure the variety of inputs into the process are understood and accurately treated.
  • Play a key role in the consolidation and reporting of debt within the fast-growing New Energy Platform.
  • Opportunity to develop automation skills to enhance debt accounting processes across two business units.
  • End-to-end management and delivery of all financial controls relating to BGB and NEP customer debt.
  • Ensure all financial processes are robust, well controlled/documented and adapt to the changing needs of the business. This will include working with Risk & Controls team to ensure effectiveness of controls, as well as regular submissions.
  • Building close working relationships across Finance teams ensuring alignment in thinking and consistency of presentation.
  • External reporting and audit support – taking ownership of the numbers & dealing with related auditor queries, as well as working with the wider Financial Control team to complete half yearly submissions.
  • Close contact with offshore General Accounting team to ensure balance sheet reconciliations prepared are robust and complete.
  • Ad hoc projects and analysis as required.

About You: Knowledge and Experience

  • Preferably Qualified Accountant (ACA, CIMA, ACCA)
  • Degree (or equivalent) level education
  • Strong Excel skills
  • Accomplished in working with and manipulating large amounts of data
  • Strong systems skills to preferably include SAP ERP/ISU/Power BI
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to communicate complex matters effectively (written & verbal)
  • Proven ability of working at a high level of accuracy against tight deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong organisation and prioritisation skills
  • Track record of taking the initiative to deliver improvements and new insight into financial/performance analysis in order to further the businesses success
  • Team player who can adapt to changes as they occur

Our people are the beating heart of our business. We are incredibly proud of our commitment to being FlexFirst. From childcare to furry friends, we listened to our people and understood that they work best when they are comfortable and have a flexible working model that suits their individual needs. We embrace the opportunity to give our colleagues a choice to work from anywhere whilst still ensuring they can connect and engage with their teams through office days, employee networks and virtual events.

We have tailored our well-being & benefits package around our employees as follows;

  • Competitive salary and bonus potential
  • Employee Energy Allowance at 15% of the government price cap
  • Pension scheme
  • Company Funded Healthcare Plan
  • 25 days holiday allowance, plus public holidays, and the option to buy up to 5 additional days
  • Excellent range of flexible benefits, including technology vouchers, electric car lease scheme & travel insurance

At Centrica we embrace diversity and actively seek to attract individuals with unique backgrounds and perspectives. To build a more sustainable future, we need the best team – a team with a diverse mix of people and skills, where everyone feels welcome and able to succeed. We are dedicated in helping to close the diversity gap and would love to see more females, people of colour and LGBTQ+ employees, as well as those from a variety of cultures and ethnicity to veterans and the differently abled. Supporting diversity and inclusion is a big part of who we are, we are not looking for people to fit into our culture but to add to it!


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This role is being handled by the Centrica recruitment team and NO agency contact is required.

Company benefits

Adoption leave
Open to part-time employees
Enhanced sick days
Flexible working week
Enhanced sick pay
Gym membership
Health insurance
Mental health platform access
Compassionate leave
Dental coverage
Fertility treatment leave
Season ticket loan
Buy or sell annual leave
Optional unpaid leave
Shared parental leave
Enhanced maternity leave
Carer’s leave
Enhanced paternity leave
Pregnancy loss leave
Cycle to work scheme
Pension match/increase
Equity packages
Life insurance
Annual pay rises
Share options
Financial coaching
Employee discounts
Volunteer days
Company car
Location
96%
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Hours
92%
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Benefits
82%
Employees are very happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
79%
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
83%
Employees feel that flexible working is part of the culture
Autonomy
88%
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Additional employee ratings
(these do not contribute to the FlexScore®)

Diversity
80%
Employees feel that the diversity is good and there are continued efforts to improve it
Inclusion
82%
Employees feel like the company culture is brilliantly inclusive and equitable
Culture
84%
Employees feel like it is a really great environment to work in
Mission
85%
Employees feel very excited about and aligned with the company mission
Salary
72%
Employees feel that their salary is good and matches the value they bring

Working at Centrica

Company employees

20,000

Gender diversity (male:female)

68:32

Office locations

Windsor, London, Cardiff, Leicester, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Manchester, Dublin, Stockport, Staines, Hampton, Aberdeen, Barrow, Hull

Hiring Countries

Belgium
Denmark
Ireland
United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

2nd – Large companies

2nd – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
3rd – Consumer Goods

3rd – Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023

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