Centrica • United Kingdom

Financial Control Accountant, BG Zero

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.

British Gas (BG) New Business and Net Zero is hiring a Financial accountant to maintain the monthly financial accounts and processes for the EV Mobility business. Are you an experienced, qualified Finance professional with the curiosity and determination to help improve processes and help a business with strong growth ambitions? Then this role might be for you.

Location - Flexible home working with occasional travel to our Windsor offices.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced Financial accountant to join the New Business and Net Zero finance team at the heart of this exciting new growth business. Through New Business and Net Zero, we install, optimise and service green devices and upgrade customer’s homes to reduce emissions, improve resilience and reduce their energy consumption.

Reporting to the Net Zero Financial Controller this key role is primarily focused on developing and maintaining the monthly financial accounts and processes for the businesses with strong growth aspirations across Low Carbon Homes (incl. Solar, Heat pumps, Insulation) and Electric Vehicles. This will involve close working across the other Finance teams and the business to make sure that the developing business is understood and ensuring the right accounting, reporting and controls are in place. In order to achieve this it will require a deep understanding of the business and plans ahead.

The successful candidate must be able to work through accounting consequences of new ideas, challenge thinking and implement and monitor controls to ensure robust financial results.

Accountabilities

  • Develop strong relationships with key stakeholders in the Business and Group.
  • Develop deep understanding of business activities to ensure that these are accounted for correctly and robust controls and processes are in place
  • Support the wider Finance and business teams to provide accurate accounts which can be relied upon for decision making and future planning
  • Support Transformation activities through design and delivery of changes to reporting methodologies, to ensure this new area has great insight into performance
  • Own the month-end close process, including accurate and timely preparation and review of journals and results, reporting to the Net Zero Financial Controller
  • Maintaining the integrity of the balance sheet by completing and reviewing reconciliations and clearing open items on a timely basis.
  • Ongoing reviews of financial processes, making changes to improve where necessary
  • Assisting with queries on the statutory accounts for legal entities and supporting audit fieldwork queries
  • Providing ad hoc support for wider finance teams

Education and past experience

  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA Accounting qualification and relevant PQE
  • Collaborative approach, providing support to other finance teams as needed
  • Excellent communication skills – a confident individual who is comfortable liaising with various stakeholders
  • Experience with financial accounting and reporting systems e.g. SAP, BPC
  • A process-focused individual with a passion for continuous improvement and ability to deliver change involving a start up business and multiple stakeholders
  • A self-starter who can identify issues as they arise and resolve them with minimal involvement from manager
  • Comfortable with ambiguity and calm under pressure with the ability to juggle and prioritise multiple deliverables with a high degree of self-management
  • Ability to present and explain financial accounting treatments in a clear and simple way.

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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