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Senior Consolidation Accountant

EDF Energy is a British integrated energy company with operations spanning electricity generation and the sale of natural gas and electricity to homes and businesses throughout the United Kingdom.

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Senior Consolidation Accountant

Career Area:  Finance, Trading & Risk

Senior Consolidation Accountant


Come and join our Corporate Finance team, where you will be providing expertise to make appropriate consolidation treatments on actuals and forecast phases. You will be empowered to make decisions necessary to the performance of the job purpose and key accountable areas, and recognised as a point of reference and a trusted guidance provider for the business units.


The Opportunity


As Senior Consolidation Accountant, you will be responsible for producing monthly and quarterly management reporting and analysis and submission of the annual Financial Planning process. Supporting the Senior Manager-Accounting, Consolidation and Performance, as well as supporting the Technical Accounting Manager in the statutory accounts preparation process.


Each business unit within EDF Energy has a local finance team. The Senior Consolidation Accountant within Corporate Finance provides oversight for these local activities to allow for efficient consolidation – providing assistance and ensuring they are appropriately aligned with relevant accounting and consolidation principles as well as EDF Energy and EDF Group’s processes.


Pay, benefits and culture


Alongside a competitive salary and a market-leading pension scheme, we offer a range of flexible benefits to support our people across all aspects of their lives.


Your rewards package includes a choice of benefits, such as electric vehicle leasing, enhanced parental leave, health insurance, discounts, and employee pricing.


Flexible working means you can work from home (if you wish) and we’ll provide a suite of IT equipment to ensure that you can work remotely comfortably and effectively. You will be based from our London office and will be required to travel to the office at least once a week.


Michael Rambaud, Technical Senior Consolidation Accountant, says “Joined the Consolidation & Performance team in April and I’m glad to say that I’ve learned a lot over the last few months. The team has been very warm, supportive and work very well together. My role enables me to have regular interactions with the business units and at the same time provides me with a high level view of how the organisation is performing as a whole”.


At EDF, everyone’s welcome. We strive to create an inclusive and diverse environment where everyone has a voice and where you feel confident being yourself. We’re committed to equality, diversity and inclusion. We’d like our future workforce to have an equal gender balance, represent a broad mix of people from minority ethnic backgrounds, LGBTQ+, those with a disability and supporting social mobility.


We’re a disability confident employer and we’ll do all we can to help with your application, making adjustments as you need.


We’ll value the difference you bring and offer opportunities for you to thrive and succeed.


What you’ll be doing


You will be supporting all consolidated financial reporting processes including monthly reporting, performance reports, re-forecasts and the annual planning process including Budgets and the Medium-Term Plan. Taking the lead on complex accounting transactions with a specific focus on their impact on the consolidated accounts.


Accountable for the consolidated Reporting, Forecast and MTP packages in EDIFIS for EDF Group ensuring compliance with relevant accounting policies. Supporting the audit process by acting as key liaison with Company auditors and any other external parties. Support financial analysis of actual and planning data for the Company and responsible for reporting, planning and actuals for Corporate Holding companies.


Implement a robust and efficient Intercompany flow reconciliation process with internal (within EDF Energy UK) and external (within EDF Group) counterparties. Support the continuous improvement of existing reporting and consolidation processes and practices. Brainstorm and implement appropriate tools to facilitate improvements in the consolidation process/entries.


Who you are


We are looking for a qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA), or someone with equivalent with post qualification experience. Possessing previous experience of working in a consolidation department of a large organisation, with an excellent understanding of the consolidation process and rules. You will be numerical and IT literate with up-to-date knowledge of IFRS. Having knowledge of SAP, Hyperion and ANAPLAN would be beneficial.


You are methodical and have a flexible approach to ensure deadlines are achieved and can demonstrate drive and commitment towards achieving targets. You have good attention to detail and monitors own performance against expected results/outcomes. Proactive in seeking opportunities to improve tasks and processes and seeks opportunities to develop yourself.


A rigorous and organised approach to the production of financial information and good presentation skills. This specifically includes the ability to link disparate information, understanding trends and patterns which can then be turned into ideas, frameworks, or proposals.


The ability to adopt a questioning attitude in relation to information provided and the effectiveness of processes in place. A great interest in the business and analysing the way to translate the impacts of developments within the business in the consolidated numbers and related explanations.


Closing date for applications: Tuesday 21st November


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