Accounts Assistant

About the Company

Ventient Energy Ltd, one of the UK’s largest generator of onshore wind energy, and the largest non-utility owner of onshore wind. With 34 wind farms located from Caithness to Cornwall, comprising 509 turbines and 690MW of installed capacity, Ventient Energy supplies the equivalent of 420,000 homes annually, offsetting 0.75 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent a year. The company was formed by combining the Zephyr portfolio of 15 wind farms with 19 wind farms that were formerly owned by Infinis, with the entire portfolio of wind farms now owned by institutional investors advised by JP Morgan Asset Management. The company Headquarters are in Edinburgh where most of its staff are located. Staff who support our wind farm assets are located throughout the UK in regions within close proximity to the wind farms. Current headcount is approximately 40 people.

Role Profile
  • Position Title: Accounts Assistant
  • Reporting To: Accountant
  • Department:  Finance
  • Key Contacts: Finance Team, Asset Managers, Suppliers
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Direct Reports: N/A
  • Role Type: Permanent
  • Work Pattern: Full Time - Normal
Role Purpose:

To support the Financial Controller in all Accounts Payable functions for the Ventient portfolio of wind farms. Today the portfolio a UK based, but responsibilities by region may widen as the business grows.

Key Responsibilities:

Purchase ledger:

  • Supplier account reconciliations within agreed KPIs
  • Setting up new suppliers on the system (Proactis)
  • Dealing with supplier queries
  • Payment processing
  • Employee credit card reconciliation review;
  • Communicating directly with suppliers, developing relationships and dealing with queries
  • Assistance with control account reconciliations and month end procedures
  • Ensuring POs are closed on a timely basis
  • Support the finance function in all activities to drive business continuity and growth
  • Develop and maintain relationships with key internal and external stakeholders
  • Ensure compliance with Accounts payable processes and procedure
  • Preparation of month end accruals and prepayments
  • Maintenance of authorisation structures in purchasing system
Skills Required:
  • Excellent team player with the ability to develop effective working relationships with colleagues
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills. Must be articulate and able to communicate confidently both internally and externally with suppliers
  • Demonstrates confidence and expertise to challenge presented numbers and finance processes
  • Strong Excel skills and ability to pick up and drive process and system development
  • Will take pride in accuracy of work and timeliness of delivery
  • Ability to multi task, prioritise work and work to deadlines
  • Ability to work with high volumes of data and highly numerate
  • Experience of international foreign currency payments
  • Logical approach to work
Preferred Experience:
  • Demonstrable customer/supplier-facing experience (Preferable)
  • Experience with SUN systems and Proactis (Preferable), or other similar systems
Company Values:
  • Safety
  • Passion
  • Innovation
  • Delivery

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