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Employment Type:  Full Time
Employment Period:  Permanent
Salary:  Starting from £50,000 plus excellent benefits

London, GB

Career Area:  Finance, Trading & Risk

Senior Corporate Accountant

London location, with flexibility.

Closing date: Sunday 16th May
Interview date: From 17th May onwards

The Opportunity

#WeAreEDF and are leading the transition to a cleaner, low emission electric future, tackling climate change and helping Britain achieve net zero.

As a Senior Corporate Accountant, you will own the preparation and review of EDF financial reporting including key EDF UK group transactions such as pension, leases, tax etc as well as the Corporate entities management reporting (prepared by the Corporate Cost Team). You wil co-ordinate activities with a variety of key stakeholders which includes the corporate cost team, financial shared services (FSS) team, technical accounting team, consolidation and performance team and the actuaries and tax team. You will be accountable for the timely and accurate completion of Reporting and Planning, along with preparation of statutory accounts and will be recognised as a point of reference, a trusted accountant by the business units, supporting the Head of Accounting and Consolidation and Financial Control Director.

Day to day you will:

  • Support all monthly financial reporting including performance reports, re-forecasts and the annual planning process including Budgets and the Medium-Term Plan for EDF and other holdings. 
  • Review monthly treasury journal entries and analysis of the financial result, coordinating intercompany process.
  • Perform financial analysis of actual and planning data including working capital analysis as prepared by the Finance Shared Services team as well as prepare tax journal entries in coordination with tax for EDF.
  • Pension: Coordinate the actuaries’ work, prepare quarterly pension journal entries as well as prepare quarterly pension trustees’ presentation.
  • Prepare presentations for credit rating agency as well as prepare, coordinate and account for IFRS 16 journal entries.
  • Undertake ad hoc projects/action plans as directed by the Financial Control Director, the Head of Accounting and Consolidation as well as review and own EDF financial statements as prepared by Technical Accounting.

The Person

What does being a great Senior Corporate Accountant at EDF mean?

  • Communicative: Good presentation skills with the ability to link disparate information, understanding trends and patterns which can then be turned into ideas, frameworks or proposals consistent with business needs.
  • Collaborative: Building, maintaining as well as developing strong relationships with a variety of stakeholders.
  • Professional: A professional, efficient, courteous and confidential approach.
  • Self-development: Take an active interest in self-development and take advantage of learning opportunities in the workplace.
  • Proactive: A “can-do” approach, ability and willingness to quickly grasp and tackle new projects.
  • Innovative: Committed to challenging the way things are done to provide continuous improvement and development of skills and knowledge.
  • Passionate: Demonstrates drive and commitment towards achieving targets. 
  • Self-motivated: Good attention to detail and monitor own performance against expected results/outcomes.
  • Organised: Able to work under pressure with a calm and focused approach.
  • Analytical: Strong commercial, numerical and analytical ability with very high attention to detail.

The Skills

You will need to:

  • Be a qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA), or equivalent with post qualification experience.
  • Have a strong academic record with good numerical, IT and written skills with an up to date knowledge of IFRS.
  • Have experience of working in a finance department within a large organisation.
  • Knowledge of SAP, Hyperion and ANAPLAN would be desirable.
  • Commercial awareness and an understanding of key business issues is desirable as well as experience within the utility or power sector.

Competitive Salary & Benefits

We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, including a pension scheme, a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle, and the opportunity to earn a bonus.  

Please let us know if you require flexible working arrangements by highlighting this on your application.  We’re happy to talk flex in line with the requirements of this opportunity.

Why EDF?

At EDF, everyone’s welcome. It’s a powerful statement of our intent to make sure we’re about the people who work with us – a rich and unique mix of backgrounds and experiences that’s vital to shaping a strong and fresh-thinking organisation like ours. Whoever you are and wherever you come from, we’ll embrace the difference you bring and give you opportunities to thrive and succeed.

Join us. Together, we’ll help Britain achieve net zero.

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