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Employment Type:  Full Time
Employment Period:  Permanent
Salary:  Competitive Salary & Benefits

Sunderland, GB

Career Area:  Finance, Trading & Risk

Lead Financial Reporting Accountant

Lead Financial Accountant - Ideally Durham based, closing date for applications Wednesday 12th May

EDF Renewables. Building a sustainable future through wind power and other renewable technologies, in partnership with local communities.

As part of our commitment to inclusion, we are open to discussing agile and flexible working options. If you’d like to explore, please engage with the recruitment team and your hiring manager as part of the recruitment process.

The Opportunity

EDF Renewables UK (“EDF RUK”) is one of the UK’s leading renewable energy companies, specialising in wind power and battery storage technology. EDF RUK develops, builds, operates and maintains wind farms and other renewable technologies throughout their lifetime. The EDF RUK portfolio of nearly 1,000 MW consists of 36 wind farms – including two offshore wind farms – and one of the largest operational battery storage facilities in Europe. In addition, EDF RUK is seeking to deliver further growth from its own development pipeline or through securing new acquisitions of projects, and has more than 2 GW consented, in planning and development.

Competitive Salary & Benefits

At EDF we’re dedicated to offering flexible benefits that support our people across all aspects of their lives.  We’re delighted to offer a range of benefits to support our employees’ physical, emotional and financial wellbeing.  

In addition to a competitive salary we offer a company pension scheme, paid holidays and a range of flexible benefits listed below:   

  • Company incentive bonus plan
  • Car scheme/Electric car 
  • Simply Health cover
  • Private health care 
  • Health screening
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Gym membership 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Season ticket travel loan
  • Critical illness insurance 
  • Financial wellness tool
  • EDF discounts & products
  • Technology vouchers 
  • Travel insurance 
  • Discounts & employee pricing

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.  

The Role

You will partner with business areas and deliver pertinent analysis to improve their financial performance on spaces such as cash flow and profitability. You’ll also need to constructively challenge the business and provide innovative solutions to lead to financial and operational improvements being made. To add to this you will:


  • Manage the relationship between the Finance department and business areas to ensure that the needs of both areas are mutually understood and processes are delivered efficiently.
  • Support risk management by ensuring business risks are recorded, assessed and monitored (including mitigations). 
  • Assist the development of financial forecasts for partnered business areas and ensure the forecasts are reviewed on a regular basis.
  • Understand and analyse external economic trends, including the impact on EDF RUK and recommending actions to meet new opportunities and threats.
  • Deliver documentation on the team’s key processes to ensure compliance (e.g. integrity and assurance on project costs).

Knowledge, Skills, Qualifications, Experience

We are looking for someone with an accounting qualification (ACA/ CIMA/ ACCA) with post-qualification experience in a similar role as well as:

  • Experience of presenting detailed financial information to finance and non-finance audiences, adapting the message accordingly.
  • Experience of the energy or services industry is desirable.
  • Demonstrates leadership skills, for example through coaching and mentoring other members of the team.
  • Able to provide robust but diplomatic challenge to managers, based on evidence and analysis.
  • Able to work as part of a team across different business functions and with colleagues at different levels of seniority.
  • Able to work in a fast paced organisation and prioritise conflicting activities.

Why EDF Renewables?

EDF Renewables purpose is to accelerate a net zero future where clean energy powers our lives. We want to make the net zero future happen as fast as we can. We want to set the pace and, where necessary, disrupt the status quo and transform perceptions. We are here to combat climate change, this is a clear and tangible goal for us. Climate change is what galvanises us to bring the right solutions to the UK and Ireland.

Our mission is critical in the pursuit of our purpose, we will lead the way in the delivery and operation of renewable technologies. We are proud to utilise fully our EDF heritage and place ourselves at the core of the industry. We are constantly challenging ourselves to improve the way things are being done. We bring leadership to our interactions and collaborations with one another, how we influence our partners and external bodies, how we use technology. 

The success of our mission and purpose is underpinned by our core values – our DNA:

Together: Working together.
Open: We are open and authentic in our behaviours.    
Passion: We have a strong belief in what we are doing.
Growth: Growth as a company and as individuals.
Resolve: We remain determined even in challenging environments.

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