Finance Transactional Manager
Posted on 2/7/2024
Octopus Energy

1,001-5,000 employees

Cloud-based renewable energy service
Company Overview
Octopus Energy is on a mission to transform energy globally, faster and cheaper than anyone imagined. They are are relentless in driving the smart grid technologies that'll deliver cheaper green electricity to fuel our homes, businesses, cars and heating.
Data & Analytics
Energy

Company Stage

Seed

Total Funding

$2.6B

Founded

2016

Headquarters

, United Kingdom

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

0%

1 year growth

0%

2 year growth

23%
Locations
London, UK
Experience Level
Entry
Junior
Mid
Senior
Expert
Desired Skills
Agile
CategoriesNew
Product
Requirements
  • Previous experience as a Group Finance Transactional Manager in a large company with over 45 companies in the portfolio and preferably over multiple industries including energy, licensing, and manufacturing
  • Confident in communicating and problem solving across all levels of the business
  • Agile approach and adaptable to a changing working environment
  • Demonstrable experience of process improvement with a continuous improvement mindset
  • Strong technical skills with multiple large and small ERP systems, OCR, banks, expense, and people systems
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Be in the London office twice a week to support and enhance team morale
  • Be able to work in a high volume, entrepreneurial environment
Responsibilities
  • Manage, lead, motivate, support, and develop teams across AR & AP with 20+ specialists
  • Ensure invoices, expenses, and payments are raised or processed accurately, paid on time and matched to banks and ledgers
  • Enforce processes and fraud controls with the use of multiple systems
  • Ensure +90 day aging is minimal and supplier reconciliations are conducted on a monthly basis
  • Create and send reports on AP & AR teams to support growth and change, as well as prompt payment code reporting
  • Processes are efficient and documented for training and audit purposes
  • Manage and meet compliance deadlines, month-end and year-end reporting
  • Build and maintain rapport with stakeholders
  • Work with our transformation team to support implementation of new and enhanced processes and systems
  • Point of escalation and handle complex queries
  • Assisting on audit and ad hoc projects where necessary
Desired Qualifications
  • Experience in multiple industries including energy, licensing, and manufacturing
  • Experience with OCR, banks, expense, and people systems
  • Experience in a high volume, entrepreneurial environment