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Finance Assistant

Lightsource bp is a global leader in the development and management of solar energy projects. We are a 50:50 joint venture with bp with a mission to help drive the world’s transition to low carbon energy.

 

With solar set to increase tenfold in the next 20 years, we are well-positioned to capitalize on this growth. By joining the Lightsource bp team, you will ‘be the change’ on the world’s energy transition to a more sustainable future.

 

We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit as we continue to push the boundaries of an ever-changing energy landscape. By choosing a career with us, you can expect a challenging and fulfilling role surrounded by people who are

passionate and have brilliant ideas about sustainable technology, innovation and making the world a better place.

 

A 12-month contract which may result in a permanent role, to support the Transactions Team during the implementation of SAP S/4 HANA.  Working closely with all members of the team and covering all aspects of Transactional processing as required, including Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable and Cash Management.  The role will be based in our London office in the UK.

 

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES

 

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE

•             Setting up new suppliers in the Finance System

•             Perform vendor call backs to confirm the validity of supplier bank details

•             Process all invoices in a timely manner and ensure coding is correct at the time of entry

•             Reconcile creditor accounts and maintain a tidy and up to date ledger

•             Produce and maintain regular reports on aged creditors and PO status

•             Resolve any payment queries with suppliers

 

CASH MANAGEMENT

•             Post all bank transactions in a timely manner

•             Prepare regular bank reconciliations as required

 

 

GENERAL

•             Review the email inbox and action as appropriate

•             Open the Finance post and distribute as appropriate

•             Deal with queries raised promptly and professionally

 

QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCE

 

Mandatory/Required

•             Accounts payable experience minimum 3 years

•             Accounts receivable experience

•             Experience of performing reconciliations

•             Experience of managing payment runs in several entities

•             Good understanding of local transactional tax requirements

•             Strong communicator with good interpersonal skills

•             Excellent time management skills

•             Proactive with a positive can-do attitude

•             Excellent attention to detail

 

Preferred

•             Experience with Sun Systems and Proactis

•             Experience of SAP

•             Good MS Excel skills