Finance Analyst



Retail (Gazprom Energy)


Manchester


Permanent

The Finance Analyst role encompasses Business Partnering for the Retail FR Business Unit with an additional focus on data and analytics. The role will require close working relationships with key stakeholders in France, Manchester & London (GM&T).

About us

Our History

A small, independent gas supplier in the North West of England, Pennine Natural Gas was how we began. But we are always reaching for better. Since joining the Gazprom Group in 2006 and becoming Gazprom Energy we have gone from strength to strength becoming one of the leading B2B gas suppliers in the UK and expanding into France and Netherlands. We now supply over 60,000 business customers at close to 100,000 sites across Europe.

Manchester is home to our European headquarters and our locations are united by our ethos: making customers happy, doing the basics brilliantly and finding new ways to go above and beyond their expectations.

Our Future 

The energy world is changing, driven by forces of decarbonisation, competition, digitalisation and customer expectations. Our strategy over the next few years responds to these big changes. This means always reaching for better for our customers, for our business and for ourselves as individuals.

We have an ambitious growth strategy that builds on our strengths – our culture, our people and our brand. We are growing in Electricity, in Green and in Gas. We’re strengthening our foundations – our systems and our behaviours. Big things are happening at Gazprom Energy – and we’re looking for talented people comfortable with data and digital technologies to join us on this journey.

Our culture is defined by our people and Gazprom Energy is a place where you can be yourself. We are friendly, enthusiastic, helpful and purposeful. We encourage everyone to have a learning mindset, challenge respectfully, have a bias for action and to make evidence-based decisions.  In return you can expect to receive the right mix of challenge and support for your role, your wellbeing and ambitions.

Since 2012 we have been accredited with the Investors in People Gold standard and are very proud of our track record developing and promoting internal talent. So, if you are one of those people who never likes to settle and enjoys being empowered to find creative ways to improve, then Gazprom Energy might be the place for you.

 

Role objectives

A high calibre candidate is required for the Finance Analyst role that encompasses Business Partnering for the Retail FR Business Unit with an additional focus on data and analytics. The role will require close working relationships with key stakeholders in France, Manchester & London (GM&T).

The purpose of this role is to act as a trusted business partner, accountable for the integrity and delivery of accurate, consistent and timely financial information to all stakeholders to support decision-making and that efficiently manages the Company’s liquidity and funding requirements in a controlled environment whilst minimising profit leakage and maximising shareholder value & supporting the delivery of GE strategy & Business Plan.

 

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Maintain the forecasting models and monitor monthly financial performance of the French Retail business and Gazprom Energy cost base.
  • Assist with the preparation of the annual budget and planning process with particular support on GPG & GPE requests.
  • Liaise and build relationships with the French business unit managers & teams to implement improvements to existing models, reports and processes.
  • Preparation & presentation of financial results and other relevant materials for the French RMC
  • Ownership of the overall review of the Country financial models to highlight areas for driving efficiency and best practice with a focus on both internal and external benchmarking.
  • Collaboration with Retail data Science and forecasting teams, ensuring data alignment in Finance as well as the manipulation & modelling of large & complex data to generate analysis to support business understanding and support decision making.
  • Support of Retail integrated financial model in relation to Net Working Capital requirements for the French Business
  • Financial planning and management information project related work.
  • Other ad hoc accounting and / or reporting work including responding to information requests from across the wider group.
  • Completion of all tasks in a timely manner and to a high standard of quality.
  • To be aware of and comply with all company policies and procedures, including but not limited to the Gazprom Energy Data Protection policy, Equal Opportunities policy, and the Email and Internet Acceptable Usage Policy, in addition to Fire and Health and Safety Regulations.
  • The role holder may also be required to carry out any other duties within the scope and purpose of this role as requested by their line manager and in line with business needs.

 

Skills & Competencies

  • Ability to analyse company financials.
  • Analytical & data modelling background
  • Attention to detail
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Excellent presentational skills.
  • French and/or Russian Speaking

 

Experience

  • Experience in an accountancy practice or working in a growing, international business with reporting lines into a parent company
  • Experience of using the SAP accounting package
  • Experience of, and familiarity with, the energy / commodity trading markets (particularly natural gas and power) would be an advantage

 

Education

  • Degree qualification of 2:1 or higher from an established university, preferably in a numerate discipline.
  • Final stage or newly qualified in an accounting qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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