Accounts Assistant

Salary: Competitive dependent on experience + excellent benefits

About us

We are one of the UKs fastest growing green energy companies supplying 100% renewable electricity and green gas to domestic and business customers. Our sustainable and ethical approach to how we do business, combined with our award winning customer service, gives us high levels of customer and employee engagement.  

Our purpose is to provide people with a choice to make a cleaner, greener future together.  We do this by providing access to locally sourced renewable energy.We set up and own the UK’s first commercial wind farm and have expanded our energy generation capacity with a portfolio of our own wind and solar farms. The company was founded in 1999, is listed on AIM and now employs over 300 people in the historic market town of Chippenham, Wiltshire.

About the role

As part of our Finance Team, as Accounts Assistant you will be responsible for maintaining the purchase ledger for a key group of suppliers and will work closely as part of a team of 3 Accounts Assistants.

Reporting directly into the Assistant Financial Controller, this role will involve processing large volumes of invoices efficiently and accurately within a timely manner as well as dealing with queries and payments for a variety of different Renewable Electricity Generators, ensuring that relationships with key stakeholders are developed and built to ensure excellent customer service at all times.

Key duties and accountabilities will include:

  • Ensuring the purchase ledger is accurately maintained for key supplier groups and process deadlines are met
  • Ensuring suppliers are paid in accordance with agreed terms and conditions or in accordance with best practice and escalating as required with key stakeholders where this is unable to be met ensuring resolutions are identified
  • Monitor, investigate and resolve internal and supplier queries within agreed timeframes ensuring keeping all customers both internal and external updated
  • Partner and develop relationships with operational departments to assist with ensuring excellent supplier relationships are maintained
  • Assisting team with monthly reconciliation and month-end close of Accounts Payable Ledger, ensuring support in delivering this within time limits

About You

With strong and demonstrable purchase ledger experience, you will have experience of managing and processing invoices accurately within agreed timescales.  A strong Communicator you will be able to work effectively within all areas of the business and with external parties. You will also be confident with MS Office, specifically with Excel and it would be a distinct advantage if you also have experience of Epicor of other ERP Systems although this is not essential.

We value taking a straightforward approach in how we work together, being determined and resilient in realising our purpose. We are inclusive and fair in balancing the needs of our people, customer, shareholders and futureholders. We look for people whose personal values and behaviours align with this.  

We are a challenger in the energy market and this is an energy company like no other. You will work alongside colleagues who put our customers and our values at the heart of everything they do. You’ll be part of a small and friendly team so expect to make new friends and enjoy team activities outside of work. Just like us and our customers you will have an interest and understanding of environmental issues.

Behaviours - Works in a way which role models our values: 

Straightforward - We are straightforward in how we communicate with each other and get things done.

Determined - We are determined and resilient, overcoming challenges to realise our purpose together.

Inclusive - We value people’s differences and recognise the strength they give us when we work together

Fair - In fulfilling our purpose, we aim to balance fairly the needs of our people with those of our customers, our shareholders and our futureholders.

In addition to a competitive salary we also offer a wide range of benefits. Our office in Chippenham is very accessible; we are just a two minute walk from Chippenham train station and within easy reach of surrounding towns and communities.

So if you’d like to be part of this multi award winning, innovative and fast growing ethical energy business, we’d love to hear from you. 

Please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter stating your experience and your salary expectations to

Given the high volume of applications we have received in recent campaigns we recommend you apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. We will close the role sooner than the date specified below if we are able to fill the position.

Closing date: Thursday 24th August 2017

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