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Commercial Finance Analyst

London, United Kingdom
about 2 months ago
Full time role

Company

OVO Energy

Bristol, Bristol, City of, United Kingdom

OVO Energy is an independent energy technology company and supplier. The company was launched in 2009. OVO Energy is set ...

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Job Description

Location: We're flexible with working from home, but ideally you'll be based near our London or Bristol office to allow for in-office collaboration when needed.

Unfortunately due to the level and nature of the role, we're unable to offer sponsorship for this position.

 

We’re making zero carbon happen

We’re OVO Group, a big family of companies united by a single vision: to get to zero carbon, fast. 

We call this Plan Zero – and it shows how we’ll be fighting the climate crisis and transforming the way people use energy over the next decade. To do this, we need the sharpest minds. Are you up for the challenge?

Do great green things with OVO Energy

So much has changed since we launched in 2009.  Our goal remains the same though: make energy cheaper, greener, and simpler. Just as it was on day one.

Everyone belongs at OVO

Our aim is to build a diverse and inclusive movement: teams of brilliant people, with unique talents, skills, passions, and experiences. 

We encourage everyone to join us, whatever your gender identity, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, age, life experience, or background. So please come as you are – we can’t wait to meet you.

 

Where in the world of OVO will I be working?

You will be part of the Commercial Finance team at OVO Energy which partners our Group Commercial functions to deliver on our strategy. We focus particularly on Gross Margin performance and future activity in domestic energy retail, metering, and the emerging decarbonisation of the home

 

What will I be doing?

Working within the Commercial Finance team you will work on diverse and high value problems impacting many areas of the business. You will closely monitor the business performance against the commercial plan and strategy, identifying and providing useful and relevant insight & analysis, both on a periodic and ad-hoc basis to increase performance and efficiency.

You’ll be the Commercial Finance Analyst in the team. In this role you will play a key part in the progressive development of the Commercial Finance team, reporting to the Energy GM Senior Business Partner. You’ll have the opportunity to work on:

  • Production of Gross Margin forecasts and analytical activities with responsibility for OVO Group
  • The Gross Margin forecasts which are held within Anaplan and Excel with information that requires SQL and BigQuery scripts to be maintained
  • Converting data into insight to drive commercial decision making
  • Continuous improvement of Gross Margin forecasting and developing it to be as streamlined as possible in Excel and other relevant software.
  • Maintaining a robust forecast process identifying risks and opportunities
  • Ad hoc Information and analysis requests across Commercial Finance
  • Continuously improving processes and building valuable capabilities
  • Supporting the wider Commercial Business Partners in their analysis and insight into business performance

 

Is this the job for me?

The ideal candidate will have strong proven analytical skills. You should be diligent and inquisitive with a preference for attention to detail, and be willing to dig and investigate at depth to resolve problems.

Ideally you'll have:

  • Strong analytical skills; able to understand complex data and articulate the key drivers of performance, simplifying the story for team members
  • A love of the word ‘why?’ 
  • Proficiency in Excel 
  • The drive to learn and develop new skills to suit the work
  •  Comfort working in a constantly evolving environment 
  • Commercial competence, willing and able to challenge accepted practices and processes

This experience isn't crucial but it would be even better if you have...

  • Experience of revenue and/or cost analysis 
  • Experience or exposure to SQL and BigQuery scripts
  • Energy/Utility experience would be desirable

 

Brilliant benefits for a world-changing team

Our people are at the heart of Plan Zero. That’s why we offer plenty of green benefits and progressive policies to make you feel at home.

For starters, you’ll get 34 days of holiday (including bank holidays).

Then there’s Flex Pay. It’s an extra 9% of your salary on top of your core pay to use as you like. You can take it as cash, add to your pension, or choose to spend it on a huge range of flex benefits.

Here’s a taster of what’s on offer:

For your health
With benefits like a healthcare cash plan or private medical insurance depending on your career level, critical illness cover, life assurance, health assessments, and more

For your wellbeing
With gym membership, gadget, travel and cyber insurance, workplace ISA, will writing services, DNA testing, dental insurance, and more

For your lifestyle
With extra holiday buying, discount dining, culture cards, tech loans, and supporting your favourite charities with give-as-you-earn donations

For your home 
Get up to £300 off any OVO Energy plan (when you pay by Direct Debit), plus personal carbon offsetting and great discounts on smart thermostats and EV chargers

For your commute
Nab a great deal on ultra-low emission car leasing, plus our cycle to work scheme and public transport season ticket loans 

Want to hear about our full range of flexible benefits and progressive people policies? Our People Team can tell you everything you need to know.

Oh, and one last thing...

We’d be thrilled if you tick off all our boxes yet we also believe it’s just as important we tick off all of yours. And if you think you have most of what we’re looking for but not every single thing, go ahead and hit apply. We’d still love to hear from you!

OVO Energy

Bristol, Bristol, City of, United Kingdom

OVO Energy is an independent energy technology company and supplier. The company was launched in 2009. OVO Energy is set ...

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