Finance Business Partner

Bristol, England, United Kingdom
17 days ago
Full time role


Kaluza is the intelligent energy platform enabling the world’s largest energy companies to lead the way in the energy transition. ...

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Job Description

Job title: Finance Business Partner

Location: London, Bristol, Edinburgh (Hybrid)

Salary: £45,000 - £66,000

Kaluza wants to power a world where net-zero is within everyone’s reach, by building the platform that will accelerate a sustainable, affordable and resilient energy transition. It’s a huge challenge, but often the toughest problems are the most rewarding to solve.

Since launching in 2019, Kaluza’s technology has been empowering some of the biggest energy suppliers to better serve millions of customers.

From revolutionising billing to smart electric vehicle charging, our real-time cloud platforms transform supplier operations, reducing cost to serve and boosting engagement. And most importantly, they enable suppliers' customers to drive decarbonisation with smart, low carbon technologies.

Where in the world of Kaluza will I be working? 

You will be playing a crucial role in helping Kaluza provide retailers with technology that will change the future of energy. You’ll be working in the Finance Business Partnering team, as part of the wider Kaluza Finance team, reporting directly to the Head of Business Partnering, and closely integrated with the financial operations team. 

What will I be doing?

We’re looking for a hardworking, detailed finance professional to help provide strategic advice and analytical support for Finance & Business management.

The Finance Team’s objectives are:

Strategic value; to help build and execute an action plan and to drive Kaluza to its long term commercial and strategic objectives.

Planning; we need to allocate resources beneficially to Kaluza and to introduce clear frameworks to measure ROI.

Financial Control; to ensure Kaluza’s resources are directed, monitored and measured in an accurate and timely manner and to maintain a ‘No Surprises Environment’.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Assisting with the creation of Kaluza’s budgets and financial forecasts
  • Supporting the business with investment allocation decisions, through;
    • Analysis and recommendation of prospective spend opportunities; and/or
    • Commercial challenge on proposed investments from the wider businesses & initiating change to ensure key operational, commercial and financial targets are delivered
    • Using our financial and operational data to suggest, compare & recommend strategic choices for senior leadership
  • Providing a link between the business and the financial control team to support automation of reporting and streamlining financial operations
  • Working closely with our internal analytics teams, defining the performance metrics we use to hold the business to account, and presenting those metrics to senior management
  • Providing support, as necessary, to our Corporate Finance team with long term capital planning & investor relations.

Is this the job for me?

Ideally you’ll have/be

  • Experience partnering with technology or product functions;
  • Excellent Excel/Google sheet skills with significant experience building financial models
  • Experience building and presenting effective reporting for senior management
  • Excellent presentation and communication skills, with the ability to articulate narratives clearly and concisely to senior stakeholders
  • Proven track record engaging with internal and external stakeholders
  • Evidence of high numerate & analytical performance, either from studying, vocational or work experience 
  • You must be able to both tackle complex problems and delve into the detail whilst at the same time always knowing what are the most important areas that will deliver our long term objectives
  • Worked in rapidly changing, high growth environments where effective prioritisation is required and, where you are comfortable proposing, justifying, initiating and implementing change

It would be great if you had the following, but it is not essential;

  • Experience within the Energy industry
  • Start-up / Scale-up experience
  • You would have had exposure to;
    • More advanced analytical tooling, for example SQL or Python, such that you can work effectively with Data Professionals
    • Business Intelligence tooling, such as Tableau or Looker, so you can build more effective data visualisations
  • A full or part-qualification as a Chartered Accountant

Kaluza Values

Here at Kaluza we have five core values that guide us as a business: 

We’re on a mission, We build together, We’re inclusive, We get it done, We communicate with purpose.

Our values are not words on a wall — they are at the heart of our culture. They are how we make decisions and how we treat each other. They are concrete and clear, and reflect what we as people, and as a business, really care about.

Kaluza’s vision is to power a world where net-zero is within everyone’s reach. Would you be interested in joining us to help achieve this?

From us you’ll get

  • Pension Scheme
  • Kaluza Share Scheme 
  • Discretionary Bonus Scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance + Virtual GP
  • Life Assurance
  • Access to Furthr - a Climate Action app
  • Free Mortgage Advice and Eye Tests
  • Perks at Work - access to thousands of retail discounts
  • 5% Flex Fund to spend on the benefits you want most
  • 26 days holiday
  • Flexible bank holidays, giving you an additional 8 days which you can choose to take whenever you like
  • Progressive leave policies with no qualifying service periods, including 26 weeks full pay if you have a new addition to your family 
  • Dedicated personal learning and home office budgets
  • Flexible working — we trust you to work in a way that suits your lifestyle
  • And more…

Even better? You’ll have access to these benefits from day 1 when you join.

We want the best people

We’re keen to meet people from all walks of life — our view is that the more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. We want to build teams which represent a variety of experiences, perspectives and skills, and we recognise talent on the basis of merit and potential.

We understand some people may not apply for jobs unless they tick every box. But if you're excited about joining us and think you have some of what we're looking for, even if you're not 100% sure, we'd still love to hear from you.

Find out more about working in Kaluza on our careers page and LinkedIn

Kaluza is the intelligent energy platform enabling the world’s largest energy companies to lead the way in the energy transition. ...

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