Finance Analyst

Competitive salary and excellent benefits package
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Why choose us?

Choosing to work for SMS means choosing to make a difference. We are changing how businesses and consumers use energy for the better, helping achieve a greener, sustainable, and more affordable energy system for everyone. Through our range of innovative energy solutions, we are delivering the future of smart energy – working closely with private and public sector partners we are playing a critical role in transforming and decarbonising the UK economy by 2050. 


What's in it for you?


  • 25 personal holiday days per year (with additional 8 public holidays) increasing to 30 personal days after 5 years of service (includes options to buy and sell)
  • Hybrid working options.
  • Enhanced Maternity and Adoption leave.
  • 24/7 free and confidential employee assistance service.
  • Medicash health plan offers a wide variety of benefits from cashback on everyday healthcare treatments like optical, dental and physio treatments. Discounted gym memberships and free 24/7 online GP.
  • Share Incentive Plan.
  • Life Insurance (4 x annual salary)
  • Pension matching scheme (upto 5% of salary)
  • Developing our people is important to us - we support and encourage development by offering internal and external accredited courses, secondments and study support.


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What's the role?

As our Financial Analyst for Solo Energy and Qton Solutions you will play a crucial role in SMS by performing various tasks that support major decisions of the business and will report directly into the Divisional Financial Controller.
You will provide financial support to the three legal entities and be the lead in moving processes and functions within this area forward.  
Initially, you will manage the monthly management accounts whilst also undertaking project work for Intangibles and Inter Company. In addition, you will also lead in the reforecasting and budgeting for the division and be involved in any system and process improvements. 
You will develop into a Business Partner for the Senior Management Team.


Key responsibilities:


  • Prepare monthly financial reports for the entities in GBP and EUR including P&L, balance sheet and cash flow statements
  • Coordinate accurate and timely month-end activities
  • Managing the Intangibles and development processes for the group
  • Balance sheet reconciliations
  • Bank reconciliations in multi-currency 
  • Management of Inter company transactions and reconciliation process for all Cardiff entities
  • Processing accruals, journals and prepayments 


To be considered for this role, we would love you to have:


  • Part -qualified accountant with strong academic background and strong numeracy and analytical skills
  • A self-starter and able to work on own initiative with minimal supervision
  • A good understanding of accounting concepts and be competent with Excel
  • Ability to explain information in a clear way
  • Ability to work as part of a team but also as an individual
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 
  • Experience of developing MI and reporting
  • Honesty and discretion



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