Finance Manager

Midsummer Energy

£32,000 - £37,000 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: carbon, climate & energy, sustainability

Closing date: Not specified, apply soon!

We're looking for an experienced Finance Manager to join our team and keep a growing company's finances in check.

Midsummer is growing quickly, with sales regularly exceeding £1m per week, and a large number of high value transactions on both the sales and purchasing side. We need some careful financial skills to help manage the next phase of growth, juggling cashflow, credit accounts, VAT returns and year-end accounts - as well as leading a small and talented team.

If you're organised, detail-oriented, and are interested in a role in a growing company that is working towards a future powered by renewable energy, we'd love to hear from you!

The role

You will be responsible for ensuring the finances, accounting and general administration of a rapidly growing company run smoothly. The work will include a broad mix of tasks and a good grasp of finance.

We stock thousands of products imported from around the world, often with lead times of many months and a stock holding of several million pounds. Supplier credit terms vary, and VAT deferment affects cashflow too. We have hundreds of trade customers who buy on credit, and managing cashflow carefully is a key part of the role.

Other key aspects of the role include preparing VAT returns, ensuring that import documentation is correct, supporting stock valuations, assisting our external accountants with preparation of the annual financial statements and audit paperwork, and reporting on financial performance periodically to the directors.

You will be responsible for leading and developing our team of administrative and accounts staff, as well as helping with further recruitment and building the team as we continue to grow.

The role is a full-time, office-based role at our Cambridge HQ. There is scope for some degree of flexible working, but you would need to be available to work in the office most working days

About us

We're primarily a distributor of components of renewable energy systems - from solar panels to batteries and heat pumps. We're unusual in offering software alongside that too.

Midsummer is a fast-growing company selling a range of renewable energy products, primarily to installation companies, from our offices in Cambridge and Dublin. We sell solar pv systems, battery storage, electric vehicle chargers, heat pumps and a variety of other associated products, and were recognised as the UK's best renewables distributor for 2020.

As an organisation, we have a strong environmental ethos and a passion for promoting the uptake of renewables, and our team share a belief in an open and honest approach to business. Find out more about our story, purpose and how we make sustainability, integrity and innovation central to what we do here.

What it offers:

The role will offer a varied and interesting daily work life with an insight into a quicklyexpanding company and a chance to see real results from your work, and know that it's contributingto a positive impact on the environment.

We're offering £32-£37k. For someone with significant experience of finance and management, we mayconsider a higher salary. Long term employees also qualify for inclusion in our company profitshare.

The role allows 25 days holiday per year plus bank holidays, and it's a friendly and dynamic office environment with an emphasis on teamwork, and a shared environmental ethos across the company as a whole.

About you

You'll be committed to a sustainable future and passionate about clean energy, and want to workfor a company that makes a difference.

An accountancy qualification or prior financial experience would be expected. You'll also be someone who can organise their time well, can see what needs to be done and gets it done. You'll be good at ensuring the details don't get missed as well as seeing the big picture, taking the initiative to research any gaps in your knowledge. You'll have excellent computer and numerical skills and be comfortable with accounting practices, and getting to grips with regulations, and also have demonstrable skills in leading and nurturing a team of people.

You'll have a natural, friendly, and professional manner with customers, both on the phone and over email.

Flexibility, initiative,and an ability to learn new skills quickly are important too though, so those with less experience may also be considered. If this sounds like you, we'd love to hear from you.

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