Purpose of the Job

This newly created role has arisen due to Ceres Power’s growth and recent commercial success.  It is needed as the business scales up and matures.

The role is expected to be high profile and will work closely with the CFO, FC and the Executive Management team as well as have significant contact with the Commercial and Programme Management parts of the business.

The primary focus of the role will be to perform budgeting, forecasting, analysis and evaluation of financials to enable the Group to meet its financial targets and to support major corporate decisions for the CFO and Board. 

The role will also work closely with Commercial Programme Managers on their budgets and forecasts and will support the Commercial teams and the FC with tendering new contracts and reporting against delivery.

Key Accountabilities

The role is primary split into two areas of responsibility:

Financial Planning & Analysis

  • Manage the group financial budgeting and forecasting process (currently 6 monthly)
  • Present financial planning outputs to the Executive Board
  • Work with the business to manage, maintain and improve the medium and long-term business plan
  • Model, risk assess and perform sensitivity analysis on business activity scenarios
  • Work with Programme Managers to help facilitate accurate commercial project budgeting and forecasting
  • Forecast key customer contract milestones and invoice payment intervals to allow FX exposures to be hedged

Commercial Business Partner

  • Work with Programme Managers to review and validate commercial and grant tenders
  • Prepare monthly commercial project reports including margin and variance analysis, working with Programme Managers to understand margin drivers
  • Work with the FC to calculate monthly revenue on long-term commercial contracts
  • Work with the FC to complete pipeline revenue forecasts for ongoing commercial contracts and perform sensitivity analysis based on key deliverable risks

Knowledge, Skills and Experience Required

  • Finance professional, CIMA, ACCA or ACA qualified
  • Analytical mindset, commercially focused, great communicator
  • FP&A experience
  • Experience of managing the budget process and financial modelling
  • Demonstrable intermediate/advanced knowledge of Microsoft Excel modelling
  • Ideally, experience of revenue recognition, specifically long-term commercial contracts

Personal Specification

  • Self-motivated, flexible and approachable
  • Self-starter – capable of working with minimal supervision and to manage own objectives and agenda
  • Questioning by nature and confident in challenging established normalities
  • Possess an analytical approach with a clear passion for accuracy and attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate confidently and clearly with people across the business at all levels of seniority

Internal & External Relationships

  • CFO (and wider Executive Management team)
  • Financial Controller and finance team
  • Commercial Programme Managers



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