Finance Manager - Greece
Lightsource BP
Athens, Attiki
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Job Description

Finance Manager - Greece

Finance - Greece

Report to : DevCo Finance Director (UK), AssetCo Finance Director (UK) and Head of Country Greece

About Lightsource bp

Lightsource bp (LSbp) is a global leader in the development and management of solar energy projects. We are a 50 : 50 joint venture with bp with a mission to help drive the world’s transition to low carbon energy.

With solar set to increase tenfold in the next 20 years, we are well-positioned to capitalize on this growth. By joining the Lightsource bp team, you will be the change’ on the world’s energy transition to a more sustainable future.

We pride ourselves on our entrepreneurial spirit as we continue to push the boundaries of an ever-changing energy landscape.

By choosing a career with us, you can expect a challenging and fulfilling role surrounded by people who are passionate and have brilliant ideas about sustainable technology, innovation and making the world a better place.

What You’ll do (the role)

The Senior Financial Controller has the essential duty to be the focal point for all the flow of information related to treasury, payments, accounting, financial planning and analysis, budgeting, foreign exchange, debt financing control accounts, project controlling for two very different type of companies : (a) Service Company - DevCo (mainly Development services and construction) and (b) Power Generation Company AssetCo / operations.

He / she is NOT supposed to be a specialist in any of these fields but possess sufficient knowledge for overall understanding of the information, compilation of data and creation of reports based on it.

The Senior Financial Controller will deal with numerous stakeholders, many of them specialists in their fields of expertise.

Such stakeholders will be in different entities within the group (especially Lightsource bp HQ in London and other LSbp personnel in Greece and Spain), but also in external companies (such as accounting, auditors, banks etc.

The different stakeholders will be in different geographical regions and communicate fluently in English. For this reason, the Senior Financial Controller must have OUTSDANDING communication and coordination skills.

DevCo (For services provided for assets under development)

  • Review and improve the existing processes for financial controlling.
  • Ensure the standard monthly reports (financial, accounting, management), are reviewed and delivered in due time.
  • Ensure the compliance of all financial-accounting obligations with the local authorities.
  • Coordinate tax optimization reviews together with the internal / external experts.
  • Consolidated P&L and cashflow analysis of the DevCo : Monthly Analysis of revenues, costs and expenses, recommend opportunities for improvement.
  • Identify the need for cash injection in advance and coordinate within the team for proposal of solutions. Identification of other risk / opportunities.

    Tracking of realized P&L / Cashflow versus planned.

    DevCo (For services provided for assets under construction)

  • Business partner with relevant members of the construction team to understand monthly cash needs, and work with Outsourced Service Provider to ensure all construction invoices are paid in a timely manner.
  • Maintain cash flow of project by drawing down debt and equity through construction and equity draws.
  • Responsible for producing any unaudited financial statements as part of lender obligations during construction.
  • Whenever any Hedge is taken by the company, be the main interface within the team to provide the necessary information for the contracts and, after contract signed, be responsible for the management of such Hedge.
  • Work with other members of the finance team and internal business partners to ensure accurate project budgets and forecasts are produced and maintained.
  • Complete and present monthly variance analysis to budget and or forecast through a monthly construction report, and gain understanding of environmental and technical impacts to the variances.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate set of monthly accounts (balance sheet and P&L).
  • Uphold strong business partnering skills with cross functional teams such as construction and structured finance teams.
  • AssetCo (For Assets in operation)

  • Review and improve the existing processes for financial controlling.
  • Ensure the preparation of the standard monthly reports (financial, accounting, management), review and delivery in due time.
  • P&L and cashflow analysis of the SPVs : Monthly Analysis of revenues, costs and expenses, recommend opportunities for improvement.
  • Identification of other risk / opportunities.

  • Support in the day-to-day relation with lenders in Greece.
  • Ensure the compliance of all financial-accounting obligations to the local authorities the Lenders.
  • Ensure compliance with any local tax compliance requirements, coordinating with internal and external experts.
  • Be the main point of contact with the lenders in Greece to ensure a smooth operational interface with the bank for all the accounts related to the financing in compliance with all the contracts signed.
  • General

  • Be the responsible person for the day-to-day relations with Outsourced Service Provider company in Greece (treasury, payments, accounting, taxes, compliance etc.).
  • FP&A. Support the preparation of LSbp group budget and forecast exercises.
  • Preparation of all schedules and supporting information required for year-end audit procedures.
  • Take a hands-on approach where required, processing entries for all ledgers as necessary
  • Who we’re looking for

    Knowledge / Experience

  • Previous experience in financial controlling for service companies, preferably in solar / wind development services (such as the DevCo)
  • Previous experience in financial controlling the power generation industry (such as the AssetCo) for assets under construction and operation;
  • Why you’ll make a great member of the team

    Personal / Work Skills

  • outstanding communication skills (orally and in writing, both in Portuguese and English),
  • outstanding coordination / delegation skills with both internal and external stakeholders,
  • outstanding interpersonal skills,
  • highest standards of ethics and compliance,
  • good understanding of the practical aspects of accounting, financial planning, treasury, foreign exchange and tax matters,
  • ability to plan work and multi-task, under pressure or tight deadlines,
  • a results-oriented team player and motivator.
  • Education and Qualifications

  • Formal qualification on Business Management, Administration, Economy or other related areas
  • Why you’ll want to work for us

    Our company is a place where you can be yourself and grow; a place where your ideas and opinions matter.

    Be you

    We pride ourselves on being an inclusive community, where every individual is valued and treated with respect.

    Be responsible

    Our culture is driven by our core values. From operating safely to ensuring our solar projects are responsible and promote biodiversity.

    Be recognized

    Alongside a competitive salary, we offer a variety of benefits including annual bonus, retention bank, health insurance, pension and other local benefits.

    Be inspired

    Beyond your day-to-day working life at Lightsource bp, there’s a variety of initiatives that will contribute to your own personal development.

    Initiatives to get involved with including our charitable causes, supporting our solar honey project or our net-zero by 2025 campaign.

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