Finance Specialist – Revenue and Systems

Peoples Energy

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People’s Energy is a fast-growing ethical gas and electricity supply company, based in Shawfair near Edinburgh but supplying to customers UK wide. We launched on 1 August 2017 and are growing rapidly – we are at 125,000 customers now. We have an ambitious goal: We want to put 1 million people in charge of their own energy and become known as the energy company that can be trusted to do the right thing at all times, for people, communities and the planet.


People’s Energy differs significantly from existing energy suppliers. We want to bring trust back into the energy market and offer a simple, fair and affordable solution for all customers, including these currently in fuel poverty. We were crowdfunded, have no external shareholders, and we promise to give 75% of the profits back to our domestic customers. The electricity we sell is 100% renewable. We promise full transparency, and we involve customers through representatives on our Advisory Board. Staff members also have a representative on the Advisory Board, and we are keenly focused on staff well being and development. We are a Living Wage employer.


Due to continued business growth, we are looking to add a Finance Specialist to our team.


Key Responsibilities


• Support day-to-day system administration (setup of new GL accounts, projects, cost/profit centres etc.)

• Maintain up-to-date Procurement Approval hierarchy and implement any process changes

• Develop and implement new reports capturing financial and non-financial metrics

• Assist in user training and provide ongoing user support to both finance and non-finance users

• Support finance system improvements and work closely with IT and external stakeholders to create efficiencies

• Ensure any system changes are documented and fit for purpose

• Support internal, external and cross-functional ad-hoc projects to drive automation

• Assist in preparing Standard Operating Procedures and ensure these are kept up-to-date

• Assist in preparing, maintaining and distributing accounting policies

• Provide on-going support to wider business in relation to finance queries

• Prepare schedules and supporting documents for the auditors

• Assist in completing regulatory information requests (Ofgem)

• Prepare detailed analysis of cost and revenue and provide insight on business performance

• Prepare and analyse Sales Ledger data and work closely with Credit Control Team to support collections process

• Prepare in depth analysis of customer cash receipts

• Prepare month end financial analysis for inclusion in month end pack


Skills/Qualifications Required


• A qualification in Accounting such as ACCA/CIMA/AAT (or be working towards one)

• Strong Excel skills (essential)

• Knowledge and experience of using and managing Accounting software

• Ability to work with high volumes of data

• Experience in a similar role (essential)

• Knowledge and experience of using and managing Accounting software

• Ability to drive change and process improvements

• Ability to work with high volumes of data

• Excellent team player who can develop effective working relationships with colleagues

• High level of accuracy