Accounts Assistant - Europe (12 Month Fixed Term Contract)

Finance & IT · UK, Edinburgh, City of
Department Finance & IT
Employment Type Temporary - Full Time
Minimum Experience Entry-level

Ventient is a leading non-utility generator of onshore wind energy in Europe, focused on long-term sustainable growth through asset acquisition, unrivalled know-how in asset management and operation and conscious ESG choices. 


Our vision is to generate renewable energy to secure the future of people and the planet.


Our mission is to achieve sustainable growth through acquisition, operational excellence and teamwork allowing our people and communities to safely innovate and thrive.


Ventient has more than doubled its size through acquisition and is now present in six European jurisdictions. These represent a mix of merchant and fixed tariff exposures, regulatory and operating regimes, together with an increasing of exposure of the current asset base to merchant exposures over the next five years.


We want to ensure, through acquisition and management of our asset exposure, that we maintain a highly focused, professional, and proactive approach to maintaining long-term cash stability and value at risk, that is well understood through the company, to the board and shareholder. In addition, we expect to apply this insight to the further growth of our business through M&A, of which we have executed >€1.5bn in 2019 and we target a similar level over the next five years.


Main Function & Scope

The role is to provide day to day support to the European Accountant and at times the European Financial Controller within the European side of the business. Support on but not limited to vendor invoice and payment management, administration, VAT and other finance requirements.


Key Responsibilities

  • Vendor invoice management, working with third party providers
  • Vendor payment reviews, working with third party providers
  • Vendor bank detail verification 
  • VAT Support for Statutory Reporting
  • Entity information maintenance
  • Documentation reviews, Inter-Co loan documentation and maintenance
  • Month-End support - working with the European Accountant on verifying the monthly results and working with Group to have these posted into Finance System
  • Support Inter-Co reconciliation work
  • Audit support



Competencies & Behaviours

Essential

  • Hands on 'can-do' attitude 
  • Good problem solver, with a solutions based approach 
  • Good team worker


    Skills & Knowledge

    Essential

    • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
    • Analytical skills
    • Excellent communication skills

    Desirable

    • European Languages in either German, French or Spanish 


    Relevant Experience

    Essential

    • Previous Accounts Assistant experience


    Software Programmes

    • Proficiency in MS Office Suite, including Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint and Word


    Main Working Contacts

    • Finance team
    • Local Service Providers
    • External Auditors

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    • Location
      UK, Edinburgh, City of
    • Department
      Finance & IT
    • Employment Type
      Temporary - Full Time
    • Minimum Experience
      Entry-level