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Cost Accountant (12 month FTC)

Engie UK
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne & Wear, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Jun 20, 2024

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Exciting Opportunity: Cost Accountant (12 month FTC)

About Engie

ENGIE is a global leader in low-carbon energy supply and services. We have been active in the UK energy market for over 20 years, and our investments in energy infrastructure are focused on energy storage and renewable energy (solar, wind, biogas), whilst supplying energy to organisations of all sizes.

We are reshaping the energy future by reconciling economic performance with a positive impact on people and the planet, and we are looking for people who are committed to help turn our vision into reality.

General Overview:

To provide finance business partnering support to International Power and subsidiaries. To be an effective partner to the International Power (IP) budget holders and International Power Finance team, providing support, challenge, expertise and a clear framework as appropriate.



  • Key Finance Business Partner support to International Power cost departments and Thermal GBU.
  • Facilitate decision making by providing periodic and adhoc analysis that transforms financial data into actionable information for operational and strategic decision making.
  • Work closely with the management, country CFO and Thermal Management to analyse the periodic trends/variances to plan and as appropriate, contribute to any relevant Management Information reporting.
  • Identifying key business drivers behind the numbers for meaningful executive level summaries and analytics
  • Contribute to the monthly operating expense, capital spending and headcount analysis relevant to forecasting and budgeting processes.
  • Lead and attend Functional reviews using aforementioned analysis to provide insight to feedback performance using relevant deliverables and reports
  • Significantly contribute and/or potentially lead projects that integrate and rationalise delivery of improvements.
  • Plan and Govern the recharges prevalent to other group entities pursuant to the activities in T&G, On shore wind, Thermal, collaborating with all Key Stakeholders across the business, including various old legacy IP agreements.
  • Ensure consistency and reliability of reporting and that reporting structures reflect the changing way our business is managed.
  • Ensure any monthly variance analysis at both a COI and SG&A & COS level, and for the current year is well understood and completed in a succinct and timely fashion.
  • Lead the budget process for each department and liaise with key stakeholders to discuss current and future events that could impact the cost base, ensuring the budgets are completed as accurately as possible and in a timely fashion.
  • Maintain the books and records of IPM Energy Limited, through drafting of financial statements and audit thereof. Ensure payroll is properly recorded and staff recharges are properly effected. Prepare VAT returns.
  • Manage bank payments; ensuring all payments included expenses are appropriately approved and recorded.
  • Support the GEM Finance Manager with the Trading Recharge, ensure costs are correct to what is permissible in the SLA.
  • Monthly reporting of variance to budget analysis to country CFO
  • To work on continuous improvement projects, taking ownership of particular workstreams and ensuring on time delivery against agreed timescales.

  • Strong accounting knowledge;
  • High level of financial and commercial acumen;
  • Ability to analyse complex data sets accurately and reach meaningful conclusions;
  • Attention to detail while keeping an eye on the 'big picture’
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Excellent planning and administration skills;
  • Good financial modelling skills
  • Ability to communicate at all levels of hierarchy
  • Preferred previous experience in cost management or business partnering role;
  • Well-developed influencing and communication skills;
  • Project/programme management skills; and
  • Experience in challenging the status quo and fostering an innovative mindset within teams
  • SAP
  • ERP;
  • MS Excel


Exam qualified or fully qualified CIMA/ACCA/ACA with preferable experience in business partnering
What benefits we offer?
Flexible Working

We understand the importance of work-life balance and recognise that everyone is striving to find the perfect one between work and home life. That's why we offer a hybrid working model that combines the convenience of remote work with the benefits of collaborating in a professional office environment. You'll have the flexibility to work from home part of the time, allowing you to optimise your productivity while enjoying a comfortable work setup.

Bonus Programme

We reward your hard work and dedication with a competitive bonus programme that recognises and values your contributions. Your efforts are appreciated and directly reflected in your financial rewards.

Life Assurance

We prioritise your peace of mind by offering life assurance coverage. You can feel confident knowing that your loved ones will be protected in the event of the unexpected.

Income Protection

Your financial security matters to us. Our income protection benefits ensure that you have a safety net in place, providing a valuable source of income if you're unable to work due to illness or injury.

Employer Pension Contribution

We invest in your future by contributing to your pension plan. You can enjoy the confidence and peace of mind that comes with knowing that you're building a solid foundation for your retirement.

Healthcare Cash Plan

Your well-being matters to us, which is why we provide a healthcare cash plan. You'll have access to a range of healthcare benefits, including reimbursement for medical expenses, dental and optical care, and more. Take care of yourself and your family's health without financial worries.


We offer a range of flexible benefits to employees alongside hundreds of retail and lifestyle discounts through myENGIE.

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