Generation Asset Accountant

Job Listing No: 9740000

Generation Asset Accountant





Vacancy:                      Generation Asset Accountant

Vacancy Ref:                VFINPACC

Date:                            14th September 2017

Contract:                      Permanent

Reporting to:               Energy Finance Manager

Location:                     Belfast


Company Background

Viridian is the leading independent energy company in the all-Ireland market.  With substantial businesses in both NI and the ROI and an annual turnover of circa €1.5 Billion, the Viridian Group is one of Ireland’s Top 50 Businesses. Viridian employs approximately 650 staff across NI and the ROI.

As a Great Place to Work and one of Ireland’s top 20 Best Large Employers, our people are at the heart of our business. We offer competitive reward packages, an extensive Health & Wellbeing programme and support for your ongoing learning and development. We offer a fantastic working environment built around high-performing teams with the scope to build your career and take on new challenges.

Purpose of the Role

The Energia Group has a permanent vacancy for a Generation Asset Accountant reporting to the Energy Finance Manager. A highly motivated, strong self-sufficient individual is required to undertake full responsibility for all financial deliverables associated with Energia’s two CCGT Power Stations (Huntstown). Close interaction with the plant senior management & operational teams located in Dublin is essential as will cross-departmental interaction throughout the Energia finance and trading teams based in Belfast. Travel to our Dublin offices is required 2 or 3 times per month.

This role provides a challenging and exciting opportunity to acquire substantial new skills in a leading and dynamic business in Ireland. The individual will be expected to learn and understand new market arrangements associated with I-SEM (Market Reform) so they can support the operational and commercial decisions associated with participating in the market.

We offer a competitive reward package, an extensive Health & Wellbeing programme and support for ongoing learning and development. We also offer a welcoming working environment built around high-performing teams.

This position will suit a highly motivated individual who enjoys working within a fast paced team environment and has the capacity to manage a varied workload.

Key Responsibilities


End to End Responsibility of Monthly Management Accounts and Reporting to Senior Management to include;

  • Full P&L preparation & analysis
  • Responsibility for the Balance Sheet to include working capital & cashflow variance analysis
  • Fixed asset management
  • Presentation of results to senior management in a clear and concise fashion, highlighting areas of risk


Annual Business Planning & Rolling Monthly Forecasts (LBE)

  • Coordination & accountability for gross margin forecasts working closely with trading & generation asset teams
  • Planning & budgetary control of operating & maintenance costs in line with plant availability and forecast running schedules
  • Capital Expenditure Planning including plant outages & strategic spares management


Audit, Financial Control & Statutory Accounting

  • Lead contact and support to audit both external and internal, coordinating with the wider Energia Group.
  • Oversee and ensure appropriate procurement controls and compliance with Financial Limits of Authority
  • Coordinate tax compliance throughout the Energia Group including compliance with VAT & RCT
  • Preparation of Regulatory & Statutory accounts


In addition to the core financial activities the individual will be expected to actively participate in the ISEM project in particular supporting the finance team transition which will require integration of new IT applications, changes in commercial arrangements and a review of appropriate management & risk reporting.










Person Specification

Vacancy: Generation Asset Accountant                                             Vacancy Ref: VFINPAC                     





Knowledge and Experience

·         Fully qualified accountant

·         Experience of managing: people, resources, projects with proven ability & interpersonal skills to work with various teams/stakeholders to achieve common objectives

·         Ability to prioritise and manage a varied and significant workload, while consistently delivering results

·         Knowledge / experience of contract negotiations and managing complex financial modelling OR significant balancing of data

·         Experience of SAP and Cognos

·         Knowledge of the Electricity industry

·         Previously work in an engineering business within a finance capacity




Taking Ownership

Takes personal responsibility for performance & process in their team. Ensures clear delegation of responsibility and accountability.

Strategic Approach

Awareness of the business environment, context of role & appreciation of the need for change with an ability to effectively use KPIs to monitor and manage business performance.


Drive for Results

Takes the lead in difficult/challenging situations. Reacts quickly and appropriately as problems arise.


Confident & professional communicator who clearly communicates information to all levels through a variety of methods and can effectively communicate subjects of a complex nature.


The successful candidate will have the capability to demonstrate and promote the Energia Company Values of Trust, Challenging, Resourceful and Expert in their role.

Additional requirements

The job requires a considerable degree of commitment, flexibility and adaptability on the part of the job holders to meet quality standards and work deadlines. The individuals must have the ability to think creatively, to innovate and resolve problems and handle routine work with limited supervision.




How to Apply

Please email your CV and monitoring separately to to arrive by 12pm on Thursday 28th September 2017, quoting ‘VFINPAC – Energia’ in the subject line. Please ensure that your application demonstrates how you meet the criteria outlined above.

All correspondence will be communicated via email. A reserve list will be held for 6 months in which you will be placed if you are suitable for the role.


**cut and paste completed form into a seperate email and forward to our careers inbox**

Fair Employment Monitoring Questionnaire 

National Insurance No:                                                         Private & Confidential



We are an Equal Opportunities Employer. We do not discriminate against our job applicants or employees and we aim to select the best person for the job.

We monitor the community background and sex of our job applicants and employees in order to demonstrate our commitment to promoting equality of opportunity in employment and to comply with our duties under the Fair Employment & Treatment (NI) Order 1998.

You are not obliged to answer the questions on this form and you will not suffer any penalty if you choose not to do so. Nevertheless, we encourage you to answer these questions. Your answers will be used by us to prepare and submit a monitoring return to the Equality Commission, but your identity will be kept anonymous. In all other regards your answers will be treated with the strictest confidence. We assure you that your answers will not be used by us to make any decisions affecting you, whether in a recruitment exercise or during the course of any employment with us.


Community Background:

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