BES Careers

BES Utilities values its employees and places them at the heart of the company

BES Careers

BES Utilities values its employees and places them at the heart of the company

We are always on the look-out for new people to join our company and you could be that person. Take a look at the individual role descriptions below for each different team within the company and then apply if you think you could be part of this successful business;

Management Accountant

The Management Accountant is a key role within the Group Finance team, with direct responsibility for accounting and reporting of the BES Gas supply business, and providing support to the wider group functions of the team. This is the lead finance role for a £20m turnover trading organisation, covering all aspects of financial management and hence provides significant scope for skills/role development

Vacancy Reference:Management Accountant
Location:Fleetwood
Employment Type:Full Time -Permanent
Salary:Competitive
Closing Date: 

Key Responsibilities

  • Ownership of the month end process, including preparation of management accounts, balance sheet reconciliations and control, and detailed variance analysis on customer numbers, consumption volumes, price and cost variation, and Opex.
  • Production of monthly financial performance reports for executive review and for quarterly Board reporting.
  • Bank and cash management, including short-term and long range cash forecasting and balance optimisation.
  • Developing and maintaining forecast models and ownership of the annual budgeting cycle and midyear re-forecasting routines for the BES Gas business.
  • Preparation of the year-end audit files and key point of contact for external auditors.
  • Preparation of VAT / CT tax returns / coordinate with Group tax advisers.
  • Responsibility for intra-group cost allocations, pricing, and transfers.
  • Support the continuing professional development of other junior members of the Group finance team.
  • Provide financial support / modelling / analysis to the Commercial team on the financial performance of the Gas portfolio:
    • Customer numbers & demand modelling.
    • Hedging strategy, reporting, & performance.
    • Financial analysis of Costing / Pricing / Margin strategy.
    • Evaluation of opportunities / new channels / portfolio optimisation.

Key Experience and skills required

  • Highly developed understanding of financial/management accounting practices.
  • Utilities / Financial Services / Regulated market sector awareness
  • Budgeting/forecasting/modelling within a complex customer life cycle.
  • Advanced Excel / MS office ability.
  • Competency with SAGE or similar financial accounting software.
  • Experience in billing systems / CRM data interrogation highly advantageous.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Passed finalist / newly qualified CIMA/ACCA/ACA.
  • Minimum 5 years‘ experience in a finance role.
  • Degree educated / strong academic background.

Competencies & Behaviours

  • Self starter and able to identify & develop solutions.
  • Committed to professional development.
  • Able to explain and interpret complex financial information.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Driven by a desire to make improvements.
  • Passionate about customer experience.
  • Able to work in fast pace environment.

Pricing Manager

The Pricing Manager takes overall leadership for pricing of energy contracts within the BES Group, both for new and existing customers. This includes working with Executive and Finance colleagues to develop pricing strategy, maintain pricing controls, and lead on pricing change & product development.

Vacancy Reference:Pricing Manager
Location:Fleetwood
Employment Type:Full Time- Permanent
Salary:Competitive
Closing Date: 

Role and Responsibilities

  • Pricing Strategy: working with Executive Management and Finance & Commercial colleagues to
    develop pricing strategies that optimize growth, risk, and margin.
  • Pricing Control: establish and operate controls to ensure accurate pricing for customers, identifying and correcting exceptions.
  • Change / implementation: project manage for the business any major customer price changes,
    including the twice yearly Tracker product reviews.
  • Maintain pricing workbooks for new and existing customers, and manage the bespoke pricing process.
  • Integrate pricing with: costing / hedging strategy / trading / demand forecasting.
  • Be the subject matter expert to support New Product / New Channel development opportunities.
  • Competitor activity monitoring.
  • Commission controls with Third Party Intermediaries.
  • Board & Executive Management reporting on pricing and portfolio performance.
  • There is considerable opportunity to vary & grow the responsibilities of this role, dependent upon the experience and qualifications of the individual.

Knowledge and skills

  • Experience of pricing / margin management.
  • Understanding of profit / margin / cost models.
  • Utilities / Financial Services / Regulated market sector awareness.
  • Project / Change management.
  • Advanced Excel / MS office ability.
  • Experience in billing systems / CRM data interrogation highly advantageous.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Degree or Higher Level qualification / other strong academic background.
  • Minimum 3-5 years‘ experience in a comparable function and/or analytical / commercial role.

Competencies (Examples below)

  • Capable of creating / maintaining complex pricing models.
  • Able to explain and interpret financial information, provide the “story” behind the numbers.
  • Highly analytical.
  • Commercially pragmatic.
  • Driven by a desire to make improvements.
  • Passionate about customer experience.
  • Able to work in fast pace environment.
  • Comfortable leading a team / directing the work of others / managing performance

Retention Pricing Analyst

The Retention Pricing Analyst works within the Finance and Commercial Department, primarily focused on developing and implementing pricing strategies for existing customers.

Vacancy Reference:Retention Pricing Analyst
Location:Fleetwood
Employment Type:Full Time- Permanent
Salary:Competitive
Closing Date: 

Role and Responsibilities

  • Pricing Strategy; work with the Pricing Manager in developing pricing for existing customers that optimizes trading margin, average contract length, and minimizes attrition.
  • Pricing Control: establish and operate controls to ensure accurate pricing for customers, identifying and correcting exceptions.
  • Work with colleagues in Operations to improve retention processes, and monitor performance of the overall retention strategy.
  • Provide senior management with analysis on customer attrition, and from this analysis develop actions to reduce losses.
  • Be the key point of contact with Third Parties – developing pricing strategy and reporting on
    performance with respect to contract renewals.
  • Manage commission payments/reconciliations with suppliers.
  • Support the wider Pricing team in day to day pricing queries, developing new products, and other ad hoc projects.

Knowledge and skills

  • Understanding of pricing/margin in a Small/Medium sized owner managed organisation AND/OR in a larger corporate-style business.
  • Utilities / Financial Services / Regulated market sector awareness.
  • Advanced Excel / MS office ability.
  • Experience in billing systems / CRM data interrogation highly advantageous.

Qualifications and Education Requirements

  • Degree or Higher Level qualification/other strong academic background.
  • Minimum 2 years‘ experience in a comparable function and/or analytical/commercial role.

Competencies (Examples below)

  • Self-starter comfortable working under own direction and within the team
  • Able to explain and interpret financial information, provide the “story” behind the numbers
  • Ability to build and maintain complex financial models
  • Strong analytical discipline / fact-based approach to decision making
  • Driven by a desire to make improvements
  • Passionate about customer experience
  • Able to work in fast pace environment

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