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Our Vacancy

Senior FP&A Accountant

  • Cross sector
  • Permanent / Support Functions
  • Blackburn
  • 08/02/24
  • On site

Assystem is an international company with one mission: accelerate the energy transition around the world.

Every day, our 6,500 switchers located in 12 countries (Europe, Middle East, Pacific Asia & Africa) connect their six thousand billion neurons to tackle the task of the century: switching to low-carbon energy.

We are a collective committed to the actors who are making the energy switch. Sharing our knowledge, expertise and values allows us to innovate and think differently about the energy transition.

To ensure a viable, efficient, and reliable energy future for all.

Assystem is a leading Global Engineering Consultancy tasked with shaping the future of the energy landscape and helping to deliver net-zero solutions.

Whether through our New Build, Decommissioning, Defence or Infrastructure business areas and partnerships, we need your talent to meet our demanding growth plans in the UK.

Join us and develop your career in a world class, inspiring & supportive environment.

Job Description

This is a newly created role that reports into the Country Business Finance Manager. It sits within the “Controlling” team and reflects the continuous growth of Assystem in the UK.

The Finance team is divided into two: Whilst the “Accounting” team produce management accounts, manage AP and AR, and deal with Statutory Accounting matters, the “Controlling” team provides financial support directly to the business. Controlling delivers budgets and forecasting, commentary on monthly results, and supports the pricing of new work.

Duties will include: 

This role will be focussed on the delivery of forecasts and budgets. There are two bottom-up forecasts, and two top-down forecasts annually covering the current calendar year. There is also a one-year, detailed, bottom-up budget set in Q4 for the following year, and a five-year, high-level business plan.

  • Produce budget/forecast templates in excel, ensuring that historical data is accurate and reconciled to source systems
  • Liaise with Operational teams across the business to ensure templates, deliverables and deadlines are understood and deal with any queries regarding budget/forecast completion
  • Consolidate 20+ excel forecast templates, perform data integrity checks, and ensure returns are complete and accurate
  • Produce variance analysis vs. previous forecasts to understand changes in revenue and profitability
  • Produce management information to aid Director level reviews of budgets and forecast
  • Attend monthly reviews to challenge quarterly projections, with the aim of understanding if the business is on track to deliver budget.
  • Produce information and analysis for Group relating to revenue and profit per customer and per sector
  • Propose sales order and cash targets for the coming year, reviewing and agreeing with relevant stakeholders. Monitor progress through the year to ensure these are achieved.
  • Commit to maximizing efficiency at all levels without compromising quality.

My profile


  • ACCA/CIMA Qualified (or equivalent) or qualified by experience
  • Experience of financial and/or project controls required; ideally 5 years.
  • Experience of computerised accounting systems necessary; knowledge of IFS will be valuable but is not essential
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills and experience in data manipulation
  • You must be eligible to work in UK.

Softer Skills:

  • Ability to communicate complex finance information clearly and concisely to a non-finance audience.
  • Continuous improvement mindset and an appetite to identify the root causes of issues or inefficiencies and embed change.
  • Good logic and problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to work towards deadlines both independently and as part of a team.
  • High level of attention to detail
  • Ability to work under pressure and manage priorities

Job Location

The base office for this role is Blackburn, on a hybrid basis. Hybrid details: 2 days a week in the office (Tuesday and Wednesday), the remaining 3 can be worked from home.


We are committed to equal treatment of candidates and promote, as well as foster all forms of diversity within our company. We believe that bringing together people with different backgrounds and perspectives is essential for creating innovative and impactful solutions. Skills, talent, and our people’s ability to dare are the only things that matter !. Bring your unique contributions and help us shape the future.

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