(Junior) Accountant

Position

The (Junior) Accountant is responsible for a wide range of tasks in a fast-paced and changing environment. Reporting to the Office Manager, you will proactively manage the day-to-day financial processes and identify improvement opportunities. You will work closely with the Oxford Finance team, as well as the wider Global Operations team.

You will support the finance department, maintaining financial accounts, preparing financial reports and analysis, maintain the financial databases and systems and recommend changes as appropriate. You will work closely with our external accountants on month end procedures as well as financial statements and tax filings. You will be responsible for our invoicing processes, chasing aged debtors as well as managing accounts payable.

We are looking for someone who can work independently, has excellent attention to detail and can hit the ground running. You must have excellent organisational skills and be a confident communicator. Previous experience working within Finance, Accounting or Controlling is essential.

This is a chance to gain experience within an organisation where individuals thrive on change and work within an exciting and dynamic environment.

Key responsibilities

  • Ensure transactions are recorded in line with local accounting laws and regulations
  • Maintain accounts receivable and accounts payable ledgers
  • Liaise with our external accountant to ensure that month-end close procedures run smoothly and all group deadlines are met
  • Working closely with the delivery teams to understand the status of projects to ensure that revenue is recognised appropriately
  • Maintaining the subscriptions database to ensure that revenue is recognised appropriately, and customers are invoiced on time
  • Provide analysis on topics relating to finance matters for the Managing Director and Office Manager
  • Work closely with the external accountant to prepare financial statements and local tax filings and ensuring they are filed on time
  • Review of travel expenses claims
  • Compile reports for our Headquarters in Oxford on a regular basis including cash updates, fixed assets and weekly payments
  • Prepare company-wide time reporting
  • Assist in the budgeting process
  • Develop and implement your ideas to optimise financial processes

Required attributes

  • Completed commercial apprenticeship (or equivalent) with first professional experience in Accounting, Finance or Controlling
  • Experience of entering financial transactions into an accounting system, maintaining financial trackers, bank reconciliations, preparing accruals and prepayments, and reconciling general ledger balances
  • Proven ability to analyse data clearly with a good knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Affinity for numbers
  • Experience of working with an ERP System, preferably SAP
  • Proficiency in English and German (C1 level or above) required, both written and spoken
  • Accuracy and ability to learn quickly
  • High level of responsibility and reliability
  • Team-oriented and interested in working in an international environment

Desirable attributes

Even if you don’t meet all the requirements and are interested, please still apply and let us know your motivations.

What we offer

  • The opportunity to contribute to the continued development of a successful and thriving operations team in a fast-paced and exciting industry
  • A fun, informal and international work culture
  • Regular coaching and mentoring sessions
  • An office in the most vibrant part of Kreuzberg with organic coffee, fruit and snacks delivered to the office
  • Internal further education offers and development perspectives with great creative freedom for your ideas and your commitment
  • Additional company pension contribution
  • Company Benefits program including JobTicket subsidy, SpendIt Card, JobRad and more

Applications

We will review applications as they are received, and start dates are flexible. Salary will be competitive.

To apply, please submit your:

  • CV
  • University transcripts
  • Reference letters, if applicable
  • Brief cover letter
  • Earliest possible start date

The Company is committed to the principle that no employee or job applicant shall receive unfavourable treatment on grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership and pregnancy and maternity.

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About Aurora

From its academic roots, Aurora Energy Research has grown to become the largest dedicated power market analytics company in Europe, providing data-driven intelligence for strategic decisions in the global energy transformation. We are a diverse team of around 200 experts with vast energy, financial and consulting backgrounds, covering power, hydrogen, carbon and fossil commodities. We are active in Europe, Australia and the US, working with world-leading organisations to provide comprehensive market intelligence, bespoke analytic and advisory services, and cutting-edge software.

We are a thriving, rapidly growing company with offices in Oxford, Berlin, Sydney and Austin, and more opening soon. We currently serve around 400 of Europe’s most influential energy sector participants, including utilities, investors and governments, and expect to continue to grow rapidly, adding new countries and products to our portfolio.