Finance Assistant | NGP Careers

Finance Assistant

Full Time – UK

Hi, we're Northern Gas and Power

Northern Gas and Power (a subsidiary of Global Procurement Group) is an international energy procurement specialist and is the largest energy consultancy in Europe. We guide businesses of all sizes ranging from SMEs to global organisations in purchasing their energy contracts.

We set up comprehensive strategies for organisations to procure their energy contracts; negotiate contracts with energy suppliers; introduce and operate risk management frameworks; collect, check, and analyse invoices; and calculate organisations’ GHG emissions and carbon footprints.

Our consultancy is supported by our unique ClearVUE platform that brings together and visualises information from a global energy portfolio down to the last detail – helping our clients work towards their Net Zero goals and ensuring compliance with climate-related legislation.

Join our global family, with modern and vibrant offices in the UK, France, Malta, India, and Italy. Be part of a team that’s leading the way in energy consultancy and helping businesses make informed decisions about their energy consumption.

The opportunity

Working in a busy finance team, you will be responsible for the day-to-day tasks in the financial department including sales ledger, purchase ledger, payroll, P&L analysis and general support to the Management Accountants & Financial Controller.

Purpose of this role is to ensure that all transactions are up to date and accurate and we have our accounting in the correct condition for budgets. Main duties will range from data entry into the system, updating financial records, and processing invoices. You will also support other business areas by preparing cost analysis reports.

What exactly will you do?

  • Be the first point of contact and provide support to the Sales team in correctly invoicing new sales, this includes create, send, and follow up on invoices.
  • Raising invoices when due and sending to customers.
  • Ensure all sales ledger postings are entered in a timely manner for month end.
  • Set up new customers in the system, including management of VAT requirements.
  • Build and manage relationships with new and existing key customers both externally and internally.
  • Oversee and manage the debt processes.
  • Collect and enter data for various financial spreadsheets and provide Financial Controller with support on reporting KPIs.
  • Review and audit financial statements and reports, ensure all calculations and data entries are correct.
  • Reconcile any discrepancies or errors identified.
  • Collect information and prepare payroll payments for employees.
  • Process purchase invoices and payments ensuring they are within budget.
  • Audit internal processes and procedures and make recommendations for improvements.

You may on occasion support other areas within the finance department, which could include; inputting information for payroll, reporting on commissions and helping prepare other financial reports.

What we’re looking for

  • AAT qualifications or working towards (desirable)
  • Work experience as a Finance Assistant, Finance Officer or similar role
  • Experience of working in a large business with an eight-figure turnover
  • Great knowledge of Excel and Excel functions
  • Good knowledge of accounting practices
  • Incredible attention to detail to identify and correct any errors
  • Experienced with numerical work
  • Great organisational skills
  • Holds strong time management skills
  • Ability to follow company policies
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team

What’s in it for you?

  • Industry-leading compensation package: Negotiable base salary up to £30, 000
  • Learn from industry-leading experts: We have cultivated some of best talent in the industry, allowing you to supercharge your career progression and learn from the best minds out there
  • Work-life balance: No late finishes, keep your plans with friends and family
  • Career growth: We enjoy promoting from within!
  • Unrivalled perks (including but not limited to):
    • Enhanced annual leave including additional time off in December
    • Wellbeing, gym and spa discounts
    • Company getaways and retreats abroad
    • Festival and Event tickets (such as Silverstone, Wimbledon, Tomorrowland, Lost & Found, Champions League and more!)


Diversity in our heritage, inclusion in our future.

We do our utmost at Northern Gas and Power, part of Global Procurement Group (GPG) to value our People for who they truly are. We want all our colleagues to feel free to be themselves at work.

Our People Strategy reflects our vision of an attractive and diverse organisation. Between all our companies, our colleagues make up over 30 nationalities from five countries around the globe.

We’re building a welcoming workplace where we recognise, respect, and celebrate each other’s stories. Be part of our story. Be you at NGP. #BeYouAtNGP

Apply now

You must have evidence of the right to work in the country you are applying. Certain roles may require applicants to undergo a criminal record check and/or credit check. This will be confirmed to you during the recruitment process accordingly. We have a written policy on the recruitment of ex-offenders and a copy of the policy can be requested prior to your application should you wish.

t:  0191 478 9504

Please Note
Due to the high number of applicants if you have not heard back from us within 2 weeks of applying, please consider your application unsuccessful on this occasion. If your skills and competencies develop we would be happy to see a further application from you at that time. We welcome people to apply again after a period of 6 months.

  • If you are interested in the role, please submit your details and a member of our recruitment team will be in touch!