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Director, Finance, Distributed Energy & Power (North America)

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Job Description


  • To provide financial and commercial support to the DE&P (NA) regional team to set and drive performance management, co-ordinate planning and forecasting processes, and provide decision support with the overall aim of growing the value of the business. 
  • Contribute to developing and driving the financial and commercial agenda within DE&P (NA) and across DE&P.


  • Significant experience in a senior business finance role with a track record of driving performance, insight and growing business value 
  • Experience of working in a scale organization influencing business leaders and contributing to development and delivery of business strategy 
  • Have hands on experience of managing business or functional finance with oversight of risk, controls and accounting judgement 
  • Corporate finance expertise: understanding of different financing and equity structures, including debt finance, PPA structures, and Joint Venture arrangements 
  • M&A experience, preferably including experience of integrating acquisitions 
  • Experience of economic modelling and understanding of value, shareholder returns, and credit headroom impacts 
  • Prior experience of working in a customer focused business preferable


This section is common to all finance partnering roles:

  • Provide financial and commercial support for key business decisions 
  • Set the performance management, planning & forecasting and management information framework with the business 
  • Identify key drivers of business performance, deliver insights and interventions 
  • Support business operations leadership in the assessment and analysis of risks and controls, including compliance with relevant standards and delegations of authority 
  • Responsible for accounting completeness and appropriateness of accounting judgments required as part of reporting close process 
  • Act as the interface and financially skilled customer to Centrica Finance Operations to ensure delivery of A&R and FP&A services. Support the transfer of business knowledge to the relevant Finance Operations teams

This section is specific to this finance partnering role: 

  • Provide financial leadership to an immature, growing business 
  • Lead change program to carve out NA financial results from North America Business to create a standalone results for DE&P (NA) 
  • Translate business strategy into grounded financial plans and KPI targets 
  • Lead financial input to complex and innovative customer financing solutions, (including structured finance transactions) coordinating with internal experts on Treasury, Tax, and Technical Accounting matters 
  • Provide support and challenge to business cases for DE&P products developed by Propositions & Marketing and Commercial Sales teams 
  • Support external negotiations with customers and provide advice on financial structuring and funding solutions  Support Growth and Development and M&A teams to identify, assess, and execute inorganic growth opportunities 
  • Lead finance integration activity where acquisitions are made 
  • Key interface with other internal Business Units including EM&T and NA Business

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