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Job Description – Financial Controls Specialist (004562)

Job Description

Financial Controls Specialist-(004562)


Financial Controls Specialist


Base Location – Hybrid working – Remote and office Ashbrook Court, Coventry

Salary: up to £ 44071 plus bonus

At Cadent we’re excited to be part of the future of UK energy! We’ve got a clear roadmap that will both drive our performance to the forefront of our industry and support the UK government in achieving their net zero target by 2050.

We’re making a difference through innovation and new ways of working. Together we’re shaping a cleaner, greener future for our 11 million customers who we put at the heart of everything we do.

The Opportunity

Reporting into the Controls and Compliance Team Manager you`ll hold a newly created role within our Finance Team. As our Financial Controls Specialist you`ll bring your Sarbanes-Oxley compliance experience (planning, execution and testing), knowledge of regulatory changes, operational controls, and wider internal control frameworks experience to help add value to the business and create a robust control environment.

What we’ll ask of you

  • Working with the Process owners, Control owners and external Service Provider(s) to identify ongoing assurance issues
  • Ensuring all relevant documentation is kept up to date and maintained to an appropriate standard
  • Performing a detailed and accurate review of monthly reports produced on all activities which impact on compliance
  • Interfacing with external auditors to ensure the smooth completion of the annual audit programme
  • Making sure that relevant teams understand control points raised by either yourself or our external auditors, and you will liase with the team to ensure appropriate control action is implemented to close control weaknesses identified within an agreed timeframe
  • Identifying and promoting best practice and communicating where process improvements can be made, both within the team and in the wider business
  • Be mindful of any changing requirements in legislation and external standards and highlighting
  • these to Controls and Compliance Team Manager for onward communication and consideration
  • Identifying key compliance weaknesses and proposals to implement remedial action as appropriate
  • Interfacing with Cadent mysap security compliance teams via control testing
  • Supporting the methodology and monitoring plans for continuous controls monitoring (CCM)
  • Supporting the Controls and Compliance Team Manager to ensure that all key controls are regularly assessed to ensure compliance for each year end. This would include the following activities: Scoping activities for Cadent key financial processes Quality Assurance over process documentation Annual cycles of design and operational testing Evaluation of our control environment Communication compliance Maintenance of documentation repositories and infonet sites
  • What You’ll Bring


  • Qualified accountant with a UK recognised body.
  • Practical Experience

  • One or both of the following: Sarbanes-Oxley compliance experience (execution, testing and consolidation) Strong internal controls background, experience and knowledge of regulatory or operational controls, or wider internal control frameworks
  • Ability to understand and critically assess and map business processes and controls
  • Ability to communicate with stakeholders at various levels with varying understanding of internal controls
  • Strong technical accounting or auditing skills with a working knowledge of tax and company law
  • Knowledge and experience of other internal and external compliance framework
  •  Experience of writing Process Flow Commentaries, Risk and Control Matrices (RACM) & test scripts
  • Proficient use and knowledge of business systems and analytical tools (Visio, Excel, Word, PowerPoint)
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Proactive self-starter with ability to manage own workload, to time and desired levels of quality
  • What’s in It For You

  • 25 days holiday + statutory days + option to buy too
  • Competitive salary
  • Pension Scheme – double match up to 12%
  • Opportunity to earn bonus (up to 5%)
  • Flex Benefits including; cycle to work scheme, salary sacrifice car scheme, insurances and healthcare packages
  • My Offers membership card – offering discounts and savings from hundreds of retailers
  • Support with financial wellbeing
  • Access to our Occupational Health Services
  • Be Yourself

    Cadent embraces Diversity and Inclusion. We celebrate what makes us different, as well as what we have in common. This enables us to work better as one team shaping a dynamic, innovative and inclusive culture. Our employee communities support us in keeping our employees engaged and motivated and through our partnerships and covenants we ensure our workforce reflects our communities in all their diversity.

    Cadent is a Disability Confident employer so if you require any reasonable adjustments as part of our recruitment process, please get in touch and let us know. We’re also happy to discuss flexible working options

    should the role accommodate it.

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