As one of the UK’s largest energy companies, there’s a huge amount of opportunity available for finance professionals here. Our Finance Division comprises various business units, including, Customers, Generation, Nuclear New Build and Corporate Finance. Each of these has its own challenges and rewards – and each will help you to build a well-rounded skill set. At EDF Energy our finance professionals are seen as part of the wider business team. And wherever you go, you’ll learn how energy markets work, the challenges we face as an industry and the actions we need to take to overcome them.
In addition to a competitive salary, generous holiday allowance and annual company bonus when targets are met, we offer our employees a flexible benefits package, allowing you to select a combination of benefits that appeal most to you. Here is an overview of the types of benefits you could receive if you join EDF Energy.
You may choose to incorporate Critical Illness Insurance, Personal Accident Insurance or Travel Insurance as part of your benefits package
You may choose to incorporate Holiday Trading, Payroll Giving or Dining Card benefits as part of your benefits package
You may choose to incorporate Private Healthcare Insurance, Dental Insurance, Health Screening or Healthcare Cash Plan as part of your benefits package
You may choose to incorporate childcare vouchers, retail vouchers or our cycle to work scheme as part of your benefits package
You’ll also be eligible for discounts from a broad range of high street name retailers.
We see finance as essential to our business success, so it’s not surprising that we offer plenty of useful and valuable ways to develop your career and skills.
We may support your study towards formal financial qualifications – for example CIMA and ACCA as key to your development. As well as this, you’ll find a range of leadership development courses, aimed both at those with no leadership experience and those who join the business as a manager and want to develop further. If you are already CIMA qualified (or equivalent), there’s an opportunity (if relevant to the role) to take specialist exams, for example within Tax or Insurance, or to become a qualified auditor.
For finance professionals working in Generation Finance, we offer specific training covering some of the more complex aspects of this area, including training around operational features of the business, as well as financial elements.
We’re looking for people with a Finance related degree, a financial background or good experience gained in a similar company or organisation.
Our Finance teams are spread across the country with key locations in the South East, Gloucester and East Kilbride:
- Central Generation Finance teams are currently based in Barnwood (Gloucester), East Kilbride (Scotland) and the South East
- Site Generation Finance teams are based at power stations
- Corporate Finance teams are based in East Kilbride, Scotland and Crawley
- Smaller customer finance teams are based in Hove, Exeter and Dover
Generation Finance focuses significantly on business partnering in addition to financial accounting and forecasting activities. It is a varied and flexible area in which to work – we need to adapt to change quickly in order to ensure our operations are supported and additionally our financial targets are met. The investment in Generation is very significant, so it is vital that there are appropriate controls and process frameworks in place. Our work also focuses on financial forecasting/planning, investment management, liaising with external bodies, output forecasting, income forecasting and interfacing with Optimisation. Some roles are centrally based whilst others are based at our different generation sites.
A possible career path within Generation Finance might involve beginning a business support role, then moving into a business partnering role. After this you could gain management experience as a finance manager and even financial controller.
Like Generation Finance, Customer Finance operates on a business partnering model. So this area of the business is not just about number crunching but also about understanding the business area you support and its needs. There are a wide range of teams within Customer Finance, covering optimisation, financial control, business unit-facing teams, governance and compliance, energy markets and credit risk.
Typical roles include Analyst and Senior Analyst (although there are some managerial roles as well, such as Director). There’s a really strong focus on continuous improvement and improving the ability of the business to make informed decisions.
Within Corporate Finance, you’ll find several specialist teams, alongside some broad generalist finance areas such as finance business partnering and financial control. Finance Shared Services offers transactional support across the entire company. The Mergers & Acquisitions and Investments teams provide M&A support, and are responsible for the financial modelling and technical aspects to support investments, mergers and acquisitions. There is a specialist Tax team, responsible for managing our direct and indirect Tax liabilities. The Treasury and Insurance teams are responsible for the company treasury and insurance provision across the company. The Internal Audit team supports companywide audits and offers great exposure to the wider business. Finally, the Risk and Control team focuses on identifying and maintaining strong and effective risk management strategies across EDF Energy.