Aurora Energy Research is a dynamic and fast-growing energy consulting and analytics company. We are contributing to the global energy transition through analysis, tools and data, and inform the decisions of most major European energy market participants. Our subscription business provides data and intelligence on energy market dynamics to leading private and public-sector clients; our consulting team supports our clients’ long-term strategic and investment decisions. We cover all key energy commodities, with particular focus on the power sector and low-carbon energy transformation.
Aurora was founded in 2013 by a group of University of Oxford academics on the premise that technological progress and policy interventions make energy markets increasingly complex. Our mission is to provide rigorous, sophisticated analysis and energy market modelling to address this increasing market complexity. Aurora is now a thriving, rapidly growing company of over 180 staff with offices in Oxford, Berlin and Sydney. We currently serve 300 of Europe’s most influential energy sector participants, including utilities, investors and governments, and expect to continue to grow rapidly, adding new countries and SaaS products to our portfolio.
Finance assistant (Berlin)
Aurora is looking for a Finance Assistant to join our Berlin office
The Finance Assistant is responsible for a wide range of tasks in a fast paced and changing
environment. Reporting to the Office Manager you will p roactively 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 payables.
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.
Ensuring transactions are recorded in line with local accounting laws and regulations
Maintaining accounts receivable and accounts payable ledgers
Liaising 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 for the office 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
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
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