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Office Manager, Melbourne

Office Manager

Melbourne
ABOUT THIS JOB

We are growing and so is our team. We have an ambitious and forward-looking strategy for Australia’s energy sector. Our purpose is to lead communities into a zero-carbon future.

We are seeking a dynamic, self driven individual responsible for the smooth and efficient running of operations and work health and safety in the Melbourne Office.

We value flexible work arrangements, for our team requires independent initiative and good communication habits

The Responsibilities
  • Establish and maintain relationships with internal teams and external vendors (landlord, renovation company, property management company, travel agents and trade services, etc.)
  • Be the tenant representative for building and emergency management
  • Greeting and providing support to company visitors and issue visitor passes
  • Point of contact for facility maintenance, mailing, shipping, supplies, equipment, and errands
  • Coordinate office IT equipment and asset management
  • Develop and implement office policies and procedures and SOP’s
  • Monitor and maintain office supplies inventory
  • Recommend process improvements to create greater efficiencies in our projects, programs, and day to day operations
  • General office administration including space planning, fit-outs, relocations and projects
  • Manage office access and security management during business and after hours
  • Monitor WHS compliance WHS site inspections, audits and risk assessments
  • Manage first aider and fire warden requirements and training
  • Conduct daily and weekly safety walks/inspections; identifying hazards and potential risks
  • Consult with employees and management to ensure any safety issues are identified, communicated, and resolved.
  • Serve as the WHS representative for the office
  • Assist Payroll as required with the completion of weekly payroll processing
  • Assist with set up new staff in Payroll and maintaining and updating the database
  • Track business expenses, credit card reconciliation and prepare expense reports
ABOUT YOU

Above all else, you will have a good attitude and engaging personality to work with, be experienced office management and have passion and initiative

You’ll have:

  • 3+ years of work experience in office/facility management roles
  • Technical abilities: Proficient in Microsoft Office suite of applications
  • Excellent communication skills: Ability to engage effectively with relevant internal and external stakeholders.
  • The ability to work simultaneously and effectively on multiple projects while maintaining the quality and effectiveness of deliverables
  • Outcome driven with an eye-for-detail
  • Extremely organised with the ability to deliver on strict deadlines
  • Office Management skills and be highly organised
  • Ability to work both autonomously and in a collaborative team environment
  • A flexible approach to duties and hours

You may have

  • Energy industry experience
  • Payroll experience

Want to join our team

We are offering you a seat at the table of an organisation creating change for our customers for a carbon-zero world.

At ZEN we are focused on building a diverse team that strives for excellence in everything they do. Our people come from all walks of life and bring diverse insight, backgrounds, and perspectives. We are a loud and proud equal opportunity employer that strives to build an inclusive and fun work atmosphere.

If you are ready to be a part of an exciting renewable energy company and have a passion for making a difference, we want to hear from you.

For more information or to register your interest, please contact Craig Brooks, craig.brooks@zenenergy.com.au

Application close – Friday 26th of August 2022

At ZEN, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. We embrace diversity in gender, age, ethnicity and culture, faith, sexuality and gender identity, and disability. We are committed to providing a safe environment and we believe in flexibility as a smarter way of working.

Senior Financial Accountant, Melbourne

Senior Financial Accountant

Melbourne
ABOUT THIS JOB

We are growing, and we are looking for a self-driven individual responsible for providing financial information to departments on a timely basis to enabling managerial planning and commercial decision making that will ensure future growth and profitability across the ZEN Energy group.
You will be working in a small team of motivated and creative people from ZEN Energy spanning most aspects of an energy business breaking the mold.
Office arrangements are typically flexible requiring independent initiative and good communication habits.

The responsibilities 
  • Prepare relevant and timely management reports
  • Oversee the annual reporting/audit process
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly forecast
  • Prepare year end statutory accounts
  • Provide Strategic accounting advice to the business
  • Business partner with the business to achieve monthly budgeted results
  • Consolidate monthly financial reports for the Group
  • Provide Strategic accounting advice to the business
  • Partner with the business to achieve monthly budgeted results
  • Work with the business to prepare business cases
  • Prepare tax compliance obligations – BAS
  • Preparation and lodgment of payroll tax. FBT, R&D and ITR with external Tax advisors
  • Prepare monthly consolidated deferred tax accounting entries
  • Effective management of cashflow
  • Build and maintain a cashflow model
  • Work with collections to improve receipting forecast
  • Work with Wholesale team to accurately forecast energy payments
  • Process monthly payroll journals
  • Ensure ZEN is up to date with all payroll compliance
  • Submit annual payment reconciliation
  • Process improvements as and when required
  • Assist with the management and supervision of Finance team
  • Work collaboratively with management in identifying, scoping, and delivering key improvements to support key business objectives.
  • Assist in the management of AR/AP queries
  • Drafting accounting policies as required
  • Assist the Financial Controller as required
ABOUT YOU

Above all else, you will be experienced in leading team and applying well developed problem solving skills and have passion and initiative

You’ll have:

  • Years’ work experience (10+)
  • At least 3 years at as a senior accountant in a large corporation
  • Tertiary qualifications in Accounting, Commerce or Finance
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to deliver on strict deadlines
  • Experience understanding complex problems and able to design innovative solutions
  • Ability to multi-task and possess strong commercial acumen
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to engage relevant internal and external stakeholders
  • Staff management
  • Membership of Charted Accountants Australia & New Zealand or CPA Australia

You may have

  • Energy industry experience
  • Financial modelling skills
  • Audit background preferred

Want to join our team

If you are ready to be a part of an exciting renewable energy company looking for innovative solutions to produce clean energy and have a passion for making a difference, we want to hear from you.

For more information or to register your interest, please contact Craig Brooks, craig.brooks@zenenergy.com.au

Applications close –  Wednesday 31st of August.

At ZEN, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. We embrace diversity in gender, age, ethnicity and culture, faith, sexuality and gender identity, and disability. We are committed to providing a safe environment and we believe in flexibility as a smarter way of working.

Senior Financial Accountant, Melbourne

Senior Financial Accountant

Melbourne
ABOUT THIS JOB

We are growing and so is our team. We have an ambitious and forward-looking strategy for the Australia’s energy sector. Our purpose is to lead communities into the zero-carbon future.

We are seeking a dynamic, self driven individual responsible for providing financial information to departments on a timely basis to enabling managerial planning and commercial decision making that will ensure future growth and profitability across the ZEN Energy group.

We value flexible work arrangements, for our team requiring independent initiative and good communication habits.

The Responsibilities
  • Prepare relevant and timely management reports
  • Oversee the annual reporting/audit process
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly forecast
  • Prepare year end statutory accounts
  • Provide Strategic accounting advice to the business
  • Business partner with the business to achieve monthly budgeted results
  • Consolidate monthly financial reports for the Group
  • Provide Strategic accounting advice to the business
  • Partner with the business to achieve monthly budgeted results
  • Work with the business to prepare business cases
  • Prepare tax compliance obligations – BAS
  • Preparation and lodgment of payroll tax. FBT, R&D and ITR with external Tax advisors
  • Prepare monthly consolidated deferred tax accounting entries
  • Effective management of cashflow
  • Build and maintain a cashflow model
  • Work with collections to improve receipting forecast
  • Work with Wholesale team to accurately forecast energy payments
  • Process monthly payroll journals
  • Ensure ZEN is up to date with all payroll compliance
  • Submit annual payment reconciliation
  • Process improvements as and when required
  • Assist with the management and supervision of Finance team
  • Work collaboratively with management in identifying, scoping, and delivering key improvements to support key business objectives.
  • Assist in the management of AR/AP queries
  • Drafting accounting policies as required
  • Assist the Financial Controller as required
ABOUT YOU

Above all else, you will be experienced in leading team and applying well developed problem solving skills and have passion and initiative.

You’ll have:
  • Years’ work experience (10+)
  • At least 3 years at as a senior accountant in a large corporation
  • Tertiary qualifications in Accounting, Commerce or Finance
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to deliver on strict deadlines
  • Experience understanding complex problems and able to design innovative solutions
  • Ability to multi-task and possess strong commercial acumen
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to engage relevant internal and external stakeholders
  • Staff management
  • Membership of Charted Accountants Australia & New Zealand or CPA Australia
You may have
  • Energy industry experience
  • Financial modelling skills
  • Audit background preferred
Join us!

We are offering you a seat at the table of an organisation creating change for our customers for a carbon-zero world.

At ZEN we are focused on building a diverse team that strives for excellence in everything they do. Our people come from all walks of life and bring diverse insight, backgrounds, and perspectives. We are a loud and proud equal opportunity employer that strives to build an inclusive and fun work atmosphere.

If you are ready to be a part of an exciting renewable energy company looking creating for innovative solutions to produce clean energy and have a passion for making a difference, we want to hear from you. What are you waiting for?

For more information or to register your interest, please contact
Craig Brooks, craig.brooks@zenenergy.com.au

Application close – Friday 1st July 2022

At ZEN, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. We embrace diversity in gender, age, ethnicity and culture, faith, sexuality and gender identity, and disability. We are committed to providing a safe environment and we believe in flexibility as a smarter way of working.

Business Coordinator, Melbourne

Business Coordinator

Melbourne
ABOUT THIS JOB

We are growing and so is our team. We have an ambitious and forward-looking strategy for the Australia’s energy sector. Our purpose is to lead communities into the zero-carbon future.

We are seeking a dynamic individual who can provide planning, project management, reporting and administration support to the three General Managers for Future Energy, Assets and Energy Market across the ZEN Energy group. In addition, the individual will work closely with the Executive Business Partner in projects that drive improvement in organisation’s business and administration processes.

We value flexible work arrangements, for our team requiring independent initiative and good communication habits

The Responsibilities

Provide project administration support and performance reporting coordination [40%] 

Some examples of this area of responsibility are:

  • Administrative requirements for renewable energy supply agreements and projects
  • Document management process and system for efficient access and updating
  • Financial reporting of these projects via a project accounting software (training on how to use the software will be provided)
  • Preparation of presentations, reports and correspondences which will require some desktop research
  • Coordination of reports on the team’s performance metrics

Provide executive support to the General Managers [30%]

Some examples of this area of responsibility are:

  • Diary management and travel arrangements
  • Administration of performance management for the team
  • Meeting coordination including scheduling, and preparation of agendas and meeting packs

Deliver process improvement and provide general organisational supports [30%] 

Some examples of this area of responsibility are:

  • Participate/Lead in projects to improve the organisation’s operational and business processes which will include the need to collect, analyse and evaluate data
  • Collaborate with other business coordinators and administrators on organisational wide communications and administrative tasks
ABOUT YOU

We are looking for experience in delivering overall improvements to an organisation’s operational and administration processes and be able to fit into our dynamic team.

You’ll have:

Qualifications and Experience

  • 4+ years of work experience in business management and administration roles
  • Tertiary qualifications in business administration (but other disciplines would be considered) or any relevant and equivalent experience
  • Demonstrated successful track record in business administration

Knowledge & Capabilities 

  • Some knowledge of data analysis and reporting
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products – Microsoft Words, PowerPoint, Excel and Teams
  • Strong attention to detail, high accuracy, and ability to deliver on strict deadlines
  • Proven ability to work with minimal supervision and effective in prioritising and managing multiple tasks
  • Maintain highly sensitive and confidential information for various stakeholders in a professional manner
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills including proof reading and editing

Personal skills 

  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • High degree of professionalism and integrity
  • Demonstrated personal resilience, including the ability to work under pressure and manage stress effectively

Values 

  • Open and honest
  • Genuine collaboration and fun at work
  • Strive for excellence in everything we do
You may have:
  • Knowledge or experience in the renewable energy sector
  • Knowledge or experience with financial analysis & reporting
Join us!

If you are ready to be a part of an exciting renewable energy company looking creating for innovative solutions to produce clean energy and have a passion for making a difference, we want to hear from you. What are you waiting for?

For more information or to register your interest, please contact
Craig Brooks, craig.brooks@zenenergy.com.au

Application close – Wednesday 31st of August.    

At ZEN, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. We embrace diversity in gender, age, ethnicity and culture, faith, sexuality and gender identity, and disability. We are committed to providing a safe environment and we believe in flexibility as a smarter way of working.
Supply Chain Commercial Manager, Melbourne

Supply Chain Commercial Manager

Melbourne
ABOUT THIS JOB

We are growing, and we are looking for a self-driven individual responsible for conducting business and market analysis and preparing business cases. You will manage delivery of internal/external work scopes related to the supply of energy, green products and storage capacity across the ZEN Energy group.

You will be working in a small team of motivated and creative people from ZEN Energy spanning most aspects of an energy business breaking the mould.

Office arrangements are typically flexible requiring independent initiative and good communication habits.

The Responsibilities
  • Conduct required required analysis for project offtake opportunities. Business analysis requirements span:
    • Market studies
    • Commercial analysis
    • Stakeholder analysis
  • Extract, synthesize and communicate relevant insights from analysis conducted
  • Develop recommendations for offtake pipeline
  • Engage with third party project owners and developers to establish agreed terms of offtake in line with business strategy
  • Negotiate and execute PPAs, tolling agreements and other appropriate forms of offtake for approved projects / counterparties
  •  Manage external and internal resources to deliver projects PPAs in line with plan
  • Identify potential business opportunities that will help grow ZEN’s profile.
  • Coordinate with key internal stakeholders to prioritise project offtake opportunities and inform commercial framework
  • Develop internal systems enable effective transfer of key commercial requirements
  • Coordinate with external interfaces – advisors / consultants
  • Generate regular reporting required by internal stakeholders, such as Project teams, Senior Management and Board
  • Provision of reporting and ongoing process improvements for internal and external stakeholders, such as Board Reports, Management Accounting Reports
  • Identify and assess risks, implement measures to mitigate and if appropriate escalate to your manager
  • Comply with all WHS legislation and industry standards
ABOUT YOU

Above all else, you will be experienced in applying well developed problem solving skills, have passion and initiative and be able to fit into a dynamic team

You’ll have:
  • Undergraduate degree with outstanding academic record and/or Masters, MBA, PhD
  • 5-7 years’ experience in contract negotiation and implementation
  • Proven experience in applying well-developed commercial and negotiation skills
  • Communication skills: Ability to engage effectively with relevant internal and external stakeholders, with clear presentation and explanation of complex information
  • Passion and initiative, an eye-for-detail, and be outcome driven
  • Proven ability to negotiate and think on your feet in tough situations and deliver positive business outcomes and customer experiences
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to deliver on strict deadlines
You may have
  • Experience in Energy industry (Renewable, Oil & Gas, Mining) is highly regarded.
  • Experience and negotiating offtake agreements for renewable energy / storage projects
Join us!

If you are ready to be a part of an exciting renewable energy company looking for innovative solutions to produce clean energy and have a passion for making a difference, we want to hear from you.

For more information or to register your interest, please contact
Craig Brooks, craig.brooks@zenenergy.com.au

Application close – Wednesday 31st of August.    

At ZEN, we welcome applicants from all backgrounds. We embrace diversity in gender, age, ethnicity and culture, faith, sexuality and gender identity, and disability. We are committed to providing a safe environment and we believe in flexibility as a smarter way of working.

Raymond Spencer
Chair

We’re in a time of great transformation. A time that requires all of us to innovate, to be agile, to take risks, and to be willing to invest in our future. Innovation, creativity, and industriousness is in the very DNA of Australians. And it is these very strengths that drive the success of ZEN Energy.

Chief Executive Officer
Anthony Garnaut

Every Australian should have access to affordable, renewable energy. This is no longer negotiable.

GM Group Operations
Matt Csortan

ZEN has a no-blame culture, where we encourage our teams to embrace change and run towards fires, not away from them. We are all motivated to contribute to our world through making positive change within the communities that we work.

FAQS

The change that we want to make starts with our people. We abide by a set of robust and straightforward values:

  1. We approach our business through open and honest communication.
  2. We seek out genuine collaboration and fun at work; and
  3. We strive for excellence in everything we do.

We currently have offices in Adelaide and Melbourne, with business support capabilities in Sydney and Brisbane. We are constantly expanding our client and partner base and are focused on growing throughout Australia.

We are proud of our culture and our conduct.

We have a very clear policy and code of conduct. This code covers the need to act in an ethical way in all our business dealings;  in the communities we serve, with our customers, with our suppliers and towards governments and governing bodies.

Our code of conduct stipulates the need to act ethically in our dealings. It requires “honesty, respect, fairness and a courteous manner in all dealings with customers, clients, co-workers, suppliers, management and the general public;”

Every member of our team is required to accept our code of conduct prior to commencing employment with the business. Any breach of this code is regarded as a breach of employment contract.