Laura Walker-Knowles

Head of Finance

Laura deals with all financial and administrative matters for Community Energy Scotland and Community Energy Scotland Trading.

In my role I deal with all financial and administrative matters for Community Energy Scotland and Community Energy Scotland Trading.

I moved to the Highlands originally to take up a post in environmental protection after completing a pollution control diploma, however I ended up working with the Community Energy Scotland team in administration and then finance… best laid plans, but it worked out well!

I have found my working life to be so much more worthwhile having worked in commercial business prior to joining Community Energy Scotland.

Working for CES my main duties are bookkeeping, management accounts, financial accounting, assisting in detailed and complex financial audit along with project audit/claiming and administration. CES handles multiple and sometimes complex funding streams and a detailed knowledge of restricted and unrestricted funding along with complex VAT return skills is needed.

As well as dealing with financial matters I am also company secretary for both the parent and trading company.

Laura.Knowles@communityenergyscotland.org.uk

07786 661858