Finance Manager job in Reading at Thames Water Utilities Limited

Finance manager

Company: Thames Water Utilities Limited

Location: Reading UK

Date Posted:Nov 08, 2017

What is the purpose of the role?We are currently seeking an experienced and driven finance manager to be responsible for the monthly financial reporting of our major projects. These currently consist of the Thames Tideway Tunnel, Counters Creek Flood Alleviation Scheme, Deephams sewage treatment works' upgrade and Lee Tunnel. You will act as a valued business partner to the various project teams; analysing and explaining financial performance, providing commercial/financial support and assisting in the preparations of quarterly forecasts and annual budgets. You will building vital & long lasting relationships with the project teams which means there will be frequent travel; primarily to Tideway's offices in London Bridge.What makes this role unique?This role is a great opportunity to apply your financial skills in a project environment; gaining exposure to senior operational colleagues, both internally and with some of our external partners (such as project management companies, alliance partners and Tideway); becoming part of some of the largest construction projects in Europe with an AMP6 budget of £1bn.What will this role involve?Responsibility for the accurate monthly financial reporting of project performance; providing insightful analysis on variances and preparing summarised financial reports for discussion at the wastewater MD's performance meeting. Be a trusted business partner to the various major projects teams; advising on financial reporting matters and gaining an understanding of risk and other non-financial aspects of the projects to provide the context of financial performance. Lead a small team of two management accountants; taking responsibility for their progression and development; ensuring tasks are completed within agreed timescales and to a high quality. Ensure revenues collected on behalf of Tideway are remitted within the timescales set out in the revenue agreement. Provide responses to ad-hoc queries from strategy & regulation on regulatory finance aspects of the Thames Tideway Tunnel project. Develop individual project based balance sheet reporting to link into the wastewater finance balance sheet analysis (specifically on land accruals within the Thames Tideway Tunnel project). Liaise with external auditors on an ad-hoc basis to explain project balances.What are we looking for?Are you a qualified accountant (CIMA / ACCA / ACA equivalent)? Are you an experienced and influential business partner? If the answer is yes, look no further! We are seeking a passionate individual with great communication skills to be able to translate our finances to the projects team; you will be positive with a results focused mind-set. Your previous experience in a similar role, will enable you to hit the ground running and move the team forward with engaging with the various projects teams. You will be organised, with an ability to prioritise tasks for both yourself & team; and be an experienced line manager, to lead and develop your small team.Thames Water information and salary detailsThis role is based in our Reading head office, with travel of up to 40% to partner offices in London. We are offering a salary of up to £65,000, depending on skills and experience. We also offer a competitive pension and wider benefits scheme to include child care vouchers, season ticket loans, time to give - offer's employees the chance to take two days paid volunteering leave a year. this enables employees to give time to the communities that we serve, Benefits on Tap - give employee's access to excellent offers and savings across many shops and services from some of the UK's top brands just for being TW employee, loyalty awards - are offered for employees with continuous service.About Thames WaterThames Water is the largest water and waste-water services company in the UK.Thames Water is an equal opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer.Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 22/11/17. View full job description
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