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Senior management accountant

Thames Water
Date Posted
5th November 2018
£45,000 to £50,000 Per Annum

What is the purpose of the role?

We are currently seeking a true Business Partner to join the Property Sales and Property Services team. This client facing role works closely with the Head of Property, supporting the accounting. Working within a dynamic team environment, supporting a number of key stakeholders, the position will involve creating high quality monthly reports, analysis and commentary on performance to enable successful financial decision making; budgeting and forecasting; producing statutory report for 6 property entities; and supporting the finance manager on wider Group services performance reporting.

What makes this role unique?

The role requires a highly motivated individual who can develop an enhanced service focussed on providing proactive and engaging financial information and analysis, tackling all aspects of performance, investment and control.

What will this role involve?

Providing accounting support and guidance to the Head of Property and Thames Water's. Producing of high quality monthly performance reports for Property Sales and Property Services for review by the Head of Property, Group CEO and CFO, enabling successful financial decision making. Quarterly forecast and annual budget - P&L and Balance Sheet. Monthly balance sheet reconciliations and journal postings. Supporting production of 6 sets of statutory accounts and be the primary audit contact. Supporting the tax teams in declarations for corporation tax and VAT. Supporting the wider Group Services team with the accurate and timely submissions of all reporting. Supporting ad hoc projects for Property and wider Group Services.

What are we looking for?

Are you a qualified accountant? Do you have previous management accounting experience? If yes, apply now! We are looking for confident and self-motivated professional who is interested in driving performance and understanding the relationship between operational and financial performance. You will be a self-starter with excellent attention to detail and resolution finding. And will be comfortable communicating with operational and financial colleagues, and the senior management team. The successful applicant be flexible and adaptive, and will have exceptional analytical skills, a desire to develop in line with the role and will be pro-active in implementing new ideas and challenges. Strong IS skills, including SAP and Excel will be strong advantage.

Thames Water information and salary details

This role is based in our Reading head office, with a salary of up to £50k depending on skills and experience. Our excellent salary package includes a competitive contributory pension and a wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review, child care vouchers, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus many more.

About Thames Water

Thames Water is the largest water and waste-water services company in the UK. We provide the essential service at the heart of daily life, health and enjoyment to 15 million customers across London and the Thames Valley and we are going through a period of exciting change. On a typical day we supply 2.6 billion litres of top quality drinking water and our 350 sewage treatment works treat more than 4.2bn litres of waste-water. Our 85,000 miles of water mains and sewers would wrap around the world three-and-a-half times.

We are focusing like never before on delivering brilliant services and providing our customers with a great experience. We are in the process of transforming our business in order to achieve this. To help us succeed, we need a range of new skills and capabilities and will be recruiting for these in the coming months. We are on the lookout for talented people across our entire region who are interested in helping us to become the best water and waste-water 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 19/11/2018.

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