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Senior treasury accountant

Thames Water
Date Posted
7th December 2018
£42,000 to £50,000 Per Annum

What is the purpose of the role?

This is a broad and exciting Senior Treasury Accountant role at the UK's largest Water and Wastewater Company, in which you will gain exposure to our wider business and on all elements of treasury. This role will give the right person an exciting challenge and scope to help shape the direction of our Treasury team.

What makes this role unique?

Do you pride yourself in being able to make a real difference through your commitment and passion in continuous improvement? Do you want to take your Treasury career to the next level by being part of the team responsible for one of the largest corporate debt programmes in the UK in support of our ambitious capital investment programme? You will support managing Group debt obligations of over £11bn, annual group interest cost of about £500m and a derivatives book with a notional value of over £5bn.

What will this role involve?

Responsible for production of monthly Treasury back-office reporting pack.

Support half-year and year end process including preparation of treasury notes / disclosures for financials statements.

Responsible for preparation of financial statements for two Treasury entities.

Responsible for timely and accurate treasury accounting, including hedge accounting.

Controlling and reviewing treasury transactions (through spreadsheets/journals).

Preparation and analysis of mark to market/fair values and current/non-current accounting entries to be used in preparation of IFRS accounts.

Update/document back office reporting and other processes.

Identify process gaps and improve reporting processes.

Responsible for testing of deals/models on Treasury Management System (TMS).

Develop expertise in TMS to develop and improve TMS based reporting.

Support for internal and external audit.

Deliver / support a wide range of key treasury projects.

Work closely with Group Financial Accounting team to ensure that all Treasury data is correctly produced and presented.

What are we looking for?

We are seeking those with the following capabilities:

A qualified member of the ICAEW / ACCA or equivalent with 3-5 years post qualification experience of technical accounting and reporting.

Significant IAS/IFRS knowledge specially IAS 32, IAS 39, IFRS 7 and IFRS 9.

Excellent MS excel skills, familiar with SAP, HFM or similar systems.

Effective communicator and attention to detail.

Familiarity with Treasury Management System preferable.

Thames Water information and salary details

This role is based in our Reading head office with a salary of circa £50,000 dependant on skills and experience. Our package includes a competitive contributory pension and a wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review, 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 21/12/2018.

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