What is the purpose of the role?
You will be responsible for the preparation of accurate and timely financial information to support and enable the analysis and reporting of Thames Digital's financial position. Developing and managing the relationship with the programme managers and the delivery team will be key to this role. Be accountable for all financial measurement and reporting within your portfolio of projects/programmes and support programme managers in preparing materials required for new investment requests. You will ensure SAP is representative of all financial / outcome information and support Programme Managers in the development and management of the cost models, ensuring expenditure is within budgetary and funding control. You will attend & support monthly finance reviews with key stakeholders, providing valuable input into meetings and challenging where necessary. You will monitor financial progress on a monthly basis as well as alerting the programme manager when control dates and costs are about to be breached.You will review month end actuals and forecast and have an understanding of the implications against budget/forecast. You will liaise with the cost centre accountants and ensure correct charges/POs are raised and reported between CAPEX/OPEX.
What makes this role unique?
You will be working in a fast, dynamic team with ample opportunity to make a difference in the way we operate. This unique opportunity allows you to play a major part in the operation of the new market arrangements, providing essential and integral support in this challenging area.
What will this role involve?
Providing financial support to Project /Programme Managers.
Month end, forecasting, budget management and variance analysis activities, along with other ad-hoc duties.
Ensuring accurate and timely financial records are kept for relevant projects.
Ensuring projects within your area of responsibility meet the requirements of the monthly forecast process.
Supporting the Finance Lead in ensuring a high level of financial control is in place.
Ensuring monthly variances on projects actual spend and movements in forecast outturn costs are understood.
You will be responsible for the SAP maintenance of your projects, including project set-up, milestones, budgets and asset commissioning.
Supporting the Project Teams on the use and analysis of Earned Value (EV) data.
Monthly collation and analysis of finance data such as schedule derived 'Estimates To Complete (ETCs)'.
What are we looking for?
Essentially, you I'll have experience with financial reporting & budgeting. You come from a project Accounting / PMO background. You have experience with working on multiple projects with conflicting priorities. You can handle month-end reporting including forecasting & variance analysis You will be proficient in the use of MS tools - Advanced MS Excel (pivot tables, v look ups, macros) PowerPoint, SharePoint. You will have a working knowledge of SAP. You will have a high attention to detail and capable of handling complex data.
Desirable but not necessary experience and skills include: Working knowledge of Earned Value Management (EVM). Bachelor degree in Finance, Accounting or other financial discipline.
Thames Water information and salary details
The role is based in our offices in Reading offering a salary up to £46,000 dependant on experience, Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension and holiday scheme and a wider benefits scheme which includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans and loyalty awards for continuous service plus discounts at a wide range of retailers via Benefits on Taps. We also offer 2 paid volunteering days per year.
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.
Thames Water is an equal opportunity, Disability Confident, and Stonewall diversity champion employer.
Closing Date: The closing date for applications is 24/01/2019.