Management Accountant

Recruiter
Pertemps Thames Water
Location
Slough
Posted
13 Feb 2018
Closes
15 Mar 2018
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
What is the purpose of this role?

Reporting directly into the Finance Manager, you will be responsible for forecasting and monitoring the financial costs for a business wide project which is high on our client's agenda and is the first in the world to deliver a high volume of smart water meters.

Working in a capital project environment (CAPEX), you will ensure that all financial information, governance and performance is reported accurately to the business as well as provide financial reporting to the wider organisation, whilst gaining exposure to all other areas of departments including supporting other capital programmes.

What makes this role unique?

This is an exciting time to join our client's industry, particularly as this specific area is world leading. You will be working on a high profile programme within the organisation and will have the opportunity to learn and develop within the Smart Metering area.

This role gives you the chance to liaise with a wide area of departments across the organisation and further develop your financial skills within CAPEX with support on OPEX financials too.

Benefits:

This role is based in Langley and in return, you will receive the following competitive benefits:

"Base salary of £35,000 - £45,000 dependant on skills and experience.
"26 days holiday plus bank holidays.
"Industry leading pension scheme
"Childcare Vouchers
"Time to Give - whereby you can take a further 2 x paid days off for volunteering
"Additional flexible benefits
"Season ticket loans

What will this role involve?

The management accountant will work in a team of 3 immediate colleagues and will be responsible for:

Supporting the Finance Manager in providing all financial information for their business area.

Monitoring the forecast and costs of the programme as well as some capital projects within the team.

Ensure SAP is representative of all financial / outcome information.

Responsible for CAPEX reporting and variance analysis.

You will be the central link between the Metering programme and wider finance team, keeping both parties updated regularly.

Supporting quarterly forecasting in line with finance schedules and communicating the key recommendations to the business.

Review month end actuals and forecast from deliverers and challenge data submitted against performance baselines.

Provide analysis of actuals against budget and quarterly baselines.

Ensure month end reporting is completed robustly and in line with central finance timescales.

Support programme managers in seeking funding and financial governance.

What skills are we looking for?

To be considered for this role, you will have gained experience within a strong financial background and will ideally be fully or part CIMA qualified.

Demonstrable experience in variance analysis, reporting and forecasting within a project or CAPEX focussed environment is key!

If you have experience within the manufacturing, construction or utilities industry, this would be highly advantageous and you will have a wealth of financial experience.

Previous practical working knowledge of CAPEX is crucial and you will be meticulous in your approach with a strong attention to detail.

Confidence in liaising with senior internal and external stakeholders is essential as you will be communicating any report analysis.

You must have strong Microsoft office skills, in particular Excel in order to manipulate data effectively

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