Consolidation accountant

Pertemps Thames Water
05 Apr 2018
13 May 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
What is the purpose of this role?

Our client, the UK's largest water and Wastewater Company is currently seeking a Consolidation and Reporting Accountant; working for on a permanent basis. This role will provide consolidation support, business partnering and decision support for their 'Retail' division's finance function.

You will build core relations with your direct stakeholders within finance- sales & billing, opex, capex and cash & debt teams as well as other finance teams.

You will analyse and interpret data received and translate into presentations insuring only the accurate and relevant information is shown. The outputs and comments provided from the consolidation reports are seen by senior management and thus will provide you with responsibility recognised by those outside your direct team.

Business Partner:
You will be producing the management accounts for a portion of the Retail business. Focused predominantly on OpEx (operational expenditure) you will also be involved in P&L review and reporting, balance sheets and numerous non-financial items such as FTE reporting.

In Return

This permanent role is based in Swindon, with a salary of up to £50,000 depending on skills and experience. You will receive a competitive contributory pension and a wider benefits scheme.

What will this role involve?


Consolidated month end reporting - Critically review and present retail results, cost to serve and FTE reporting for actuals, forecast and budget. Analysis of variances and presentation of these in the month end across all retail areas. Maintain and develop the reporting packs, updating to meet changing requirements of management

Co-ordination and Communication of consolidated Retail plans - Work with the rest of the Retail Finance team to produce presentations for Retail Management team and Group Reporting on budget and quarterly forecast. Co-ordinate the planning process by preparing timetables, clarifying process and output required from Group and Management, collating, reviewing and consolidating information, preparing commentaries to help "creating a story" for Retail plan and strategy.

Business Partnering:

For specific Business units and cost centres, support the business by providing timely monthly results, by meeting them face to face helping them understanding any issues or identifying any risks and opportunities in their FY outturn. Engage with the business on all budget and forecast requirements. Ensure the retail leadership team receive the specific financial information needed to make the right decisions by understanding the core drivers and important outputs.

Other processes to be involved in include: Working with cost centre owners and HR to correctly report people on the correct cost centres. Ensure that recharges in and out of retail are adequately supported and understood. General ledger maintenance; updates to cost centres, recharges rates across retail business. Lead and deliver process improvements helping other Retail Finance teams.

What are we looking for?

Are you an ACA / ACCA / CIMA qualified accountant? Do you have proven business partnering experience? If yes, look no further!

We are seeking a confident and self-motivated consolidation lead to provide professional advice and guidance in our decision makings.
You will have excellent organisation, presentation and analytical skills and be comfortable communicating with operational & financial colleagues and the senior management team.

Excellent attention to detail is essential as well as the ability to be resilient, flexible and deliver to tight deadlines.

You will be well-versed in building strong relationships with internal stakeholders of all levels and thus possess good influencing skills.

In addition to this a successful candidate will possess strong commercial awareness and be confident with using finance systems and packages (SAP and HFM experience beneficial).

Due to the nature of this role, travel is required

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