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Finance Business Partner - Capital Delivery

Pertemps Thames Water
Closing date
25 Oct 2021

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Salary Band
Annual, £40,000 - £49,999
Contract Type
Full Time
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Who are we?

Thames Water is the UK's largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to our 15 million customers by supplying 2.6 billion litres of water through 32,000 km's of pipes, to keep taps flowing and toilets flushing.We are an essential service and have operated throughout the Covid19 pandemic.

At Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to daily life, and that means our business is always open.

What you will be doing

We are looking for a Capital Delivery Finance Business Partner to be a key member of the wider Finance team, you will be primarily responsible for the development of a first-class business partnering service for the Thames' Capital Delivery programme in line with strategic business objectives.

You will drive best in class reporting of the performance and controls of the Thames' Capital Delivery expenditure programme, provide a challenge to project deliverers and ensure adherence to financial best practices.

We're looking for you to:

To effectively perform this role, it is essential that the successful candidate is a qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, or equivalent)
Strong communication and relationship management skills will be essential, as maintaining and building robust relationships with a variety of key stakeholders is vital within this position
You will have strong experience of working in a team towards a common objective within tight deadlines
Business Partnering to understand performance and business-specific issues and provide financial support to non-finance colleagues
Demonstrable experience of proactive commercial acumen e.g. development of leading and lagging indicators; reporting of KPI's and risks and opportunities
Flexibility in taking ownership of new projects as we progress through the reporting period and as the capital programme evolves
Develop best practice processes and procedures around assimilating and communicating financial data
Ensuring the highest levels of data integrity are upheld, Group accounting policies are consistently applied, and adherence to deadlines is maintained
Implement process improvements in key controls and efficiencies supporting budgeting and forecasting processes
Reporting of expenditure against budget and forecast and holding project deliverers to account.
Experience in delivering key deliverables of high quality and accuracy to tight timescales
Committed self-starter with a proactive approach to workWhat's in it for you?

This presents an exciting opportunity to enhance existing processes in order to provide greater insight into capital projects and to positively influence reporting developments for the current AMP7 (Asset Management Plan) reporting period and beyond.

Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with the length of service and a wider benefits scheme.

We're proud of the positive ways of working we have adopted during the pandemic. We want to create a more flexible and dynamic environment so all our colleagues can thrive. For our office-based roles, we are moving to a hybrid approach where we will provide options around working from our offices, our operational sites and home dependent on role/team/individual. This will be discussed during the assessment process.

Thames Water is a unique, rewarding and diverse place to work. If you join our team, you'll enjoy fast-tracked career opportunities, flexible working arrangements and unparalleled benefits. We're also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Leader and we are a Times Top 50 Employer for Women
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