Finance Manager - Digital Finance
Who are we?
Thames Water is the UK's largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to millions of customers by supplying 2.7 billion litres of world-class water to around 10 million homes. 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 an experienced Finance Manager with experience in Digital Transformation / IT, you will support the senior finance manager and digital transformation leadership team in providing timely reporting and performance insight to manage the function and performance commitments in an effective control environment. Flexible working option of working 2-day office / 3 days home.
We're looking for you to have:
Qualified accountant - CIMA, ACA, ACCA, or equivalent
Prior experience of supporting or working in a Digital/IT department - Build effective business partnering relationships with the Digital Transformation management teams to support the achievement of shared business objectives and ensure adherence to processes and procedures
Attention to detail, ensuring information is right the first time -Review and present all financial plans, budgets, and forecasts, in accordance with company processes. Lead and drive each deliverable, deploying the team to ensure delivery of milestones and deadlines. Lastly, identify areas for improvement in the process to increase efficiency and accuracy
Experience in coaching and leading a small team to become better finance business partners - Manage two direct reports to deliver the outputs required and develop those direct reports for progression within the business
Influencing and negotiation skill with managers and direct reports - Lead the month-end close activities, presenting financial results, including comparisons of monthly performance with budgets, forecasts, and prior year performance. Ensure efficiencies and savings initiatives are tracked following company procedures, and savings flow through to lower costsWhat's in it for you!
Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, bonus, car allowance, 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with 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're moving to a hybrid approach where we'll 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're a Times Top 50 Employer for Women.
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