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
Reporting to the Finance Manager – Waste Treatment, the Finance Business Partner provides essential financial support and partnering activities to senior Operational stakeholders and their direct reports. A varied position that will encompass month-end reporting across both operating expenses (P&L) and balance sheet, as well as mid-month performance reporting. There will be a requirement for the role to present complex financial performance in a manner that engages and drives effective change within various stakeholders.

We’re looking for you to:

  • Developing and managing the relationship with the senior managers around the business will be key to supporting the achievement of objectives. In this technically demanding role, you will maintain a high level of performance and implement significant process improvements.
  • Provide financial support and guidance to senior management and deliver excellent customer service to all stakeholders
  • Business partnering with senior managers and stakeholders to ensure all variances to planned spending are understood and communicated
  • Provide financial expertise to support decision-making
  • Production of financial performance reports which include succinct and informative variance commentary
  • Leading monthly performance meetings which aim to provide insights to the senior managers on the key drivers of their costs
  • Production of quarterly forecasting and annual budgeting submissions. Including the balance sheet. Support the senior managers to allocate and meet the challenge to ensure they deliver the top-down forecast and budget numbers
  • We are looking for a confident and self-motivated qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) with exceptional communication skills. Previous exposure to an analytical/management accounts role is essential, as is advanced Excel skills

 What’s in it for you?
The chance to play a key role in the team responsible for our engagement with external stakeholders, such as government officials and Members of Parliament.  The role provides excellent opportunities to work with key decision-makers on major issues, and offers excellent prospects for personal development, through working with stakeholders and colleagues at all levels and across all parts of the business.

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 are 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 will enjoy fast-tracked career opportunities, flexible working arrangements and unparalleled benefits. We are 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.

You can find out more in our working for us section of our website.

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