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 Property and Commercial Financial Accountant to drive the internal and external financial reporting of the property aspect of our business, including day to day management of the five active property companies, property aspect of the main trading entity, and Ventures, a growing business unit that focusses on unlocking value outside of our traditional water/wastewater services.
You will assist in production of timely and accurate monthly management packs, annual financial statements and aspects of the regulatory accounts, ensuring our reporting applies the relevant financial and regulatory reporting guidance and meet our customer and other stakeholder needs.
W e’re looking for you to:
⦁ Business partner for the Head of Property, supporting the accounting for Property Sales and Property Services
⦁ Create of high quality monthly reports, analysis and commentary on performance for review with the Head of Property and Group CFO enabling successful financial decision making
⦁ Be a key point of contact for external property services provider and the external auditors in relation to property requests
⦁ Produce quarterly forecasts and annual budgets – P&L and Balance Sheet – for all five active property companies and the property/Ventures cost centres within the main trading entity
⦁ Take responsiblity of the day-to-day management of the five active property companies and property/Ventures cost centres within the main trading entity, including processing of journals and preparation of balance sheet reconciliations
⦁ Preparation of annual financial statement s for the five active property entities.
⦁ Support the regulatory reporting of the property information within the Annual Performance Report and ad hoc projects for Property and wider external statutory and regulatory reporting
⦁ Ensure the highest levels of data integrity are upheld, Group accounting policies are consistently applied, and adherence to deadlines is maintained.
⦁ Qualified chartered accountant (ACA, ACCA or equivalent) . The ideal candidate will have a strong technical background with experience of external financial reporting under FRS 101.
⦁ SAP and HFM would be desirable.
What’s in it for you?
This is a demanding but extremely varied opportunity in a large organisation, that will give you the opportunity to make a real impact on the way we operate as a business and putting you in regular contact with some of our most senior stakeholders. You will drive both our external financial reporting and the relationship between Finance and the wider business.
In addition to your core role, you will join your friendly external financial reporting colleagues on site visits to Waste and Water treatment works, have access to a range of training courses and enjoy team social events. You will enjoy a varied roll with the opportunity to gain experience in a management accounting role with additional regulatory and statutory reporting elements.
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.
You can find out more in our working for us section of our website.
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