Senior Accountant

Company: CV-Library
Job type: Full-time
39,000 - 52,000 GBP/Year

About the role:
To develop and maintain a first-class management accounting, reporting & business partnering service in line with business objectives and changes to financial and regulatory reporting frameworks.
Supporting the Finance Manager & collaborating with a range of stakeholders you will drive continuous improvement in financial processes and provide support on other change projects. This role has a balance of transactional and business partnering duties so previous experience in a similar role is highly advantageous
Play a key role in the accounting & reporting activities of the Developer Services division, including budgeting and forecasting processes. Ensure control over the income statement, cash flow and balance sheet through regular reconciliation, review and challenge over assumptions and judgements.
Acting as business partner to senior management within the Developer Services division to provide financial insight and analysis to support operational decisions & linking financial reports to business strategies.
The timely and accurate production of management accounting information (including budgeting and forecasting) within required timescales and to a high quality, ensuring performance commentary includes actions required to maintain or improve future financial performance.
On-going improvement of the financial control environment, through facilitating the documentation of all processes to facilitate business continuity, identification of opportunities to improve financial reporting systems and controls, evaluating the effectiveness of controls, and drafting appropriate recommendations for rectifying control weaknesses and implementing processes improvements.
Improve understanding of the relationship between activity, operational performance and cost, and assisting the Finance Manager in setting a plan that achieves operational and financial objectives.
Contribute & deliver projects to meet Finance or wider business objectives. 
To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:
Qualified chartered accountant (CIMA/ACCA or ACA) with up-to-date financial reporting knowledge (IFRS) and on-hand experience in using the organisations key financial systems (currently SAP, Excel and HFM);
The ability to liaise at all levels of the business with ease with strong written and verbal communications skills, as maintaining and building working relationships with key stakeholders is critical in this position;
Experience of working in a team towards a common objective along with strong organisational skills and experience of working towards tight deadlines in a fast paced working environment; and
A sound comprehension of finance & business models including their application in meeting business requirements.
An inquisitive mind set with excellent organisational skills
Proactively seeks opportunities for process improvement
Deadline driven, with an eye for detail. 
What’s in it for you:
Our competitive salary package includes an excellent contributory pension, 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with length of service and a wider benefits scheme. This includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans, voucher scheme giving you money off in major retail outlets, loyalty awards for continuous service plus much more, including our refer-a-friend bonus, where you can receive up to £1,000 for helping someone get a permanent position within the company. 
We’re also proud to be here for our local community, offering all of our teams two days paid volunteer leave a year, as well as proudly supporting a lot of local events and charities. 
About us:
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.  
As our world changes, the need to take care of our most precious resource is greater than ever, both locally and globally. That’s why, 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. We’re passionate about providing world-class tap water, now and for the future.
We’re also turning waste into power, self-generating 20% of the energy we use and, in turn, doing our bit for the planet. We’re reducing plastic waste by celebrating our tap water and rolling out an ambitious water fountain project. We’re using our voice to lobby for change and partnering with WaterAid to provide clean water to the world’s poorest communities.
Together, we’re building a better future for our customers, our region and our planet.
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, welcoming individuals from all walks of life and leading the way with an award-winning mental health and wellbeing strategy

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