Finance Manager

South West
Industry Sector:
Conservation Jobs
Job Category:
Academic, Accounting, Administration/Clerical, Business/Strategic Management, Customer Support/Client Care, Human Resources, Finance/Investment, Development
Job Type:
Education Level:
Diploma, some college completed
£40,000 to £50,000 per annum
Salary Description:
40000-50000 Per Annum + Benefits
Start Date:
South West Water
Job Ref:

Are you experienced Accounting or Finance professional and are looking for a new challenge as our Wastewater Finance Manager?

South West Water provides reliable, efficient and high-quality drinking water and waste water services throughout Cornwall, Devon, and parts of Somerset and Dorset. We believe that by investing in the future of our region, we are not only improving the quality of life for today's residents and visitors but are also taking responsibility for future generations. Our aim is to continually drive up standards, particularly in the areas that matter most to our customers and be amongst the best in the water industry.

We now have an exciting opportunity which has arisen to join one of the South West's leading employers as a Wastewater Finance Manager for our team based in Exeter. This is a commercial finance role that will be an active member of the Wastewater leadership team and Wholesale Finance Team, with a strong emphasis on financial control.

The Role

 *Preparation, review and analysis of the monthly accounts for the Wastewater Directorate. *Responsibility for journals, management of accruals and provisions and investigation of variances. *Responsibility for monthly financial reporting (Opex and Capex) for the Directorate. *Development and enhancement of financial management reporting for K6. *Pro-active analysis of cost driver information and identification of cost efficiency opportunities. *Responsibility for all journals and final GL balances including review of month end balance sheet reconciliations and control accounts. *Ensure the accuracy and integrity of the Wastewater accounting records and financial systems. *Manage the budget and forecast timetables for Wastewater activities and ensure all relevant members of the business are fully aware of their responsibilities. *Ensuring robust financial controls are in place, operating costs and capital expenditure and invoicing of Wastewater non-primary charges. *Review the end to end financial controls for Wastewater, identifying and driving delivery of improvements. *Management and production of reports and financial models to meet the needs of the business. *Preparation and review of budgets, quarterly forecasts and business plans. *Ensure the delivery and monitoring of the commercial aspects of Partner contracts. *Work closely with the Wastewater Contract Manager to ensure that all major contracts deliver financial performance in line with annual business. *Monitoring of contract performance and where there are variances from target investigate for reasons. *Undertake financial appraisal of contract tender bids. *Responsibility for financial information on Company Annual Performance Reporting tables specific to Wastewater. *Responsibility for Regulatory accounting assumptions & cost analysis.

The Ideal Finance Manager:

 *ACA accounting qualification (or equivalent) *Appropriate post qualification experience *Managed team of financial staff in a busy operational environment *Experienced in improving financial procedures, controls and management information *Articulate and able to present strong business cases *Mature oral and written communication skills *Ability to influence peers and Directors persuasively *High level of resilience *High level of integrity

Rewards & Benefits:

In return for your hard work as our Wasterwater Finance Manager we can offer a salary of £40,000 to £50,000 per annum depending on skills and experience

We also offer a range of excellent benefits, working within in a team-orientated and collaborative environment, for a company that strives to be environmentally, socially and economically

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