Finance Manager – Drinking Water

  • Job Reference: SWW-523/19
  • Date Posted: 15 November 2019
  • Recruiter: CVWOW
  • Location: Exeter
  • Salary: £50,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: Up to + Benefits
  • Sector: Accounting & Finance
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Do you have proven experience of managing and controlling a commercial corporate finance team?

South West Water provides reliable, efficient and high-quality drinking water and wastewater 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 to join one of the South West's leading employers as a Finance Manager to join our team based in Exeter, looking after the Drinking Water side of the business.

What will you be doing?

South West Water has defined, through its long term Business Plan, the objective of improving business performance and delivering a significant step change in outcomes for customers and the environment. As a Finance Manager, you will be responsible for ensuring that the business meets or exceeds these objectives.

You will be responsible for full financial reporting, analysis and management information. This includes a strong understanding of key areas of spend: employees, power, chemicals and contracted services.

Financial control is another key area of responsibility. You will manage the budget and forecast timetables for Drinking Water activities and ensure all relevant members of the business are fully aware of their responsibilities. You’ll ensure robust financial controls are in place, operating costs and capital expenditure and invoicing of Water non primary charges. Additionally, you will review the end to end financial controls for Water, identifying and driving delivery of improvements.

The Finance Manager will also be responsible for the preparation and review of budgets, quarterly forecasts and business plans, as well as continued monitoring of performance against them to enable robust reporting of variances. You’ll take responsibility for inputting budgets and forecasts into financial systems.

What do you need?

  • ACA/ACCA/CIMA accounting qualification (or equivalent) and post qualification experience
  • Experienced in improving financial procedures, controls and management information
  • Experience of managing a team of financial staff in a busy operational environment
  • Articulate and able to present strong business cases
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to influence peers and Directors persuasively

What can South West water do for you?                                                               

In return for your hard work as our Finance Manager, we can offer a salary of up to £50,000 per annum dependent on skills and experience. We also offer a range of excellent benefits, working within a team-orientated and collaborative environment, for a company that strives to be environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.

If you have the skills and experience to excel as our Finance Manager, click apply today.