Financial Planning Analyst

  • Job Reference: 37289
  • Date Posted: 2 April 2024
  • Employer: Thames Water
  • Location: Reading
  • Salary: £60,000
  • Sector: Accounting & Finance
  • Job Type: Permanent
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Are you a Financial Planning Analyst looking for your next challenge? We have an exciting opportunity within our Operations Finance Team for a role reporting to the Head of Finance for Thames Valley & Home Counties Operations to support our Water operations business. The role requires a highly motivated individual who can develop an enhanced service, focused on providing proactive, engaging financial insight and analysis, challenging all aspects of performance, efficiency and control.
Join our team and help us continue to provide top-tier service to our customers while achieving our financial goals.

What you will be doing as Financial Planning Analyst
  • Managing and presenting financial performance and ensuring that the Field teams have the forward-looking insight to make informed decisions, drive efficiency and performance improvements, as well as account for all Opex and Capital spend correctly. 
  • Providing insightful analysis that links business performance with financial results and which ensures effective commercial and operational decisions are made.
  • Participate in Business Partner performance meetings, ensuring timely financial results are clearly communicated and understood whilst maintaining a forward-looking focus.
  • Holding business partners to account on performance as well as teasing out forward looking risks and opportunities to the forecast.
  • Owning the modelling for our Water Networks activities across both regions (TVHC and London) and fulfilling role as SME in this space.
  • Preparing and uploading budgets and forecasts for operational expenditure, measuring and understanding performance against these metrics.
What you should bring to the role?
  • A Qualified accountant or qualified by experience with strong business partnering, management accounting and ideally project / capital accounting experience.
  • Not afraid to challenge and influence key decision making. 
  • Possess strong analytical, presentation and IS skills, including SAP, Excel and Power BI. 
  • Travel within the Thames Water region will be required as this is a business facing role.
What's in it for you?
  • Competitive salary - £60,000 per annum depending on experience.
  • Annual Leave 26 days holiday per year increasing to 30 with the length of service. (Plus bank holidays)
  • Contributory pension – Defined Contribution - Maximum of 12% -2x employee contribution.
  • Personal Medical Assessments – Open to all once a year.
  • Wider benefits scheme including our benefits hub, which is packed full of offers and information to save you money and support your wellbeing.
Who are we?
At Thames Water, our purpose is crystal clear - to deliver life’s essential service so our customers, communities and planet can thrive.

Water is life’s great leveller. Every living thing needs it, every single day. From people to plants, birds to bees, farms to factories, we all need it to thrive, and we’re committed to taking care of it for us all.

But keeping water flowing is becoming harder. From scorching summers to wetter winters, extreme weather affects everything from our pipes to our local rivers. We need to keep millions more kettles boiling, public services operating, washing machines spinning, showers running and more, so every drop is more precious than ever. Are you ready to play your part?

Working at Thames Water
At Thames Water, we recognise that people are at the heart of our business. To help us succeed in providing life's essential service, we need a range of skills and capabilities, representative of society throughout our business.

We seek to attract and retain a cultural mix of people who can offer different but complementary attitudes, values, talents, and knowledge. We understand the importance of appreciating and harnessing the unique skills, experiences, backgrounds, and differences that each individual brings.

Our over-arching diversity and inclusion aim is to ensure Thames Water is a diverse and inclusive great place to work. We encourage applications from everyone and offer extra support for those who need it throughout the recruitment process.

Find out more about working at Thames Water.

When a crisis happens, we all rally around to support our customers. As part of Team Thames, you’ll have the opportunity to sign up to support our customers on the frontline as an ambassador. Full training will be given for what is undoubtedly an incredibly rewarding experience. It’s also a great opportunity to learn more about our business, meet colleagues and earn some extra money along the way.

Disclaimer: Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close the advert earlier than the advertised date, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.