TEMP - Group Reporting Accountant

  • Job Reference: 38047
  • Date Posted: 9 July 2024
  • Employer: Thames Water
  • Location: Reading
  • Salary: £500 to £600 Per Day
  • Sector: Accounting & Finance
  • Job Type: Temporary
  • Duration: 16 weeks
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

We are seeking an experienced hands-on Qualified Accountant to join us on a temporary basis for 3-4 months. This is a role that requires a "roll up sleeves" approach and someone who can make a meaningful impact to the team.
You will be primarily responsible for the preparation of our consolidated monthly financial results ensuring that our Board receive accurate, insightful and timely information to support in their decision making.

What you will be doing as Group Reporting Accountant
  • Preparation of the monthly consolidated cashflow, balance sheet and income statement
  • Reviewing and challenging inputs from finance teams for results, forecasts & budgets
  • Posting certain adjustments through journals on behalf of the Group
  • Performing month end controls including balance sheet (payroll & intercompany) and system reconciliations
  • Management accounting responsibility for central cost centres (including certain transformation activities)
  • Providing guidance and training to Finance on reporting, budgeting and forecasting processes and systems
  • Reviewing and challenging the monthly Board report
  • Support the external reporting team with delivery of our year end accounts & audit
  • Supporting on projects within Group Finance across transformation, technical accounting, systems and fixed assets
What you should bring to the role?
To effectively perform this role it is essential that the successful candidate is a qualified chartered accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent). The ideal candidate will have a strong accounting background with experience of external financial reporting.

In addition, strong communication and relationship management skills will be essential, as maintaining and building robust relationships with a variety of key stakeholders is vital within this position. Additionally, you will have strong experience of working in a team towards a common objective within tight deadlines.
Experience of using company IT systems including SAP and HFM would be desirable.  
What's in it for you?
Daily Pay rate: £500 - £600 per day.
IR35 determination: Inside IR35.
Location: Hybrid, Reading.
Length of assignment:  3-4 Months
Required Start date: ASAP.

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 enriching 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.