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Who are we?

Thames Water is the UK’s largest water and wastewater company. We make a daily difference to our 15 million customers by supplying 2.6 billion litres of water through 32,000 km of pipes, keeping taps flowing and toilets flushing.  

At Thames Water, every one of our actions, big and small, matters every day. Water is essential to life, so our business is always open.

 

What you’ll be doing

This role will provide technical accounting expertise to stakeholders across the business (e.g. Capital Delivery, Digital, etc.). You will be responsible for documenting technical accounting papers for key areas of judgement.

The role involves managing the external audit, review of methodologies of regulatory accounts processes from a capex perspective, monitoring and developing financial and project governance controls, as well as various ad-hoc projects supporting the business and implementing process improvements reporting on Thames’ £17bn fixed asset register and associated annual capital programme expenditure of c.£1bn.

A key focus for this role is interpreting the observations and points raised by our External Auditors and subsequently developing, delivering and embedding process improvements to address them.

You will be responsible to closing the books and ensuring that figures are correctly reported in line with IFRS as well as supporting on regulatory submissions.

 

What you should bring to the role

This role will provide an opportunity to apply your accounting knowledge and skills to implement process improvements by reviewing and identifying key controls and improving the efficiency of reporting. This is a unique opportunity involving the development of relationships with key stakeholders, engaging with the business to add value whilst developing the role and enhancing your skills.

  • Self-motivation, positive results driven mind-set and with strong interpersonal/ communication skills are key behaviours for this role.
  • We are looking for a professional with strong analytical skills who is experienced and highly competent with regards to Excel and other Microsoft applications.
  • SAP knowledge and experience are highly desirable.
  • Experience of working in a utilities/water organisation is desirable but not essential.

Qualifications: Qualified accountant (CIMA / ACCA / ACA or equivalent)

 

What’s in it for you?

We’re proud of the positive ways of working we’ve adopted during the pandemic, creating a more flexible and dynamic environment so all our colleagues can thrive. For our office-based roles we’re moving to a hybrid approach with various options across working from home, office and our sites.

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 including our benefits hub, which is packed full of offers and information to save you money and support your wellbeing.

Thames Water is a dynamic, rewarding and diverse place to work, with opportunities around every corner.  If you join our team, you’ll enjoy a fulfilling career, flexible working arrangements and a wider benefits scheme including our benefits hub, which is packed full of offers and information to save you money and support your wellbeing.  

We’re also proud to be an equal opportunity employer, Stonewall Diversity Champion and Disability Confident Leader employer.

Find out more about working at Thames Water

We deliver life's essential service so our customers, communities and the environment can thrive. This means, when a crisis happens, we all rally round 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 a earn bit of extra money along the way.

 

Disclaimer: due to the high volume of applications we receive, we may close a vacancy earlier than the advertised date. This is so we can manage all the applications properly and give candidates a positive experience. Once closed, we can’t consider any further applications, so please submit your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.