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The FP&A Planning and Systems Lead will be responsible for the delivery of the systems elements of the Financial Planning, Reporting and Cost Turnaround workstream.

 This challenging and rewarding role will help the business improve its ability to produce accurate, insightful, and timely financial forecasts by managing the development of an integrated planning process and related systems to drive automation, efficiency and confidence. This will include the implementation of short-term no-regret system improvements.

This role supports the foundational capabilities of Thames Water as part of the Turnaround Plan.

What you will be doing as FP&A Programme Lead

  • Planning and designing the programme and proactively monitoring its progress, resolving issues and initiating appropriate corrective action.
  • Implement an integrated planning process, related systems and operating model, ensuring the delivery to the appropriate level of quality, on time and within budget, by the programme plan and programme governance arrangements.
  • Better use of our available systems to drive automation, efficiency and confidence in our forecast numbers. Includes the implementation of any short-term ‘no regrets’ process improvements and noting system design interdependency.

What you should bring to the role?

Essential Experience

  • Experience in financial planning/business partnering with a proven track record in 'adding value'.
  • Ability to coordinate and motivate a team to work effectively together.
  • Excellent organisational and person-management skills and the ability to interact with people effectively.
  • System knowledge of SAP and HFM.
  • In-depth experience in budgeting and resource allocation procedures.
  • Strong analytical, Excel (including financial modelling) and PowerPoint skills.

Desirable Experience

  • A Qualified Accountant.
  • Good knowledge of techniques for planning, monitoring and controlling programmes.
  • Proactive and ambitious- sets high goals and continuously strives to improve.
  • Experience in Project Management.

What's in it for you?

  • Competitive salary £70,000 - £75,000 per annum.
  • Car Allowance.
  • Private Medical Cover.
  • 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.

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 must 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. We encourage you to apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.