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Finance Business Partner


Finance Business Partner - Waste Treatment

Ref TWU-004461-7 Division Finance & Commercial Location Reading Bridge House Contract type Permanent Full/Part-time Full-time Hours 36 Hours Per Week Salary £40,000 - £52,000 depending on experience Closing date 19/05/2020

This is a challenging finance business partner role within the Waste Treatment Finance Team. Reporting to the Waste Treatment Finance Manager, this business facing role will provide a critical service to the Thames Valley region of Waste Treatment in Thames Water as well as the BioRecycling area of our business. Key is helping these areas of the business drive optimal performance whilst delivering best value for money. A good understanding of the relationship between operational, financial and commercial activities is essential.

The role requires a highly motivated individual who can develop an enhanced service, focussed on providing proactive, engaging financial insight and analysis, challenging all aspects of performance, efficiency and control.

Working within a dynamic team environment, supporting key operational managers, this position will involve managing and presenting financial performance and ensuring that Operations have the forward-looking insight to make informed decisions.

Day to day duties and responsibilities may include;

  • Building strong partnerships and maintaining relationships with the Thames Valley Waste Treatment Operational and BioRecycling teams.
  • Providing insightful analysis that links business performance with financial results and which ensures effective operational decisions are made.
  • Leading and assisting the finance manager / Thames Valley operation / BioRecycling leads in setting a business plan that achieves all operational and financial objectives. Preparing budgets and forecasts for operational expenditure, measuring and understanding performance against these metrics.
  • Agreeing, tracking and driving business improvement initiatives, including local efficiency targets.
  • Attending/dialling in to key operational performance meetings and leading finance-related discussions, ensuring timely financial results are clearly communicated and understood whilst maintaining a forward-looking focus.
  • Managing all relevant balance sheet accounts and ensuring good practice when reconciling on a monthly basis.
  • Working closely with wider areas of the business such as commercial to understand current and future impacts to the business.
  • Work with other finance business partners and external parties to identify and share good practice.
  • Input as necessary to all regulatory returns.

To be successful you will have the following skills and experience:

This person is likely to be a qualified accountant with strong business partnering and management accounting experience. Somebody not afraid to challenge and influence key decision making. They should have strong analytical, presentation and IS skills, including SAP, Excel and Power BI. Travel within the Thames Valley region will be required as this is a business facing role.

What’s in it for you:

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. This includes an annual pay review, season ticket loans, voucher scheme giving you money off in major retail outlets, loyalty awards for continuous service plus much more, including our refer-a-friend bonus, where you can receive up to £1,000 for helping someone get a permanent position within the company. 

We’re also proud to be here for our local community, offering all of our teams two days paid volunteer leave a year, as well as proudly supporting a lot of local events and charities. 

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