Financial Reporting Accounting - SES Water, Redhill

Job Title: Financial Reporting Accounting - SES Water, Redhill
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Redhill, Surrey
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + bonus and other benefits
Reference: JN -102020-1236710_1601891555
Contact Name: Tom Camp
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Job Published: October 05, 2020 10:52

Job Description

This role is primarily responsible for the development of a best practice finance and reporting team within SES Water. This role will develop first class internal and external financial reporting in line with business objectives, changes to financial reporting frameworks and within regulatory guidance to meet our customer, shareholder and other stakeholders needs.

Client Details

SES Water supplies 160 million litres of fresh water to over 735,000 people across Kent, Surrey and South London every day.

With a rich history dating back to the mid-19th century, we began by supplying water to individual parishes before merging and expanding throughout the next 150 years until today. We now maintain over 2,000 miles of water mains and manage eight treatment works, 23 pumping stations and 31 reservoirs and water towers.

Our vision is to be an outstanding water company delivering service excellence and we believe our people are integral to helping us achieve our goal to ensure that we deliver a high-quality service that is reliable and resilient. Our plan for the future is to ensure the services we provide are fair, future-proof, good for the planet and utilise smart technology. Water plays a role in all our lives. It's an essential service and one that we are proud to deliver to our customers and communities.


-Review of risk, implementation and monitoring of key financial policies and controls

to provide best practise reporting across the statutory and regulatory environment.

-Regular review of financial accounting standards and updates.

-Consolidation and review of balance sheet reporting with input from the Finance

business partnering team.

-Ownership of process and deadlines, and consolidation and reporting of quarterly in

year Forecasting, Annual budgeting and forward looking 5 year high level forecasts,

based on input from the finance business partnering team.

-Ensuring high levels of integrity, procedures, improvement of key financial reporting

and system development to provide enhanced control, efficiency and business


-Training as needed across the finance team and wider business on key financial


-To undertake such other duties as the Company may from time to time reasonably


-Input into longer term financial forecasting models to help strategic decision making.

-Implementation of business controls including financial reconciliations and sign off,

journal approval and delegation of authority, and documentation of procedures

across the finance team to support the overall control environment.

-Consideration of longer-term financing and cash flow requirements, through

detailed cashflow forecasting.

-Development and running month end timetable, ownership of financial data.


  • Qualified chartered accountant (ACA, ACCA or equivalent).
  • Strong technical financial knowledge with experience of external financial reporting within a plc.
  • Strong numerical and analytical skills.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills
  • Ability to communicate well with colleagues at all levels of the business.
  • Ability to work across departments - both as a customer of other departments and as a service provider to others.
  • Ability to work in a team towards common objectives and tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrates attention to detail.
  • Can work in a time pressured environment.
  • Enthusiastic to streamline processes and systems
  • Experienced in the use of Microsoft Navision.

Job Offer

£50,000 - £60,000 + Bonus and Benefits