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Senior Financial Controller

  • Job reference: CS-002194
  • Sector: Support Services
  • Location: Epsom
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The Group IS Finance Team accounts for Atkins’ substantial annual spend on IS, supporting the Group IS management team to prepare financial plans and understand and manage variances. The Senior Financial Controller role is responsible for providing financial support to designated Group IS budget holders, including preparing financial plans and monthly financial reports, and also for providing support and advice on accounting matters to other members of the team.

Key Deliverables/Responsibilities
• Work with Group IS budget holders to prepare annual budgets and quarterly re-forecasts, scrutinising content and challenging to ensure compliance with strategy
• Prepare management accounts and balance sheet reconciliations for Group IS UK cost centres.
• Work closely with accountants in other regions to ensure that accounting for local Group IS cost centres is in line with group accounting policies.
• Analyse variances to budget/forecast and working closely with budget holders to understand, explain and anticipate financial performance.
• Provide ad hoc advice on financial matters, eg coding purchase orders, setting up jobs, extracting information from the Group’s information systems.
• Support preparation of business cases to ensure the Group gets maximum benefit from planned investments.
• Ensure Group Finance requirements for additional information or supporting schedules are delivered on a timely basis.

Experience Required
Proven post qualification experience of:
• Preparing budgets and forecasts and of management reporting in a plc environment.
• Using Microsoft Excel, including use of pivot tables and lookups. (Macro skills are not required.)
• Supporting non-financial budget holders to prepare and manage their budgets.
• Experience of using JDEdwards and/or Hyperion Financial Manager.
• Experience of working in a changing environment and of anticipating and responding to changing customer needs.

Competencies specific for this role
• A formal financial qualification.
• A pro-active approach, able to work autonomously and use own initiative.
• Strong analytical skills, an enquiring mind and desire to understand the story behind the numbers.
• A critical eye for detail, accuracy and presentation. It is essential that the Senior Financial Controller takes responsibility for checking and critically reviewing their work, as incorrect information or analysis can have serious implications for the business.
• High personal standards and a commitment to delivering quality information to deadlines. This needs to be combined with personal resilience and flexibility to manage peaks in the accounting cycle.
• Good communication and interpersonal skills and ability to build and maintain relationships at all levels.
• Ability to understand, prioritise and manage internal customer expectations.

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview

Atkins offers a fantastic range of benefits, which you can tailor to suit your own health, wellbeing, financial and lifestyle choices.
All the information you need to know is available on our dedicated benefits portal; your reward, which is available to access 24/7 from any device:

This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary it will be discussed with you at interview.

If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance

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