Finance Manager
WSP
Cardiff
6d ago

About the Role :

At WSP, you’ll find yourself challenged in more fascinating and far-reaching ways than ever before. You’ll explore new and inspiring opportunities to make the most of your expertise, broaden your professional horizons and create exciting new possibilities for people, organisations and society in general.

The role sits within a Business Finance team aligned to one of our larger UK Disciplines and will report to either the Senior Finance Manager (SFM) or the Discipline Financial Controller (DFC), depending on the discipline structure .

Primary responsibilities of the FM include supporting and guiding business partnering operational team leads in the financial and commercial aspects of running their region / service.

A typical month would include :

  • Annual budgeting setting, ensuring development in accordance with strategy & business plans.
  • Supporting the operational team during monthly MFI process
  • Delivering Cost Centre level monthly management reporting and quarterly forecast guidance and completion.
  • Ensuring variance between budgets, forecasts and actual results are understood, clearly explained and necessary actions are implemented.
  • Preparation and commentary of a monthly finance report at Cost Centre level.
  • Providing support to Bid Managers in relation to both financial inputs and contract negotiations as required, including support on standard pricing model.
  • General support on pricing.

  • Project performance, including income, costs to complete, working capital, change control.
  • We'd love to hear from you if you have :

  • An Accountancy qualification (ACA, CIMA, ACCA) - completed or part qualified
  • Experience of Business Partnering with a finance background
  • Experience of working within a team and of line management
  • Strong communication skills
  • Internal candidates applying for this role need to have worked at an Assistant Finance Manager level and have consistently demonstrated delivery above expectation.

    What if we can?

    What if we can have work-life balance? What if we can be rewarded in ways that support our individual needs? What if we can be accepted for who we are? Here at WSP we can!

    WSP recognizes that work is only one part of our lives and making time for the other things in our life is important be that our families, our friends or ourselves.

    So, if working from home, working part-time or having flexible start and finish time will help with this let us know as part of your application.

    As well as rewarding you with competitive pay, WSP offers standard benefits including a 37.5 hour working week, 25 days annual leave, pension schemes, life assurance, personal accident cover and paid professional subscriptions, and some not so standard benefits as part of our flexible benefits scheme so if you would like to hop on a new bike (cycle to work scheme) or thrill the family with your Lego building skills (Discount at Legoland Windsor) WSP can help!

    Be you, be happy - we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP.

    We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. Our VIBE (LGBT + employee network) and WiL (Women in Leadership) networks work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable LGBT+ and female employees to reach their full potential, and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone.

    Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity / paternity.

    We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

    In addition we support our people to achieve their personal health and well-being goals through our Thrive programme.

    About Us :

    As one of the world’s leading professional services firms, long experience tells us it takes a lot of people to help deliver great projects.

    Our UK technical teams deliver great things, from skyscrapers to playgrounds, cycle paths to rail stations and roads to bridges but only with the help of hundreds of expert colleagues in HR, Finance, IT, Proposals, Legal and Marketing teams.

    People like you are vital to making WSP a successful business.

    When they look up at the Shard, catch the Manchester Metrolink or enjoy a clear drive between junction 28 and junction 31 M1, our people know they are involved in work that inspires, improves and protects.

    We need excellent people like you to help make it happen.

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