Posted Date:  17 Sep 2023
Posting End Date:  8-Oct-2023
Location:  Coventry
Company:  Severn Trent Water Limited
Department:  Finance and Assurance
Salary (£):  Circa £55,000

Financial Performance Analyst


Our purpose at Severn Trent is taking care of life’s essentials and working in our Finance business does this and so much more. 


Severn Trent Water is a FTSE100 utilities business based in the heart of Coventry City Centre. Our Finance business is central to our head office with all our teams based here, creating an atmosphere of collaboration and high performance where doing a great job for a common cause is what we aim for.


It’s for this reason that a career within finance at Severn Trent is such an exciting prospect.  There is so much more to Severn Trent than just water, and as a Financial Accountant, you’ll prove this completely. 


So, are you looking for the most exciting opportunity of your career?


Well then, read on.




 In this multi-specialist role, you could be operating in several areas across the financial reporting, business planning and analysis departments of the Severn Trent group.


You’ll support in the delivery of a group financial reporting and accounting service ensuring Severn Trent’s compliance with group accounting policies and relevant Accounting Standards. You will have exposure to both external and internal financial reporting, delivering the Severn Trent Plc group financial statements and interim report and providing insight and analysis of the financial information by way of management accounts, budgets, plans and forecasts.


Any role of this nature will be expected to work closely with other specialist teams within the Finance Department including Tax, Group Treasury and Investor Relations and will report to key stakeholders such as Investor Relations, the CFOSTEC and other ad hoc teams as required. The role will also involve coordinating and liaising with external auditors.


This is a key role in the co-ordination of monthly financial and performance reporting to Executive and Board for the Group to highlight key issues against budget/forecast and actions in place to address.


We’ll look for you to review, challenge and summarise business unit returns covering operations, strategy, treasury, and investor relations and complete risks and spot opportunities analysis against forecast submissions.




We’re looking for you to have ideally experience of operating at the centre of a large (FTSE 350) listed company, either as an auditor or within a finance team with strict deadlines.  We’ll look for you to have an enquiring mind with the ability to think clearly and logically.  Due to the different stakeholders you’ll be working with, strong written and verbal communication skills including the ability to present complex technical issues clearly will be really handy.


We’ll be looking for you to be fully qualified in accountancy, with an ability and willingness to work through the full financial and accountancy life cycle.


Severn Trent as a business offer not just a job but a career as well.  With all our finance team being in one place, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about all the different areas of this fascinating business and move around to sample different ways of working.


It’s important that we attract the right skill sets, and those with the right experience but we value character, positivity and a caring attitude in equal weight.


We welcome people from all walks of life and celebrate individuality as we know diverse minds, experiences and backgrounds help us to learn and better serve our communities. We employ thousands of people from across our community who really care about what they do. Because that is how we do what we do.




We have a range of benefits that reward and recognise great work and award-winning training to ensure you reach your potential. And we’ll also help you play your part in looking after the environment and the community in which we live.  


Here’s some of our favourites:


  • 28 days holiday + bank holidays (and the ability to buy/ sell up to 5 days per year)
  • Annual bonus scheme (up to £2,250 based on company performance and subject to eligibility)
  • Leading pension scheme – we will double your contribution (up to 15% when you contribute 7.5%)
  • Sharesave – the chance to buy Severn Trent Plc shares at a discounted rate
  • 10% monthly discount with Busy Bee Nursery's, including one-week free childcare
  • Dedicated training and development with our ‘Academy’
  • Electric vehicle scheme and retail offers
  • Family friendly policies
  • Two volunteering days per year


We offer a fantastic education scheme which will mean that if you’re not fully qualified, we’ll offer help and support for you to pass those exams to reach your potential, along with unique groups who look at the way we operate and how we can best serve our staff.




We can’t wait to hear from you.  

Before you apply, you’ll need an updated copy of your CV and about five minutes to spare. If you’re not too sure about what you need to do, or have a question about the role before applying, please do reach out to our amazing team of recruiters at 


We currently have a number of roles so as soon as you apply we’ll be reviewing your application and passing it to our managers and we’ll be in touch.


And if your curiosity has peaked and you're wanting to find out even more, search #LifeAtSevernTrent on social media. 


Ps. we’ll always let you know the outcome of your application after the closing date - so keep an eye on your phone and emails!