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Posted Date:  10-Mar-2023
Posting End Date:  02-April-2023
Location:  Coventry
Company:  Severn Trent Water Limited
Department:  Finance and Assurance
Salary (£):  £45,000 to £50,000

Group FP&A Lead Accountant


Do you want to be part of a FTSE 100 utilities business based in the heart of Coventry City Centre? Well, you're looking in the right place. 


Our Finance business is central to our head office, creating a hothouse 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. 


If you want to do more because you care, we’d love to talk to you. There really is something for everyone here. 





We are looking for you to come and work within our Group FP&A team to deliver as our new Lead Accountant.  In this high-profile role, you will be charged with providing High quality and insightful financial reporting and analysis to support Board, Executive committee and business decision making.  We will be looking for you to lead on the Interim and year-end reporting and analysis and also provide your knowledge and experience to support the business planning and budgeting process to ensure that our budgets are underpinned and deliverable


We’ll be looking for you to be a knowledgeable, trusted and challenging financial advisor to stakeholders across all business areas but also be that assured figure who will be a leader in their field.


This is a wide ranging role with a number of important duties, these are a few:-


  • 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.


  • Review, challenge and summarise business unit returns covering operations, strategy, treasury, and investor relations and complete risks and opportunities analysis against forecast submissions.


  • Develop and maintain excellent relationships with colleagues in Finance (Treasury, Group finance, Business Partners and analysts), Performance and Planning, Strategy and Regulation and Business Services, in order to act as a knowledgeable, trusted and challenging advisor.


  • Develop and maintain tools to effectively monitor and report on the performance of STW and Business Services entities and enhance focus on underlying driver’s not simply financial outcomes.


  • Key role in the co-ordination of annual budget, reforecasting and supporting the long range planning processes including drafting recommendations to Executive and Board.




The right skills and experience are important. But if you have the right character, positivity and a caring attitude we want to talk to you, too.  


We will look for you to be a qualified accountant or have extensive financial planning experience, along with Experience of working as part of a team and individually to meet tight deadlines.  It will also be great if you have experience using Tagetik, SAP ECC and SAP BW and a knowledge of Water industry regulatory framework but these are not essential.


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 want people who show up and get involve. Those who are ready to be part of something bigger and who want to make a difference because they care. Is that you? 




Working here isn’t just a job. You can build a career at Severn Trent. We’ll reward you for it, too. We have a range of benefits that recognise great work, and award-winning training to help you reach your potential. And we’ll also help you play your part in looking after the environment and the communities where we live. 


With that in mind, here are just some of our favourite's perks that you’ll get being part of the Seven Trent family:  


  • 28 days holiday + bank holidays (and the ability to buy/ sell up to 5 days per year)  
  • Annual bonus scheme (of up to £2,250 per annum based on company performance)  
  • 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 Nurserys, and 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 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 


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!