Finance Manager - Buildings & Infrastructure

Glasgow, United Kingdom Countrywide
02 Sep 2016
19 Oct 2016
Contract Type
Full Time
Jacobs employ some of the UK's most experienced and skilled technical services professionals and has grown to over 9,000 people in locations across the UK. We have a key role for a Finance Manager to look after a Line of Business (LOB) within the Buildings and Infrastructure business. Ideally this role will be based in our Glasgow office but other locations will be considered.

Role and Responsibilities

Financial Reporting, Budgeting & Forecasting

  • Deliver timely, relevant and accurate weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual financial information
  • Establish appropriate performance benchmarks across all business units and implement a consistent measurement system to ensure accurate reporting across the line of business
  • Devise and implement KPI's which measure operational excellence alongside the delivery of financial objectives
  • Interaction with auditors and business on Hit-List reports
  • Preparation of the annual budget review and challenging the business unit on proposed targets for the year
  • Owner of the rolling forecast for the business
  • Identifying and implementing corrective action requirements

Commercial Input

  • Work with Vice Presidents & General Manager to understand the business trends, KPI's and help plan and drive improvements
  • Focus on profit improvement and performance enhancement through the implementation of new initiatives
  • Responsibility for all revenues assurance and business risk management activities
  • Work with business to improve the working capital position

Corporate Governance

  • Ensuring best practice is maintained and implemented where required ,in line with company requirements, audit requirements, SOX and IFRS
  • Be aware of and adhere to any regulatory requirements and keep abreast of any new developments


  • Ensure that all Projects are reported in line with best practices and that Revenues and Margin are reported in accordance with Company Policy
  • Ensure project risks and opportunities are clearly identified and reported
  • Management of ad hoc projects as they arise

Processes, Systems Development & Staff

  • Deliver continuous improvements to the finance function by improving or increasing staff competency, standardisation of the finance structure, development of reporting systems and procedures and continued automation of the financial reporting framework

Key Requirements:

  • Qualified Accountant with significant post qualification experience
  • Demonstrate experience at senior finance in a commercially focused organisation
  • Demonstrate a record of achievement and the delivery of quality outcomes related to the management of the finance staff in an organisation
  • Demonstrate knowledge of relevant financial and tax management legislation, standards and industry specific regulatory requirements
  • High integrity and openness combined with a commitment to strong governance
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels
  • Proven ability to engage stakeholders and to build appropriate relationships
  • Excellent time management skills to manage a complex workload; prioritise and set deadlines; and cope with conflicting and changing demands
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications, Word, Excel, Outlook etc

Jacobs is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to the safety and well-being of all.