Finance Manager
Wood PLC

Clute, Texas

Overview / Responsibilities

Wood is currenty recruiting for a Finance Manager in Clute, Texas.

The role has reporting responsibilities to the relevant finance leader in the region. Business partnering is a key element of the role in providing finance and decision making support through building relationships and promoting close links with functional leadership. The business partner element to the role is to provide analysis, insight and views in respect of the financial performance of the business, be a trusted advisor and to add value that will assist in decision making.

The role carries profit and loss and working capital responsibility, and in certain cases, will also involve further balance sheet responsibilities for the applicable business. The other main aspects of the role include governance, financial control, internal and external reporting and financial forecasting. This role has responsibility for ensuring that all Group requirements are adhered to and that any financial risks are understood and mitigated as appropriate.

This opportunity will be regionally located.

Key Roles/Responsibilities:

Full responsibility for all financial matters including accurate and timely completion of monthly reporting, optimizing financial performance.

  • Report region financial performance to senior management including variance analysis, accounts receivables, DSO, accruals and unbilled analysis
  • Partner with Finance leadership for annual budget, forecasts and rolling forecasts in conjunction with senior management, including validation / challenge over backlog, inputs from BD and operations
  • Ensure forecasting accuracy and predictability through the rolling forecast v monthly actual result process
  • Responsible for driving sustainable working capital improvements and/or maintaining performance working with operational management, project managers, supply chain and other relevant areas to optimize cash collection and minimize DSO, including customer relationships and reporting
  • Ownership of implementation and financial adherence with the finance operating model
  • Assisting during client audits and dispute management
  • Engagement with commercial teams on post contract award phase in terms of margin analysis looking for opportunities to drive improvements and commercial efficiencies, and attending key project reviews to ensure that reported financials are appropriate
  • Engagement with external and internal auditors to successfully complete relevant audits
  • Ensure that an effective control environment exists through compliance with all Group control frameworks, policies and procedures as relevant
  • Responsibility for relevant project accounting, including monthly reviews, analysis and project set up, accounting judgements and provisioning while working with relevant functions such as Commercial, Legal and Tax
  • Work with Operations and serve as a conduit between the business and Legal, Tax and Treasury, IT, Shared Services and Supply Chain

Skills / Qualifications

  • Minimum of a bachelors in Accounting, Finance or related field from an accredited university
  • Knowledge, skills and experience
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant accounting/finance/commercial experience
  • Commercial experience with good understanding of cost models
  • Good IT / Systems knowledge
  • Experience of business partnering
  • HFM/Hyperion experience is preferred

Personal attributes:
  • Ability to form and maintain strong working relationships
  • Strong people skills
  • Deadline driven

Company Overview

Wood is a global leader in engineering and consultancy across energy and the built environment, helping to unlock solutions to some of the world's most critical challenges. We provide consulting, projects and operations solutions in more than 60 countries, employing around 40,000 people.

Diversity Statement

We are an equal opportunity employer that recognises the value of a diverse workforce. All suitably qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment on the basis of objective criteria and without regard to the following (which is a non-exhaustive list): race, colour, age, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status, or other characteristics in accordance with the relevant governing laws.

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