Jacobs BI Europe Controller in London, United Kingdom
BI Europe Controller
Jacobs is one of the world’s largest and most diverse providers of full-spectrum technical, professional and consultancy services for industrial, commercial and government organisations globally.
With more than 77,000 people globally, our teams collaborate, innovate and create. Our people are proud to have been behind some of the greatest consultancy and engineering feats over the past 70 years.
We foster a collaborative and inclusive environment for our people, and our partners, and we want you to be a part of our growing business.
Our BI (Buildings and Infrastructure) Line of Business have an exciting opportunity for a BI Europe Controller to join our Finance team in the UK.
Role and Responsibilities:
Deliver timely, relevant and accurate weekly, monthly, quarterly and annual Regional financial information.
Establish appropriate performance benchmarks across all business units and implement a consistent measurement system to ensure accurate reporting across all units.
Devise and implement KPI’s which measure operational excellence alongside the delivery of financial objectives.
Lead regular interaction with auditors on Hit-List reports
Work with Senior Vice President & General Manager to understand the business trends, KPI’s and help plan improvements.
Focus on profit improvement and performance enhancement through the implementation of new initiatives
Responsibility for all revenues assurance and business risk management activities.
Leading the group plan to improve the working capital position.
Support the business on the integration process.
Budgeting & Forecasting Process
Preparation of the annual budget review and challenging the business units on proposed targets for the year
Owner of the rolling forecasting process
Identifying and implementing corrective action requirements
Ensuring best practice is maintained and implemented where required across all units in line with company requirements, audit requirements, SOX and IFRS
Liaison with internal and external legal advisors on company secretarial matters
Ensure that all Projects are reported in line with best practices and that Revenues and Margin are reported in accordance with Company Policy.
Ensure that any project tax risks are clearly identified and reported.
Processes, Systems Development & Staff
- Deliver continued improvements to the finance function by improving further on structure, staff competency, standardization of the finance structure, development of reporting systems and procedures and continued automation of the financial reporting framework
- Management of adhoc projects as they arise.
Taxation & Treasury
- Ensure that all tax planning matters and treasury requirements are understood and implemented as required.
Be aware of and adhere to any regulatory requirements and keep abreast of any new developments.
Processes, Systems Development & Staff
Deliver continued improvements to the finance function by improving further on structure, staff competency, standardization of the finance structure, development of reporting systems and procedures and continued automation of the financial reporting framework
Qualified Accountant with extensive experience.
Demonstrated experience at senior Finance executive in a commercially focused organisation.
Demonstrated record of achievement and the delivery of quality outcomes related to the management of the Finance function in a large diverse organisation.
Demonstrated 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 partnerships.
Excellent time management skills to manage a complex workload, prioritize and set deadlines and cope with conflicting and changing demands.
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office applications, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook etc.
At Jacobs we have celebrated over 10 years of our culture of caring - ‘BeyondZero’. We see safety differently - we strive to go BeyondZero by putting the health, safety and well-being of our employees first in everything we do.
We are committed to equality across our business and we promote STEM and WISE (Women in Science & Engineering) initiatives. When you join Jacobs you will have access to a wide range of Global Networks, centred on inclusion and diversity. To find out more about our networks, check out our website:
We encourage applications from candidates looking for flexible working or reduced hours’ contracts.
Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check and will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record. If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.
JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and wellbeing of all.
Primary Location United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-London
Other Locations United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Leeds, United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Glasgow, United Kingdom-United Kingdom Countrywide-Manchester
Req ID: BIA00014A