• Southeast Region Finance Manager

    Requisition ID
    2019-40718
    Work Location
    US-GA-Kennesaw
    Department / Discipline
    Finance Operations
    Additional Work Location
    US-GA-Alpharetta
    Position Type
    Staff / Permanent
     
    Professional & Technical
  • Overview / Responsibilities

    Wood Environment & Infrastructure is currently seeking a Finance Manager to support our Southeast region.

     

    This position requires partnership with operations and with finance. The ultimate responsibility of the role is to provide strategic financial support and planning to the regional operations, and to ensure that financial issues in each region are highlighted and addressed in a timely fashion. This position reports directly to the Regional Manager.

     

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

     

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Be a business partner with the Regional Manager and Office Managers by providing strategic financial/accounting support to help run the region effectively and efficiently
    • Work closely with the Group Finance Manager in support of the financial and management reporting as well as financial analysis of the region and the offices within the region on a monthly and quarterly basis. This includes comparing the performance with operating plans and standards, interpreting and communicating results of operations to the management team and providing solutions to achieve desired results
    • Analyze and trend project variances in the financial results
    • Work closely with operations to ensure group A/R and WIP is being monitored and corrective action is taken as necessary
    • Support the preparation of budgets, including the review of budget proposals and preparation of necessary supporting documentation and justification
    • Support the development of accurate monthly forecasts, including the review of forecast proposals and preparation of supporting documentation and justification
    • Conduct financial reviews of on-going projects within the region; work closely with project accounting to understand project status and performance on all significant projects in the region
    • Support project manager’s completion of timely (monthly) and accurate preparation of End-Life-Forecasts (ELFs) where necessary - This will be done in support of the group’s monthly ELF submission;
    • Support operations in pricing activities for contract submittals
    • Support in completion of control self-assessments (CSAs) for internal audit - Also responsible for monitoring and reporting on progress in any areas deemed to be deficient within the region
    • Perform various special projects as requested by management

    Skills / Qualifications

    Required Experience:

    • 8+ years of operational finance/accounting experience in a dynamic/changing organization
    • Past experience in a professional service organization (e.g., engineering and consulting) is required

    Education

    • Bachelor Degree (Accounting/Finance) required
    • Designation preferred

    Computer Skills:

    • A high level of computer literacy is required with particular emphasis on Microsoft applications (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
    • Experience in BST, Hyperion Planning, Oracle, and/or SAP software is highly desired

    Other Requirements/Skills:

    • Needs to be trustworthy and dedicated
    • Must be self-motivated, show initiative and be goal and team oriented
    • Needs to have effective and proven interpersonal skills
    • Strong analytical skills including a working knowledge of key financial metrics critical to a consulting and engineering organization
    • Organized and have the ability to manage details
    • Positive attitude
    • Ability to identify, analyze and solve problems
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Flexibility to work outside normal working hours to meet deadlines
    • Ability to prioritize and juggle multiple duties
    • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team in a fast-paced environment
    • Experience with change management and process improvements
    • Willingness to conduct limited travel to offices in the Region

    Company Overview

    Wood is a global leader in the delivery of project, engineering and technical services to energy and industrial markets. We operate in more than 60 countries, employing around 60,000 people, with revenues of over $10 billion.  We provide performance-driven solutions throughout the asset life cycle, from concept to decommissioning across a broad range of industrial markets, including the upstream, midstream and downstream oil & gas, power & process, environment and infrastructure, clean energy, mining, nuclear, and general industrial sectors.  www.woodplc.com  

    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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