Senior Finance Manager

July 2, 2021
Houston, TX
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Wood PLC is currently seeking a Senior Finance Manager to act as a strategic partner working closely with Operations and Finance to support the US North & West Operations Business Group.  Our successful candidate will demonstrate a high-level of influence within the business leadership team, providing  analysis, insight and views in respect of the financial performance of the business and to add value that will assist in critical decisions that impact profit and loss and working capital.  Additionally this role will include governance oversight, financial control, internal and external reporting, financial forecasting and monitoring of cash collection.  This role will be based from Houston, TX and  has dual reporting responsibilities to the Vice President of Finance & Accounting, as well as, the Vice President of the US North & West Business Group and will be responsible for managing a team of F&A professionals throughout the region. 

  • Full responsibility for all financial matters including accurate and timely completion of monthly reporting, optimizing financial performance; and provide stewardship over any profit delivery plan
  • Report business / country / region financial performance to senior management including variance analysis, accounts receivables, DSO, accruals and unbilled analysis
  • Ownership 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 vs. monthly actual result process
  • Overight and accountability for monthly customer billing to ensure invoices are prepared in accordance with the commercial terms of the contract
  • 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
  • Leadership and management of business / country / region finance team including recruitment, staff development, performance management and the setting of objectives
  • Challenge management to drive the highest levels of financial performance which includes understanding the cost base, allocated costs, revenue base and associated budget/forecast, support the business through actionable insights
  • Ownership of implementation and financial adherence with the finance operating model
  • Assisting during client audits and dispute management
  • Engagement with commercial teams on the pre award phase in terms of bids, rates, and relevant analysis and a key contact and team participant for such, including input to financial terms contained in contracts and bids where appropriate
  • 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
  • Lead 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 8 years relevant accounting experience
  • CPA strongly preferred
  • Strong experience of business partnering
  • Excellent track record in people managemen
  • Demonstrable commercial experience
  • Previous experience of leading and developing a team
  • Good IT / Systems knowledge
  • Sound knowledge of Oil & Gas services business and accounting methodology, to include, labor supply, asset management and small-scale construction

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 45,000 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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