Finance Manager - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (


  full-time   employee

United Kingdom


Finance Manager




KBS Maritime delivers Asset Management, Facilities Management and Energy Solutions across the maritime and defence environments. With parent companies KBR and BAE Systems the JV has the pedigree of two huge companies, but we have the ethos of a small business where our people are valued and empowered to succeed. It’s a great place to work and we bring opportunity to all our team

What’s the role all about:

This role will support the Finance Director in leading the day to day financial functions of the business, and will include the supervision of a small finance team which is responsible for all aspects of the financial management of the Company. This is a key hands-on position requiring an individual who, in addition to the finance function, is also capable of supporting and advising both Operational management and the wider business as an effective Business Partner.

Duties include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Leading the month-end close process and preparation of the monthly management accounts.
  • Oversight of financial performance, budgetary control and variance analysis, reviewing results with the leadership team and operational management as necessary.
  • Preparation of the annual budget and updated forecasts at regular intervals.
  • Oversight of project accounting, including review and sign-off of project forecasts and the accuracy of revenue recognition and customer billing.
  • Monitor, control and feedback on the Company’s overhead expenditure.
  • Preparation of accurate cashflow forecasts and the effective management of working capital.
  • Liaising with internal and external auditors and tax advisors, leading preparation of audit packs and input to the annual tax calculations.
  • Preparation of the IFRS statements and disclosure notes for the annual statutory accounts.
  • Review of quarterly and annual tax provisions provided by Group Tax.
  • Preparation of the monthly VAT report and reconciliation of VAT accounts.
  • Oversight of accounting for operating leases and fixed assets.
  • Development and maintenance of effective financial controls and accounting procedures.
  • Participation in the determination and documentation of appropriate accounting treatment.
  • Assisting with Shareholder and Board reporting, and deputising for the Finance Director as required.

Your key experience will be:

  • Minimum 3 years PQE, or 10 years in relevant accounting roles.
  • Working knowledge of IFRS.
  • Demonstrable experience of Project accounting and associated controls.
  • Background in accounting for Construction or Hard Facilities Management is an advantage.
  • Exposure to preparation of UK corporate tax and VAT returns.
  • Advanced MS Excel skills, including pivot tables and lookups.
  • Knowledge of MS Power BI or similar Enterprise reporting tools, and involvement with a previous ERP implementation also desirable.
  • Previous supervisory experience.

You’ll need to show the following behaviours:

  • Leadership
  • Collaboration
  • Positive Communication
  • Listening
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Openness
  • Striking a Balance
  • Innovation
  • Questioning the Status Quo

Your key competencies will be:

  • Leadership – sees the bigger picture leads by example, motivates others, makes decisions, initiates action, takes responsibility
  • Communication and influencing – establishes communication routes, actively listens, clarifies, gives/seeks feedback, clear and concise, persuasive/negotiation
  • Organisational skills – plans well in advance, sets clear objectives, manages time/delegates, reviews progress against plan, ensures enough resources, encourages improvements
  • Data driven – highly analytical with accuracy and attention to detail
  • Presentation skills – able to convey complex concepts and lengthy workstreams in clear, concise and visually appealing formats, taking into account the target audience.
  • Values – lives and endorses the company values

You’ll ideally have the following qualifications, memberships etc:

  • Qualified accountant, CIMA, ACCA or ICAEW
  • Degree or equivalent higher education

The job description aims to describe the role and the kind of person we are looking for, but we understand not everyone is a perfect match to a job description, so if you think you can do the job, please apply. We welcome applications from disadvantaged communities, service veterans and military spouses

KBR is a global provider of differentiated professional services and solutions across the asset and program life cycle within the government services and technology sectors. KBR employs approximately 28,000 people worldwide with customers in more than 80 countries and operations in 40 countries. ?

KBR is proud to work with customers across the globe to provide technology, value-added services, and long- term operations and maintenance services to ensure consistent delivery with predictable results. At KBR, We Deliver.

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