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Finance Manager - Europe JV's

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
Competitive Salary
Closing date
Feb 13, 2024

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Job Role
Finance Manager
Contract Type
Full Time
Your Impact:

Jacobs, we'll inspire and empower you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed - today and into tomorrow. With more than 55,000 people in 40 countries, working at Jacobs offers an exciting range of opportunities to develop your career within a supportive and diverse team who always strive to do the right thing for our people, clients and communities.

People are Jacobs' greatest asset, and we offer a competitive package to retain and attract the best talent.
In addition to the benefits you'd expect, UK employees also receive free single medical cover and digital GP service, family-friendly benefits such as enhanced parental leave pay and free membership of employee assistance and parental programmes, plus reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships. We also give back to our communities through our Collectively program which incorporates matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

Work-life balance and flexibility is a key focus area for Jacobs. We're happy to discuss hybrid, part-time and flexible working hours, patterns and locations to suit you and our business.

About the opportunity:

You're following your purpose- and there's still more to come. We have a fantastic opportunity for a motivated, financially savvy, emerging leader to join our Europe team as a Joint Venture Accountant. In this role, you'll collaborate with Europe based Vice Presidents, Operations, internal and external business partners as well as Finance peers. Bring your initiative, passion for innovation, and talent for multi-tasking in afast-paced environment, and we'll help you grow and pursue what fulfils you.

You'll thrive in this challenging environment, collaborating with business partners to understand and explain JV business trends and performance, develop enhanced reporting and analysis and implement areas for process improvement. You'll take the lead on all the internal Jacobs reporting of the PPS Europe BU Joint Ventures, ensuring appropriate accounting treatment is applied both within the JV and in Jacobs accounts to ensure compliance and accurate financial reporting. You will collaborate with the Europe Finance Managers for budgeting and forecast reviews, as well as providing timely and inciteful information during month end. Liaising with internal stakeholders, you'll ensure best practice is implemented and maintained in line with company requirements, audit requirements, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

At Jacobs, we believe in #TogetherBeyond, living inclusion, diversity, and cohesion; nurturing opportunity and encouraging career growth through mentorship and exemplary leadership; operating with the utmost integrity.

Here's What You'll Need:

  • Solid working experience in a finance role or a relevant qualification to perform the role
  • Working knowledge of ERP systems (Oracle) and significant Excel experience
  • Strong analytical skills with a proven ability to interpret financial statements and articulate insight
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Strategic thinking combined with excellent analytical and problem-solving skills by proactively reviewing financial data to make recommendations
  • Experience in building relationships with other stakeholders in Operations, Accounting, Tax, Sales, Legal and external counterparts is crucial to influence outcomes
  • Ability to effectively handle change and work in a fast-paced environment to meet tight deadlines
  • Prior experience in our industry or a project driven, consulting industry is preferred
  • Chartership is also preferred

Our Culture

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs .

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we're more connected, and if we are diverse, we're more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you're pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity - ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women's - find out more about our employee networks here .

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. For greater online accessibility please visit to view and access our roles. As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role

If you require further support or reasonable adjustments with regards to the recruitment process (for example, you require the application form in a different format), please contact the team .

Your application experience is important to us and we're keen to adapt to make every interaction even better. We welcome feedback on our recruitment process and if you need more from us before deciding to join Jacobs then please let us know.

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