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  • Location: Surrey, UK
  • Business / Department: Finance
  • Reporting to: Group Financial Management Accountant
  • Type: Permanent

Overview of role:

Smooth operation of Biwater International Ltd (BIL), Biwater Construction Ltd (BCL), Biwater Contracting BV (BCBV), Biwater Pty and Biwater Holdings Ltd (BHL) cash books ensuring all payments and receipts are accurately recorded. Provide all daily bank balances to the Group. Maintain petty cash on Causeway system.


  • Biwater International Limited

Qualifications and experience:

  • Required: Proven experience working in an accounts environment with all round experience of cashiering

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Ensure cash books for BIL, BCL, BCBV, BPty and BHL are accurately recorded; produce BACS payments
  • Ensure accurate recording of petty cash books for companies managed by the UK Finance department
  • Provide GBP and/or foreign currency and travellers cheques if required for staff travelling overseas and process expenses
  • Provide Group with daily bank balances
  • Reconcile main bank accounts for companies managed by the UK
  • Reconcile and control of staff advances and ensure expenses are submitted in good time to account for advances and balance paid or repaid
  • Process BPty purchase ledger invoices
  • Accurately process all payments and receipts in the cash books of UK managed companies, including BACS transmissions and manual cheques
  • Reconcile all of the UK companies’ bank statements
  • Maintain petty cash on the causeway system ensuring all transactions are accompanied by relevant VAT receipts
  • Provide foreign exchange and travellers cheques for staff travelling to overseas locations
  • Control foreign currency transactions and process expenses
  • Obtain all bank account balances/daily cash figures each morning and provide a schedule to Group
  • Reconcile control accounts including bank accounts for the UK managed companies and resolve discrepancies
  • Provide holiday and sickness cover for Purchase and Sales Ledgers Clerks
  • Any other duties as specified from time to time by the Group Financial Management Accountant

Person specification:

1. Knowledge and experience:

  • Demonstrated experience in supporting the delivery of process change leading to improvements in the cashiering function
  • Able to demonstrate the application of best practice together with a commercial approach with regard to the SARs, creditor management and the Money Laundering Regulations
  • To be able to demonstrate experience of building effective relationships whilst implementing process change improvements
  • PC literate with good MS Office skills
  • Desirable experience of working within an Engineering or Construction environment
  • Strong analytical and report writing skills

2. Skills:

  • Highly self-motivated, disciplined, enthusiastic, resilient and personable
  • Exceptional organisational and time-management skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to prioritise and work effectively under pressure
  • Multi-tasking and prioritising – switching from one task to another confidently and swiftly
  • Able to work unsupervised
  • Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Confident phone manner
  • Resilient and highly professional at all times

3. Internal business processes:

  • Adhere to company procedures
  • Assist in updating company procedures and processes as required

4. Health safety and environment:

  • Monitor and enforce the latest health and safety procedures, regulations and legislation
  • Reduce waste to a minimum from all departmental activities and ensure a safe working environment for all staff

5. Working conditions:

  • Based in Biwater’s Headquarters in Surrey, but with travel as necessary in the UK and overseas to fulfil the above scope of work

A competitive salary plus benefits will be offered.
Biwater is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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