Finance Manager

Chelmsford, Essex
Job Description


  • Strategic business partner to Fleet Director
  • Monitoring & reporting on cost,
  • Providing insightful analysis on past/future performance
  • Project accounting for major capex spend
  • Ensure compliance with statutory financial controls
Key Deliverables:
  • Ownership of business unit finances, overhead, vessel opex /capex and working capital
  • Daily liaison with operational and commercial management to understand costs and to both challenge and support financial forecasts & budgets
  • Completion of ongoing and post-project financial reviews of Capex project, working with Project Managers to outline and highlight budget differences and variances from original plan
  • Detailed analysis of monthly financials (projects, fleet as appropriate) and forecasts for review by Fleet Director and Finance & Commercial Director
  • Support the overall finance team in preparation of monthly Management Information Pack
  • Month-end (project, fleet) journal preparation and approval support
  • Prepare month end flash reporting for review with the business unit MD and Director of Commercial Finance
  • Completion of monthly forecasting and annual budgeting
  • Ad hoc duties as required
Qualifications, Skills and Experience
Qualifications, Skills and Experience
  • Experience of monthly variance analysis, forecasting, budgeting, project accounting and standard costing.
  • Ability to understand technical & operational issues at a high level and translate these into financial terms.
  • Excellent communication and presentational skills.
  • Ability to present & explain finance to non-financial managers.
  • Standard and absorption costing
  • Ability to work pro-actively & independently managing varying workloads on different projects but managing time to meet all deadlines as they fall due
  • Understanding and knowledge of contracts and the contractual process in either a marine, construction or project environment
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel based skills; be comfortable with financial formulae Lookups, Pivots
About The Company

The Global Marine Group is an innovative market leader in offshore engineering with an enviable track record of successful project execution. The Group consists of four business units; Global Marine providing fibre optic cable solutions to the telecommunications and oil & gas markets, CWind delivering a range of project services, CTVs and GWO-accredited training courses to the offshore wind industry, Global Offshore delivering cable installation, repair and trenching services to the offshore renewables, utilities and oil & gas markets and OceanIQ providing unparalleled subsea cable data, survey, route engineering, permitting and consultancy services for telecom and power cable installation projects.

The Group also demonstrates its global reach with two successful joint ventures, SB Submarine Systems in China, and CWind Taiwan.

With a global workforce of over 850 talented individuals, together the Group has installed over 300,000 kilometers of subsea telecoms cable and more than 1,500km of power cables, performed maintenance operations on 33% of the worlds fibre optic cables and offered  engineering services, assets and highly qualified personnel for projects at more than 50 wind farms globally.

The Global Marine Group team is full of passionate people, sharing a wealth of knowledge and constantly achieving excellence. Together the Global Marine Group is committed to engineering a clean and connected future.