Salary & Benefits: £37,000 - £50,000 + + up to 10% pension + annual bonus + retail savings schemes + online GP access + life assurance cover + free on-site parking + 25 days holiday + 1 wellbeing day + bank holidays 

Location: Bradford, Buttershaw / Hybrid Working (Average 1 office day a week) 

Work type: Permanent. 37 hours per week, Monday – Friday.  


We have an exciting opportunity for an Accountant to join the Accountancy & Finance team at Yorkshire Water and be a part of helping Yorkshire Water to provide the best service to our customers. Could this be you? 


What we do: 


Everyone has an idea of what a water company does. Here in Yorkshire, we make sure that over 5.4 million people living in the region and the millions of people who visit our region each year, can rely on our services, and have clean and safe drinking water on tap and that their wastewater is taken away. But for us, it’s so much more than this. 


We look after communities, protect the environment, and plan to look after Yorkshire’s water, today, tomorrow 24/7, 365 days a year. We provide essential water and wastewater services to every corner of the Yorkshire region, and play a key role in the region’s health, wellbeing, and prosperity.  


New environmental legislation, unprecedented levels of investment and changing expectations from customers means that this is an exciting time to discover opportunities within the water industry. Our accountants are a key part of how we manage our finances as a business to meet the changing expectations of customers and regulators.   


You will help to deliver an outstanding (efficient and effective) accounting service to the whole of the Kelda group and support delivery of the department purpose, principally by provision of financial & management information for statutory and regulatory accounting purposes. 


In addition, you will provide support to the wider team, and provide a high-quality financial service while adhering to working best practices and financial control procedures. 


Where you fit in: 


As our Accountant you will be: 

  • Responsible for support of accounting and reporting service. 

  • Responsible for support and maintenance of financial ledger activities to ensure all reporting deadlines are achieved. 

  • Responsible for support of best practice processes associated with above. 

  • Responsible for support of financial controls 

  • Ensure accounting transactions are completed to meet deadlines (accruals / journals and financial close etc) 

  • Ensure financial processes are adhered to and they are all documented in a consistent format and level of detail. 

  • Lead and support and/or deliver ad hoc finance projects. 

  • Review and approve the timely and accurate completion of Working Capital Reconciliations (SAP, Excel and Trintech) 

  • Lead and support the delivery of the Business Planning process. 

  • Review and approve monthly audit journals.   


What skills & qualifications you will need: 


  • Part qualified or qualified by relevant experience to the role.  

  • Ability to work flexibly within a team. 

  • Ability to develop, maintain and leverage value from an internal & external network. 

  • Good communication skills, both oral & written, including the ability to communicate financial information to non-financial specialists. 

  • Initiative to work unsupervised and prioritise in order to meet tight deadlines regularly.    

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills with a good attention to detail 

  • Experienced, in use of financial systems e.g., SAP 

  • Good excel skills and knowledge. 


We embrace a flexible working model, where our hybrid setup typically requires an average of 1 day in the office per week. This could be slightly more when collaborative efforts, training or meeting deadlines demand it. For those who prefer to work on-site, our office is open Monday-Friday during working hours.   


If you’re an experienced accountancy and finance professional and want to help us deliver exceptional service for our customers whilst protecting the environment, then apply today to find out what a career with Yorkshire Water can offer for you. 


What's in it for you?

Career enhancement and development, colleague well-being and a genuinely positive work experience for all are key priorities. We are continuously evolving and improving our ways of working and you will support us in achieving our vision of 'taking responsibility for the water environment for good'.

If you feel this opportunity is suitable and you match the skills required, then please apply on line and complete the application process.

Kelda Group reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.

The Kelda Group provides water and sewerage services to domestic and business customers across the UK, managing the following subsidiary companies: - 

Yorkshire Water, is the main subsidiary company providing water and sewerage services to 4.7 million people and 130,000 businesses in the Yorkshire region. Its activities are regulated by the Water Services Regulation Authority, Ofwat Loop Customer Management Ltd specialises in delivering customer service support to Yorkshire Water that includes billing, debt recovery and incident management. Employing more than 600 people, Loop have built up an impressive list of industry awards and achievements since being created in 2000 and is currently listed in the Sunday Times Top 100 list as being one of the best companies to work for.

Kelda Water Services (KWS) manages Kelda's non-regulated water and waste water contract operations. It is now the second biggest player in the UK market for outsourced clean and waste water services.

Kelda Water Services Retail offer quality, integrity and partnership but it is never just about the technologies behind our solutions in water. It is about the structure, delivery and even the financing of those solutions, and about giving our customers a level of convenience they never knew was possible.

KeyLand Developments Limited (KeyLand Developments) is responsible for managing, developing and disposing of the group's surplus property assets, either on its own or in partnership with outside organisations.

Kelda Group values equality, diversity and inclusion we believe that everyone should be treated with respect. We welcome applications from all individuals, regardless of gender, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, race, colour, ethnic or national origin, disability, age, religion or belief and trade union membership.

Kelda Group reserve the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.