Route Financial Controller
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Company : Network Rail

Job Location : London, UK

Posted on : Sat, 01 Aug 2020 13:43:14 GMT

Job Description :

Route Financial Controller

London, GB
Department Name

Southern Region
About Network Rail

We at Network Rail are dedicated to becoming one of Britain's best employers and believe this starts with placing the candidate at the heart of everything we do!

Our ambition to be responsive to passengers and freight users, drives us every day and we're empowered to do the right thing for those who use the rail network. We actively challenge unsafe practices and take responsibility for addressing risks, resolving issues and protecting safety and wellbeing.

Brief Description

To manage the provision of comprehensive and quality financial and commercial services for the Sussex Route and some shared Southern regional services (Property and Works Delivery). Provide excellent business partnering for the Sussex RD and their senior team helping them to achieve Network Rail’s goals.

About the role (External)

1. Manage the implementation of Route business planning processes and the monitoring of action plans for the delivery of business objectives.

2. Support the route achieve efficiency targets by providing excellent business insight and analysis and the tools to track and monitor initiatives.

3. Provide financial support to the Route management for the establishment of budgets and the period reporting, review and analysis of actual results. Produce accurate forecasts.

4. Provide the technical expertise, on all financial issues for Route management. Monitor financial performance, identifying risks and opportunities and review delivery of corrective action.

5. Lead the finance team to identify resource requirements and recruit as required.

6. Maintain technical standards of accounting in accordance with statutory, regulatory, HMRC and Group Policy & Regulations.

7. Establish procedures and systems of internal control to achieve safe stewardship and custody of assets and maintain the integrity of all financial records.

8. Manage the Monthly Business Reviews (MBR) process for the Route Director.

9. Challenge delivery unit business and financial performance through the Delivery Unit Business Review process as a key member of the Director’s review team.

10. Manage infrastructure, ‘slip and trip’, employer’s liability, bridge strike, train operating company and other claims raised by and against the Routes and Delivery Units to minimise the risk of loss and maximise recoveries.

Job Skills, Experience and Qualifications


  • Full membership of relevant professional body
  • Finance acumen
  • Experience in project accounting and commercial responsibility for major projects


  • Experience of working in a matrix management organisation
  • Experience within at least 2 different finance disciplines within Network Rail and/or external organisations
  • Five years’ post qualification experience

  • Other relevant professional or academic qualifications

How to apply (External)

Network Rail adheres to pre-employment Baseline Personal Security Standard (BPSS), this is government standard for pre –employment vetting. BPSS government standard pre-employment vetting requires Network Rail to screen a potential employee’s unspent criminal convictions and undertake 3 year career checks. Employment at Network Rail is subject to employees meeting the BPSS government standard pre-employment vetting.

Network Rail welcomes applications regardless of age, disability, marital status (including civil partnerships), pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sexual orientation, transgender status, sex (or gender), employment status, trade union affiliation, or other irrelevant factor. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria.

Keeping people safe on the railway is at the heart of everything we do, safe behaviour is therefore a requirement of working for Network Rail. Applicants should demonstrate their personal commitment to safety in their application.

Network Rail can offer you a rewarding career with competitive pay and excellent benefits including a choice of contributory pension schemes, a generous annual leave package, a bonus scheme and an annual 75% subsidy on season tickets costing up to £3000 (to a maximum amount of £2,250).

Network Rail positively embraces flexible working recognising that employees may wish to balance work and family/home life.

Salary: £65,480 - £73,665

Closing date: 14th August 2020, late applications will not be accepted. We retain the right to close the advert before the listed closing date based on application volumes.

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