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6 months ago
BT
Basic Salary: . Closing Date
Location: Leeds
Job type: Permanent
Category: Financial Sales Jobs
Finance Business Partner - Desk Based Service and Sales, MDU enablement (109155)

Job function
: Business partnering and commercial finance

Main location
: UK & Ireland-United Kingdom-London-London

Other Locations
: UK & Ireland-United Kingdom-West Yorkshire-Leeds, UK & Ireland-United Kingdom-Avon-Bristol

Schedule
: Full-time

Working pattern
: Standard

Salary : .

Closing date
: Mar 22, 2019, 11:59:00 PM

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Finance Business Partner - Desk Based Service and Sales, MDU Enablement
London, Bristol and Leeds

EVP

Our purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. For each other, for our customers, for society and our communities. We need you to help us do this.

Why this role matters

Openreach

Openreach, part of BT Group, provides the capability for over 500 Communications Providers to provide service, broadband and data services to consumers and businesses across the UK. Our network covers 30 million customers and 8 million broadband lines from approximately 5,500 local exchanges. Openreach is at the heart of Britain’s drive to be a world leader in the internet economy. Broadband connections have become a necessity to customers at home and at work and the demands of our infrastructure reflect that importance. Through us, millions of individuals connect to friends and family and have a wealth of information and entertainment at their fingertips. For small local businesses, right through to large multinationals, we help companies to work better and compete effectively in global markets. We are also the backbone for essential public services to be delivered and help national and regional economies grow. Having a fast internet connection has never been more important.

When we get it right we change people’s lives; having empathy with customers whether at home or in the office will help us deliver our priorities and also enable us to play our part in supporting BT’s overall purpose, to use the power of communications to make a better world.

We need leaders who will size the growth opportunity on offer, to transform the cost base and the way in which we operate to ensure slicker delivery, faster throughput of work on our contracts, a more reliable and predictable delivery on time and a better customer experience for our customers and their customers.

The role

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A financial business partnering role reporting to Senior Manager, Finance

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The Strategic Infrastructure Development business unit is accountable for strategic stakeholder relationship management and new business development for Openreach

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Infrastructure Solutions is a function within SID and is responsible for executive stakeholder management, strategic infrastructure client management & customer service

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D Level business partnering role to 2 operational Senior Managers:

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Desk Based Service & Sales; worth £126.7m revenue and £89.2m EBITDA across the business unit. Accountable for the financial control and stewardship of operational budgets of £6.5m Revenue and £10m Opex, and will consume capital expenditure of £1m which will need to deliver against agreed physical commitments. 198 FTE direct labour with TLC of c. £10m

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MDU Enablement (Multiple Dwelling Units); will consume initial capital expenditure of £4m and will need to deliver 63k total homes passed (THP) across the first 8 fibre cities. Ambition is 450k THP total for MDU (commercial & residential), which includes 27% of the Fibre First footprint. 20 FTE directly labour with TLC of c. £1m

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The role holder will demonstrate strong control and analytical thinking, and have overall responsibility and accountability for financial forecasting, planning, reporting actuals, management accounts and analysis of the unit.

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Accountable for leading the budgetary and financial control activities on behalf of the delivery unit.

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Role holder will need to drive best practice across the business, whilst fostering and enabling an entrepreneurial flair and local ownership.

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Could be expected to have direct people management responsibility for a team of finance professionals

* Will operate in a highly complex environment with high risk (potential financial or commercial impact, business unit/LOB level visibility, potential reputational impact)

What you'll be doing

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Steward, lead and partner with the business

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Support the implementation of the strategy for the unit by working with the team to provide insights and key reports, aligned to the FP&A strategy for the CFU / CU. This role is in a highly complex area managing relationships across wide range of stakeholders & workstreams:

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Customer Service

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Desk-based Sales

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MDU Enablement

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Wider Infrastructure Solutions team stakeholders

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Newsites

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Transformation

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Strategy

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Commercial

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Chief Engineer

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Fibre & Network Delivery

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Business partner with sub-units within the CFU / CU to provide financial insights to inform strategic decision making

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Financial accountability, control and stewardship of 2 business units; £6.5m Revenue and £11m Opex, capital expenditure of £5m. 218 FTE direct labour.

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Impact on the wider business unit of £126.7m revenue (£89.2m EBITDA)

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Driving revenue growth through support of opportunities throughout the customer journey

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Improve understanding and impact of financial reporting on performance of the business unit

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P&L analysis including: Pay & non-pay, TLC, TLR, allowances, OT other SG&A etc.

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Assurance and risk management – role holder expected to control risks and opportunities across P&L, actively (i) mitigating risks, (ii) driving opportunities, (iii) driving profit protection initiatives.

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The creation and support of business cases including presentation to appropriate authority and sign-off boards as required e.g. IBC/OIB/CIB and any post-implementation activity as required.

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Responsible for interlocking and delivery with the transformation team. Accountable for delivery of physical commitments on capital spent, at agreed efficiency levels.

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Expected to present directly to FD/FC for SID, and to MD for SID / CFO Openreach as required.

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Deliver transformation in to and across the patch, as interlocked with the Transformation team.

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Identify and track benefits from any transformation activity delivered with the area.

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Driving creation of quarterly forecasts and annual budget

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Responsible for control on key business risks and controls in the business.

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Produce monthly financial reports for the business units

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Manage and run the month end processes, including manipulation of data to produce financial journals

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Improving the impact, and understanding, of financial reporting on business performance

* ensure all business activities are carried out in accordance with, and in the spirit of, local legislative requirements, and enhance and protect BT for now and the future

We'll also need to see these on your CV

Specific skills and experience includes:

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Experience of positively influencing business performance by using data, commentary and analysis to inform decision making.

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A true customer champion, with an ability to truly influence customer experience, demonstrating real customer empathy in everything they do

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Strategic thinker with proven experience driving daily concepts to deliver longer term vision with the ability to cut through barriers to bring real clarity and focus to delivering for our customers

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Pragmatic team player, adept at holding others to account through a challenging and supportive leadership style, whilst consistently delivering on their own commitments

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An ability to matrix-manage cross-business teams to complex and multi-phase solutions (across technology, commercial, product and process design, network design and build).

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Advisor and coach to others both within own team and elsewhere, formulates their operational guidelines or in-depth knowledge and advises on specialist area

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Financial authority on new business opportunities and investments. Personally accountable for all business unit costs/revenue performance and business results

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Drives judicious use of resources to maximise productivity and drive cost efficiency and instrumental in driving expansion of margins

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Sponsors/guides the planning, facilitation and completion of local finance programmes

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Sets agendas, identifies opportunities and promotes the highest standards of best practice and provides insight on finance work area(s) or specialism

Skill Group

Skill

D Level

Transform

Commercial Awareness

Intermediate

Cost Transformation

Intermediate

Change Management

Full

Insight

Risk Management

Full

Innovation

Full

Impact

Influencing

Full

Stakeholder Management

Full

Core

Data Management and Analysis

Expert

Business Case Development

Intermediate

Budgeting and Cost Management

Intermediate

Qualifications/experience

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Bachelor’s degree in business or related field (or equivalent experience)

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Fully/Part qualified accountant / QBE/ Further qualification to support specialism with significant PQE (.e.g. CIMA, ACCA, IIA, CISA, ACT, CTA, MCT, IR Society Certificate or equivalent)

Leadership behaviours

* Customer champion

* Bold decision maker

* Solution-focused achiever

* Team coach

* Inspiring communicator

* Change agent

* Collaborative partner

* Commercial thinker

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