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Finance Business Partner - Openreach IT Delivery & Test

Company: BT Group
Location: Birmingham
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

minutes of inactivity. Job Description - Finance Business Partner - Openreach IT Delivery & Test (178438) Finance Business Partner - Openreach IT Delivery & Test ( 178438 ) Job function : Business partnering and commercial finance Main location : UK & Ireland-United Kingdom-West Midlands-Birmingham Schedule : Full-time Working pattern : Standard Salary : Competitive with great benefits Closing date : May 21, 2022, 10:59:00 PM Our mission is to break down the barriers of today to release the potential of tomorrow. Join us today and release yours.There are two things that we want to share with anyone considering joining us.Firstly, we've got big ambitions for our colleagues and the future of the organisation. These include our vision that inclusion and accessibility drive every conversation we have and every decision we make. We want our workforce to fully represent the communities and customers we serve, because a diverse business is a better business. We value every colleague, their diversity and the contribution that they make. When we say you're welcome at BT, we really mean it.Secondly, the one thing the pandemic has taught us is that a lot of current and future colleagues, where and when possible, want to embrace hybrid working. Therefore, we are introducing smart working at BT. Smart working means having the flexibility to choose, as a team, how and where you work depending on your team's deliverables and needs; when you are at your shared core location to connect with others and when not. It may not be for every role, and, as part of the recruitment process, you'll have the chance to discuss smart working and how it might work for the job you are applying for. About this role In Digital we have a clear vision, mission and purpose. We play a critical role in driving pan-IT transformation, customer experience and have an ambitious roadmap to improve our efficiency, quality and time to market as well as fundamentally simplify our architecture. Transformation and Integration programmes are at the heart of Digital's mid-term plan and pivotal to BT's future success.Our Vision: We are the home of Digital, where brilliant minds come together to create experience that feel personal and put smiles on faces. -Our Mission: We co-create with our customers and partners by listening with an open mind, to pioneer innovation that matters, having fun along the wayOur Purpose: We partner with you to deliver personalised experiences that wow you. We manage and evolve your services at the right cost, quality, and pace, making them better every day.The role holder will be the finance lead for the Openreach Digital unit, working closely with the operational directors to drive the financial performance in the unit. You'll have the following responsibilities --- Accountable for budgeting and financial performance of c. -100m of gross costs & c530 FTE (heads) including a mixture of Capex and Opex spend. ---- Lead relationship holder and commercial lead into an 'B' level Operational Director and Openreach Digital Leadership team--- Define and own zero based/activity based costing for the unit to assist in the unit cost economics of the area, including Story Points, Agile and DevOps--- Lead for the AS&M (Application Support & Maintenance) forecast ---- Key input into the prioritisation and do-ability of Openreach Capex plans over the annual and multi-year investment cycles--- Lead for Openreach Digital business cases, working closely with the operational teams and Procurement to ensure best possible value delivered for BT--- Responsible for overall integrity of Openreach Digital financials, with frequent communication with the Finance Director of DigitalLeadership accountabilities--- Proven ability to influence and build key relationships with appropriate business partners--- Communication skills - translating complex financial outcomes to senior financial and non-financial stakeholders through both oral and written communication. Ability to tailor message to the relevant audience, distilling key messages without losing the appropriate level of detail--- Ability to quickly establish credibility, respect and build strong working relationships. ---- Able to identify issues, get to root causes through the use of financial analysis and insight to diagnose and solve problems--- Bold and confident thinking, challenging the status quo where appropriate--- Able to use initiative to deal with ambiguity, identify resources to implement and determine pragmatic solutions--- Financial authority for budgeting and planning for the Openreach IT Delivery and Test P&L, B/S and cashflow for both the annual and multi-year planning cycles--- Assurance on monthly financial results of the unit--- Financial decision making on commercial deals with our 3rd party vendors, investment cases and local transformation initiatives that impact Openreach Digital--- Will operate in a highly complex environment with very high risk (potential financial or commercial impact, business unit/other business units/Group level visibility, potential reputational impact)--- Ownership of E2E financial plan and outlooks, managing risks and opportunities for Openreach Digital You'll have the following skills & experience --- Fully qualified accountant / Further qualification to support specialism (.e.g. CIMA, ACCA, IIA, CISA, ACT, CTA, MCT, IR Society Certificate or equivalent), or exceptionally equivalent experience ---- Experience across a wide range of finance disciplines desirable.--- Experience of driving cross unit change and improvement agenda.--- Excellent knowledge of finance, procurement and operational systems and processes--- Strong knowledge on accounting (IFRS)Experience you would be expected to have--- Demonstrable professionalism with a proven ability to operate in a complex, fast paced matrixed business environment. ---- A track record of effectively influencing stakeholder requirements ---- Strength of driving a customer centric approach in all financial processes. ---- Experience of financial management and delivery of improved financial performance.--- Strategic capability and commercial awareness--- Collaborative approach to problem solving.So, now the good part! ---- Smart working ---- 25 days' annual leave (not including bank holidays).--- Share option and pension scheme programmes.--- 10% on target annual bonus--- 10% employer pension contribution--- Flexible benefits to fit around you (private health care, dental care, ride to work scheme).--- Flexible, family-friendly working hours (cos 9-5 is just a bit old school, isn't it?).--- Discounts on BT / EE About BT BT has a key role in British society, fostering change and leading technology innovation. From delivering the Olympics, to supporting the emergency services, to investing more into research than any other UK technology company, we take pride in everything we do - and in the people who work here.We're now a global company operating at the forefront of the information age, employing 90,000 people in 180 countries. And we're on a mission. Guided by our core values of Personal, Simple and Brilliant our goal is to help customers, communities and businesses overcome barriers and release their potential.So, if you're interested in the power of potential, why not join us today and release yours? You can read more here about what it's like to work at BT How to Apply It's easy to apply online; you just need a copy of your up-to-date CV and to follow the step-by step process. Don't worry if you need to make changes - you'll have the opportunity to review and edit your work on the final page. We look forward to receiving your application!

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