BT Senior finance planning and analysis manager in London, United Kingdom
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About this role
The Group Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) function works closely with Customer Facing Units (CFUs) and Corporate Unit (CUs) to develop stretching forecasts, provide meaningful insight into financial performance and drive action & decision making on a pan BT basis to support delivery of financial goals.
This role is critical to ensuring the BT Group consistently delivers cash performance in line with guidance / market expectations and to enable the business to make the right long term and strategic decisions when investing for the future.
The successful candidate will hold deep knowledge and expertise in developing an efficient and effective Group Cash FP&A function and in delivering opportunities to improve Cash Flow within a large and complex organisation. If you have a successful track record and a genuine passion for taking on new challenges, this role is for you.
You will be responsible for leading key activities to improve Cash & Working Capital management for BT Group. Key objectives of this role are to drive improvements in Cash forecast precision, identify & deliver initiatives to optimise working capital, enhance the level of insight & analysis into drivers of working capital performance and lead efforts to build organisational knowledge and capabilities across the business. Specific responsibilities will include:
You'll have the following responsibilities
You will be responsible for leading key activities to improve Cash & Working Capital management for BT Group. Key objectives of this role are to drive improvements in Cash forecast precision, identify & deliver initiatives to optimise working capital, enhance the level of insight & analysis into drivers of working capital performance and lead efforts to build organisational knowledge and capabilities across the business.
Specific responsibilities will include:
Consolidate, review and challenge the CFU and CU full year rolling Cash forecasts ensuring that all knowledge gained during month end is used to inform unit forecast assumptions effectively and produce outputs to distil and explain drivers of cash performance to the Group CFO & Leadership team on a monthly basis
Identify and investigate material forecast weaknesses to understand the root cause of the error
Work collaboratively with CFUs to generate, agree and implement pragmatic and sustainable solutions to drive improvement in forecast accuracy
Use governance to drive CFU ownership & accountability for better forecast effectiveness
Drive tactical interventions to manage Group cash performance on an on-going basis
Support CFUs with the continued development of their system-based quarterly Medium-Term Outlook (MTO) forecast models
Collaborate closely with Group Finance Transformation to prioritise and deliver improved Cash & Working capital planning capabilities as part of the ERP (SAP) deployment
Gather & analyse operational and transactional data to identify and pursue opportunities (tactical & strategic) to optimise working capital and free-up cash locked up on the balance sheet
Responsible owner for other key related projects on an adhoc basis
You'll have the following skills & experience
Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CGMA)
Deep Cash & Working Capital expertise via industry role or consulting experience
Proven experience in leading activities to improve working capital forecast precision
Demonstrable success in identifying and delivering projects to optimise working capital
Previous experience in leading Cash & Working Capital reporting & planning processes
Excellent relationship building capability
Strong stakeholder and programme management skills
Ability to operate and influence within a highly matrixed environment
Working knowledge of SAP and BI tools a strong advantage
15% on target bonus
25 days holiday, increasing with service
BT Pension scheme, minimum 5% contribution from you, BT contribute 10%
Free broadband, BT Sport and discounts on mobile phone products
Flexible working operating model
Huge range of flexible benefits you can pick and choose from in our BT rewards shop
Annual car allowance or company car
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How to Apply
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Must be a qualified finance professional eg ACA / CIMA
Job: Financial planning and analysis
Title: Senior finance planning and analysis manager
Location: GBR %26 Ireland-GBR-London
Requisition ID: 187520