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BT Senior finance planning and analysis manager in London, United Kingdom

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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

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

Benefits

  • 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

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 (https://www.bt.com/careers)

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!

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

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