Accounting and Finance Control Manager, Financial Transformation

Recruiter
BT Group
Location
Easton, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
11 Jun 2019
Closes
18 Jun 2019
Ref
1153118711
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Job Description - Accounting and Finance Control Manager, Financial Transformation (114541)Job description Accounting and Finance Control Manager, Financial Transformation (114541) Job function : Accounting and financial controlMain location : UK & Ireland-United Kingdom-Avon-BristolSchedule : Full-timeWorking pattern : StandardSalary : CompetitiveClosing date : Ongoing Accounting and Finance Control Manager, Financial TransformationLocation: BristolOur 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 mattersThis role ensures the financial and operational integrity of the business by assessing the impact of change initiatives on Consumer FinanceWhat you'll be doing• Perform and Document Initial Impact Assessments on new Change Initiatives, engaging with Project Delivery team to ensure the initiative objective is fully understood. Finalising the assessment in conjunction with Operational Finance teams to confirm which teams are impacted by the change initiative• Work with Operational Finance teams and Project Delivery teams to ensure that Finance risk and requirements are addressed to an acceptable conclusion• Provide ongoing engagement with clear updates to various stakeholders within Finance. Prepare and present periodic reporting and updates, both formal and informal, on change initiatives progress and status• Ensure that change initiatives follow the Consumer Project Governance, and where necessary lead Finance projects to conclusion within the Governance framework• Accountable for stewarding, leading and partnering with the business, ensuring all business activities are carried out in accordance with local legislative requirements, which enhance and protect BT for now and the future.We'll also need to see these on your CV• Ability to use knowledge and experience of finance, within and external to Consumer Finance operations, to identify risk and manage the prioritisation of key activities and change initiatives• Building effective working relationships with multiple business areas, quickly establishing credibility. • Dealing with difficult scenarios and adapting communication style to deal with a large range of stakeholders including the ability to negotiate with and influence peers and Management. • Understanding complex processes involving multiple IT systems and interfaces with cross-functional responsibilities.• Communication skills - Ensure effective communication at all times, escalating and presenting key issues and updates to finance and non-finance stakeholders to ensure awareness and effective resolution of risks and problems. Ability to tailor message to the relevant audience, distilling key messages without losing the appropriate level of detail• Demonstrable professionalism with a proven ability to operate in a complex, fast paced matrixed business environment. • Bias towards bold and confident thinking, challenging the status quo where appropriate• Patience and experience of navigating large, complex organisational structures • Able to deal with ambiguity, identify resources to implement and determine pragmatic solutions• Experience and knowledge of project and change methodologies - ability to work as part of a project team, lead a project and act as a Finance representative on behalf of Consumer Finance Controlling• Experience of reviewing and implementing business processes involving multiple IT systems and interfaces with cross-functional responsibilities• Excellent Communication and influencing skills, including experience of senior stakeholder management - working with Senior Management, ensuring understanding of financial and operational consequences of change initiatives.Why choose us?We've always been an organisation with purpose; to use the power of communications to make a better world. You can trace this back to our beginning as pioneers of the world's first telecommunications company. At our heart we're a technology company with research and innovation in our bones and a desire to be personal, simple, and brilliant for our customers - those are the values we live by whilst also creating an inclusive working environment where people from all backgrounds can succeed.Our pursuit of progress over the past 180 years has established BT as a strong, successful brand, with huge scale capable of achieving great things. From supporting emergency services, hospitals, banks and keeping economies around the world online, safe and secure, to delivering large scale technology infrastructure like the creation of BT Sport.Today in this fast changing, always on, digital world our purpose remains true. Yet the market conditions, regulation and competition we face are tougher than ever before. So if you have the drive, optimism and resilience to help propel us forward we'll offer unrivalled personal development, a wealth of opportunities to learn, experience new things and pursue new careers. If that's you and what you're looking for, we'd love you to be part of our future.The Consumer Customer Facing Unit (CFU) delivers over £10bn of revenue and £2.4bn of EBITDA for BT Group. The CFU has three consumer brands; EE, BT and Plusnet - and numerous product lines including Landline, Broadband, Mobile, TV and Sport. This provides employees fantastic opportunities to grow their knowledge of the industry and develop a long-lasting career within the unit. Consumer finance plays a key role in driving top and bottom line growth. The function provides insightful reporting, analysis and business partnering that is integral to optimising decision making and delivering value for shareholders.Within the Consumer Financial Controlling team, the Financial Transformation team is responsible for management of strategic change initiatives that underpin Consumer's Strategy. This includes working alongside Operational Finance, Project Delivery teams and the project Sponsors, to identify and mitigate risks impacting Consumer Finance Controlling. We value different perspectives, skills and experiences. We're creating an inclusive working culture where people from all backgrounds can succeed. That's why we welcome applications from all parts of the community.

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