Contract Assurance Finance Manager
Job Description - Contract Assurance Finance Manager (115466)Job description Contract Assurance Finance Manager (115466) Job function : Finance specialistsMain location : UK & Ireland-United Kingdom-London-LondonOther Locations : UK & Ireland-United Kingdom-West Yorkshire-Leeds, UK & Ireland-United Kingdom-Avon-BristolSchedule : Full-timeWorking pattern : StandardSalary : CompetitiveClosing date : Ongoing Contract Assurance Finance ManagerLocation: London or Leeds or 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 mattersOpenreach, 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.What you'll be doingThis role will be responsible for M2C process at Manager Level, he/she is specifically accountable for:Drive the Contract Closure process for all BDUK contracts within the agreed timeframes with LA and BDUK (data level dependant). Reporting the EOL pipeline and ensuring that each stage is tracked and governed appropriate.Drive the process to minimise unclaimed WIP and what learnings there are from this.Overseeing relevant transactional finance functions including MPC production, Evidence requesting and WIP reporting.Support the Contract teams is ensuring the final governance is done timely and Prem Cap breaches are identified and understood Continue to drive process improvement and automation of all claims processes. Continue to drive standardisation across all processes and contracts Build the relationship with BDUK to drive timely assurance and query resolution. We'll also need to see these on your CVSpecific skills and experience includes:Experience of positively influencing business performance by using data, commentary and analysis to inform decision making.A customer champion, with an unrivalled ability to truly transform customer experience, demonstrating real customer empathy in everything they doStrategic 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 customersPragmatic team player, adept at holding others to account through a challenging and supportive leadership style, whilst consistently delivering on their own commitmentsAn expert in their field - with experience of and credibility in engaging with Industry in a wider senseAn ability to matrix-manage cross-business teams to complex and multi-phase solutions (across technology, commercial, product and process design, network design and build).Advisor and coach to others both within own team and elsewhere, formulates their operational guidelines or in-depth knowledge and advises on specialist area Financial authority on new business opportunities and investments.Personally accountable for all business unit costs/revenue performance and business results Drives judicious use of resources to maximise productivity and drive cost efficiency and instrumental in driving expansion of margins Sponsors/guides the planning, facilitation and completion of FD sponsored finance programmes Leads, champions and manages conflicting priorities with ownership of successful delivery of key organisation-wide finance programmesSets agendas, identifies opportunities and promotes the highest standards of best practice and provides insight on finance work area(s) or specialismQualifications/experienceBachelor's degree in business or related field (or equivalent experience)Fully qualified accountant / Further qualification to support specialism with significant PQE (.e.g. CIMA, ACCA, IIA, CISA, ACT, CTA, MCT, IR Society Certificate or equivalent), or equivalent experienceWhy 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, we also own and operate the EE and Plusnet brands.And BT Group owns and operates Openreach as a separate legal entity.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.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. .