Senior Finance Manager - Major Government

Job Req ID:  1008
Posting Date:  23-Sep-2022
Function:  Corporate Functions

1 Braham Street, London, United Kingdom

Salary:  competitive with great benefits

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About This Role


Major Government is a complex area with multiple large contracts – we provide critical services to the Nation, and ensuring we deliver our commitments on a being National Champion is embedded in everything we do. You will be the trusted advisor to the Manager Director of Major Government with a need to  lead, challenge, drive insight and add P&L value in order to underpin ambitious MTP plans. The team has a broad stakeholder base which requires concise and timely interaction to drive maximum value for BT and our customers. Insightful forecasting and reporting is crucial to support profitable growth of high value Government customers

You'll Have The Following Responsibilities


Business Partner the Managing Director of Major Government 


To lead a finance team of 14, ensuring clear accountabilities are set and priorities are aligned


Play a key leadership role in setting and shaping the future strategic direction of the business, ensuring they provide financial leadership in the translation of strategy into practical solutions and day-to-day working practices 


Play the lead role in ensuring the right investment decisions are made across the business, ensuring that the decisions and impacts are clearly understood 


Own the transformation agenda ensuring the cost base is optimised


Provide a clear direction and own the CAPEX envelope on the investment agenda depending on the business needs and financial envelopes available


Own and apply a clear approach to pay-plan across the business to drive the best sales outcome


Lead preparation of key reports to contribute to full Group / CFU / CU reporting 


Lead and partner with the MB, to ensure all business activities are carried out in accordance with, and in the spirit of, local legislative requirements, and enhance and protect BT for now and the future


You'll Have The Following Skills And Experience


Significant Leadership and stakeholder experience, working within highly matrixed environments. 


Experience of working with Commercial teams to deliver the unit financials


Ability to interpret financials into meaningful insight, to inform decision making. 


Be willing to voice an opinion and look at the “art of the possible” Must be able to create a clear vision, delivering against key metrics


Demonstrates an extremely high level of analytical capability


Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ ACA/ ACCA)



15% on target bonus 

£5500 car allowance

25 days annual leave + Bank holidays

Generous Pension Scheme

Family private medical insurance

BT Share Plan

Access to 100's of retail discounts including the BT shop

Discounted BT products including TV, Mobile and Broadband



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