Accounting & Financial Control Manager (18 month FTC)

Job Req ID:  679
Posting Date:  18-Sep-2022
Function:  Corporate Functions

Aztec West, Bristol, United Kingdom

Salary:  competitive with great benefits

About BT

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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.

About This Role

** This role is an 18-month Secondment / Fixed Term Contract**


Working closely with the Accounting & Financial Control Manager, you will be responsible for producing and delivering accurate financial accounts for staff and non-staff related opex costs in order for the business to make the right commercial decisions and deliver its plans.


What You'll Be Doing

•    Month End Accounting – Ownership of accounting for responsible MD area working with a range of stakeholders & service providers within both Consumer and Group Finance to ensure the timely and accurate reporting of Consumer Opex


•    Month End Reporting - Presenting latest financial performance, providing clear insight on both variances and future performance


•    Financial Control and Compliance – establish robust financial processes and associated outputs ensuring full implementation of controls across the P&L and Balance Sheet. Full compliance of relevant accounting standards and controls (IFRS16) to support internal & external audit


•    Financial Analysis – directly business partner with relevant Commercial Finance teams and the Business to ensure understanding financial performance


•    Budgeting and Forecasting - Supporting in the production of budgets and latest views with Commercial Finance for both P&L and balance sheet in line with forecasting timescales

•    Process Improvement – drive a culture of continuous improvement within both own area of accountability 


•    Leading and supporting on projects and transformation initiatives including those supporting the delivery of the MFB programme and Nayan

Skills and Experience

• Proven knowledge and broad experience in finance, covering a breadth of activities and best in class practices and policies

• Ability to understand complex systems 

• Proven ability to influence and coach business partners and build key relationships 

• Communication skills - translating complex financial outcomes to senior financial and non-financial stakeholders through both oral and written communication.  Ability to tailor message to the relevant audience, distilling key messages without losing the appropriate level of detail 

• Ability to quickly establish credibility and respect and build strong working collaborative relationships.  

• Demonstrate professionalism with a proven ability to operate in a complex, fast paced business environment.  

• Able to identify issues, get to root causes through the use of financial analysis and insight to diagnose and solve problems 

• Bold and confident thinking, challenging the status quo where appropriate 

•  Able to use initiative to deal with ambiguity, identify resources to implement and determine pragmatic solutions 

Experience you would be expected to have

•    Broad experience of core accounting processes – accruals, prepayments, balance sheet ownership. 

•    Process improvement. 

•    Experience of senior stakeholder management, demonstrating ability to work closely with and partner with the business within a highly complex challenging environment. 

•    Experienced in financial analysis and the preparation of material to support senior management level decision making.  


So, now the good part! 


•    Smart working 
•    25 days’ annual leave (not including bank holidays).
•    Share option and pension scheme programmes.
•       10% on target annual bonus
•       10% employer pension contribution
•    Flexible benefits to fit around you (private health care, dental care, ride to work scheme).
•    Flexible, family-friendly working hours (cos 9-5 is just a bit old school, isn’t it?).
•       Discounts on BT / EE

About British Telecom
We're the leading communications provider with customers in 180 countries. Across the world we enable customer's digital transformations so they can thrive. our focus is simple: be the global provider-of-choice for managed network and IT infrastructure services..