Why this role matters
The specialist nature of the area means that the Finance Business Partner’s role consists of 3 main components : Finance business partner to a sub-unit Directors within end to end P&L responsibility for contracts worth up to £100m revenue pa.
This involves providing commercial and strategic support, analysis and insight in order to help drive growth and deliver operational benefits within with business.
Reports on financial performance, including detailed variance analysis, trend analysis and interpretation of pipeline growth opportunities and ensures compliance against BTGS Accounting control framework and Sarbanes Oxley worldwide compliance.
What you'll be doing
Accountable for providing the Senior Finance Business Partner and sub-unit Director / s with sound commercial and financial analysis , guidance and challenge in order to transform the cost base of the Commercial team and enable global growth.
Accountable for defining and influencing the strategy, risk management and forecasting processes for their sub-vertical team / s within Commercial.
Including providing insight into the trends and assessingbest value of money.
Accountable for global P&L’s worth c£100m revenue pa.
As part of month end close ; Accountable for setting the framework to ensure data quality and booking accuracy (e.g. P&L entries by product, consistent use of chart of accounts, separation of one off and MRC).
Decide on accruals and deferrals in cooperation with the account team. 4) Provide guidance and approve accounting adjustments.
Review and approve flash report and high level commentary. Present month end results and variance analysis to contract team and senior management. Ensure SOX compliance.
Balance sheet. Accountable for global data accuracy in balance sheet. Regular review of balances with contract team and approval for SOX compliance.
Continuous improvement of contract balance sheet. Identify gaps in WoCa management to be addressed by contract team (payment terms, supplier terms etc.)
Forecasting. Manage and control all forecasting activities. Review and submission of global outlook, BRF forecast, waterfalls and service towers along with Global CA.
Review and submission of monthly sector R&O to centre. Present outlook and provide feedback to Contract Accountant. Help prepare the BRF presentation deck.
Discuss and validate assumptions (new business, PPP,demand / TLR forecast with service lines etc.). Ensure that cost initiatives and risks are properly reflected in the forecast, challenge mitigation plan.
Performance Improvement. Proactively work with account team to identify and improve cost reduction initiatives and risk mitigation.
Improve understanding and impact of financial reporting on performance for the commercial team.
Compliance & Audit. Ensure compliance against BTGS Accounting control framework and SOX compliance worldwide. Review and sign off of allcompliance checklists and activities
We'll also need to see these on your CV
Minimum experience of wide range of financial disciplines
Preffered to be a fully qualified accountant but can be a partly qualified accountant
Demonstrable, successful business partnering experience owning relationships at a senior / mid level both internally to Director and Senior Finance Business Partner
Strong communicator with the ability to present ideas and influence to senior managers and customers.
Why choose us?
BT in the Americas is a leading expert in managed networked IT services, operating globally and delivering locally. We work for 8,500 organizations, such as Nestle Purina, BMW, Credit Suisse, Deutsche Bank, Heinz, PepsiCo, Bristol-Myers Squibb, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, Fiat- Chrysler, Microsoft, NATO, NYSE, Volkswagen, Volvo and many more.
By combining products and services with industry-specific solutions and consulting expertise, we deliver efficient and secure systems to our customers.
BT has had a presence in the United States for more than 30 years. Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, we have more than 2000 professionals, with offices in over 35 key cities across the US, Canada and Latin America.
BT owns and operates its own network infrastructure in North America. This includes nation-wide reach to all major US cities with MPLS nodes across the US, making up one of the larger MPLS networks of any carrier in the region.
This expanded footprint enables us to reach over 80% of key customer sites, as well as extending coverage beyond the US with MPLS points across the region.
BT sets high standards for its employees, but also strives to provide a work environment and culture that fosters health and wellbeing.
Above and beyond your base salary, annual bonus or sales compensation plan and full comprehensive benefits, BT offers high deductible health plans that empower employees to make good health care decisions, with the ability to use funds from a health savings account - to which BT contributes - that the employee manages and controls.
In addition to a generous vacation allowance, all employees receive an additional 3 paid days per year to volunteer in their communities.
Existing authorization to work in the United States is required. Relocation support for this position is not currently available.
BT is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.
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.