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Manager - Finance Transformation

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Recruiter: LA International Computer Consultants Ltd
Listed on: 27th January
Location: Bristol
Salary Notes: MARKET RATES
Type: Contract
Start Date: ASAP

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My client is looking for a Manager for their Finance Transformation area for an initial 3 months. This will be based remotely.

Working closely alongside the Senior Finance Transformation Team and Technology FDs, this role will help to transform and improve financial processing and reporting for Technology as part of the Making Finance Brilliant programme. The role holder will ensure group led programmes are implemented successfully. The role holder will possess very strong project management skills and will not be afraid to challenge and drive change. They will be on top of what is due on data recs and other related deliverables, but will also be able to deep dive into specific areas of issue, helping to unblock and resolve.

What you'll be doing:
*Manage the relevant members of Technology Finance and Technology Operations in order to drive the delivery of programmes within the larger finance transformation strategy for BT as well as driving through change within Technology through the progression and co-ordination of initiatives and ideas generated within Technology teams
*Manage and drive through the successful implementation of the SAP project across Technology
*Build strong relationships with the Technology finance teams through the communication and socialisation of necessary items whilst supporting the wider finance team through the change agenda, capture feedback and share with the respective transformation leads
*Link into the Transformation activities being performed by other Technology teams to ensure a co-ordinated approach
*Manage and review the implementation of new processes and enhancements to drive simplification and reduce complexity and manual effort to deliver a more efficient and effective Technology finance function
*Governance and performance tracking of progress. Providing updates to the MFB program (attending regular pan BT meetings) and ensuring any reconciliation or related data ask deadlines are met.

The Skills you Need:
*Typically degree level or equivalent
*Fully qualified accountant / Further qualification to support specialism (.e.g. CIMA, ACCA, IIA, CISA, ACT, CTA, MCT, IR Society Certificate or equivalent), or exceptionally equivalent experience
*Minimum experience of wide range of financial disciplines.
*Experience of driving change.
*Project Management experience
*Experience and knowledge of SAP would be beneficial
*The role holder should have an inquisitive mind, attention to detail and should be someone who will go the extra mile to get things right

*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, respect and build strong working relationships.
*Able to identify issues and get to root causes
*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

All Connected Leader Behaviours apply with a focus on:
*Customer champion: I understand customers' needs and challenges and don't stop until we create brilliant experiences for them. I champion our customers in everything I do.
*Solution-focused achiever: I always deliver my ambitious goals, outcomes and timelines. I cut through complexity and obstacles to get to the right ethical solution at the right time.
*Collaborative partner: I understand the agendas and needs of others, alongside the needs of the business. I break down silos, and work brilliantly with partners both within and outside of the organisation to deliver business results.
*Commercial thinker: I understand the wider market and commercial drivers. I come up with ideas, provide insights and create propositions that benefit our business.

Key decisions
Decision making on
*How to meet challenging MFB reconciliation/task deadlines
*Systems implementation changes (mostly BT Group led)
*Deep dive into data/reconciliation issues

*Demonstrable professionalism with a proven ability to operate in a complex, fast paced matrixed business environment.
*A track record of effectively influencing stakeholder requirements
*Strength of driving a customer centric approach in all financial processes.
*Experience of financial management and delivery of improved financial performance.
*Strategic capability and commercial awareness
*Collaborative approach to problem solving
*A track record of successfully leading and managing complex projects

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