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Commercial Finance Manager

Job Title: Commercial Finance Manager
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Salary: £70000 - £85000 per annum
Start Date: ASAP
REF: CFM150222_1644923661
Contact Name: Adam Davies
Contact Email:
Job Published: 3 months ago

Job Description

Commercial Finance Manager


Hybrid working

The Role:

MBNL's Finance team are seeking a Commercial Finance Manager who will be responsible for the for end-to-end ownership of Financial management of all aspects of Site Running & ESN. The role will also be responsible for providing decision support function to senior shareholders and influencing strategy discussions/planning.

We are actively encouraging applications from industries outside of telecommunications, if you have the ability to oversee the delivery of multiple fast paced projects and have worked in a technical environment, we would love to hear from you.

What you can expect to be doing:

  • Act as Financial advisor, business partner and accountable owner for Site Running and ESN finance matters and be the right hand for Head of Commercial Finance, Finance Director, Property & Legal Director.
  • Strategy setting and leading on 5-year plans for Site Running, restructuring and ESN while working with Finance and Non-Finance teams across MBNL, Shareholders and external Energy and Estate management partners.
  • Robustly challenging business activities to ensure best value for money
  • Identify cost savings opportunities and drive initiatives to achieve the cost savings and help MBNL and shareholders meet corporate financial targets
  • Accountable owner of the funding mechanism between MBNL and shareholders/MBNL and external partners to ensure appropriate levels are justified and maintained on monthly basis to support day to day operations while keeping a healthy working capital cycle
  • Being subject matter expert (SME) on the sharing of Site Running (Rent, Rates & utilities) cost between EE and H3G equitably. Managing existing cost sharing arrangement with shareholders, negotiating, influencing, and implementing new cost sharing policies.
  • Managing escalations to a very senior level in shareholder organisations.
  • Responsible for direct management and development of a team of three including a qualified Senior Analyst
  • Be the finance lead on Projects and Procurement activities and provide advice, consultancy and guidance to the Project teams on investment decisions through business cases.
  • Enforcing appropriate governance, controls and financial management of all finance processes within Site Running and ESN

What we are looking for:

  • Professional qualification: CIMA/ACA/ACCA
  • Advance Microsoft Office including Excel & Power Point
  • Financial Management, Planning & Analysis,
  • Commercial Acumen
  • Process Improvements
  • Financial/Data Modelling & Business Cases
  • An interest in external market factors and industry developments.
  • A proven track record of bringing the outside into your organisation and using this to drive improvements

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