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Commercial Finance Manager - Contract Role - Flexible working

Job Title: Commercial Finance Manager - Contract Role - Flexible working
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Reading, Berkshire
Industry:
Salary: Negotiable
REF: PP/CK/C/CFM_1650476142
Contact Name: Chaitra Katkar
Contact Email: chaitra.katkar@projectpeople.com
Job Published: about 1 month ago

Job Description

Commercial Finance Manager
Permanent
Hybrid working

The Role:

A reputed Telecom Infrastructure company'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 (~£300m in value) 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 (~£1.5 billion in value) while working with Finance and Non-Finance teams across the company , 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 the company and shareholders meet corporate financial targets
  • Accountable owner of the funding mechanism between the company and shareholders and external partners (~£20m per month in value) 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

· Telco experience - Desirable

If you are interested in applying or knowing more about the role, please do email your CV to chaitra.katkar@projectpeople.com

Project People is acting as an Employment Business in relation to this vacancy.