Finance Business Partner

BT Group Plc
May 09, 2024
May 17, 2024
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Why this job matters

Our Digital unit leads BT's digital transformation, dedicated to delivering exceptional customer experiences and creating innovative products and services. We focus on digital innovation, platform delivery, and product development, unwaveringly committed to our customers. Whether it's crafting services like connected care solutions for tracking well-being or security apps to protect against cyber threats, Digital spearheads BT's digital transformation, driving service innovation at scale to meet our customers' needs.

Digital is the powerhouse behind the transformation of BT. We created Digital to focus on digital innovation and drive rapid digital transformation across the entire company.

We're focused on driving the creation of innovative products, platforms and services in key areas such as healthcare and data to support our back to growth agenda and create new revenue streams.

We have 3,400 people across 24 countries that bring together capabilities in Digital product and platform management, User-led Design, Digital Engineering, core Telco IT and experience of developing and running Digital channels as well as large scale transformations.

We invest around £1.2bn each year for BT. BT's values - Personal, Simple, Brilliant - are core to the way we do business. Within these, three things are key to our success:
  • Better customer insight - understanding the market, our competition and where we have competitive advantage
  • A team culture that is built on doing the right thing, making great decisions at pace and putting customers at the heart of our business
  • An operating model and organisation structure that sets us up for success and gives people meaningful work, clear accountabilities and opportunities to learn and grow

  • Within BT Finance we are part-way through our Finance Transformation programme to transform our systems, operating models, ways of working and capabilities for Finance to ensure we're fit for the future in a competitive market. Over the coming years, we're committed to continuing to improve our global operational and financial performance to drive sustainable growth in value and deliver on the necessary cost savings we have to make to invest in our future. We are entering a pivotal time for our new BT strategy and Finance will be playing a critical role.

    The role holder will business partner the Directors and their teams across the Finance, Security, Transformation and Design units within Digital Corporate. The role holder will lead all aspects of the financials including managing a total cost base of £45m across Capex and Opex and leading on transformation and efficiency programmes across this cost base.

    What you'll be doing
    • End to end responsibility for a combined cost budget of c.£45m including planning and forecasting, tracking financial reporting month end activities
    • Lead financial relationship holder and commercial lead for Directors supporting Finance, Security, Transformation and Design units.
    • Playing a key role on driving the financials for the subcon efficiencies & app run/dev cost base
    • Manage the run cost build for the IT estate, working closely with Procurement to drive savings.
    • Creation of investment cases for Transformation program for for Digital Investment Board and BT Investment Board.
    • Provide cost reporting and insight on IT system transformation programs delivered by Digital Corporate.

    The skills you need
    • Proven ability to influence and build key relationships with senior stakeholders
    • Comfortable working in an ambiguous and often changing environment where you need to be able to synthesise complex problems to find a simple solution
    • Fully qualified accountant (e.g. CIMA, ACCA, ACA) or exceptionally equivalent experience
    • Experience across a wide range of finance disciplines desirable
    • Excellent knowledge of BT & EE's finance, procurement and operational systems and processes
    • Experience of financial management and delivery of improved financial performance

    Connected Behaviours
    • Inspiring communicator - You create inspiring messages, considering different perspectives and delivering simple communications.
    • Commercial thinker - You develop and implement ideas, using internal commercial insight and the latest external thinking.
    • Collaborative partner - You develop great working relationships with stakeholders, sharing knowledge and collaborating.

    About us

    BT is part of BT Group, along with EE, Openreach, and Plusnet.

    Millions of people rely on us every day to help them live their lives, power their businesses, and keep their public services running. We connect friends to family, clients to colleagues, people to possibilities. We keep the wheels of business spinning, and the emergency services responding.

    We value diversity and celebrate difference. 'We embed diversity and inclusion into everything that we do. It's fundamental to our purpose: we connect for good.'

    We all stick to the same values: Personal, Simple, and Brilliant. From day one, you'll get stuck in to tough challenges, pitch in with ideas, make things happen. But you won't be alone: we'll be there with help and support, learning and development.

    This is your chance to make a real difference to the world: to be part of the digital transformation of countless lives and businesses. Grab it.


    Although these roles are listed as full-time, if you're a job share partnership, work reduced hours, or any other way of working flexibly, please still get in touch.


    Studies have shown that women and people who are disabled, LGBTQ+, neurodiverse or from ethnic minority backgrounds are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification and criteria. We're committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and authentic workplace where everyone can be their best, so if you're excited about this role but your past experience doesn't align perfectly with every requirement on the , please apply anyway - you may just be the right candidate for this or other roles in our wider team.