Commercial Finance Manager

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Commercial Finance Manager


Reading/ 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. 

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
  • Telco experience – Desirable 

MBNL – building strength through inclusion

At MBNL we embrace equality, diversity and inclusion.  People are at the heart of everything we do and collectively we strive to create an environment where everyone can flourish.  By fostering an inclusive environment, we are championing each other’s uniqueness. 

Inclusion & Diversity within MBNL will unlock innovation and continue to evolve how we work, to help us deliver world class infrastructure for our Shareholders and their customers.

We will work creatively to offer flexible working arrangements, (like non-standard hours, part-time, remote working). We want to support you to build your career without sacrificing your personal priorities.

MBNL are proud recipients of the Armed Forces Covenant Gold Award, and Disability Confident accredited.

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