BT Finance Analyst/Accountant in Belfast, United Kingdom

Finance Analyst/Accountant

Location: Belfast

Our purpose is to use the power of communications to make a better world. For each other, for our customers, for society and our communities. We need you to help us do this.

Why this role matters

The role holder provides financial support / Business Partnering for Openreach NI acting as an integral part of the Openreach NI finance team.

What you'll be doing

This role requires a talented Finance Analyst with ideally previous Business Partnering experience to work in the Openreach NI Finance team within Openreach division. Specific tasks include -

  • Work in close partnership with the Operational leads across a number of key Operational budget areas and commercial investment programmes to provide financial insight and support to key stakeholders, to drive performance, execute change, identify business risks and opportunities and deliver cost reductions where necessary

  • Preparation of accurate and timely monthly financial information for operational budget holders to work with key budget owners to understand KPI’s and variances

  • Ensure standardisation of reporting within New Openreach NI finance team, communicating the results through YoY, QoQ trends and being able to recommend actions from the result

  • Identification of potential areas of improvement within the existing month end processes and support ongoing business change initiatives

  • Support the financial planning, forecasting and analysis for the 5 year Medium Term Plan for Openreach NI

  • Deliver improvements in financial planning processes with strong governance and commercial insight into the business. Drive the use of standard templates and apply consistency to enable efficiencies.

  • Month end duties: Staff Pay Analysis, Working capital, Flash forecasting to ensure no surprises (including all journals and reconciliations)

  • Approval of project codes, new purchase orders, billing credits, bonuses etc.

  • Ad hoc project requests

We'll also need to see these on your CV

  • Experience as a Finance Analyst/Finance Business Partner

  • Previous experience of budget/forecasting preparation

  • Strong IT Skills, in particular proficiency in Microsoft Excel and dealing with large data sets

  • Ability to plan and prioritise workloads to agreed deadlines

  • Ability to work closely with non finance/operational teams

Why choose us?

Openreach is Britain’s digital network business. We’re a wholly owned and independently governed subsidiary of the BT Group. We’re over 30,000 people who connect homes, mobile phone masts, schools, shops, banks, hospitals, libraries, broadcasters, governments and businesses - large and small - to the world.

Our mission is to build the best possible network, with the highest quality service, making sure that everyone in Britain can be connected. We work on behalf of more than 590 communications providers like SKY, TalkTalk, Vodafone, and BT, and our fibre broadband network is the biggest in the UK, passing more 27.4 million premises. We’re also the platform for Britain’s thriving digital economy, which is the largest in the G20. We have an ambitious plan to deliver the better service, broader coverage and faster speeds that our customers are demanding of us. We continue to make superfast broadband speeds available to thousands of homes and businesses every week and we’re now embarking on the next big infrastructure build of our generation. We’ll be building ultrafast Fibre to the Premises technology to three million premises by the end of 2020, and we have an ambition to reach 10 million by the mid-2020’s under the right conditions.

Openreach remains an important part of BT but being more independent and treating customers equally is how Openreach contributes to the success of the Group.


We value different perspectives, skills and experiences. Diversity makes sense for us, our customers and our ambitions. We’re creating an inclusive working culture where people from all backgrounds can succeed. That’s why we welcome applications from all parts of the community.


Job: Finance

Title: Finance Analyst/Accountant

Location: GBR %26 Ireland-GBR-Antrim-Belfast

Requisition ID: 100434