BT TLSBS AMEA, Finance Manager in Hong Kong
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Why this role matters
The specialist nature of the area means that the Finance Business Partner’s role consists of 3 main components: Finance business partner to a sub-unit Directors within end to end P&L responsibility for contracts worth up to £100m revenue pa. This involves providing commercial and strategic support, analysis and insight in order to help drive growth and deliver operational benefits within with business. Reports on financial performance, including detailed variance analysis, trend analysis and interpretation of pipeline growth opportunities and ensures compliance against BTGS Accounting control framework and Sarbanes Oxley worldwide compliance.
What you'll be doing
Accountable for providing the Senior Finance Business Partner and sub-unit Director/ s with sound commercial and financial analysis , guidance and challenge in order to transform the cost base of the Commercial team and enable global growth.
Accountable for defining and influencing the strategy, risk management and forecasting processes for their sub-vertical team/s within Commercial. Including providing insight into the trends and assessingbest value of money.
Accountable for global P&L’s worth c£100m revenue pa.
As part of month end close ; Accountable for setting the framework to ensure data quality and booking accuracy (e.g. P&L entries by product, consistent use of chart of accounts, separation of one off and MRC). Decide on accruals and deferrals in cooperation with the account team. 4) Provide guidance and approve accounting adjustments. Review and approve flash report and high level commentary. Present month end results and variance analysis to contract team and senior management. Ensure SOX compliance.
Balance sheet. Accountable for global data accuracy in balance sheet. Regular review of balances with contract team and approval for SOX compliance. Continuous improvement of contract balance sheet. Identify gaps in WoCa management to be addressed by contract team (payment terms, supplier terms etc.)
Forecasting. Manage and control all forecasting activities. Review and submission of global outlook, BRF forecast, waterfalls and service towers along with Global CA. Review and submission of monthly sector R&O to centre. Present outlook and provide feedback to Contract Accountant. Help prepare the BRF presentation deck. Discuss and validate assumptions (new business, PPP,demand/TLR forecast with service lines etc.). Ensure that cost initiatives and risks are properly reflected in the forecast, challenge mitigation plan.
Performance Improvement. Proactively work with account team to identify and improve cost reduction initiatives and risk mitigation. Improve understanding and impact of financial reporting on performance for the commercial team.
Compliance & Audit. Ensure compliance against BTGS Accounting control framework and SOX compliance worldwide. Review and sign off of allcompliance checklists and activities
We'll also need to see these on your CV
This role will have ongoing interaction with wider business and finance teams. Steward, lead and partner with the business e.g. technical experts, tax and accounting specialists, senior management and customers, and others.
Prefferd fully Qualified Accountant with significant BT and/or external experience in Big 4 / industry but can be a partly Qualified accountant
Ability to work within a virtual team
Demonstrable, successful business partnering experience owning relationships at a senior level both internally to Director level (-1) as well as externally with customer procurement and AP teams
Minimum experience of wide range of financial disciplines
Preffered fully qualified accountant but can be a partly qualified accountant.
Demonstrable, successful business partnering experience owning relationships at a senior/mid level both internally to Director and Senior Finance Business Partner
Strong communicator with the ability to present ideas and influence to senior managers and customers.
Why choose us?
With customers in 180 countries, we're a leading global business communications provider. We have 17,000 people serving multinational companies, proving the services they need to create the digital transformation of their businesses.
Thanks to our portfolio strategy, the Cloud of Clouds, we provide high-performance, integrated and secure network and IT infrastructure services to global customers. It means our customers can connect easily and securely to the applications and data they need, wherever they are in the world. Our Digital GS strategy we are moving to will help create a better future for GS and our people. With a business focused around a global customer base and a portfolio of scalable repeatable solutions, supported by outstanding customer service and market-leading security.
To deliver it we need to focus where we can be brilliant, be more straightforward to do business with and meet customer needs with greater agility . This will help us to become a more profitable, predictable and customer-focused business.
We value different perspectives, skills and experiences. 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: Accounting and financial control
Title: TLSBS AMEA, Finance Manager
Location: North East Asia-Hong Kong
Requisition ID: 133062
Other Locations: South East Asia, Australasia, Middle East %26 Africa