Commercial Finance Manager



9 days ago


Our mission is to break down the barriers of today to release the potential of tomorrow. Join us today and release yours.

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Firstly, we’ve got big ambitions for our colleagues and the future of the organisation. These include our vision that inclusion and accessibility drive every conversation we have and every decision we make. We want our workforce to fully represent the communities and customers we serve, because a diverse business is a better business. We value every colleague, their diversity and the contribution that they make. When we say you’re welcome at BT, we really mean it.

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About this role

This role within Commercial Finance would act as the business partner for the Group Economics team and the Group Regulatory team. The analysis we undertake underpins strategic decisions those teams make on BT's approach to cost recovery and negotiating with Ofcom to achieve a fair return.

Your team creates and owns the business models that underpin the information we share with internal stakeholders and with Ofcom under statutory requirements. We'll be looking to you to offer insight into commercial impacts of cost allocations along with recent and future trends in scenario analysis prepared in line with controlled processes.

You'll have the following responsibilities

+ You'll build and maintain complex financial models. These will often extend out many years into the future built on actuals data from prior years that permit bespoke scenario analysis

+ You'll write analytical commentary to explain the key drivers of our results both internally and for publication.

+ You'll build relationships with colleagues across BT . We'll rely on you to obtain buy in and approval from senior-level colleagues owning inputs before we present the outcomes to senior BT and Ofcom management.

+ You'll own the revenue calculation and cost attribution methodologies that we use to generate returns directed by Ofcom, so we'll rely on your expert knowledge of Ofcom's detailed directions.

+ You'll lead on improving efficiency , both in the processes we follow and in the use of technology for financial analysis.

You'll have the following skills & experience

+ Fully qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA or equivalent)

+ Strong analytical skills, as you'll need to be comfortable analysing large datasets to understand the impact of complex methodologies

+ Excellent communication skills to explain your workings to non-subject matter experts

+ Strong understanding of core Microsoft Excel techniques

+ Track record of delivering significant departmental improvements

+ Motivation to take on responsibility within a high performing team


+ 10% on target bonus

+ 25 days annual leave (plus bank holidays)

+ Generous Pension Scheme

+ BT Share Plan

+ Discounted BT products including TV, Mobile and Broadband

+ Flexible working arrangements

About BT

BT has a key role in British society, fostering change and leading technology innovation. From delivering the Olympics, to supporting the emergency services, to investing more into research than any other UK technology company, we take pride in everything we do - and in the people who work here.

We're now a global company operating at the forefront of the information age, employing 90,000 people in 180 countries. And we're on a mission. Guided by our core values of Personal, Simple and Brilliant our goal is to help customers, communities and businesses overcome barriers and release their potential.

So, if you're interested in the power of potential, why not join us today and release yours? You can read more here about what it's like to work at BT (

How to Apply

It's easy to apply online; you just need a copy of your up-to-date CV and to follow the step-by step process. Don't worry if you need to make changes - you'll have the opportunity to review and edit your work on the final page. We look forward to receiving your application!


Job: _Finance specialists_

Title: _Commercial Finance Manager_

Location: _GBR %26 Ireland-GBR-Avon-Bristol_

Requisition ID: _159268_