BT Business • Temple Point, Bristol, United Kingdom

Finance Business Partner - SWAN

Salary:  Attractive salary and benefits

2 days/week at home

A little flex time

Job Description

Recruiter: Daniel Colbert

Hiring Manager: Chris Lynch

Why this job matters

  • Key business partner to all of the Scottish Wide Area Network (SWAN) operational team and the Scotland Sales team
  • Key support to the Scotland Finance Manager, where this role will work hand in hand
  • Holds the business leaders to account to deliver their sales and profit targets, using financial data and insight to drive action and optimise productivity and performance – both tactically and strategically
  • The role is critical in supporting the customer facing sales channel in understanding and delivering against their financial targets in support of CPS, Business and BT as whole

What you’ll be doing

  • Support unit Sales Directors and their teams in all aspects of finance
  • Improve the impact, and understanding, of financial reporting on performance
  • Forecast Outlook and MTP Developing and own forward forecasting taking into account WIP, New Deals, Customer insight on Losses, Churn etc
  • Review performance versus bid and keep all parties informed to ensure control of roll out
  • Detailed understanding of accounting treatment and ensuring accruals, rev recognition etc are accurate and correct
  • Driving Cost Transformation agenda and following through to P&L – with particular attention to costs at bid and Openreach costs on roll out
  • Deal with complex commercial situations day in day out to either protect BTs contractual financial position or improve BTs financial position

The skills you'll need

  • Financial Analysis expereince: Oversees and reviews the financial and operational analysis for the business.
  • Experience of forecasting, Planning and Budgeting: Oversees and reviews forecast/budget at detailed level, demonstrating an understanding of their inter-relationship.
  • Track record of proven financial delivery and profit improvement initiatives
  • Experience business partnering senior stakeholders (Director Level), in delivery of business objectives, and driving and influencing business decisions and strategy
  • Experience of working with Commercial teams to deliver the unit financials
  • Qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACA, ACCA etc)

What’s in it for you? What are the benefits?

  • Competitive salary
  • 10% on target bonus
  • BT Pension scheme, minimum 5% Employee contribution, BT contribution 10%
  • 25 days annual leave (not including bank holidays), increasing with service
  • Huge range of flexible benefits including cycle to work, healthcare, season ticket loan
  • World-class training and development opportunities
  • Option to join BT Shares Saving schemes.
  • Discounted broadband, mobile and TV packages
  • Access to 100’s of retail discounts including the BT shop

Our leadership standards

Looking in:
Leading inclusively and Safely
I inspire and build trust through self-awareness, honesty and integrity.
Owning outcomes
I take the right decisions that benefit the broader organisation.

Looking out:
Delivering for the customer
I execute brilliantly on clear priorities that add value to our customers and the wider business.
Commercially savvy
I demonstrate strong commercial focus, bringing an external perspective to decision-making.

Looking to the future:
Growth mindset
I experiment and identify opportunities for growth for both myself and the organisation.
Building for the future
I build diverse future-ready teams where all individuals can be at their best.

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 Job Description, please apply anyway - you may just be the right candidate for this or other roles in our wider team.

Company benefits

25 (UK) / 21 (India) days annual leave + bank holidays
Open to job sharing
Open to part time work for some roles
Flexible working week
Mental health platform access
Compassionate leave
Cinema discounts
Buy or sell annual leave – buy up to 5 days/year pro rata
Bank holiday swaps
Adoption leave – 18 weeks full pay, 8 weeks half pay, 6 months statutory
Shared parental leave
Enhanced maternity leave – 18 weeks full pay, 8 weeks half pay, 6 months statutory
Cycle to work scheme
Faith rooms
Pension match/increase
Salary sacrifice
Share options
Employee discounts
Employee assistance programme
Volunteer days – 3 volunteer days per year
Lunch and learns
L&D budget
Season ticket loan
Enhanced sick pay – 3 months
Optional unpaid leave
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Work-life balance
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Role modelling
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Working at BT Business

Company employees

100,000 across BT Group (24,000 at BT Business)

Gender diversity (male:female)

74.3:25.7 (BT Group)

Office locations

UK wide (London, Birmingham, Bristol, Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow & more), ROI, India, Hungary, Spain, United States, Australia

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

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