Virgin Media O2 • Reading

Senior Finance Business Partner - Lead Financial Planning Product Owner - Technology Anaplan

Employment type:  Full time

4 days/week at home

A little flex time

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Job Description

We are searching for an experienced finance change professional to support the Planning and Performance Management Programme which will create a best-in-class driver-based planning models using Anaplan.

This exciting and high-profile role will be responsible for converting our Technology strategic goals into actionable plans & outputs alongside Network and Network Expansion Finance Subject Matter Experts. This will be delivered by leading a cross-functional squad of technical model building resource, whilst also focusing on change management and adoption across the wider Finance team. This presents a fantastic opportunity to build relationships with senior leaders and other stakeholders across Finance, Technology, and the wider business, whilst also driving Finance Transformation at pace.

This role ensures that the programme delivers robust planning assumptions, in line with our strategic goals, to produce accurate rolling monthly P&L forecasting. The role will also support on driving forward data pre-requisites to make the tooling a success.

If you are looking for a new challenge and thrive in a fast-paced change environment, we would love to hear from you.

Who we are

The UK’s fastest broadband network. The nation’s best-loved mobile brand. And, one of the UK's biggest companies too.

Diverse, high performing teams - jam packed with serious talent. Together, we offer the UK more choice and better value, through our boundary-pushing, customer-championing values and ambitions.

Together, we are Virgin Media O2, and we can't wait to see what you can do.

Accessible, inclusive and equitable for all

Virgin Media O2 is an equal opportunities employer and we're working hard to remove bias and barriers for our people and candidates. So, we build equity and inclusion into everything we do, from the policies we craft to the relationships we shape. We support and encourage you to be your authentic self throughout your application journey with us.

The must haves

In order to be considered, you must have the following experience;

  • Qualified Accountant ACCA/CIMA
  • Experienced finance change professional with a good understanding of key finance processes, accounting standards & data platforms
  • Finance transformation experience (incl implementation of new processes, WoW, systems and tools)
  • Strong communication, influencing & negotiation skills across various levels & stakeholders
  • Identification of risks and issues to the Planning and Performance Management team as well as Finance & Strategy LT; working with Programme on mitigations to reduce or remove risks and issues
  • Strong Finance project management experience

The other stuff we are looking for

We'd also love you to bring;

  • Knowledge to shape vision, roadmaps & plans on finance transformation workstreams within the Planning and Performance Management programme, both from a Project and adoption perspective
  • Communication with Finance & Strategy subject matter experts to define and produce viable solutions & ensuring they are contributing to workstream plans at the appropriate points
  • Decision making on model build, lead through detailed UAT and subsequent feedback
  • Anaplan experience is desirable to support underlying data transformation programmes
  • Flexible working from Reading and/or Hammersmith offices

What's in it for you

Our goal is to celebrate our people, their lives and everything in-between. We aim to create a culture that empowers everyone to bring the best versions of themselves to work each and every day. We believe the most inclusive and diverse culture makes for a better business and a brighter world.

Working at Virgin Media O2, you get a bumper reward package bursting with benefits, and loads of extras you can add if you’d like to. These are designed to support both you and your loved ones, making sure that you’re covered no matter what life throws your way.

Next steps

If we feel like a place where you can belong, we'd love to learn more about you as a person and your experience to date. Once you've submitted an application the next steps of the process, if successful, are likely to include a Saville and competency based interview.

When you apply, you'll be asked about any adjustments you might need to support the recruitment process. Let us know, and we'll be sure to discuss it with you.

Please note: Applications will be reviewed, and interviews conducted throughout the duration of this advert, therefore we may bring the closing date forward. We encourage all interested applicants to apply as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience and for showing an interest in joining the Virgin Media O2


Company benefits

Enhanced maternity leave – 26 weeks at full pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 14 weeks at full pay
Adoption leave – 26 weeks at full pay
Shared parental leave
25 days annual leave + bank holidays
Enhanced sick pay
Pregnancy loss leave
Teambuilding days
Open to part time work for some roles
Mental health platform access
Birthday off
Carer’s leave
Meditation space
Faith rooms
In office catering
Volunteer days
Employee discounts
Open to job sharing
Buy or sell annual leave
Cycle to work scheme
Life assurance
Financial coaching
Employees are very happy with their working location freedom
Employees are very happy with the flexibility in the hours they work
Employees are largely happy with the benefits their company offers
Work-life balance
Employees feel that they can switch off quite easily from work
Role modelling
Employees feel that most people work flexibly
Employees feel they have complete autonomy over getting their work done

Working at Virgin Media O2

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations

Flexible; Primary Locations Hammersmith & Reading

Hiring Countries

United Kingdom

Awards & Achievements

3rd – Large companies

3rd – Large companies

Flexa100 2024
Consumer Goods

Consumer Goods

Industry awards 2023
2nd – Large companies

2nd – Large companies

Flexa100 2023

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