Interim senior finance business partner

Michael Page
West London, London
£75000 - £80000 per annum + Benefits
12 Feb 2018
20 Feb 2018
Lucas Mehlhopt
Contract type
Part time

- True end to end business partner role responsible acting as a delegate to the head of the team

- 12 month fixed term contract, permanent positions possible in future

Client Details

My client is an instantly recognisable British telecommunications & media brand based in West London. With an impressive track record and ambitious plans they are an excellent business to work for.


  • End of end ownership of Mobile contract trading for Mobile finance
  • Communicating and articulating the financial impact of trading to non-financial stakeholders
  • Management and oversight of Finance Graduate and in turn ultimate responsibility for business partnering mobile operating costs
  • Lead on key Strategic Mobile Projects than span across multiple areas
  • External market analysis
  • Act as delegate for Head of Mobile Finance

It is a high profile role with regular exposure to senior management. The role works closely with several teams across the business, representing Mobile Finance, engaging in both day-to-day and more strategic discussions, working as a virtual member these teams.

The principle interactions outside of Finance which this role will expected to lead on are Commercial, Consumer Sales & Planning, Group Tax, Accounting policy, Consumer Strategy, and Investor Relations.

  • Business casing of all propositions and tariffs, which will include specific focus on end to end consideration of all mobile economics including but not limited to

  • Impact of network available headroom and associated network costs

  • Review of handset specific propositions

  • Impact of bad debt

  • Development of suitable template and framework for analysis
  • Tariff evaluations, review and analysis, drawing key implications and making recommendations for future actions
  • Challenge business assumptions, run-rate orthodox thinking and develop appropriately challenging targets
  • Proactively engage with the business at the earliest opportunity to develop and implement appropriate plans to optimise performance and take advantage of new opportunities
  • Focus on and drive the use of all available MI to understand and clearly articulate the key drivers of performance and sensitivities
  • Governance of annual budget and quarterly acquisition trading plan where relates to contract acquisition
  • Understanding, calculating and communicating accounting impact of changes to propositional structure
  • Business casing and optimising credit policy
  • Reviewing and assessing ROI of marketing campaign investments
  • Review, assessing and helping the business to optimise channel strategy
  • Work with the Mobile product strategy experts to develop a financial plan which appropriately monetises the business strategy


Significant experience within the telecommunications or a similar subscription based industry essential

Strong communication skills

Can distill and succinctly message a complex story to senior Exec level

Consistently initiating / driving change and process improvements across wider business

Ability to think quickly and operate under pressure

Strong analytical skills

Attention to detail

Process Management

Highly numerate

Excellent Excel skills

Job Offer

  • 12 month fixed term contract (maternity cover)
  • Competitive salary & benefits