Business Partnering & Financial Planning Senior Manager (Paternity Cover)

About Us

Nexfibre is a £4.5 billion joint venture between Infravia Capital Partners, Liberty Global and Telefónica.  It has been formed to deliver ultra-fast fibre broadband to up to 7 million homes across the UK over the next 4 years. Together with our commercial partner Virgin Media O2, we will create the first national scale competitor to BT Openreach and will provide consumers and businesses across the UK with better innovation and choice.

Job Purpose

This is a wide ranging role as one of the first members of the high-growth startup Nexfibre business.  Operating within a small team initially, this individual will work with the most senior management in Nexfibre as well as with Nexfibre’s board of directors and investors across a variety of areas to help management define the strategic priorities and direction of the business.

This role will have responsibility for creating and managing a range of projects across all aspects of the business from our network build plan, to the commercialisation of our network through wholesale and B2B to a broader agenda of corporate and public affairs.  The role will support our assessment of the competitive landscape and will be a key member of the team analysing inorganic M&A opportunities.

Although Nexfibre is a startup organisation the business operates with the blue chip context of its investors InfraVia Capital Partners, Liberty Global and Telefónica as well as its strategic partner, Virgin Media O2.  The role will work very closely with the strategy team at Virgin Media O2, as well as the investment teams at our investors.

Key Accountabilities


Business and Strategy support:

  • Provide financial input and co-ordinate the formulation of the business operating plans/budget, and monitor progress towards their achievement.
  • Complete monthly forecasting and posting of accruals, ensuring key variances are understood and communicated to the exec team
  • Draw attention to important trends and opportunities to maximise earning and minimise risk
  • Provide relevant and analytical financial insight to help in the formulation of business strategy
  • Support key projects where necessary, such as organic and inorganic business opportunities (including build strategy, wholesale and B2B opportunities as well as M&A).
  • Support the business in driving effective cost and investment management
  • Support the management team in the capital management processes, including funding forecasting
  • Undertake investment appraisals such as NPV and IRR to understand the long term impact on the business financials

Business Partnering:

  • Undertake financial analysis of the business’ monthly performance. Update business heads regularly on performance highlighting opportunities and potential risks
  • Assist the business in analysing variance reports and variations from stated strategies at a business and segment level for both financial and non-financial performance measures
  • Conduct regular financial analysis of new and existing services highlighting the impact on business performance and the risks of such products
  • Working collaboratively and partnering across technical and operational business teams as well as with external stakeholders and advisers.

Operational Support:

  • Review of monthly management report, including provision of commentary on results, cash flow and financial position
  • Provide insights: with knowledge of contract setting, and the ability to report on performance against contracts, will identify exceptions and any reasons for variances, and provide insights into potential risks for the business
  • Support billing data and practices: monitor and analyse billing data (e.g. full / no false inclusion, correct pricing), as well as establishing and monitoring proper billing on an ongoing basis
  • Facilitate external and internal audit where necessary
  • Support all other ad hoc reporting requirements in support of business initiatives
  • Perform other assigned duties as and when required

Knowledge and Experience

  • Degree level education / relevant professional qualifications
  • Strong financial modelling and analytical skills
  • Excellent communication and project management skills
  • Solutions orientated and able to simplify complex matters
  • Self-sufficient, comfortable with working autonomously as well as in cross-functional teams and proactive in proposing commercial solutions
  • Strong commercial acumen, together with the ability and creditability to form effective relationships across all levels, including senior levels of management
  • Strong moral/ethical convictions

Skills and abilities:

  • Understand financial systems design and internal controls
  • High attention to detail: highly analytical and pay strong attention to accuracy of reporting
  • Ability to foster a cooperative work environment, demonstrated track record as a team player
  • Outstanding interpersonal and community relations skills and the ability to communicate and work effectively within a diverse community
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills
  • In-depth working knowledge of computerised accounting systems; proven experience with Microsoft office suite product
  • Good time management skills
  • Sense of ownership and pride in your performance and its impact on company’s success

Preferred Education / Qualifications :

  • Master or Bachelor degree level qualification
  • ACA / CIMA or equivalent
  • Approximately 5-7 years’ experience working in Finance field in a dynamic multinational environment
  • Supervisory experience preferred