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Head of Finance

  • Location London
  • Job type Permanent
  • Reference BBBH125294

A leading multinational Telecommunications business is currently seeking a new Head of Regulatory finance to support the Group Finance Director. The role will role focuses on regulatory financial impacts for the business and will play a part of the Central Finance Leadership Team, helping lead across a large team. The individual will be responsible for the personal development of three Direct Reports and the deliverables produced by the Regulatory Finance team.

You'll have the following responsibilities

  • The individual will become an expert in regulatory matters and have a deep understanding of the business services and the operational units that supply them. As a result, the individual will be responsible for translating operational activity into regulatory treatment.
  • You will work with the Commercial Pricing team to ensure key inputs from the RFS are calculated, analysed and used appropriately in any pricing decisions.
  • Generate the financial analysis completed by the regulatory team as part of any lobbying with Ofcom (for example, cost-based charge controls)
  • Producing business cases for regulatory decisions, potential regulation impacts, or points of potential or active debate and influence with the regulator.
  • Ensure the Regulatory Financial Statements (RFS) are fit-for-purpose and an accurate representation of the businesses activities across the relevant period. This includes reviewing the RFS, ensure any significant year-on-year movements are justified and explainable and helping to bridge the operational understanding to the regulated statements.
  • The individual will be responsible for regulatory financial analysis - providing support and producing key financial measures on the future performance of the business from a Regulatory perspective.

You'll have the following skills & experience

  • Bachelor's degree or relevant experience
  • Fully qualified accountant / Further qualification to support specialism with significant PQE (.e.g. CIMA, ACCA, ACA or equivalent)
  • Experience of working in a regulatory environment at a Manager level or above is essential
  • Excellent communicator of complex messages, in to clear financial and operation narratives.
  • Experience of positively influencing business decisions by using data, narrative, and analysis to inform decision making.
  • An ability to matrix-manage cross-business teams to delivery business outcomes