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Lothian Broadband - Finance Business Partner x 2 - Edinburgh

£40,000 - £55,000 - Telecoms / Media / Tech - Accountancy & Finance
Ref: 1985 Date Posted: Friday 01 Jul 2022
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Wilkinson & Associates are delighted to be partnering with Lothian Broadband. The business is at a key stage in its growth trajectory and they are actively looking to recruit two Finance Business Partners to help them achieve their strategic aims. 

About Lothian Broadband

Lothian Broadband Group (LBG) is a fast-growing business whose broadband network currently comprises both fibre and fixed wireless and passes approximately 10,000 premises serving over 2,000 customers. Our aim is to bridge the digital divide that exists between Scottish villages, towns, and cities, making ultrafast fibre broadband available to those in rural and semi-rural locations throughout Scotland.

Over the next few years, we will continue our rapid scale up as we establish the leading fibre-to-the-premise deployment platform for rural communities and small towns across Scotland. By the end of 2024 we will have passed 100,000 premises and will have a customer base in excess of 20,000 customers.

Quality and simplicity are central to our business, and we deliver this through the development of a committed and capable team. We are looking for motivated and hardworking individuals to join us and take up the challenge of building and selling the highest quality full fibre network in Scotland.

Role: Finance Business Partner - Costs

Location: Office (Edinburgh)

The job at a glance

You will be responsible for designing and implementing commercially focused management reporting, with a view to managing and advising upon cost base decisions applicable to a range of key business areas, including but not limited to Commercial, Field and Technical.

You’ll be supporting the effective scale up of the business by partnering with senior stakeholders including the Board and the Directors of the aforementioned business areas.

What you’ll do

  • Build strong relationships with senior managers & their teams
  • Design, implement and produce monthly management reporting and key business information for teams and projects that ensure the business has a clear understanding of operational and financial considerations to support operational management and decision making
  • Establish and implement processes to support effective and efficient business activity and quality commercial data
  • By embracing & leveraging data, design, implement and provide quality business reporting and analysis as required, including forecasting and cash flow requirements
  • Design & implement robust early warning systems in key business areas to enable identification and handling of exceptions to plan
  • Provide support to the wider finance & business operations team projects, financial accounting and operational requirements, including CAPEX and OPEX spend that relates to the business scale up

What you’ll bring

  • A professional accountancy qualification, ideally with some post-qualified experience. However, candidates with demonstrable transferrable skills from a related role will also be considered.
  • A practical “can do” approach combined with the discipline of delivery: you will be organised, practical and self-sufficient and comfortable delivering to deadlines and working under pressure.
  • Deep technical expertise: you will know how to investigate, analyse, visualise and articulate commercial information.  You will have strong IT skills, understand data storage structures, ERP systems and reporting tools and techniques. Any previous knowledge of NetSuite would be advantageous
  • Analytical mind set: you will readily recognise key commercial drivers of a business area; apply thinking, data gathering and analysis to establish, monitor & investigate suitable drivers; identify business challenges and opportunities arising from the commercial analysis.
  • Growth mindset: you will be flexible and adaptable in your approach to support the continually evolving needs and challenges of a fast growing organisation; adopt a clear focus on continual improvement and be comfortable in continually dealing with new subject matter and business activity.
  • You will be organised, resilient, flexible and adaptable with a commercial focus on the continual improvement of all business activity.

Role: Finance Business Partner – Revenue

Location: Office (Edinburgh)

The job at a glance

You will be responsible for designing and implementing commercially focussed management reporting for all revenue related matters. You’ll work closely with key business areas, including but not limited to Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, and your colleagues in Finance to manage the income recognition and collection processes. You’ll be supporting the effective scale up of the business by partnering with senior stakeholders including the Board and the Directors of the aforementioned business areas.

What you’ll do

  • Oversee the revenue and collection processes within the business and work closely with the customer service team to ensure a quality customer experience
  • Build strong relationships with senior managers & their teams
  • Produce monthly management reporting and key business information on all aspects of revenue to ensure the business has a clear understanding of operational and financial considerations to communicate business activity and support decision making
  • Establish and implement processes and controls to support effective and efficient revenue management and collection
  • By embracing & leveraging data, design, implement and provide quality business reporting and analysis as required, including forecasting and product and project level considerations
  • Design & implement robust early warning systems to enable identification and handling of exceptions to plan
  • Provide support to the wider finance & business operations team scale up projects, financial accounting, and operational requirements

What you’ll bring

  • A professional accountancy qualification, ideally with some post-qualified experience. However, candidates with demonstrable transferrable skills from a related role will also be considered.
  • A practical “can do” approach combined with the discipline of delivery: you will be organised, practical and self-sufficient and comfortable delivering to deadlines and working under pressure.
  • Deep technical expertise: you will know how to investigate, analyse, visualise, and articulate commercial information.  You will have strong IT skills, understand data storage structures, ERP systems and reporting tools and techniques. Any previous knowledge of NetSuite would be advantageous
  • Analytical mind set: you will readily recognise key commercial drivers of a business area; apply thinking, data gathering and analysis to establish, monitor & investigate suitable drivers; identify business challenges and opportunities arising from the commercial analysis.
  • Growth mindset: you will be flexible and adaptable in your approach to support the continually evolving needs and challenges of a fast-growing organisation; adopt a clear focus on continual improvement and be comfortable in continually dealing with new subject matter and business activity.
  • You will be organised, resilient, flexible, and adaptable with a focus on the continual improvement of all business processes with a strong commercial and controls bias