Finance Business Partner
9h ago

About the Team

GSMA is a complex, diverse and global organisation. The delivery of best in class finance is critical to the performance and growth of the organisation.

The finance team is tightly integrated into the organisation, highly respected and utilised in a range of operational and strategic roles.

What the hiring manager says

This role is a key contributor to the finance business partnering team and will work closely with senior stakeholders to drive organizational performance.

The ideal candidate will be able to establish effective working relationships, influence decision making by providing insightful analysis and will bring an informed commercial perspective to procurement initiatives.

This is a highly visible role within the organisation and the right candidate will have the opportunity to add real value to the GSMA.

Leo Ijebor, Head of Financial Planning & Analysis

About the Role

This role is a member of the Finance Business Partnering Team and will support several senior stakeholders within the organisation.

The role will be the Business Partner for the GSMA’s Corporate Services department, comprising of Legal, HR, Finance, Facilities and IT.

This person will be key to the delivery of the financial business plan linked to operational objectives through the provision of strategic support, performance analysis, management reporting, budgeting and forecasting, identification of risks and opportunities, scenario analysis.

Core Responsibilities

  • Deliver timely and accurate management information and support the business in delivering the budgets and forecast, communicating with the business on trends, drivers and other movements.
  • Support, challenge and influence the business in understanding the financial implications of key commercial decisions.

  • Proactively identify financial risks, issues and opportunities for the business.
  • Lead procurement tender processes, using your financial experience and commercial acumen to ensure the GSMA achieves the best commercial outcomes
  • Ensure that business requirements are understood, communicated and reflected in reporting and analysis.
  • Report on performance and drive action to facilitate achievement of business & financial objectives. Provide analysis and advice on cost drivers, KPIs and measures.
  • Ensure that the financial processes and controls are well understood and communicated. Monitor compliance to ensure robust financial control environment and to ensure consistency.
  • Identify cost efficiency opportunities and lead execution in partnership with business unit executives.
  • Work with the wider finance team to drive continuous improvement in the use of the company’s finance processes & systems e.
  • g. forecasting cycles and budget process.

  • Liaise with finance colleagues in financial control to consider regulatory, capital accounting and tax implications.
  • About You

  • You will have formal accounting qualifications
  • The successful candidate will have the right to work in the UK
  • You will have

  • Demonstrated ability to think commercially and assist stakeholders to achieve operational objectives
  • Advanced Excel, ability to create complex financial models to drive scenarios analysis
  • Ability to leverage financial systems to extract and manipulate data to interrogate financial performance
  • Strong stakeholder management with the ability to influence at all levels of the organization
  • Strong written and oral communication, ability to liaise effectively with senior stake holders
  • Solutions focused mentality
  • Experience in an international organization and understanding of foreign exchange implications
  • Experience in procurement processes
  • Collaborative team player
  • Identifiable skills

  • Working with business Able to quickly establish credibility and build effective working relationships with senior stakeholders
  • Influencing the business Able to use their commercial experience to influence non-financial stakeholders
  • More than just reporting Demonstrated ability to interrogate data to understand the underlying drivers of financial performance
  • Time Management Ability to proactively manage time and responsibilities to ensure timelines are achieved
  • Cost & project analysis - Ability to discover forecasting trends and weakness & to advise on proactive actions
  • Flexible & Dynamic Able to prioritise, find solutions and adapt to change in a fast paced industry
  • About the GSMA

    The GSMA represents the interests of mobile operators worldwide, uniting nearly 800 operators with more than 300 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem.

    Our mission is to further the strategic, commercial, technological, developing world and advocacy interests of our members.

    The GSMA produces industry-leading events such as Mobile World Congress, Mobile World Congress Shanghai, Mobile World Congress Americas and the Mobile 360 Series conferences.

    Every day we work to harness the power of mobile to achieve our industry purpose Connecting Everyone and Everything to a Better Future through four main activities :

  • We provide strategic direction and thought leadership to our members
  • We drive collaborative industry programmes aimed at maintaining operator relevance in the digital world
  • We advocate for the industry to regulators, policy makers and society as a whole
  • We convene the broad mobile communications ecosystem at our industry leading events
  • What We Offer

    Working at the GSMA offers you unparalleled access to the mobile industry. We offer a chance to truly shape the direction of mobile, whatever your role.

    By joining the GSMA, you will be exposed to a fast-paced rapidly evolving environment, working on global solutions, genuinely fascinating and industry-

    changing projects and a stimulating and dynamic environment designed to enable you to flourish.

    In addition to architect-designed offices and competitive compensation, our benefits include fantastic learning & development opportunities, generous holiday allowances, four additional days off for professional development and many others.

    We offer a working environment that reflects our organisational values. We also hire in line with our values and recruit candidates who demonstrate a strong affinity with these 7 principles :

  • DREAM BIG - Demonstrate vision and insight to lead the industry forward
  • BE BOLD - Have the courage to take risks and make tough decisions
  • OWN IT - Take full accountability for your decisions and actions
  • WORK AS A TEAM - Collaborate to deliver impactful results
  • DO THE RIGHT THING - Conduct yourself with honesty and integrity at all times
  • SHOW RESPECT - Treat others as you would expect to be treated
  • LOVE WHAT YOU DO - Bring passion and pride to your work
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