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Finance Business Partner - Advocacy

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GSMA – Our Organisation

The GSMA is the operator-led trade body for the global mobile industry. Our membership includes more than 800 network operators that provide mobile communications services across more than 213 countries to over 3 billion consumers (85% of the world’s digital mobile market).

In addition, the GSMA also embraces more than 200 major vendors, partners and suppliers to the industry as Associate Members. These include many of the world’s leading mobile brands, from Ericsson, Nokia, LG and Huawei to major content and internet companies.  Furthermore, we are established as a major inter-industry resource, partnering with those sectors seeking to leverage mobile to reach their strategic goals, for example financial services. Finally, we engage with a wide range of governments, & regulators, NGO’s, for example The World Bank or UN and philanthropic organisations such as the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

We are a not for profit organisation but entrepreneurial in culture, forming in the region of three new ventures per annum. Our primary funding is driven through our membership and through the services we provide to the mobile value chain. Notably, we own and organise the world’s largest mobile communications event, Mobile World Congress, which is attended by approximately 90,000 of the industries leading decision makers and encompasses over 2000 technology, content and services exhibitors.

Our people include some of the best talent from around the world focusing on developing industry initiatives. We are a truly international organisation with over 600 employees located in offices throughout the world, including London, Atlanta, Barcelona, Brussels, and Hong Kong.

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GSMA – Finance

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 utilized in a range of operational and strategic roles.

GSMA – The Role

This role is a member of the Finance Business Partnering Team with a dotted line to support the Chief Technology Officer, although could support any function within the organisation.

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 and scenario analysis.

Focus on three Key Technology based programmes and Departmental staffing & other costs totaling circ. £23m.

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.
  • 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.


Criteria for Selection

  • Qualified Accountant
  • 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 organisation
  • Strong written and oral communication, ability to liaise effectively with senior stake holders
  • Solutions focused mentality
  • Experience in an international organisation and understanding of foreign exchange implications
  • Collaborative team player

Identifiable skills

  • Working with the 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


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