An opportunity has arisen in the Wholesale Accounting team responsible for the accounting of wholesale costs and revenues resulting from activity with other UK mobile providers roaming activity resulting from customers connecting with over 400 foreign networks. The team also look after billing and invoice verification of UK activity and the settlement, analysis and reporting of international roaming (IR), working very closely with a Financial Clearing House (FCH) who manage our roaming AP and AR transactions.
The Senior Interconnect Analyst reports to the Senior Accounting Manager and is responsible for UK Interconnect billing and settlement activity including being a champion of dispute management.
The role offers the opportunity to develop a good understanding of the wholesale accounting area and all the processes which lead to the final month end result for interconnect activity but also exposure to international roaming depending on business requirements. You will work closely across the immediate team and with other areas such as our financial clearing house, commercial and billing teams as ad hoc activity may require.
This role would suit someone who can adapt to changing situations, comfortable in their own role but supporting some other aspects in the small team as required and with a desire to gain as much experience as possible whilst in role.
The role requires strong relationships to be built across the wider wholesale and finance community to ensure accurate, timely billing and settlements.
The role would suit someone who can adapt to a changing environment with an interest in commercial implications of contractual decisions yet keen to ensure attention to detail in billing and invoice verification.
Main responsibilities would include:
Responsibility for reconciliation, analysis and subsequent invoicing & distribution of interconnect invoices. Managing the reconciliation, analysis and coordination of invoice approval requirements for interconnect payables. Ownership and reporting of the resolution process within the business for Interconnect disputes. Maintain dispute tracker and project manage meetings to establish action plans and agreement of accountabilities within a cross functional environment. Manage escalations and detailed analysis to support resolution. Responsibility for invoicing reconciliation process requiring detailed analysis utilising Microsoft Access and MSTR reporting. Subject matter expert for Interconnect settlement process and underlying reporting systems. Support requests from auditors, providing reports, invoice reconciliations and dispute insights as required. Engage directly with Interconnect partners to agree the netting of interconnect invoices and advise AR, AP and Treasury team before AP close so that netting can take place across our ledgers Work with Commercial teams to agree invoice approval workarounds for scenarios not substantiated by system functionality. Establish manual interim reconciliation process as well as providing contribution through analysis to support the design of future automated system requirements.
Must have experience and skills:
Higher level of academic qualifications (e.g. university degree) Excellent MS Excel skills (including filters, pivot tables, vlookups, charts etc) Good Word and PowerPoint skills Experience of interfacing with commercial and legal teams Strong commercial and analytical skills Attention to detail and an ability to improve accuracy and efficiency Experience working in a month end environment covering General Ledger close processes Strong verbal and written communication skills High degree of numeracy and data manipulation exposure Ability to work flexibly in a demand-led, rapid change environment, supporting the team as requested Access Experience Telco / utilities experience
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