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Job Description:

This newly created role within the finance team is a hand-on analytical finance role involved in delivering the month end process, using data to identify key financial trends and insight into variances, supporting the development of annual budgets and forecasts and therefore ensuring the finance team has quality data at its disposal with which to help shape business strategies and decisions.

Reporting to the Asset Management Business Partner this role will form part of a team of Management Accountants supporting finance and external stakeholders and it is therefore essential the candidate has experience in a finance environment handling a high volume of complex data, as well as being able to build relationships across the finance team and the wider business.

This role will become important member of the finance team going forward as the team seeks to grow its reputation as a key partner to operational and commercial teams across the Airport.

Person Specification:

  • Delivery of the month end process including, but not restricted to, preparation and review of journals, preparation of management accounts together with variance analysis against budget and forecast
  • Ownership of the balance sheet reconciliations for the business partnering team
  • Utilising the insights from monthly variance analysis to prepare rolling forecasts for the Business Partners profit centres
  • Detailed investigation of month end variances through collection and analysis of data from business objects, SAP and other data sources across the airport
  • Contribute to analysis activity as required by the Business Partnering team to provide financial modelling that supports and challenges key business strategies and decisions
  • Liaising with external auditors to ensure completion of the annual audit
  • Support the planning and execution of annual budget and reforecasts processes
  • Monitoring the monthly financial performance of the business through attending weekly business performance meetings
  • Maintaining Fixed Asset Register and preparing capitalisation data
  • Preparing capital allowances data and liaise with external tax advisors to facilitate the completion of the annual Corporation Tax returns

Qualifications and Experience:

1. Qualifications
Part Qualified Accountant (e.g. CA, ACCA, CIMA) with a preference for a minimum of 2 years’ experience in a commercial environment
Consideration will also be given to candidates qualified by experience
Degree level education preferable but not essential

2. Experience
Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
Ability to build relationships at all levels within the finance team
Excellent IT skills including MS Office and a good working knowledge of accounting systems in a large organisation
SAP experience desirable, but not essential.

3. Knowledge
Ability to analyse diverse financial and operational data and produce concise analysis and recommendations
Financial modelling skills preferable

4. Personal Competence and Skills
Experience in management reporting, planning and budgeting skills
Strong analytical skills and numeracy, working to high levels of accuracy
Organisation and prioritization of workload to meet strict deadlines
Ability to work well under pressure
Highly developed communication skills

5. Personal Value and Attitude
High levels of drive and personal commitment to achieve success
Motivated self-started with a flexible ‘can-do’ attitude
Remains calm when under pressure and when working to deadlines
A strong team player, with a desire to make a significant contribution to the finance department

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