Role overview

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 a senior member of the finance team 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. 


The role will form an integral part of the finance function enabling the team to grow its reputation as a key partner to operational and commercial teams across the Airport. 


Principal responsibilities

  • 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 centers; 
  • 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 process; 
  • Monitoring the monthly financial performance of the business through attending weekly business performance meetings; 


Qualifications and experience 



  • 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; 



  • 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 organization; 
  • SAP experience desirable; 



  • Ability to analyse diverse financial and operational data and produce concise analysis and recommendations; 
  • Financial modelling skills preferable 


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 verbal communication skills; 


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; 


Salary for this position is between £30,000 to £40,000 depending on experience