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Vice President - Financial Planning & Business Partnering

Crawley, West Sussex  Further Information
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Salary: circa £120,000 + £7,800 car allowance + excellent airline benefits
Contract: Permanent 
Hours: Mon to Fri, 09:00 - 17:30
Location: Crawley, West Sussex
Closing date: 18 August 2017

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In a nutshell

To lead the Financial Planning and Business Partnering team, covering Virgin Atlantic, Virgin Cargo,  Delta Joint Venture (JV) and Virgin Holidays, ensuring the team is highly valued and creating strategic value for Virgin.
The role holder is a key member of the Financial Leadership team


Day to day

Lead and transform the team to be highly valued financial advisors in the business 

Provide coaching to team to improve the overall service to the business particularly with regard to insight and commercial challenge

Prepare and deliver presentations to the Board of Directors and Senior Management Teams, such as Leadership Team and VP population on results, planning, etc. (e.g. Board meetings, Leadership Conference, Annual report, internal comms, Forum updates, Senior Leaders, Department updates)

Monitor performance indicators, highlighting trends and analyse causes of unexpected variance

Develop financial models and analyses to support strategic initiatives, including long term financial plan development

Ensure clear, seamless, accurate financial planning processes 

Lead on finance wide initiatives driving overall function engagement, development, and best practice.

Challenge business divisions to identify risks and opportunities to manage costs and deliver more revenue

Embed strong financial controls within the business and monitor and management of all business cases for capital spend

Part of the team setting and delivering total finance function direction
Responsible for overall month end reporting (pre-close/month end) to business & Board, and coordination of overall planning/budgeting process for business 

About you

We are looking for a strong leader to join our team, educated to degree level or equivalent you will be a Qualified Chartered Accountant or CIMA qualified.  You must possess significant and proven experience within a senior finance leadership role. Experience in aviation or transport sectors is highly desirable.

With strong leadership skills you will have led, mentored and developed a large team. Possessing excellent, effective communication (written/verbal) skills is essential. You’ll be used to influencing through your dynamic interpersonal skills and work credibly with senior leaders through strong internal/external relationships.

You must have experience in senior level presentation & be a strong strategic and critical thinker. Through your effective use of judgement and ability to view decisions objectively and accurately your contribution will have helped the business deliver a strong performance. 

The perks

Our pioneering spirit and passion keeps our brand vibrantly alive. That's why we give our people the rewards that they deserve. We have a whole host of benefits in place to help you enjoy life to the full, as well as a world of travel opportunities including up to seven flights a year to a wide range of fabulous Virgin Atlantic global destinations. Beyond a whole world of travel opportunities, we also offer a competitive benefits package including pension and private medical schemes, life assurance, child care vouchers and excellent discounts across the Virgin Group of companies.

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