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Finance Analyst –Business Partnering (Commercial)

Crawley, West Sussex  Further Information
Job Type
Salary: Competitive dependant on experience
Contract: Full time, Permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:30
Location: The VHQ, Crawley, West Sussex
Closing date: Monday 19 March 2018

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In a nutshell

In this role, you will take responsibility for providing accurate and timely management information and analysis. This will include – but not be limited to – an active role in month end Management Accounting and Reporting, annual Budgeting process and Reforecasting, as well as support Long Term Planning and financial modelling. You will actively challenge and influence the business and assist in finding solutions to financial issues.

You will also assist the wider Finance team to drive increased business support including process change and the delivery of financial and non-financial targets, working closely with key stakeholders and across directorates.

Day to day

Partnering with the Business

Understand your business area and become a SME who is then able to provide input and challenge decision making using Financial Information. 

Financial Reporting  

Drive and monitor progress towards achievement of targets. Work closely with the Finance Business Partner and Senior Finance analysts to provide concise analysis of financial performance. 

Preparing and explaining actual & expected performance on a monthly basis. 
Presenting financial results to internal stakeholders. 
Financial Planning & Forecasting  
Provide input & support to Senior FA’s & FBP for the financial strategy behind the Business Units plans. 
Monthly meetings with Heads of Department and Senior VP’s to review financial performance. 
Support on ad-hoc departmental initiatives – including investments. 
Financial Process Control & Appraisal  
Lead initiatives with both the business units and the wider Finance team to establish effective financial and reporting controls & robust processes.

About you

With experience in the provision of finance support in a commercial environment and close to completing a relevant professional accounting qualification (CIMA/ACCA/ACA), you will have sound knowledge of budgetary control, business/financial planning and strong technical accounting skills.

A proven capability to prioritise work, work under pressure and deliver to high standards as well as the ability to devise and follow through on profit improvement programmes is also required.  A strong influencer, you will have great written and verbal communication skills and an ability to distil complex information into clear messages.
Proactivity is key – we can only improve if we have people who have the curiosity to explore issues and generate new ideas. A team player with well-developed interpersonal skills and the ability to work collaboratively and cross functionally to help us achieve our objectives.
If you are organised with a high level of analytical skills and financially astute then we would love to hear from you!

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. 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. We appreciate that life is busy, so when operationally possible remote working is available.

Be you - our differences make us stronger 
Virgin Atlantic and Virgin holidays are equal opportunities employers and positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity. Our aim is to employ people who reflect the diverse nature of society which is why we strive to provide an inclusive environment where individuality is celebrated and we can unleash the potential of our brilliant mix of people.
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