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Business Partner - Finance Business Partnering

Crawley, West Sussex  Further Information
Job Type
Salary: Competitive dependent 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: Tuesday 21 August 2018

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In a nutshell

Leading a team of 2 Finance Analysts, you will develop and lead the production and delivery of analysis and reporting in your respective business division to enable it to meet its financial goals. This will include Month End results and forecasts and the heavy lift of data supply and generation of insights needed for leadership to take decisions. You’ll also manage the financial control of the Company’s significant projects/Initiatives and Investment cases.

You will maintain a close partnership with your business unit’s leadership team and their reports ensuring that needs are met.

Day to day

Financial Management

Managing the production of the regular reporting and analysis at critical points, e.g. Month End, Budget. Offering detailed insight into the forecast showing risks and opportunities and driving cost savings and tracking these to ensure that progress is integrated into the forecast.

Developing improved reporting, either progressing existing reports or developing new items according to unit’s needs.

Having regular strong engagement with the Business team, you will ensure challenge and decision at the working level.

Driving cost savings and tracking these, ensuring that progress is integrated into the forecast. Challenging financial process inefficiencies and assembling groups across Finance to make recommendations.

Working effectively across Finance to deliver an optimum finance ‘supply chain’ ensuring that Business Partnering remains focussed on end value delivery.

Projects and Initiatives evaluation

Focusing attention and resource to our key initiatives and projects. Consolidating and analysing the financial impacts of our key changes and decisions, offering clear insights from detailed financial models.

Owning the financial content of the Business case and control of changes and carrying out investment appraisal analysis, delivering recommendations to the Senior Manager.

Financial Strategy /Planning /Budgets

Assembling the long range planning for business unit/s, ensuring that this is in line and supported by the Business, liaising closely with Financial Planning & Analysis to manage timelines and requirements.

Financial Control

Offering financial support to Business Units and establishing effective internal controls.

Working alongside all Financial Control functions to bring about a well-controlled environment.

About you

To be successful in this role you will have significant post-qualification experience in Accounting and have Analyst level experience particularly delivering profit improvements in a significant division/business unit. You’ll be well versed in providing regular finance support and reporting into key areas of a business and have demonstrable evidence of personally driving business improvement through financial analysis /process improvement.

As an excellent communicator (both written and verbal), you will be able to distil complex information into clear and simple messages and, with you’ll have the ability and desire to manage, and gain experience in leadership and to create the effective supply of high value output.

If you have a passion for developing financial cases for complex business strategies and this sounds like the role for you, we would welcome an application.

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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