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Operations Finance Business Partner

British Airways Logo

50280 - 61166 GBP ANNUAL

British Airways

www.ba.com

Harmondsworth, United Kingdom

Sean Doyle

$10+ billion (USD)

Company - Public

1919

Published 2024-05-26

OPERATIONS FINANCE BUSINESS PARTNER

THE ROLE

Proactive provision of comprehensive and insightful financial and business information to champion recommendations relating to Cargo Costs and Manpower, to support the Senior Finance Business Partner to drive the business to achieve its financial targets.

DUTIES

Business partner to regional management in the IAG Cargo Operations team, presenting key information and supporting creation and delivery of business cases and other operations initiatives. Ensure operations costs are accurately reported and tightly controlled.

  • Present complex information in an accessible and meaningful way to focus and drive improvements in financial performance
  • Support the wider IAG Cargo Operations teams to prepare and track Business Plans, Financial Plans (includes budgeting, planning and forecasting) and Local Targets using appropriate modelling techniques where required
  • Control and decision support activities – Identify, influence and implement opportunities for cost reduction and/or cost improvement through insightful monitoring and analysis of financial performance within the assigned business unit
  • Control and management of project accounting activities, including insight and evaluation of project success, production of business cases which facilitates key investment decisions and robust tracking to ensure project control and delivery
  • Actively build and maintain strong relationships with finance and non-finance colleagues at all levels Across IAG Cargo, BA, Iberia and other group airlines
  • Adhere to all corporate, statutory and regulatory requirements
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements via automation and standardisation and support or manage the implementation of any changes
  • Provide information, support and liaison where required to internal and external Auditors
  • Support the IAG Cargo Investments Approval Board process which trades off scarce investment resources via a business case analysis and control process
  • Identify and recommend opportunities for cost reduction and/or cost improvement
  • Provide ad-hoc information, support and liaison where required

KEY STAKEHOLDERS

Internal

  • IAG Cargo Senior Finance Business Partner
  • IAG Cargo Finance Business Partner
  • IAG Cargo Operations reporting analyst
  • IAG Cargo Operations Finance Team – across BA, IB and IAG
  • IAG Cargo Finance Team – across BA, IB and IAG including central finance, BI and Cost Accounting
  • Senior managers across IAG Operations team (including Regional sales Controllers)
  • Cost Management team

Skills

  • Analytical and problem-solving skills including ability to manipulate, analyse and interpret financial and business data
  • Able to build and maintain strong relationships
  • Proactive, taking the initiative to explore issues and to generate new ideas and approaches
  • Flexible in approach, responding positively to change
  • Able to deal with ambiguity
  • Strong team player with ability to promote good team working and cooperation
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Takes responsibility for managing and prioritising own work with the resilience to work under pressure and deliver results to deadlines

Ability to line manage and coach one direct report


Qualifications

Part Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/ACMA)


Experience

  • Good understanding of finance theory and good level of practical finance experience in management accounting
  • Business awareness and operational acumen developed through the application of finance knowledge and experience
  • Numerate and accurate
  • Good IT skills and experience of finance systems including: Excel, Essbase, Business Objects, Word and PowerPoint

Proven track record of effective business partnering of operation facing roles in fast moving business


As part of our workforce you will receive a competitive salary as well as access to a variety of our excellent benefits including Bonus, 26 days holiday, DC pension scheme, flight benefits, discounts with many high street retailers, good development prospects and the opportunity to be included in the annual incentive scheme.

We are one of the world's largest cargo carriers, come and be part of it.

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