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Finance Business Partner


Reference 9322 Closing date 17/4/2024 Brand IAG Cargo Career area Ground Operations & Cargo Location IAG Cargo, London

Looking for a challenge in one of the world’s largest airfreight logistics organisations?

At IAG Cargo, we’re in the business of moving things. From antibiotics and rhinoceroses to gold bullion, avocados, and everything in between, whatever people need, wherever they are, IAG Cargo is there to bring them the necessary and niche.

As the logistics and cargo brand of International Airlines Group, you’ll work across the globally recognised brands of Aer Lingus, British Airways, Iberia, Level and Vueling.

As well as helping to keep the world’s economies turning, we believe in building a great place for our colleagues to work. Our people are determined, curious, collaborative and take huge pride in everything they do.

The role:


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.

What you’ll do:

  • 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

What you’ll bring to IAG Cargo:

  • 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

Your 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 busines

What we offer:

Wherever you work within IAG Cargo, you’ll play a part in connecting people and countries and join a diverse and inclusive business that’s making a difference to the future of aviation.

Colleagues working for IAG Cargo:

  • Benefit from attractive and competitive rewards aligned to the local market and role.
  • From the day you join us, you’ll get access to brilliant staff travel benefits including unlimited basic and premium standby tickets on British Airways and group airlines. You’ll also receive up to 30 discounted ‘Hotline’ airfares per year for yourself, friends, and family.
  • Work with diverse colleagues in a business that truly values inclusion and diversity.
  • Are valued for their ideas and opinions.
  • Benefit from opportunities for development and progression.
  • Are able to support communities across the world, and close to home.
  • Work in an environment in which safety and wellbeing are paramount.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

Our recruitment procedures positively support our equity, diversity, and inclusion agenda.

All candidates are considered strictly on their merits in relation to the criteria for the role, treated fairly and consistently and have their individual needs responded to throughout the process.

Please advise us if you require any reasonable adjustments to take part in the recruitment process so we’re able to remove any barriers that may present themselves.

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