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Head of Finance – Worldwide Operations


Reference 9742 Closing date 22/7/2024 Brand IAG Cargo Career area Ground Operations & Cargo Contract type Permanent Full Time Location IAG Cargo, London Download job description

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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:

Head of Finance – Worldwide Operations

The Head of Finance – Worldwide Operations is a strategic partner to the Director of Worldwide Operations. This role involves producing expert financial insight and advice into one of our busiest areas of the business. Your mission? Enabling the achievement of transformation whilst adhering to revenue / cost targets and helping to inform business decisions – maximising return for the group. The operational aspect of this role will focus on maintaining and improving effective financial management and governance for the Worldwide operations in IAG Cargo.

It’s an attractive blend of strategic financial planning, expert partnership and stakeholder management, and deep-dive financial analysis. Get ready to make a significant impact and steer our financial success in Worldwide Operations.

The successful candidate will require strong business awareness and commercial acumen, project management skills, meticulous attention to detail and the ability to work with and influence a broad range of stakeholders.

At a high level this role covers:

  • Working with the Director of Worldwide Operations as part of their exec team.
  • Provision and continuous improvement of financial reporting and governance for IAG Cargo’s operation
  • Responsibility for delivering all financial aspects of strategic operational activities including the development and implementation of accounting policies and processes, governance and controls, and financial transactions within the group.
  • Being a catalyst for change and transformation through data led insight.
  • Monthly, quarterly and annual management accounting responsibilities

What you’ll do:

  • Provide full financial support to the Director of Worldwide Operations and team (tactical & strategic).
  • Provide business insight and robust challenge - Identify and drive opportunities for business improvement initiative to maximise business and financial performance.
  • Present complex information in an accessible and meaningful way.
  • Effective financial planning and analysis – responsible for the preparation and tracking of Business and Financial plans (planning budgeting and forecasting) of IAG Cargo Worldwide Operations.
  • Promote change - Identify opportunities for process improvements via automation and standardisation and support or manage the implementation of any changes.
  • Protect the assets of the company - support business cases which facilitate investment decisions and robust tracking to ensure project control and delivery.
  • Provide ‘well packaged’ comprehensive financial and management accounting to the business. Includes: balance sheets, manpower, capital, revenue and expenditure as well as financial analytics.
  • Manage the development of your team - ensure continuous improvement and realisation of full potential.
  • Ensure compliance - adhere to all corporate, statutory and regulatory requirements including Group Standing Instructions, Group Financial Standing Instructions and International Accounting Standards.

Your experience:

Essential Experience

  •  Business partnering at a senior level (departmental head or director level)
  •  Senior stakeholder management, including presenting to board level
  •  People management

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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