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Heathrow, England

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Head Office - Finance and Strategy



Job Description

This is a key time to be joining British Airways as we Build a Better BA. We take huge pride in our past – but we’re looking to the future as an airline that loves embracing the best of modern Britain. Our country’s creativity, diversity, style, wit and warmth are the same special qualities that make us who we are. If you’re made of the same qualities as us, you could soon be part of the next chapter of our story. Together as one team, we’re connecting Britain with the world and the world to Britain like no one else.

We are looking for a Senior Finance Business Partner to join our dedicated and encouraging Engineering Finance Team, specifically within Inventory Management and Planning. You will be exposed to a variety of opportunities to allow you to broaden your experience within the world of aviation, whether that is through supporting in commercial negotiations with some of the industries largest and most well-known Engineering companies, or working alongside the business to devise long-term maintenance strategies for our fleet.

As a Senior Finance Business Partner, you will be responsible for driving the business to achieve it’s financial and related targets whilst ensuring compliance with all requirements.

Using your ability to develop business strategies, you will own the planning, budgeting and forecasting requirements for each area, and will develop plans and actions with the business to achieve strategy through knowledge sharing.

As an inspiring leader, you will have 2 direct reports and will be accountable for high level budgets.

You will also play a key part in leading supplier cost reduction programmes, and your experience of achieving financial targets and internal control will allow you to ensure all major decisions are taken with sufficient understanding of their financial consequences.

Duties will include –

  • Maintaining and progressing inventory and related balance sheet accounts for Supply Chain
  • Engagement with the auditors at year end as well as maintenance and responsibility of Internal Control work for Inventory within Engineering
  • Using insights to advise on decisions to reduce cost, and increase profit and revenue, balancing financial performance with the customer value proposition
  • Encouraging rigour and a financial mind-set for business decision making

An Accounting qualification (ACA/ACCA/CIMA) or equivalent is needed for this role

Our Corporate and Support roles come with big potential to make your mark on our business. The airline industry changes so fast that we’re constantly evolving and finding new ways to impress customers and get ahead of our competitors. If you’re an innovator and brave and bold thinker, you will be in your element at British Airways.

Your impact on British Airways will be rewarded with a competitive rewards package plus the opportunity to develop and progress your career in many directions.

Not only will you have the chance to further your career development within BA, you’ll have access to our competitive reward and benefits package. This includes core company paid benefits such as a Defined Contribution pension scheme, generous Life Assurance cover and a whole host of options to support your physical, mental and financial wellbeing. You can also sign up for a range of voluntary benefits such as Private Medical cover, Dental and Critical Illness cover, Technology Scheme, Cycle to Work and Electric Car Scheme. And of course, you’ll be able to enjoy the benefit of staff travel as soon as you join us.

We are an equal opportunities employer and value diversity at British Airways. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, marital status, veteran status or disability status. This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of the job and the general nature and level of work performed by job holders within this job. However, this job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of qualifications, skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position.

N.B. We reserve the right to close a vacancy before the closing date in the event of an overwhelming response or a change in business priorities

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