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Finance Business Partner
Job ID #: 1350 Employment Type: Full-Time Permanent
Location: Stansted Minimum Salary: £60,000
Functional Area: Finance Maximum Salary: £65,000
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Finance Business Partner
Manchester Airports Group
Stansted Airport
Competitive salary & benefits such as car allowance, annual bonus, pension & staff discounts

Are you looking for your next exciting role within Finance? How about working within the exciting buzz of the Airport?

Stansted Airport is part of MAG Airports Group, the UK’s largest airport group in the country owning Manchester, East Midlands, Bournemouth and Stansted Airport, as well as venturing over to the US and working on both online and our own Property ventures. It is a really exciting time at MAG with transformation projects happening in both Manchester and Stansted Airports and many more projects overseas, online and within the other airports.

Because of the growing nature of the business and the airport, we are looking for a Finance Business Partner to join our Finance team based at Stansted Airport.

As a Finance Business Partner, your responsibilities will include:

Review financial performance information and plans, (prepared by the Divisional Finance Controller) – including the annual budget and the division’s monthly management accounts & forecasting, to ensure they are robust and accurately reflect key business issues
Work with senior divisional management and Finance Director to help develop the medium and long term business plans including appropriate performance targets and metrics
Provide objective challenge regarding spend plans and take a proactive role in looking for opportunities to deliver services more efficiently and effectively and investigate opportunities
Ensure effective investment management is in operation addressing governance, risk, financial performance and post investment reviews
Ensure good local cost control and cost management behaviour in the business. Promote good financial disciplines, and risk management processes
To provide forward looking insight and challenge, adding demonstrable value through delivering business and commercial insights - acting as a catalyst for business’ change

This job might be for you if:

You have a professional accounting qualification with PQE gained in capital, asset investment & maintenance within a construction/infrastructure environment. It would be great if you have had exposure to performance management of assets with maintenance contracts in your previous roles, as would exposure to a business partnering model.

You will thrive in a dynamic team. You have strong analytical skills and you pay attention to detail and have a commercial awareness. You have the ability to present a compelling argument, whether that is through the art of oral, written or numerical presentation. You are great at influencing & challenging people. You live and breathe Microsoft applications such as Excel and Word and if you have previously worked on Oracle or SAP, great! 

MAG is the UK’s leading airport group and owns and operates Manchester, London Stansted, East Midlands and Bournemouth Airports, together with a significant property business. MAG employs over 4,500 people and annually serves over 50 million passengers.
MAG’s strategy is to increase long-term shareholder value by generating profitable growth through the further development of its assets and by offering a high quality user experience for customers using its airports. By achieving this goal, MAG aims to become a global leader in airport management, products and services.
MAG also includes the commercial property division, MAG Property, which has over £640m of investment property assets across its four airports and has a 50% investment in the £800m major Enterprise Zone development, Airport City, at Manchester. In North America, the new MAG USA is looking to work with airports to develop and operate terminal and retail solutions, passenger lounges and car parking facilities.
MAG is managed on behalf of its shareholders who comprise Manchester City Council (35.5%), IFM Investors (35.5%) and the nine other Greater Manchester local authorities (29%)

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