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Salary: Competitive dependent on experience
Contract: Full time, permanent

Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:30
Location: The VHQ, Crawley, West Sussex
Closing date: Monday 25 March 2019

In a nutshell

Do you have a background in Financial Planning & Analysis? Are you focused on supporting the longer term financial planning horizon of a business?

As a Senior Analyst in our Financial Planning & Analysis team and, through your knowledge of the corporate strategy and industry trends, you will help challenge business leaders to push Virgin Atlantic towards a higher level of performance. You'll do this by providing fantastic financial support and you will be recognising opportunities to improve business performance and using financial/scenario modelling to analyse proposals identifying how we can grow profitability.

This role is the finance lead for long term modelling and a core member of our Long Term Planning Group – you will be responsible for producing high quality financial modelling as we return to a growth mind-set. As part of a team of 3, you will be at the forefront of strategic decision making as we look to expand our Joint Ventures, Integrate Short Haul operations and expand at major hub airports.

Day to day

You will be part of a frenetic team that will be working at pace on a range of LT/Board level deliverables. Key Day to day activities include (but are not limited to):

For Financial planning, you will lead the development of the long term plan, gaining business opinion and insight needed to build financial plans. You’ll provide updated forecasts for the business, which will drive strategic decisions as well as form the basis of our shorter term budgets.

As part of Financial Management, you will assemble and produce regular reporting and develop insights from past performance, communicating into the teams via reporting. You will provide a forecast based on analysis to the business unit and offer detailed insight into the forecast showing risks and opportunities.

Tracking cost performance and offering insight and controls into the business.

Regularly engaging with the Business team to gain insight and working effectively across Finance to deliver an optimum Finance ‘supply chain’ ensuring that Business Partnering remains focussed on end value delivery.

Analysing the financial impacts of key changes and decisions, offering clear insights from detailed financial models.

Providing analysis for the financial content of the Business case and change analysis, ensuring value is maximised.

Carrying out investment appraisal analysis and delivery of recommendations to the Senior Manager.

Liaising closely with key stakeholders to manage timelines and requirements and assembling a continuous list of Opportunities, defining value therein, for planning purposes.

Communicating developments in your business area, leading to added risk or future opportunity for consolidation and prioritisation and working across Finance to achieve alignment and understanding.

You will keep abreast of airline industry events and trends to further develop strong knowledge in this area.

About you

Are you looking for a new challenge working in a highly results focused, complex organisation undergoing a significant change? Are you adaptable with excellent commercial awareness?

We are looking for someone who has excellent financial analysis and modelling skills, preferably with budgeting and forecasting/FP&A experience. You will have proven experience in assessing new business opportunities using NPV and DCF and possess advanced Excel skills.
Communication is vital to this role therefore you will have excellent verbal and written skills and have proven experience in building excellent working relationships with non-finance stake-holders and partners. It is essential that you possess strong time management skills being highly organised and comfortable working across multiple areas along with the proven ability to prioritise the important issues.

If you have high levels of personal credibility, professionalism and ethical standards and this role is of interest to you, we would welcome an application.