Finance Analyst - Fleet

Luton, Bedfordshire (GB)
22 May 2023
22 Jun 2023
Approved employers
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Contract type
Full time
Experience level
Newly qualified

easyJet is Europe’s leading airline offering a unique and winning combination of the best route network connecting Europe's primary airports, with great value fares and friendly service. When it comes to innovation and achievement there are few organisations with a better track record. Join us and you’ll be able to play a big part in the success of our highly successful, fast-paced business that opens up Europe so people can exercise their get-up-and-go.

easyJet are recruiting a newly qualified Finance Analyst to join our fantastic FP&A team on a permanent basis. This role sits in the Fleet Finance team and business partners both the Fleet Transaction and the Fleet Strategy Teams. This role supports easyJet’s capital investment in its Fleet as well as the reporting, forecasting and analysis of the fleet’s ownership costs.
You will be the subject matter expert in the team on the accounting (IFRS 16) for leased aircraft, sharing this knowledge with all key stakeholders within and outside of Finance – a fantastic opportunity for some fantastic exposure in the business.
This exciting role has the responsibility of budgeting & forecasting for Right of Use Depreciation, Wet and Dry Leasing costs – a niche role with the opportunity to have a profile and centre of excellence for accounting this area. Dealing with high profile assets and numbers – you will use Anaplan to calculate and post monthly transactions and own the monthly balance sheet reconciliations for lease accounts.
You will be responsible for the tracking of Aircraft Pre-Delivery Payments (PDPs) ensuring Airbus requests for payments are accurately forecasted and fully validated ahead of payments being made, you will also cover Year End & Interim Audit support including drafting of accounting papers covering key judgements relating to leased fleet.
A fantastic opportunity for you to come in, become a subject matter expert and thrive in your career!

What you need to do the role
To do this role you need to be a newly qualified accountant with the ability to embrace large, complex and fast moving entities. Experience of IFRS 16 would be advantageous but willing to learn and develop is just as important.
Superb analytical skills with an ability to demonstrate an excellent grasp of variance analysis and the key drivers is a must, and the ability to deliver to deadlines with accuracy and attention to detail is key. You will need to be able to communicate and challenge effectively with key stakeholders at all seniority levels in the business – also confidence in explaining finance to non-financial stakeholders. Excellent Excel skills and a confident user of PowerPoint is a must, whilst being a true self starter, with high levels of motivation and enthusiasm.

What you’ll get in return
Competitive base salary
> Up to 20% bonus
> 25 days holiday
> BAYE, SAYE & Performance share schemes
> 7% pension
> Life Assurance
> Flexible benefits package
> Excellent staff travel benefits

This full-time role will be based in Luton (Hybrid working) and will be 40 hours per week. Remember, we are always #happytotalkflex.


About easyJet
At easyJet our aim is to make low cost travel easy – connecting people to what they value using Europe’s best airline network, great value fares, and friendly service.

It takes a real team effort to carry over 90 million passengers a year across 35 countries. Whether you’re working as part of our front line operations or in our corporate functions, you’ll find people that are positive, inclusive, ready to take on a challenge, and that have your back. We call that our ‘Orange Spirit’, and we hope you’ll share that too.

Complete your application on our careers site.

We encourage individuality, empower our people to seize the initiative, and never stop learning. We see people first and foremost for their performance and potential and we are committed to building a diverse and inclusive organisation that supports the needs of all. As such we will make reasonable adjustments at interview through to employment for our candidates.

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