Finance Business Partner

Heathrow, Hounslow (GB)
13 Feb 2024
05 Mar 2024
Contract type
Full time

As the nation’s flag carrier, we take great pride in connecting Britain with the world and the world with Britain.

It’s something we’ve been doing for over 100 years, ever since we launched the world’s first international scheduled air service between London and Paris.

This originality has been in our blood since day one. It’s the spirit we share with the people that fly with us, our partners, and our colleagues.

So, whether you are a reassuring voice on the end of a phone, a smile at the door, under a wing keeping the turbines spinning or landing us gently in far-flung places, a job at British Airways is yours to make.

We know great things can happen when you’re inspired to think big and bring your ambition to work every day, which is why, at British Airways the sky is never the limit.

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an experienced finance professional to join our Finance team. The incredible variety of the aviation financial environment will provide an excellent opportunity to broaden your experience and grow your financial career within a dedicated and encouraging team.

The Finance Business Partner is responsible for driving the business to achieve its financial and related targets, ensuring compliance with all governance requirements.

Utilising your experience with regard to achievement of financial targets and internal control, your primary activity will be business partnering and driving optimal decisions in the line area to support the delivery of the key business priorities.

You will play a key part in developing plans and actions with the business to achieve strategy through negotiation and knowledge sharing, using insights to advise on decisions to reduce cost, whilst challenging and supporting functional leaders to improve performance and manage risks and opportunities.

Duties will include –

  • Leading Planning, Budgeting & Forecasting outcomes
  • Owning the financial strategy behind local plans e.g. a framework around where to invest to achieve the best returns
  • Ensuring all major business decisions are taken with sufficient understanding of their financial consequences
  • Establishing effective internal controls within the business and deliver an adequate overall level of internal control

An Accounting qualification (ACA/ ACCA/ CIMA) or equivalent, and the ability to both devise and follow through on profit improvement programmes and to practically apply accounting regulations are required for this role.

What we offer:

We believe that all the people who work with us should feel valued for the part they play. It’s one of the reasons our rewards go far beyond a competitive salary.

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 flights. You’ll also receive up to 30 discounted ‘Hotline’ airfares per year for yourself, friends, and family.

At British Airways you’ll have the chance to take on new challenges and move forward in a way that feels right for you. We encourage all those who work for us to consider opportunities right across our business to help you develop and progress.

We never stand still, and we don’t expect our people to either.

Inclusion & Diversity

At British Airways we all have a part to play in creating an inclusive place to work. Diverse representation among our people is really important to us and we recognise that all our colleagues are uniquely different and bring their own originality, creativity and identity to work.

Inclusion and diversity is a key driver of innovation and we’re committed to creating a culture where everyone feels that they can be themselves. We’re looking for people from all backgrounds and cultures to join us and be a part of our journey to become a Better BA as we continue to connect Britain with the world and the world with Britain.

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