Head of Financial Accounting

Manchester, Greater Manchester
18 Feb 2014
04 Mar 2014
Director, Senior Manager
Accounting, Compliance, Finance, Treasury
Contract Type

At M.A.G, our careers come with huge challenges as standard, and if you join us as Head of Financial Accounting, you’ll discover exactly what we mean. That’s because you’ll be part of the largest UK-owned airport operator,  supporting our Manchester, East Midlands, Bournemouth and Stansted airports, and helping to keep 42 million passengers on the move to 225 global destinations every year.

And if that’s not enough, we also contribute £3.2bn to the UK economy, employ over 130,000 people, and operate a £335 million portfolio of over 200 properties that serve more than 850 companies.

So when we say we have a challenge for you, we really mean it.

You’ll lead our entire Financial Accounting function, which will involve driving the audit committee agenda, delivering quarterly compliance reports, managing our statutory accounts process and keeping a close eye on the bigger picture when it comes to financial control.

Day to day, you’ll be responsible for making sure that all finance training needs are met, and that our financial policies, processes and systems also meet all relevant standards. Specifically, it’s about offering accurate and timely expertise and advice on IFRS and UK GAAP accounting, preparing half year and full year financial statements, and taking full ownership of our strategic business planning process.

With an annual group capital spend of around £100m, and around £2.2bn of assets to be managed, you’ll already need to be a fully qualified ACA accountant with significant experience in a similar complex environment. You’re a natural leader, a influential communicator, and a keen negotiator, and you’re the kind of person who can develop a team just as effectively as you can develop new financial systems.

And if you can also bring an outstanding knowledge of project management, a commitment to continual improvement, and proven expertise in delivering change, you’ll have exactly what it takes to join a business with its finger on the pulse, and which is already brilliant at what it does.

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