Job description


Finance Manager (1106)

  • Location of work:
    Hybrid, Preston
  • Brand:
    dnata Travel
  • Department:
  • Salary:

dnata Travel Group, part of the Emirates Group, includes the brands of Gold Medal, Netflights, Travelbag and Travel Republic. 

We are now recruiting for a qualified Finance Manager (CIMA, ACCA or AAT) who will be responsible for producing our management accounts, including supporting activities and schedules. This will include VAT returns and preparing any additional reports and schedules for quarterly reporting and our year end audit. 

This role can be hybrid, working 3 days per week in our Leyland office, and 2 days remotely. 

Job Accountabilities 

  • Lead the management accounts team in preparation of the following :
    • Monthly management accounts (P&L and balance sheet)  
    • Complete balance sheet reconciliations with all appropriate backing and follow up actions detailed 
    • Analysis of monthly costs & investigation of variances to budget/forecast 
  • Assist with the preparation of annual budgets & monthly and quarterly forecasts 
  • Assisting with production of supporting schedules for annual statutory accounts & tax returns 
  • Ad hoc analysis 
  • Support development needs of 3 direct reports 
  • Drive a continuous improvement culture 

To be considered for this role, we need you to have the following skills, experience and qualifications:  

  • Previous experience in a busy, dynamic Finance department within a diverse team 
  • Previous management experience 
  • A proven track record of producing accurate management accounts 
  • Able to work to a high degree of accuracy and to strict deadlines 
  • Excellent communication skills, able to build great working relationships with stakeholders 
  • Intermediate to advanced Excel skills 
  • Able to work individually and within a team 
  • Experience of using Sage 


  • Experience working within a high volume business 
  • The ability to influence and support colleague development 
  • Travel industry experience 
  • Knowledge and experience of Sage X3 
  • Experience of working with external auditors 

For more information, please click on the job description below. 

 Our bright, modern office in Leyland is just 10 minutes from junctions 28 & 29 of the M6. We have some fantastic benefits, making us a great place to work: 

  • 25 days annual leave, increasing to 28 days after 5 full years of service (+ bank holidays) 
  • Additional annual leave purchase scheme  
  • Company pension scheme 
  • Life assurance 
  • Private Medical cover for you 
  • Low-cost health care for your family 
  • Employee Assistance programme 
  • Mental Health First Aiders
  • Ongoing development – we have an in-house People Development Team 
  • Travel discounts – we have a dedicated Staff Travel Team to source the best deals for our people 
  • Industry/social events – including supplier events, office socials & parties and pop-up shops 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Long service awards 
  • Belong programme - six Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) that play a crucial role in implementing our DEI strategy
  • Volunteer days – one day’s paid leave each year to volunteer with a registered charity 
  • dnata4good – supporting the local communities we work, live and thrive in 
  • Refer a friend scheme 
  • Free eye care tests 
  • Free Taste Card membership– offering discounts on dining out, movies, attractions, takeaways and online shopping
  • Casual dress code 
  • Free tea and coffee, subsidised on-site restaurant with free Wi-Fi and free car parking 

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Lancaster House, Centurion Way, Leyland, Lancashire, UK, PR26 6TX
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