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UK Financial Controller (ACA qualified) - maternity cover (1057)

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

 We are recruiting for a UK Financial Controller to cover a period of maternity leave, leading the Group’s regulatory and financial control environment.  

In this role you will maintain and improve the standard of financial control and ensure that the business operates within the appropriate laws and regulations. Alongside this, you will drive efficiencies in reporting and controls and provide challenge and business partnership to the Finance management team on consistency and the appropriateness of financial controls.  

You’ll lead on financial audits and provide rationalisation and ongoing management of financial policies and process across the UK. As UK Financial Controller you’ll be the point of contact for CAA/ATOL and ABTA, which includes regulatory reporting/filing and licence renewals. 

This role is based in Leyland on a hybrid basis, based in the office a minimum of 3 days each week and 2 days remotely. 

We expect this role to commence in early-mid February 2024 

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

  • ACA qualified 
  • Up-to-date technical skills including IFRS 
  • Strong focus on controls and processes and a high attention to detail 
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills  
  • Sage X3/TM1 knowledge is desirable 
  • Previous experience of working in a dynamic, fast paced environment 
  • Demonstrable experience in setting up new process improvements from scratch 
  • The ability to influence in a matrix organisation 
  • Stakeholder management experience 
  • Previous experience in the Retail, Leisure or Travel industry is desirable 

 This role is based at our bright, modern office in Leyland, 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 (+ 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 
  • 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 
  • 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 working environment 
  • 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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