Finance Analyst - 18 Months Contract - Project Accounting in Luton, Bedfordshire, UK

Employer: TUI in the UK

Location: Luton, Bedfordshire, UK

Hours:

Salary: Salary negotiable

The project is essential to the IT Strategy for TUI. The programme has a number of workstreams and the candidate will be working with all the work streams leads and feeding information to the Programme Board.

This role will be tracking the spending as we move through the programme to ensure we record and capitalise on the benefits of these platforms.

The outcome of the programme is to align the IT Systems used across the Northern Region as we move away from having separate systems catered to the local markets and use the best systems available.

As the Finance Analyst/Project Accountant you will play a key role in the management and production of finance related activities and outputs for the project. The role will report to the Finance Manager IT and lead the detailed analysis of actual programme cost, project governance, preparation of financial reports, collaboration with Project Managers and detailed forecasting (including opex, capex and all internal resource costing).

Collaboration with the Project Finance Business Partner will also be required to help support the steering committee in both the Nordics and UK&I source markets. The role is critical to the detailed month end and forecasting work involved in accounting for the programme.


What you will be doing

Northern Region IT Programme Finance Reporting and Forecasting

Ensure monthly actual costs charged to projects are accurate and complete, ensuring that all internal staff costs are correctly recorded and capitalised against relevant projects and that all external costs for suppliers and contractors are accurately allocated and accrued.

Manage the monthly forecasting process, collaborating with the Project Managers and Workstream Leads to produce accurate Capex and Opex forecasts for all projects across the programme, highlighting any risks and/or opportunities to the Finance Manager.

Managing the monthly Daptiv reporting and ensure that costs and benefits are accurately reported when presented to the GEC as a Top 50 Project. This includes providing support to the Group Controlling on any questions.

Leading the preparation of the monthly Project Finance pack to key stakeholders and support the Finance Manager with input to the Northern Region IT Programme Steering Committee, reporting of business and programme performance. You will support with the provision of cash flow information and reporting to FP&A and Treasury teams and any further ad hoc analysis where required.

You will be required to collaborate with the PMO, Project Managers and members of Finance to ensure all tangible and intangible assets are recognised and reported according to milestones achieved and be responsible for producing regular depreciation forecasts to the wider finance community based.

Projects Benefits Tracking

Managing any changes to the benefits that were signed off as part of the business case, this will include producing scenarios analysis to support decisions made by the Northern Region IT Programme Steering Committee.

Working with the Finance Manager IT, Project Finance Business Partner and Head of Finance Northern Region to design the end state model for allocating costs for Regional Platforms on closure of the programme to both the UK&I and Nordic source markets.

Governance, Management & External Audit

Support the Finance Manager with programme governance, control of the baseline budget, stakeholder management and collaboration with PM’s. Assistance with maintaining a robust framework to ensure compliance with accounting policies to manage capital work in progress and conforming to group policy on the capitalisation of tangible and intangible assets created through the programme. Provide support in delivering any audit deliverables required to both internal and external audit teams and dealing with any ad hoc queries that arise.


What we are looking for
  • Qualified accountant/Passed finalist
  • Comfortable handling large volumes of data and summarizing salient issues
  • Ability to work closely with non-finance managers
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity and change
  • Advanced excel skills

Working within TUI group

TUI UK and Ireland is the UK’s largest tour operator with key brands including TUI, First Choice, Marella Cruises and Crystal Ski Holidays. Sub brands include Sensatori, Sensimar, and Family Life, as well as First Choice Holiday Villages and SplashWorld Resorts. Our airline is the UK’s third largest with 62 aircraft operating to over 88 destinations in 30 countries. We have a team of more than 10,000 employees serving over 5.5 million customers each year.

It’s our people that make us number one. 

TUI Group is the leading tourism business with over 67,000 employees across the world. The Group includes our unique hotel portfolio, our cruise ships, our own aircraft, tour operators, travel agencies, and much more. At TUI, we have embarked on a journey of development towards a more digital, connected and integrated future. But we haven’t arrived there yet. Join us now and shape the future of travel.

You can look forward to a competitive salary, pension scheme and further benefits such as generous holiday discounts, great rates with foreign exchange and discounts with retailers.


How to apply

Apply online, we just need a few details from you and your CV. 


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