Finance Manager - Airports & Ground Operations

  • Luton, United Kingdom

    Stockholm, Sweden

    Hanover, Germany

    Zaventem, Belgium

    Rijswijk, Netherlands

  • 122717

  • Hybrid

  • Fixed term

  • Full Time

  • 37.5

TUI Business: 

TUI Airline




United Kingdom | Luton | LU2 9TN | Wigmore House  
Stockholm -Arlanda, SE, 190 45
Hannover, DE, 30159  
Zaventem, BE, 1930  
Rijswijk, NL, 2284 DH

Hours per week:


Type of contract:

Fixed term  12 Months  



TUI Group is the world’s number one integrated tourism business.  Within TUI Group, TUI Airline regroups all airline activities across UK, Nordics, Belgium, The Netherlands, Germany, Spain, Morocco, France, and the Dutch Antilles. TUI Airline Finance is a function within our airline organisation responsible for the key financial activities within the regions. The TUI Airline Finance function operates as a multi-disciplinary team of experts driving efficiency and innovation. 


As Finance Manager – Airports & Ground Operations you are responsible for the finance business partnering and controlling of the Ground Operations & Airports cost base for the TUI Airline. You will be accountable for providing the inputs to the AOC and FP&A finance teams for month end close, forecasts, budget / 3YP and ad-hoc analysis. You will support the Director – Ground Operations, Director – Aviation Planning and SM&P with the analysis and delivery of cost base initiatives and revenue generating opportunities. 


You will lead a small team to support the development of a functionally led cost base across the TUI Airline, building transparency and insight to support the business. You will coach and develop the team, ensuring all direct reports are engaged and motivated to perform to high standards and to agreed objectives. 


This is an important management role within the TUI Airline Finance COO function in which you will be required to support the leadership team with the role modelling of our strategic direction and behaviours within the TUI Airline Finance function and will be required to deputise for the Head of Finance – Operations where applicable.


Please note this role is a fixed term contract for 12 months 




As Finance Manager – Airports & Ground Operations you’ll be responsible for: 
•    Delivery of the TUI Airline month end, forecast, budget and 3YP process for Ground Operations & Airports 
•    Lead the harmonisation of activities and processes within your area of finance to ensure a consistent function led approach. Working in close collaboration with FP&A and Airpas teams to ensure consistency and commonality across the regions.
•    Support the development of KPI and reporting packs (working with the FP&A team) to enable functional business partnering and monitor cost base performance.
•    Providing world class business partnering to the Director – Ground Operations, Director – Aviation Planning, SM&P and the AOC/FP&A finance team.
•    You’ll lead financial support and analysis for Ground Handling, Parking, Landing, De-icing and Airport costs
•    Driving a culture of cost efficiency across all business areas within role remit
•    Supporting and driving a culture of strong financial controls, compliance, and adherence to regulatory
frameworks; ensuring adherence to governance mechanisms for investments and capital expenditure
•    Promoting a culture of risk awareness, control focus, and ‘doing the right thing’
•    Leading specific adhoc project activities 
•    Leading a high performing team using structured learning and development plans that are supported and endorsed by your line manager.
•    Providing direction to your team, developing their cultural awareness and understanding of the TUI Airline strategy:
o    Coach your team and drive high performance and personal development at all levels
o    Our people are our most important asset and engaging and motivating your wider international team to fulfil their potential will be a priority
o    Deliver innovative and creative engagement solutions to create a cohesive and change ready community
o    Accelerate a data driven and data led decision making approach and create the environment and culture to enable continuous improvement in the operations with a focus on value and efficiency
o    As a Senior Leader, you’ll be expected to champion and promote collaboration in person and virtually






•    Qualifications 
o    Experience qualified accountant (3 yrs. PQE – preferably ACA or equivalent) or 
o    European university degree in business administration or similar, preferably with a focus on finance or controlling, and several years of experience working in finance/controlling
•    3+ years’ team leadership experience and experience in setting and achieving strategic objectives and in supporting colleagues across all functions
•    High intellectual capacity
•    Ability to meet tight deadlines 
•    Ability to strategize and solve problems 
•    Strong leadership and organizational skills
•    Ability to develop great working relationships internally and externally




  • Fantastic holiday benefits including discounts, special offers and the ability to purchase additional ‘TUI time off’
  • Health and Wellbeing support in five key areas – Financial, Health, Social, Community and Career
  • Discretionary Bonus Scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance, single cover with option to add dependants
  • Permanent Health Insurance
  • Pension scheme and life assurance 


​We want to be the best-loved holiday company not only for our customers, but for our colleagues too. That’s why we offer a variety of benefits that go above and beyond a competitive salary, so we can help you to live your best life happily at TUI. Click here to find out more.


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