Chief Financial Officer CFO - Chiswick

Flight Centre Group
04 May 2017
04 Jun 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

We are currently recruiting on behalf of our sister company: Global Touring at Topdeck and Back-Roads Touring.

The Global Touring team inspires people through life changing travel experiences. Global Touring continues to grow rapidly, with our key brands Topdeck and Back-Roads expanding in 2017 through diversifying our product range, growing our key sales markets, innovating our product delivery and ensuring a positive customer experience that is unique to each brand. With a shared service mechanic in certain departments where a common service or platform is required, our 'one best way' approach is consistent and effective in supporting the specific strategy within each business. We are looking for someone to join the team that aligns perfectly with our brand and values... if this sounds like you then keep reading!

Reporting to the MD, this Chief Financial Officer (CFO) key role is primarily responsible for the financial well-being of Global Touring, addressing financial control, risk mitigation and FX management responsibilities. You will be working with the Executive and Management Team encouraging growth, providing evidence based data which will enable enhancement of existing revenue and establishment of new revenue sources - while constantly highlighting and implementing cost efficiencies. You will be required to manage performance, formulate forecasts and assist in driving results within the Tour Operations arm of Flight Centre. Managing a team, you will need to be an exceptional leader that can inspire a team, based locally and overseas, that are highly capable and looking for further challenges. To be successful in this role you will need to have been previously successful in a financially complex business and have excellent communication skills. You will be required to manage critical relationships with external stakeholders including ABTA, Auditors, taxation specialists and commercial issues. You will also need to have skills to drive and assist the development of the Executive Team and Managers in relation to managing and developing a global team (UK and Australia). This role is based in head office in Chiswick.

Key Responsibilities

  • Financial Control, Risk Mitigation, HR and FX management
  • Strategic & Commercial advice and support
  • Process Improvement
  • Support and Development

Experience, Requirements and Key Behaviours

  • CA or CPA qualification required
  • Post Graduate qualification in Accounting advantageous
  • At least five years' experience in a financially complex multicurrency environment
  • Strong leadership/management experience
  • Highly motivated and a positive attitude
  • Critical Thought and Problem Solving
  • Partnering and Building Relationships
  • Customer Focus
  • Excellent Communicator and Effective Team Player
  • Travel Industry and Touring Operations knowledge
  • Negotiation skills
  • Technical skills

Salary and Benefits

For this Chief Financial Officer role, we offer a competitive salary of £100K-£130K OTE DOE, whereby you will be rewarded each month based on targets that you meet and exceed. On top of this, you'll gain access to our benefits including:

  • Discounted travel and fantastic incentives from the world's top travel providers
  • Employer-matched pension scheme
  • Childcare vouchers
  • Day off for your birthday
  • Free eye care scheme
  • One Volunteer Day a year

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