Associate Finance Business Partner

Date: 10 Jul 2024

Location: Manchester Airport, GB

Company: MAG


Associate Finance Business Partner

18 month FTC initially. 

Manchester Airport based - working on the Manchester Airport Transformation Project. 

Why MAG?

At MAG we provide the airport facilities and travel services that people need to connect with the world. As the largest UK owned airport operator, we serve over 60 million passengers a year from Manchester, London Stansted, and East Midlands Airports. With over 270 destinations across the globe, our businesses not only bring people together but also support the prosperity of the regions in which we operate.


Sustainability is one of our core values, and it shapes everything we do. We're committed to protecting the environment and supporting our local communities.  Our programmes include airport and airline decarbonisation, comprehensive education, skills and employment support and community engagement initiatives including volunteering opportunities.


At MAG, we recognise creating a first-class journey for our customers starts by creating a first-class career journey for our colleagues and we are committed to building inclusive environments in which our people can thrive. You’ll also have access to some great benefits including:


  • Bonus scheme
  • 11% company contribution pension
  • 25 days holiday plus bank holidays
  • Free parking
  • Subsidised public transport
  • Huge range of company discounts
  • Free Virtual GP service, available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
  • Care Concierge service

Two volunteering days per year

The role

As Associate Finance Business Partner you will be working on the current Manchester Airport Transformation Project - currently the largest single construction project outside London.

With over £1.3 billion in budget, and upwards of 30 contractors on-site at any one time, the project will ensure that we revolutionise the customer and colleague experience at Manchester Airport. Our current Business Partner team need support as the project moves into its busiest phase, and as such we are looking for someone to come for at least 18 months, very likely to be longer, to join our team and help guide this project through. 

You will work with the existing Business Partner team, to support to a number of senior stakeholders, and manage the project contracts - aiming to keep them running on time and in budget, You will use your first class financial information reporting experience & excellent analytical and commercial insight to link financial reports to business strategies and maintain a strong system of financial controls.

This role is initially an 18 month FTC, but highly likely to be extended or in fact signed off into a permanent position. As we grow, the Finance team needs to grow alongside. 

What will make you successful in the role?

  • Proven track record in analytical skills, attention to detail and commercial awareness acumen
  • Considerable experience in reporting, financial analysis, management accounting and system dashboard skills
  • Demonstrable interpersonal and communication skills and a passion for building successful relationship with the business environment
  • Experience of thinking around problems, identifying and then implementing solutions.
  • Ability and flexibility to plan, organise and prioritise workloads to achieve pre-determined deadlines with ad hoc requests (project/tactical support, attending external events etc)
  • Strong IT system orientation including, Excel, Word, PowerPoint skills and experience of financial modeling. Knowledge of Oracle / SAP will be beneficial.
  • Ability to perform under pressure and adjust plans to meet changing needs and requirement
  • Ability to consolidate and present financial information in differing formats and to  be able to translate large amounts of data into useful information and actionable conclusions using local business knowledge where appropriate.


Professional accounting qualification e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIMA, or equivalent qualification with minimum 2 years PQE

Equal Opportunities & Reasonable Adjustments


At MAG we believe in the importance of diversity & inclusion for all. We are committed to creating a workforce that is reflective of our society. As such we welcome applications from candidates from all backgrounds.


We’re also committed to well-being with a focus on mental health and supporting colleagues from underrepresented groups through our Colleague Resource Groups.


As a Disability Confident employer we are committed to creating an environment where candidates and employees can perform at their optimum. Please let us know if we can provide you with any reasonable adjustments to aid your application or interview process.


You can contact the team by emailing


Our Colleague Resource Groups include: Women’s Network, Embrace - Race & Ethnicity Group, Fly With Pride (LGBTQIA+), Mental Health, Parent & Carers, Disabilities including neurodiversity