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Finance Manager


Gatwick, UK

Magma Aviation has an exciting opportunity for an experienced Finance Manager to join the expanding team in Gatwick, UK. The successful candidate will have experience working with monthly management reports, enhancing report quality, assisting with budget processes, and overseeing inter-company reconciliations . We are looking for a candidate who is detail-oriented, ready to support strategic financial decisions and enjoys problem solving complicated situations with a team-focused approach.

Purpose of the Role


  • To assist with various aspects of the Finance Department for Magma Aviation Limited, and Magma Aviation Group companies worldwide, ensuring the department contributes to the achievement of the organisation’s goals
  • To provide financial analysis and reports to the management to enable them to monitor the business and make effective strategic decisions
  • To provide and to advise the Management of the Company on Financial Matters​;


Key Responsibilities of the Role

  • Provide management reports to the Head of Finance, Senior Leadership Team and Board of Directors on a monthly basis in line with deadlines set
  • Seek to improve the quality and usefulness of reports on an ongoing basis
  • Assist management in cost efficiency
  • Ensure the Commercial Department keep up to date with Commercial Flight Reports to allow weekly reporting of flight performance to the Board of Directors
  • Assist the Senior management team with the Budgetary Process
  • Assist (when necessary) and ensure department heads and brokers are provided with their relevant creditor’s reports weekly
  • Oversee the preparation of inter-company reconciliation accurately and to required timescales to enable debt recovery and payment of balances owed
  • Prepare the audit file on a yearly basis
  • Deputising for head of finance on cash management tasks, when on leave or unavailable, including but not limited to:
  • Overseeing, Understanding, managing, all aspects of cash flow
  • Assisting the ledger supervisors in ensuring sufficient funds are available to meet ongoing operational and capital requirements
  • Oversee company’s various cash flow forecasts and perform financial modelling;


What will our ideal candidate have?

  • Finance qualification
  • Minimum 5 Years of relevant experience
  • To be based near Gatwick
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Team player to work in a fast-paced environment​

What’s It In It For You

  • Comprehensive benefits package​
  • Opportunity to join a global company and be part of a diverse international team​
  • Unlimited access to thousands of courses on LinkedIn Learning platform​


Magma Aviation is proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity

Magma Aviation commercially markets dedicated wide-body cargo aircraft capacity, contracted on an exclusive basis from third-party airlines.

The UK-based company currently manages a fleet of Boeing 747-400F aircraft and offers a range of ad hoc and regular flying capacity to freight forwarders, logistics providers, and charter brokers.​

Whether it’s moving perishable cargo from Africa to Europe, or a shipment of automotive components around the world – Magma tailors its services around the client’s specific needs.​

Magma Aviation is a subsidiary of the Chapman Freeborn Group, who combine over 45 years of experience with unrivalled global coverage to meet the air charter requirements of customers 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.​Chapman Freeborn’s depth of aviation expertise includes managing passenger and cargo charter operations, aircraft leasing, humanitarian airlifts, and much more.​

The Chapman Freeborn Group is also family member of Avia Solutions Group, the largest aerospace business group from Central & Eastern Europe with 83 offices and production stations providing aviation services and solutions worldwide.​​

Recruitment agencies: please note we have an in-house recruiter alongside a preferred agency list which we review annually. Therefore, we do not accept any CVs or applications sent to us on a speculative basis. We are pro-active in reaching out to agencies if there is a business need so please refrain from calling us.​

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