Financial Planning Analyst, PQ
April 6, 2021
Paisley, United Kingdom
Job Type
Scotland:, - Paisley
Industry and Commerce
Commercial Finance


Company Info

AGS Airports Limited is the United Kingdom-based owner of Aberdeen, Glasgow and Southampton Airports. The company was formed in September 2014 and is jointly held by Ferrovial (via Faero UK Limited) and AGS Ventures Airports Limited, an entity managed by Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (Europe) Limited. Macquarie and Ferrovial have a long and successful history of partnering with each other across a number of infrastructure projects, with partnerships in airports including Bristol Airport and Sydney Airport. Both partners have developed extensive knowledge of aviation and have excellent contacts globally.

AGS Airports Limited’s total revenue for the year ending December 2019 was £217m, however the landscape has changed significantly since then. The strict travel restrictions put in place by governments in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic have resulted in a widespread grounding of flights.

The directors have instituted measures to preserve cash and secure additional finance. AGS Airports was recently named sector leader by the leading global sustainability organisation Global Real Estate Sustainability Benchmark (GRESB).

For the financial year ending December 2019 AGS Airports Limited posted a healthy EBITDA of £92m. In the period since then the aviation industry has faced unprecedented challenges due to outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. The roll out of the vaccine throughout 2021 and the gradual lifting of restrictions should indicate the resurge of demand in travel and as such the 5-year plan is to return to pre pandemic financial results. This will be a challenging yet exciting period for one of Scotland’s most high-profile businesses.

As part of a restructure in the company’s Finance department and an internal promotion, the position of Business Planning Analyst has been created.

For more information on AGS Airports Limited please visit: AGS | Home | AGS Airports

Role Overview

The Business Planning & Analysis Analyst will be a valued member of the Business Planning & Analysis finance function reporting to the Business Planning & Analysis Manager.

The purpose of this role is to assist in producing analytical data to allow the business to assess the validity of both current and potential financial arrangements.

The role holder will be responsible for providing accurate and timely analytical support to the Business Planning & Analysis Manager for annual budgets and monthly forecasts.

The candidate must have strong analytical skills, attention to detail and the ability to problem solve.

Principle accountabilities

  • Provide detailed and quality management information, analysis and support as required.
  • Prepare and carry out analytical review of the monthly revenue to ensure all invoices are correctly raised and discounts accurately applied.
  • Assist the Business Planning & Analysis Manager with identifying data anomalies, trends and deviations.
  • Provide data to support preparation of annual budget.
  • Assist with compiling monthly forecasts.
  • Assist with collation of analysis and commentary regarding cost centre results and recommended improvement initiatives.
  • Providing data for board papers, quarterly forecasts and ad hoc project work.
  • Establish and maintain excellent working relationships with managers across the business and meet monthly to capture and understand variants between actual results versus budget and forecast.
  • Liaise with managers monthly to understand their business area and obtain the necessary data for forecasts and budgets.
  • Identifying risks and seeking solutions to support service delivery and strategic decision making.
  • Upload budget and reforecast figures into the financial accounts system
  • Prepare and complete National Statistic Office surveys

Qualifications and Experience

The Business Planning & Analysis Analyst will require to have:

  • Previous experience in a Financial Analyst role.
  • Full or part qualified accountant (ACA/CIMA/ACCA or equivalent)
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to effectively problem solve and follow through to resolution
  • Ability to build strong, open and communicative working relationships across all areas of the business is essential.
  • Working knowledge of accounting and capital accounting processes.
  • High level of working knowledge of MS Office applications, Excel in particular,
  • Excellent communication skills – written and oral
  • Experience of effectively communicating to and interacting with colleagues at all levels, including senior managers
  • Ability to effectively organise work and perform well under pressure with minimal supervision
  • Experience in working and delivering to tight timetables
  • Highly motivated and invested in self-learning with capability to support the Business Planning & Analysis Manager, The Head of Business Planning & Analysis and the wider Finance team in complex tasks and ad hoc project work.

Framework and boundaries

The role is an important contributor to the AGS Group Finance function and trusted to deliver a high degree of accuracy in the analysis of confidential company data. It requires a personal drive for accuracy and value-added output.


  • Business Planning & Analysis Manager
  • Head of Business Planning & Analysis
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Finance Department
  • Business Unit Managers

Benefits Package

Salary: £30,000-£35,000

Pension: 2% Employee / 7% Employer (auto enrolment rate) 3% Employee / 8% Employer 5% Employee / 10% Employer 8% Employer / 12% Employer

Holidays: 25 days plus 8 statutory days

Bonus: Up to 15% of salary based on EBITDA and individual performance

Professional Fees: Paid study support

Additional Benefits: Duty free shopping at all times, free parking at all times

Working Hours: 40 hours per week

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