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Financial & Operational Analyst - Central London with some international travel

£50k-£70k plus bonus, benefits

Our client is a worldwide provider of media content, technology, and connectivity solutions to the travel industry. Through the industry’s most comprehensive product and services platform, our client provides airlines with a wide range of inflight solutions. These include Wi-Fi, movies, television, music, interactive software, as well as portable IFE solutions, content management services, e-commerce solutions and original content development. Serving over 150 airlines worldwide, our client delivers exceptional quality and value to its customers to help them achieve their passenger experience objectives.

Key responsibilities

Our client is undergoing a company wide change process and needs to strengthen the in house capability to work on identifying and delivering value from acquisitions. The Financial & Operations Analyst will support our client's drive for growth and value creation by developing synergy cases, supporting their execution and supporting the operational integration of our client's acquisitions. In addition to specific M&A activity, the role will also support business unit and functional leads in achieving operational excellence through the ongoing improvement of operational performance, customer service and quality in a cost efficient manner.

Key responsibilities:

  • M&A pre-deal; Support the identification and evaluation of potential M&A targets
    • Support development of potential synergy and value creation plans
    • Lead the financial and operational analysis required to support M&A decisions and business case submissions
  • M&A post deal; Support and project manage acquisition integration
    • Support the development of integration strategy and execution plans
    • Support the creation and execution of the their M&A integration and post deal performance improvement initiatives
    • Lead the analysis required to track progress and delivery of value
    • Develop their M&A integration and value delivery capability and tools
    • Work in cooperation with business owners responsible for the acquisition to make sure deal synergies are captured
  • Operations
    • Identify opportunities to improve current operational performance and overall operating model effectiveness
    • Identify key transformational themes impacting the media, technology and telecoms sector and airline industry that are relevant
    • Develop business cases and plans to implement operational change to drive value for the shareholders
    • Support implementation of initiatives through project management and support of key stakeholders



  • Priven competency in financial analysis, M&A advisory, merger integration, due diligence
  • Bachelors or Masters Degree
  • Primary experience and capability required is financial and analytical in nature, therefore a finance qualification would be a distinct advantage although not mandatory e.g. ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CFA, CISI, MSc etc.
  • Previous experience of operational change, performance improvement and functional or team management would be an advantage

Areas of interest and intrinsic competencies

  • Excellent financial and analytical skills
  • Knowledge of international finance and accounting concepts as they relate to M&A transactions
  • High attention to detail in analysis work as well as written and verbal communication
  • Demonstrable project management experience and ability to meet tight deadlines
  • Good communication skills and ability to diplomatically work with and manage key stakeholders
  • Responsible, diligent and able to work autonomously as well as part of teams that may be cross functional in nature
  • Commercial understanding of key business drivers
  • Genuine interest in and understanding of key trends in the media, entertainment, technology and telecoms markets and the airline industry
  • Ability to think strategically as well as financially and operationally
  • Ability to be flexible and live with ambiguity in a rapidly changing environment
  • Energetic, roll up the sleeves attitude

Please send your CV to richard@mindbench.co.uk

To apply by email to this position, please send your CV and covering letter to the following link:richard@mindbench.co.uk, quoting reference number:TC010

NB: Mindbench is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy