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Finance Academy

Finance Academy

A financially successful company is one that meets its profit objectives and delivers for the future. It is one that has robust business and financial controls to enable us to contribute towards this goal.

The finance team is predominately based in Luton, with additional offices in Swansea and Crawley and is responsible for the following:

  • Management information
  • Reporting and control
  • Business performance
  • Annual planning and forecasting
  • Payroll
  • Finance shared services

The Finance Academy is a scheme that has been put in place to support the personal development needs of staff that work in the Finance department. The Academy is made up of eight work streams (see diagram). Each work stream is responsible for ensuring that the appropriate polices, documents and frameworks are in place to meet the objectives for Finance.




The Academy includes areas like:

  • The ‘Study Policy’, stream which is responsible for defining the policies for staff working towards their accounting qualifications e.g. number of study leave days that staff can take, polices on what the Company will pay for, organising the payment of fees etc.
  • The ‘Graduate Scheme’, which is responsible for the selection and administration process of the graduate trainee scheme.
  • The ‘Capability Framework/Career Paths’, stream is responsible for defining the experience and skills that an individual is expected to have for each role in the Finance department. You will be able to use this framework to plan your career path as it will help you to identify the development areas that will lead you to your next role.
  • The ‘Continuous Professional Development’ stream is responsible for organising CPD activities for the qualified accountants in the Finance department
  • The ‘Finance Induction Programme’ stream is responsible for the Finance Induction pack that is given to new starters and ensuring that it is always up to date and relevant.
  • The ‘ACCA/AAT/CIMA Training’ stream is for organising training activities for ACCA/AAT/CIMA students in the Finance department
  • The ‘Apprenticeship Scheme’ is responsible for the selection of the candidates for the apprenticeship scheme and it’s administration.





Meet Katrina

Katrina Laviola

Business Compliance & Financial Control Executive


In a nutshell, what does your job involve?
My role involves working closely with the foreign exchange bureaus in the retail outlets. I prepare the FX accounts for reconciliation (including the Western Union and Travellers Cheques), investigating and resolving all outstanding items. I am also responsible for issuing and reconciling gift vouchers, assisting with retail refunds, investigating and defending Retail chargebacks and managing the retail card refund process.

Name three things in life that make you smile.
Seeing my family and friends happy, going on fun holidays to exotic locations and doing well in my job.

While you’ve been working at TUI, what has put the biggest smile on your face?
The finance department fun day. After our finance briefing in the morning, there was an organised treasure hunt around Harpenden. It was such a great day – an informative morning followed by a fun afternoon with the chance to get to know new colleagues.
What could you tell someone about TUI that would sound too good to be true?
The employee benefits are great and you can have a lot of fun at work. I really enjoy the event days. They’re really enjoyable as well as informative. We have had photo booths in the office, a DJ and lots of games and prizes.

Why do you think TUI is ‘good value’ for you?
I believe in TUI’s core values and appreciate how the business strives for success. The TUI values help to create a great environment to work in. It means that everyone is collaborating and working together to achieve the same goals.

finance-grad – im interested

We will begin accepting applications for the 2015 scheme in December 2014.

Our selection process involves an online application, online testing, a phone interview and assessment centres. Set up an email alert to receive further information.

finance-grad – training and development

From day one, you’ll be doing a real job. But all the while,

we’ll focus on your personal and professional development, making sure that you’re fully equipped to reach your potential. You’ll can expect an exemplary support structure, including a buddy to help you settle quickly into your role and a senior finance mentor who’ll pass on vital knowledge. Plus, your a line manager will be on hand to make sure you’re progressing, every step of the way. And as well as funding your CIMA qualification, we’ll provide you with BPP tuition, study materials and additional study leave – so you’ll have all the encouragement and incentive you need to excel.

finance-grad – is it for you

About The Scheme

At A Glance

As a three-year rotational programme, you’ll get the best grounding possible into our business – all of which is designed to set you up as a future financial leader. This means you could be assigned in a number of roles across any aspect of our business. There are five core areas: Retail/Distribution supports our stores; Airline takes care of our planes; Cruise looks after our ships; Tour Operator keeps our holiday finances in check and Reporting and Financial Accounting underpins the bottom-line financials across the business.

What You Will be Doing

From day one you’ll be doing a real job. But we’ll also support you in your personal and professional development to ensure you’re equipped to reach your potential. We’ll fully fund you on your path to attaining a CIMA qualification, including BPP tuition, study materials and additional study leave – after all it’s very much in our interest that you pass.

Our support structure is also exemplary with a buddy to help you settle quickly into your role, a senior finance mentor who’ll pass on vital knowledge and your line manager who’ll help make sure you progress. You’ll also get to share experiences with other graduates along the way.

What We Are Looking For

Numbers are your speciality. But more than that, your flair for numeracy is backed by a drive to deliver outstanding customer service, honed analytical skills and a sharp commercial acumen. With a

  • 2:1 in a relevant degree (achieved or expected),

  • 280 UCAS points from 3 A-levels (or equivalent)

  • A real commitment to gaining your CIMA qualification whilst working to the best of your ability.

  • Exceptional communication skills

  • Demonstrable analytical problem solving capabilities

Working At TUI

  • £26,000 salary per annum

  • 25 days annual leave increasing with length of service

  • Generous Holiday Concessions – £500 after first year (increasing with length of service)

  • Tailored Personal Development for Graduates

  • Support network of past graduate buddies, line management and senior management mentoring

  • Heavily discounted travel from various travel companies, TUI Group products and services (including friends & family discount)

  • TUI Travel contributory pension scheme, Life Assurance




Managing our finances effectively is a complex, dynamic and a crucially important task. It’s critical we have the right people working for us – only the most exceptional financial professionals. If you have an analytical mind, a commercial outlook and a ‘can do’ approach – you might be just who we’re looking for. Joining the finance teams providing expert advice, you’ll provide accurate and timely information, ensuring that we are well informed on group trading and financial information, exactly when it matters. In any finance job with TUI Group, from Analysts to Managers, in Finance Shared Services to Treasury & Tax, you will have an impact on our financial results.

Our vision in Finance is to ‘Deliver a World Class Valued Service’.