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FP&A Manager - 12 months (min) secondment

Contract type

Fixed Term





An interim opportunity for c12months for an experienced and technical accountant to join our Finance team as an FP&A Manager; providing analytical and technical support to our Board and SLT

FP&A Manager  
Based out of Whitbread Court, Dunstable

Interim requirement – circa 12 months+ secondment opportunity
£Competitive Salary plus excellent benefits including up to 30% annual bonus and car/allowance

Internal Grade:- B19

The role:-

This is an exciting opportunity for a qualified accountant to take on a senior position reporting in to our Head of FP&A providing analytical and technical support as a FP&A Manager for 12+ months

We’re looking for a hands-on accountant with strong leadership skills to manage the delivery of a consolidated view of our business-wide financial plans from an internal and external view point. Influencing decision-making and ensuring the Board are adequately prepared for external questions.

What you will be doing:-

We’ll expect you to be the financial lead on the external results announcements and supporting material for our FTSE 100 business; providing analytical support and developing the mechanism that explains the business’ results to an external audience whilst effectively business partnering with our Investor Relations team.

A strong people-person, you’ll have the opportunity to build strong networks with both our diverse and complex finance function, and the wider teams across our organisation. You’ll be trusted to provide excellent business insight whilst effectively challenging the status-quo.

Collaborating with our Financial Directors, you will have the opportunity to manage the consolidation of our business plan, budget and forecasts for ExCo and our PLC Board.

Hands-on in your approach, you’ll need to effectively pick up and develop the modelling of the Group including potential changes – enhancing current models and re-designing as appropriate.

Line management is also part of this key role; developing the objectives and career development of 2 Analysts

Why we'd love you to apply:- 

A qualified Accountant with excellent financial reporting and analytical knowledge from a commercial Plc combined with significant modelling expertise for senior leadership teams and external view is essential

Exceptional business partnering skills developed from collaborating cross-functionally and up to Director level combined with polished influencing and negotiation skills will allow you to make this role your own

Previous exposure to a fast-paced and deadline driven way of working will ensure you can maintain accuracy whilst successfully delivering against targets

Line management experience would be highly advantageous to ensure you can continue to support your 2 Direct reports and nurture their personal development

In return, we will offer you:-

  • A market competitive base salary
  • A collaborative work culture that focuses on enabling your success and continuing your personal development
  • A genuine flexible working policy
  • Annual performance-based bonus up to 30%
  • Family- cover BUPA healthcare
  • Excellent contributory pension
  • Company discount across our diverse brands
  • Free parking across our Head Office campus
  • This roles includes a 3 month notice period and had the potential to be extended.

A bit about us:-

At Whitbread, we are fully committed to growing legendary brands through building a strong customer heartbeat and innovating to stay ahead.  Our winning teams delight customers so they come back time and time again which, along with our focus on everyday efficiency, drives profitable growth.  

Every day our fantastic team members serve up great memories in our restaurants and wow guests through a great night’s sleep in our hotels. We pride ourselves on providing consistent quality and service. We’re continually innovating to meet our guests’ evolving needs whilst being committed to creating a great place to work for our team members.   

Premier Inn and hub by Premier Inn currently have over 750 hotels across the UK offering over 70,000 rooms.  Our aim is to make this 85,000 by the end of 2020 and grow our international estate through the expansion of our Premier Inn hotels in Germany.

Our much loved restaurant brands include Beefeater, Brewers Fayre, Table Table and Whitbread Inns.  Alongside these, our new propositions Bar + Block and Cookhouse & Pub are both growing at pace.  We have over 420 restaurants across the UK offering the highest level of service. 

We have recently celebrated our 275th anniversary when Samuel Whitbread founded our business on a set of principles and although our core business has changed over the years we stay true these with our values: 

  • Genuine - we really care about customers 
  • Confident - we strive to be the best at what we do 
  • Committed - we work hard for each other 

We are excited about what the future holds and would love you to join us on this exciting journey! 

We are committed to supporting your career development within Whitbread and welcome a conversation, or application, from any colleague who is interested in this role. If you do decide to formally apply for any role we would recommend that you have a conversation with your Line Manager, to inform them of your intention and help them to understand your career aspirations.

If there are circumstances that mean you are uncomfortable having this conversation please make us aware at the beginning of the process, we can then manage your application appropriately.

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16 May 2019

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