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Finance Analyst - F&B Restaurants

Contract type

Permanent

Salary

£Competitive

Location

Dunstable

An incredible opportunity for a part-qualified accountant (particularly if you're a Foodie!) to join our Restaurants Finance Team; this role will support with the complex analysis and insight that und...

F&B Finance Analyst Restaurants (Part qual)

Whitbread Court, Dunstable, Bedfordshire LU5 5XE

£33,000 - £36,000pa DOE plus excellent benefits including 10% bonus, Study Support Scheme and BUPA healthcare

 

As part of our fast-paced and dynamic Restaurants Finance team, this is a great opportunity for a part-qualified commercial accountant to join our team. You’ll be instrumental in our customers experiences as this role supports the financial planning of our excellent menus; providing valuable insight into the underlying drivers of our menus performance – covering both dish and category level.

We are the UK's leading hospitality company, a FTSE 100 organisation with over 35,000 employees worldwide, and for the last 10 years running have been recognised as a ‘Top Employer’ by the Top Employers Institute

Owning successful brands such as Premier Inn and hub by Premier Inn, we have over 850 hotels - which is over 80,000 bedrooms - across the UK, Germany and the Middle East (with a committed pipeline of over 20,000 more). We’re also proud to own over 420 restaurants across the UK including Beefeater and our newer brands Bar + Block and Cookhouse & Pub. With exciting plans to innovate and grow our core UK and international business, we’re always keeping our customers at the heart of what we do and there has never been a more exciting time to join Whitbread! 

What you will be doing:

  • Analysing complex data from our Restaurants estate, you’ll providing meaningful insight to support decision making on the most critical element of our Restaurants experience – our menu! Considering the impact of price, cost inflation, saving, mix on covers and margin to provide effective decision-support
  • You’ll reporting the performance of trials so that we maximise returns of new items
  • With the guidance of our F&B Finance Manager, you’ll also have the opportunity to take on new and diverse projects 

Why we’d love you to apply:

  • This is a complex role and we’ll need you to be a part-qualified accountant; someone who has already begun either their CIMA or ACCA and can out this knowledge in to practice from day 1
  • Degree-qualified at 2:1 or above in a relevant discipline – accounting, finance, economics, business etc will ensure you have the foundation knowledge to get to grips with this role quickly
  • Coming from an analytical role; you’ll have had experience of analysing both complex and high-volumes of data; you’ll need to be able to get to the root cause of an issue swiftly and convert that in to an insightful story to share with stakeholders (both finance and non-finance)
  • You’ll also have a practical understanding of operational business drivers and levers that impact sales and margin
  • Combined with these technical skills, you’ll also be passionate about people and able to collaborate effective across multiple functions and build strong working relationships 

In return, we will offer you: 

  • A market competitive base salary
  • Up to 10% annual bonus
  • Sharesave scheme and contributory pension matched up to 10%
  • A collaborative work culture that focuses on enabling your success and continuing your personal development combined with a genuine flexible working policy
  • Opportunity to apply for our Study Support scheme to assist you completing your ACCA or CIMA
  • Individual BUPA healthcare
  • Free parking across our Head Office campus
  • Up to 25% discount off our brands

 

 

Whitbread is an inclusive employer, strongly believing that everyone is unique and there should be no limits to ambition. We welcome your application whatever your background or situation. We are open to flexible working and, where possible, will try to support this.

Job ref:

677485-2332

Advertised:

14 Feb 2020

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