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Finance Analyst - Restaurants Operations

Contract type

Permanent

Salary

£Competitive

Location

Dunstable

An excellent entry-level Finance Analyst; allowing you to develop both best-in-class analysis and credible partnering skills as you make you mark on our fast paced Restaurants business in this collabo...

Finance Analyst - Restaurants Operations

Whitbread Court, Dunstable, Bedfordshire LU5 5XE

£31,500pa plus excellent bonus of up to 10% and Study Support Scheme

As part of a fast-paced and dynamic Restaurants Finance team, this is a great opportunity for someone who is passionate to pursue a career within Finance and get under the skin of what makes our hospitality business UK market leader.

This entry-level Finance Analyst role will push you to develop your skills so that you can effectively support our Restaurants under the nurturing leadership of a high-performing Operations Finance Manager. You will partner a division of sites and have the opportunity to drive forward key projects within both our established brand estates and newer innovation sites.

 

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:

  • Supporting our sites P&L budgeting as well as regional and site level weekly and periodic performance reporting
  • Providing quality analysis of large volumes of data – producing valuable insight of what drives restaurant performance and promoting operational excellence
  • Supporting with financial control over key operational initiatives and investments – tracking costs and benefits
  • Undertaking weekly tracking of planned labour hours vs targets as well as regional and site level reporting on labour costs

 

Why we’d love you to apply:

  • Degree-qualified in a relevant discipline – Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business etc at a 2:1 or above. This foundation knowledge will help you get to grips with the responsibilities of this role quickly.
  • Ideally you will already have selected your preferred professional qualification (ACCA or CIMA) – we will expect you to have at least researched which pathway is best for you if you haven’t started this yet
  • Previous experience of analysis of large volumes of data – you’ll need to be a confident Excel user (Intermediate or above skills)
  • Naturally numerate and with great attention to detail, you’ll also be a great team player as this team are highly collaborative to ensure they deliver for our business
  • Experience of working with financial models would be highly advantageous although not essential – we can train this.

In return, we will offer you: 

  • A market competitive base salary
  • Up to 10% annual bonus
  • Sharesave scheme
  • A collaborative work culture that focuses on enabling your success and continuing your personal development combined with a  genuine flexible working policy
  • Study Support Scheme to help you complete your ACCA or CIMA
  • Individual BUPA healthcare and optional contributory pension matched up to 10%
  • Free parking across our Head Office campus and 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:

677493-1629

Advertised:

14 Feb 2020

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