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Role: Analyst – Accounts Payable Function: Finance Location: Support Centre, Dunstable Position: Permanent   Essential Skill: Must be fluent in German speaking and writing

Role: Analyst – Accounts Payable

Function: Finance

Location: Support Centre, Dunstable

Position: Permanent  

Essential Skill: Must be fluent in German speaking and writing

We have an exciting opportunity for an Accounts Payable Analyst to join our Finance Shared Service Centre, here at our Support Centre in Dunstable Bedfordshire. This role will utilise your fluent German language skills (written and spoken) to fully support our growing German estate and undertake the processing of invoices, making payments to suppliers, handling supplier queries and reconciling supplier statements.

We are the UK's leading hospitality company, a FTSE 100 organisation with over 35,000 employees worldwide. Owning successful brands such as Premier Inn and hub by Premier Inn, we have over 750 hotels and over 70,000 rooms across the UK, Germany and the Middle East. We are also proud to own over 420 restaurants across the UK including Beefeater, Brewers Fayre and our newer brands Bar + Block and Cookhouse & Pub. We have exciting plans to deliver our strategy that innovates and grows our core UK and international business, always keeping our customers at the heart of what we do.


What you will be doing:  

  • Ensuring 100% accurate communications – both via email and over the phone – in German and English
  • Validate and approve invoices; identifying any errors, resolving issues and processing for payment
  • Manage and process any advance payments; ensuring correct approvals are in place
  • Liaise effectively with internal departments regarding price differences or quantity difference queries
  • Liaise with 3 parties to assist with complex invoices

What we will be looking for:

  • Previous work experience within an AP
  • Fluent in both German speaking and writing    
  • A professional manner when dealing with stakeholders in Germany, internal department in the UK and external 3rd parties
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • Analytical skills to identify root cause    
  • Highly numerate and highly organised

In return, we will offer you:  

  • A market competitive base salary
  • Up to 10% annual bonus
  • Sharesave scheme
  • 25 days holiday
  • A collaborative work culture that focuses on enabling your success and continuing your personal development combined with a genuine flexible working policy
  • 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.

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11 Aug 2020

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