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Finance Analyst

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Fixed Term, Secondment





Role: Finance Analyst Function: Finance Location: Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Flexible working available    Employment Type: 6 Month FTC, Full Time

Role: Finance Analyst

Function: Finance

Location: Dunstable, Bedfordshire. Flexible working available   

Employment Type: 6 Month FTC, Full Time


We have an exciting opportunity for a fixed term Finance Analyst based within our Finance function here at Whitbread. Reporting into the Finance Manager for Food & Beverages you will provide Analyst support including weekly and monthly reporting, providing insight to stakeholders. As well as contributing analysis and insight to support long terms strategic decisions.  


We are the UK's leading hospitality company, a FTSE 100 organisation with employees worldwide. Owning successful brands such as Premier Inn and hub by Premier Inn, we have over 800 hotels and over 76,000 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:


  • Produce month end reporting on F&B business performance, insights and trends
  • Produce weekly reporting to understand prior performance and support commercial decisions with forward looking information   
  • Engage and work with Senior Stakeholders with Food & Beverage
  • Produce market performance reporting vs competitors on a weekly, monthly basis to understand key drivers with the Food & Beverages market 
  • Support Restaurants budget and forecast processes 
  • Provide expertise within Finance on strategic projects 
  • Undertake ad-hoc work / projects as required with support and direction from the F&B Manager 


Why we’d love you to apply:


  • Good experience within an Analytical role working with spreadsheet-based financial models and templates
  • Finance qualification completed or in progress (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)
  • Able to work independently or as part of a team
  • Good experience and knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Strong analytical skillset with the ability to identify core issues and provide assessments grounded in compelling logic 
  • Good understanding of business drivers and levers impacting sales and margins 
  • Brilliant communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to build relationships with non-financial audiences 


 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
  • Individual BUPA healthcare
  • Optional contributory pension matched up to 10%
  • Free parking across our Head Office campus
  • Subsidised restaurant
  • Up to 25% discount off our brands
  • Perks at work

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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07 Oct 2020

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