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Senior Accountant - Fixed Term Contract

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Role: Senior Accountant Function: Finance (External Reporting) Location: Dunstable, Bedfordshire. We are currently working remotely like most but do support flexible and remote working long term  E...

Role: Senior Accountant

Function: Finance (External Reporting)

Location: Dunstable, Bedfordshire. We are currently working remotely like most but do support flexible and remote working long term 

Employment Type: Fixed Term Contract, competitive salary

Duration: 6 Months


As a FTSE 100 business we have to produce accurate accounting and external reporting for Whitbread and it’s subsidiaries.  As the Senior Accountant within our Financial Controls team you will need to consolidate and produce accurate and efficient accounting, with particular focus on impairment reviews and IFRS. This role is a fixed term contract to support us in the lead up to and through our final quarter and year end.


What you will be doing:


  • Project management of annual impairment review process for PP&E, Right of Use assets and intangibles, including goodwill
  • Preparing internal papers on impairment and supporting preparation of Audit Committee papers
  • Accurate & effective A&C for IFRS 16, including periodic and year end reporting and support of internal and external reporting
  • Supporting delivery of a true and fair set of financial statements through the year-end audit process and effective engagement with External Auditors
  • Supporting external statutory disclosure requirements with specific focus on impairment and leases
  • Maintaining a strong relationship with external auditors
  • Ensuring all controls related to processes are completed and documented in line with Financial Control Framework
  • Supporting other technical accounting queries and requirements


Why we’d love you to apply:


  • You will be a qualified Accountant with a exceptionally strong technical accounting skills.
  • With previous experience in Audit or the production of listed entity financial statements you will have an in-depth knowledge of IRFS and UK GAAP 
  • Your experience working in a large organisation within an external reporting team of function will mean you are comfortable working with complex excel spreadsheets and models
  • Communication skills will be vital in this role, you will bring strong interpersonal and stakeholder management that will allow you to develop working relationships quickly.   Of equal importance will be engaging and understanding alongside the ability to influence


 In return, we will offer you: 


  • A Market competitive salary
  • Sharesave scheme
  • 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%
  • Up to 25% discount off our brands 
  • Perks at work 


As a leading British business of more than 275 years standing, we have experienced turbulent times before and adapted and evolved to remain one of the hospitality sector’s most successful companies. Built on such robust foundations, our expertise has meant we responded decisively throughout this year with our teams, guests and the continuity of our business at the heart of every decision we made. We acted quickly, to ensure we were prepared for the future, whatever it may hold. 


What continues to set us apart are our excellent products and people. We have much loved brands such as Beefeater, Brewers Fayre, Bar + Block alongside exciting up and coming propositions such as Cookhouse & Pub. And in Premier Inn, we have the UK’s favourite budget hotel chain, currently outperforming the market and ambitious for more as we execute our plans in both the UK and Germany. At Whitbread, we remain true to our values and put our people at the centre of everything we do. 


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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13 Nov 2020

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