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Senior Accountant Secondment

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Fixed Term





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: Whitbread Court

Employment Type: Secondment 

Duration: 6 Months


As part of Finance external reporting team, the Senior Accountant ensures the accurate and efficient accounting, consolidation and external reporting for Whitbread as well as subsidiary undertakings with particular focus on impairment reviews and IRFS. We are looking for a Fixed term Senor Account to support us ahead of and during a busy time, end of year.


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:


  • Qualified Accountant (ACA)  
  • Strong technical accounting skillset
  • Intermediate / advance excel user
  • Previous Audit experience or production of listed entity financial statements
  • Brilliant knowledge of IRFS and UK GAAP 
  • Experience of working in a large organisation within a external reporting team of function 
  • Experience of working with complex excel spreadsheets and models
  • Brilliant interpersonal and stakeholder management with 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 



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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