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Finance Manager - Internal Reporting

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The Finance Manager – Internal Reporting is responsible for the accurate and efficient accounting, consolidation and internal reporting for Whitbread PLC.

Role: Finance Manager – Internal Reporting

Reports to: Financial Controller – Internal Reporting & Projects

Location: Dunstable, Bedfordshire.

Employment Type: Permanent 

Salary: £competitive + Bonus + Benefits

The Finance Manager – Internal Reporting is responsible for the accurate and efficient accounting, consolidation and internal reporting for Whitbread PLC.

Inside the Role

  • Delivery of a clean & efficient period close process
  • Ensure periodic P&L and BS Packs are produced to a high standard and on time
  • Make sure that P&L Close and BS Review meetings are well attended and conducted with relevant challenge and insight
  • Encourage closer alignment between internal and external reporting
  • Be responsible for ensuring the Whitbread balance sheet reconciliations are reconciled and reviewed in line with policy
  • Champion FCF to deliver best in class risk based financial controls
  • Review A&C processes to bring alignment between UK and Germany
  • Deliver accurate cashflow forecasting to support treasury cash management decisions
  • Offer support and coaching to Internal Reporting analysts, including day-to-day prioritisation and longer-term study/career support
  • Build relationships and play a key role in the management of the wider A&C team

We're open to you

  • Qualified accountant (ACMA, ACCA, ACA)
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of ERP and other financial systems
  • Leadership, planning and understanding of complex processes
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, including influencing at all levels within the business
  • Strong database and Excel modelling skills
  • Experience of planning and delivering controls and governance
  • Proven ability to work as a lead and subject matter expert as part of a cross functional team

Times are changing, but our ambition is bigger than ever. This means huge things when it comes to budget and forecasting, and that’s where our Finance team really springs into action. Finding the right answers to drive us forwards. With new concepts launching, new spaces secured and reams of plans in motion, there’s no more exciting time to join than right now. Get to experience career growth that moves as fast as we do, and be part of framing where we’re headed.

We’re 1,200 hotels and restaurants in the UK, Germany and the UAE, but we’re more than that. We’re the 35,000 people supporting our brands every day. The ones sourcing the nation’s favourite breakfast, plating up family favourites, and the great night’s sleep guaranteed people. We’re also always preparing for new openings, looking ahead and revamping our online presence. We do it for our guests, and it’s the details that keep them returning time and time again. We could be at the end of their road, their trusty choice for business trips, or we could be the place they associate with big celebrations up and down the country. We’re a constant in a changing world, and we’d love you to join us.  Bring your energy, ideas and sense of fun, we’re waiting and so are our brands.

In return for your commitment, we’ve got some great benefits to offer:

• Competitive Salary + 30% bonus potential.
• Share save scheme
• A collaborative work culture that focuses on supporting your success
• A flexible working policy you can rely on
• Individual BUPA healthcare
• Optional contributory pension matched up to 10%
• Up to 25% discount off our brands

Whitbread is an inclusive employer. We believe that everyone is unique and there should be no barriers to entry and no limits to ambition. We welcome your application whatever your background or situation. Under-represented groups such as women, ethnic minorities, people with disabilities & members of the LGBTQ+ community (those who identify as gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, trans sexual, non binary or use another term), are strongly encouraged to build a career with us. We are open to part-time and flexible working and, where possible, will try to support this.

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29 Oct 2021

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