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Senior Accountant External Reporting

Contract type

Permanent

Category

Finance

Location

Dunstable

The Senior Accountant - External Reporting is a member of the team which ensures the accurate and efficient accounting, consolidation and external reporting for Whitbread PLC and subsidiary undertakin...

Role: Senior Accountant External Reporting

Function: Finance

Location: Dunstable, Bedfordshire.

Employment Type: Permanent

The Senior Accountant - External Reporting is a member of the team which ensures the accurate and efficient accounting, consolidation and external reporting for Whitbread PLC and subsidiary undertakings.

Inside the role:

  • Identification, communication and managing the resolution of accounting issues including drafting of technical papers
  • Liaison with and challenge to external auditors
  • Drafting of audit committee papers
  • Management of the production and control of all versions of accounts and development of reporting in line with best practice/FRC guidance
  • Provision of ad hoc accounting advice, e.g. acquisitions, disposals, provisions, impairment
  • Liaison with tax, legal and audit
  • Creation of accounting papers that consider technical and practical accounting from UK GAAP and IFRS perspective
  • Chair Technical Accounting Forum
  • Accounting for adjusting items including analysis against major projects
  • Accounting for provisions for onerous contracts including decisions on how to deal with specific long-term contracts
  • Accounting for pensions, share based payments, financial instruments and earnings per share

We're open to you:

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA)
  • Strong knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP
  • Accuracy and attention to detail
  • Good technical accounting skills
  • Report writing
  • Senior stakeholder engagement
  • Audit or production of listed entity financial statements (FTSE 100/250 or Big 4/mid tier professional services firm)

Times are changing, but our ambition is bigger than ever. This means huge things when it comes to getting the best from our investments, 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.
  • Company car allowance 
  • 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.

 

 

 

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.

Job ref:

753983-1629

Advertised:

04 Mar 2022

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