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IT Project Finance Manager

Contract type

Fixed Term





This role will provide financial reporting and analysis to the IT function with a focus on IT operational costs. The individual will be required to work closely with IT and Finance colleagues, providi...

Role: IT Project Finance Manager

Function: Finance

Location: Dunstable

Employment Type: Fixed Term Contract

This role will provide financial reporting and analysis to the IT function with a focus on IT operational costs. The individual will be required to work closely with IT and Finance colleagues, providing business partner support on operational expenditure, ensuring robust accounting practice and driving insightful reporting and analysis.

What you will be doing:

  • Provision of Finance Business Partner support to major change programme(s):
  • Accurate recording of all costs
  • Forecasting of all costs
  • Capturing R&O in financial year and over project life
  • Ensure costs are correctly classified in accordance to the Whitbread Capitalisation Policy
  • Support with Finance and Business owners reporting to Steering Committees
  • Ad hoc analysis and modelling for IT service function
  • Leading process improvement initiatives within IT Finance, often in conjunction with other finance / non-finance teams
  • Coaching of key IT staff and delivery of training session
  • Support wider IT finance function on ad hoc tasks as required

Why we’d love you to apply:

  • Newly qualified -   CIMA/ACCA/ACA
  • Strong Excel skills and general communication skills. Work as a team and independently.
  • Worked in project accounting environment. Business partnering experience with non-financial stakeholders
  • Ability to assess the situation and make a decision.
  • Be proactive and a can do attitude
  • Worked with multiple projects in a large organisation.
  • Understanding of accounting for Intangible assets.

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, we will offer you:

  • A market competitive base salary
  • Up to 30% annual bonus
  • 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. 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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08 Apr 2022

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