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Finance Manager Data Migration

Contract type: Fixed Term

Category: Finance

Location: Dunstable


Role: Finance Manager, Data Migration

Function: Finance

Location: Dunstable- we have a fantastic hybrid working environment, you’ll need to be in the office at least 2 days per week but the rest of your week can be flexible to what works best for you and your role.

Type of role: 12 month Fixed Term Contract

Whitbread is due to migrate 800+ hotel sites in UK & Germany in GBP and Euros from its current reservation system, BART, to a new system, Opera. This newly created fixed-term role will own and be responsible for the validation of migration of financial information across systems and will deliver this through development of the end-to-end process itself, from creation of a detailed plan and following through to its completion

What you will be doing:

  • Devise and own plan to support migration reconciliation end to end cycle, working closely with Opera Programme
  • Define process to complete migration sign-off, identifying key sources of evidence to validate migration and ensuring that these are delivered by the Programme
  • Own and manage reconciliation of accounting system for 800+ sites to existing reservation system
  • Establish process for evidencing of data migration between systems, including supportable reporting and validation checks
  • Ensure that post-migration system accounting is in line with accounting policy
  • Manage team of up to 4 direct reports (offshore)
  • Develop SLA KPIs to manage team by and develop and produce reporting against these
  • Develop and maintain a strong working relationship with Opera Programme team
  • Develop a strong working relationship with wider Finance team
  • Use robust accounting knowledge to reach effective accounting solution for issues identified during migration
  • Work with Programme team to develop automated solutions to issues identified for future migration events
  • Develop reporting for and track issues identified and how these have been responded to
  • Establish regular reporting cadence for senior stakeholders (H of A&C, H of S&P, Dir of R&C) to understand migration status
  • Develop suitable reporting KPIs to manage migration

Why we’d love you to apply:

  • Qualified accountant with experience in data reconciliation and migration activities
  • Experience of using ERP system (Whitbread use Fusion)
  • Analytical mindset: structured approach to supporting conclusions around data
  • Strong communication skills, both with Finance and non-Finance stakeholders
  • Ability to multi-task and prioritise across competing deadlines
  • Manage/manipulate data in Excel
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Line-management
  • Reporting to senior stakeholders
  • Experience of system or data migration
  • Experience of following/mapping data through source systems into accounting system

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:    

  • An annual Whitbread performance incentive worth up to 30% of base salary  
  • An optional contributory pension matched up to 10% 
  • BUPA healthcare 
  • Up to 60% discount on Premier Inn stays and a regular 25% discount in our Restaurant brands  
  • Access to Whitbread’s Save As You Earn scheme, with a fantastic 20% discount on Whitbread shares 
  • Recognition for service anniversaries, starting from 1 year 
  • Access to a range of discounts from everyday brands 
  • Charity donations through our Give and Match and Raise and Match schemes 
  • A collaborative work culture that focuses on enabling your success and continuing your personal development 
  • Hybrid working and a genuine flexible working policy 



We believe that everyone is unique and there should be no barriers to entry and no limits to ambition. We are committed to being an inclusive organisation that values diversity and 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 lesbian, gay, bi, trans, and non-binary or those who use a different LGBTQ+ 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: 795441-1629
Advertised: 11 Jan 2023

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