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Part time Accounting Analyst

Contract type: Fixed Term

Category: Finance

Location: Dunstable

Part time- 3 days per week

Role: Part time Accounting Analyst

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, part time 3 days per week

Grade: A14

The Financial Accounting and Control (A&C) team is a critical element of the overall Financial Control team, providing accurate accounts, processing journal transactions, reconciling balance sheet accounts, delivering financial reporting and acting as a business partner to key areas of the organisation.

What you will be doing:

  • Production and control of Period close P&L pack in line with close timetable.
  • A well-controlled and managed close process including managing the Consolidated Task List and Action Log
  • Tracking of Intercompany and Adjusting Items balances
  • Robust Balance Sheet review process with clear commentary and driving the BS review meeting agenda
  • Weekly accurate cashflow forecasting across the group
  • Engagement with Treasury, with timely explanations for any variances and a continuous improvement culture
  • Engagement with key finance partners to build understanding of cash impact of standard business processes
  • Ensure internal controls are maintained in line with FCF
  • Comply with all internal/external audit requirements
  • Provide regulatory information on a timely basis
  • Manage the Whitbread BS reconciliation process to ensure compliance with policy
  • Drive the annual review process to ensure all process notes are updated at least once a year
  • Support the wider team to ensure any new processes are documented u
  • Support the process to ensure WINcard targets and KPIs are approved by ExCo for the start of the new Financial Year
  • Coordinate the monthly reporting of WINcard results for all levels of the organisation
  • Manage the WINcard challenge process to provide final bonus resulting the standard template
  • Review A&C processes to bring alignment between UK and Germany

Why we’d love you to apply:

  • University degree
  • Studying towards CIMA/ACCA/equivalent accounting qualification
  • 1-2yrs experience in a FTSE 100 or equivalent organisation
  • Microsoft Office, including advanced Excel skills
  • Attention to detail, structured/organised approach
  • Excellent communication skills with both finance and non-finance people
  • Pro-active; problem solving and analytical skills to identify root cause issues

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 10% 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: 804185-2028
Advertised: 21 Apr 2023

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