Accounting Analyst - Restaurants

Posted 14 May by Whitbread

General Ledger Analyst
Based out of Whitbread Court, Dunstable

£Competitive salary plus excellent benefits including up to 10% annual bonus and study support

The Role:-

Our General Ledger team is a critical element of our overall Financial Control team, providing accurate accounts, processing of journal transactions, reconciliation of balance sheet accounts, delivery of financial reporting and acting as a business partner to key areas of Whitbread Plc, the UKs largest FTSE 100 hospitality company.

What you will be doing:-

Taking on the role of General Ledger (GL) Analyst, you'll take on the responsibility for processing journal transactions and preparing balance sheet reconciliations to ensure that reliable and accurate information is provided to your key stakeholders.

As a dedicated finance professional, you'll understand the significance of delivering our Financial Control Framework within our wider Reporting & Control team, and you'll be well placed to support the Accounting Manager deliver a timely month end close.

Being agile and collaborative in your approach to your workload will give you the opportunity to take on new projects, tackle internal and external audit queries effectively and ensure our processes are as efficient and relevant as possible.

Why we would love you to apply:-

You're a driven finance professional with a relevant degree qualification underpinning your existing expertise and the commitment to undertake further professional qualification

Your strong excel and double entry skills will ensure you can hit the ground running in this role

Excellent communication skills are a must when supporting your non-finance stakeholders and ensuring your support has clarity and relevance

Evidence of solid problem solving and analytical skills will make your application shine out from the rest

In return, we will offer you:-

  • A market competitive base salary
  • A collaborative work culture that focuses on enabling your success and continuing your personal development
  • A genuine flexible working policy
  • Annual performance-based bonus up to 10%
  • The potential towards ACCA or CIMA study support
  • Individual-cover BUPA healthcare
  • Excellent contributory pension
  • Company discount across our diverse brands
  • Free parking across our Head Office campus

A bit about us:-

At Whitbread, we are fully committed to growing legendary brands through building a strong customer heartbeat and innovating to stay ahead.? Our winning teams delight customers so they come back time and time again which, along with our focus on everyday efficiency, drives profitable growth.  

Every day our fantastic team members serve up great memories in our restaurants and wow guests through a great night’s sleep in our hotels. We pride ourselves on providing consistent quality and service. We’re continually innovating to meet our guests’ evolving needs whilst being committed to creating a great place to work for our team members.?  

Premier Inn and hub by Premier Inn currently have over 750 hotels across the UK offering over 70,000 rooms.? Our aim is to make this 85,000 by the end of 2020 and grow our international estate through the expansion of our Premier Inn hotels in Germany.

Our much loved restaurant brands include Beefeater, Brewers Fayre, Table Table and Whitbread Inns.? Alongside these, our new propositions Bar + Block and Cookhouse & Pub are both growing at pace.? We have over 420 restaurants across the UK offering the highest level of service. 

We have recently celebrated our 275th anniversary when Samuel Whitbread founded our business on a set of principles and although our core business has changed over the years we stay true these with our values: 

  • Genuine - we really care about customers 
  • Confident - we strive to be the best at what we do 
  • Committed - we work hard for each other 

We are excited about what the future holds and would love you to join us on this exciting journey! 

Reference: 37658710

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