Finance Manager - External Reporting

Posted 19 March by Whitbread

Finance Manager External Reporting

Whitbread PLC; Based out of our Head Office in Dunstable
Competitive salary and excellent benefits package (incl car/allowance)

The Role:-

This is an exceptional opportunity to join the FTSE 100 organisation, Whitbread PLC. This role will provide exceptional technical accounting expertise across our business, and to our senior leadership teams.  As a key part of a fast paced, friendly and dedicated finance team, you will ensure compliance with external financial reporting requirements, drive continuous improvement in reporting, and be the go-to technical expert in the business.

As a highly regarded, market leading FTSE 100 hospitality business, our organisation will both stretch and challenge your existing skills, alongside providing a supportive environment that will allow you to grow and develop - offering unrivaled career opportunities as you further your career with us.

What will you be doing:-

  • Hands-on production and delivery of our Group financial statements at both half and full year, ensuring that our Board of Directors meet their legal requirements in relation to financial reporting disclosures
  • Ownership and development of the Group accounting policies manual including leading on projects to determine the impact of new and amended accounting standards

  • Providing best-in-class technical advice – utilising your existing expertise to support our finance teams
  • Key contact for external audit team, ensuring delivery of relevant evidence to support the Group financial statements
  • Ownership for preparation of subsidiary statutory accounts to ensure complete compliance with our legal responsibilities
  • Involvement in ad hoc projects and continuous improvement initiatives providing a wide variety of challenges and experience. An opportunity to improve and bring further maturity to our systems and processes

Why we would love you to apply:-

A fully qualified accountant (ACA or ACCA) with 2-5 years PQE, your acute intelligence, natural numeracy and business acumen will be underpinned by a strong and relevant degree qualification (or similar)

Your experience will ensure that you have developed the ability to interpret and apply accounting standards to provide expert technical accounting advice to a range of stakeholders.

A detailed understanding of both IFRS and UK GAAP will provide the foundations of your guidance and recommendations

Your best-in-class analytical ability will benefit from being balanced with an equally personable and people-centric approach to engage your stakeholders and nurture excellent working relationships

A technical and hands-on way of working will ensure you are a success in this role when combined with essential experience of producing statutory accounts and disclosures

In Return we will offer you:-

A competitive base salary
Annual performance related bonus up to 30% 
Family-cover BUPA healthcare and Sharesave scheme
Competitive car allowance
Excellent contributory company pension scheme
Discount across our family of businesses
Free onsite parking across our Head Office campus
A genuine flexible working policy and a culture that values professional  development

A bit about us:-

Premier Inn is the UK’s largest hotel chain and is part of the UK’s leading FTSE 100 hospitality company, Whitbread PLC. With over 755 hotels and more than 65,000 rooms across the UK and Ireland, we have grown rapidly, and have been named the UK’s top rated hotel chain by the Which? Hotel Chain Report 2018. We have set ambitious growth plans and by 2020, we plan to increase the size of Premier Inn to around 85,000 UK rooms, as well as expanding our European presence as we open new hotels across Germany.

Whitbread Restaurants form a significant part of our leading hospitality company and includes our much-loved brands; Table Table, Beefeater, Brewers Fayre, Whitbread Inns – alongside our new concepts, Bar+Block and Cookhouse & Pub. We serve over 50 million meals a year in our restaurants, ‘Serving Up Great Memories’ for our customers.

We are fully committed to growing legendary brands through building a strong customer heartbeat and innovating to stay ahead. We are dedicated to our core values; being genuine, confident and committed, and are proud of our winning teams, who make everyday experiences special for our customers.

Our winning teams make every day experiences special for customers, so they come back time and again, driving profitable growth.

We would love you to join us on this exciting journey!


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