Finance Manager - Premier Inn Labour
Whitbread PLC; Based out of our Head Office in Dunstable
£competitive plus excellent benefits package & 30% annual bonus
This is an excellent opportunity for a qualified accountant to join one of the UK’s largest hospitality providers, Whitbread PLC, in a role providing exceptional financial support and control over business-as-usual labour costs across c.800 hotel sites. As a key part of a fast paced, friendly and dedicated brand-led finance team, you will be in a position to oversee c. £300m of labour scheduling with a £10m savings target for Premier Inn hotels
As a highly regarded, market leading FTSE 50 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 unrivalled career opportunities as you grow your career with us.
What will you be doing:-
- Ensuring financial control over labour scheduling and site level labour budgets for c. 800 sites
- Building excellent working relationships with numerous Operations Directors and Central Operations Planning Manager
- Hands-on weekly tracking of planned labour hours - £ vs target; with relevant insight or challenge provided to our Operations Directors
- Production and delivery of Region and Site level weekly labour cost reporting – providing insight and challenge on underlying drivers on cost
- Ensuring accurate and robust financial planning and reporting on key elements as required
Why we would love you to apply:-
A fully qualified accountant (ACA, ACMA or ACCA), your natural numeracy and acute business acumen will be underpinned by a strong and relevant degree qualification (or similar) at a 2:1 or above
Your existing experience will ensure that you have developed excellent financial planning and management techniques, which you can employ in an agile manner to ensure the best results
Using your first-rate commercial awareness, you’ll be confident to articulately challenge our operational business drivers where relevant - -and provide expert insight
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 advanced excel skills and experience of financial systems
A bit about us:-
Premier Inn is the UK’s largest hotel chain and is part of one of the UK’s leading hospitality companies in the FTSE50, Whitbread PLC. With over 755 hotels and more than 65,000 rooms across the UK and Ireland, we have grown rapidly. 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 international presence to 50 hotels.
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 every day experiences special for our customers.