Financial Controller, Internal Reporting & Projects

Financial Controller, Internal Reporting & Projects

Financial Controller, Internal Reporting & Projects

Job Overview

Location
Dunstable, England
Job Type
Permanent Job
Job ID
4091
Date Posted
1 year ago
Recruiter
Marina James
Job Views
88

Job Description

As the Financial Controller you will have responsibility for ensuring the accurate and efficient accounting, consolidation and internal reporting for Whitbread PLC and related undertakings.

Role: Financial Controller – Internal Reporting & Projects

Function: Finance (Accounting & Controls) 

Reports to: Head of Financial Accounting & Control

Location: Whitbread Court

Employment Type: Permanent

Salary: £competitive + bonus + car/cash allowance + benefits

As the Financial Controller you will have responsibility for ensuring the accurate and efficient accounting, consolidation and internal reporting for Whitbread PLC and related undertakings. In addition, you will be responsible for WINcard and significant projects and process improvements across Accounting & Controls.

What you will be doing:

  • Undertake accounting & reporting tasks under the financial control framework ensuring controls are adhered to, monitored and evidenced
  • Responsible for controlled period close process and production of Whitbread periodic P&L and Balance Sheet
  • Support and deliver varied and challenging ad hoc projects, with emphasis on pragmatic and risk-based decision making and prioritisation
  • Support the development of the WINcard targets including approval from Exco members
  • Weekly accurate cashflow forecasting across the group 
  • Ensure internal controls are maintained in line with FCF, as well as ensuring we comply with all internal and external audit requirements 
  • Champion best in class risk based financial controls, ensure compliance with policies and process including process note maintenance and, balance sheet reconciliations, journal entry testing
  • Build effective relationships with key internal and external senior stakeholders that supports the wider Whitbread strategy
  • To line manage the internal reporting team, hold one to ones on a regular basis, set up the direction for day to day operations
  • Influence and manage wider A&C and Finance teams to deliver through them without formal reporting line authority

Why we’d love you to apply:

  • ACA Qualified
  • Significant experience within Internal / External reporting role 
  • Extensive experience managing senior stakeholders
  • Experience of planning and delivering governance
  • Experience of dealing and managing external auditors
  • Brilliant communications skills with the ability to engage with non-financial stakeholders
  • Previous experience within a leadership role managing a team of individuals
  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of ERP and other financial systems  
  • Experience delivering challenging and complex projects

 

Times are changing, but our ambition is bigger than ever. This means huge things when it comes to budget and forecasting, and that’s where our Finance team really springs into action. Finding the right answers to drive us forwards. With new concepts launching, new spaces secured and reams of plans in motion, there’s no more exciting time to join than right now. Get to experience career growth that moves as fast as we do, and be part of framing where we’re headed.

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 for your commitment, we’ve got some great benefits to offer:

• Competitive Salary + 30% bonus potential.
• Share save scheme
• A collaborative work culture that focuses on supporting your success
• A flexible working policy you can rely on
• Individual BUPA healthcare
• Optional contributory pension matched up to 10%
• Up to 25% discount off our brands

Whitbread is an inclusive employer. We believe that everyone is unique and there should be no barriers to entry and no limits to ambition. We 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 gay, lesbian, bi-sexual, trans sexual, non binary or use another 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 ID: 4091

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