Commercial Finance Analyst - Premier Inn
Premiere inn
38d ago

Commercial Finance Analyst - Grade A15

Part of our Commercial & Operations Finance Function

Based out of Whitbread Court, Dunstable

£competitive plus excellent benefits including up to 10% annual bonus

The Role : -

  • This is an excellent opportunity for a naturally numerate & analytical thinker to join our Premier Inn Finance team. This role is research & reporting driven and will allow you to develop your ability to support our forecasting activity to cover the analysis of our budgeting and sales forecasting sales;
  • alongside the reporting on our marketing costs and non-expansionary capital costs.

    What you will be doing : -

  • With an innate attention to detail and sound understanding of Excel, we will look to you to prepare financial models that will aid our budgeting and forecasting, supporting your Marketing stakeholders with relevant and robust insight
  • As a confident analyst, your responsibilities will include a mixture of weekly and monthly reports alongside ad-hoc analysis and reporting improvement
  • We will support you to develop excellent partnering skills in order for you to nurture strong working relationships with the General Ledger and Financial Planning teams in order maintain financial control and submit established reporting for each period.
  • Highly organised, you'll handle the administration associated with loading budgets and our investment approval process -
  • these transactional tasks will provide an unrivalled opportunity for you to become involved in our investment appraisals and develop your understanding of our complex business

    Why we would like you to apply : -

  • Advanced Excel is a must for this role as you will need to have experience of the following tools modelling, formulas and Index-
  • matchsumifs, pivots and structuring models (inputs, check sums etc)

  • A foundation in Accounting would be beneficial - whether from work experience or education - to support your understanding of MI reporting, our Purchase Order process and associated accrual accounting
  • As a confident communicator and a proven problem solver you are looking for a role that will push your reporting skills and allow you to both improve processes and share meaningful insight
  • You know you are a positive people-person and will thrive in a business partnering role that will see you working effectively across different teams with a diverse set of requirements and approaches;
  • building relationships with Marketing, Site Refurbishment, General Ledger and Financial Planning.

  • With an investigative mind, you are motivated by a challenge to source and research new data, diagnose issues and look for ways to make corrections in existing models and MI
  • Sponsorship of professional finance qualifications is available for the right candidate
  • A bit about us :

    Premier Inn is the UK’s largest hotel chain and is part of the UK’s leading hospitality company in the FTSE100, Whitbread PLC.

    With over 750 hotels and more than 60,000 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 2016. 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, and our new offerings -

    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 core business has changed over the years, yet we remain true to Samuel Whitbread’s founding spirit to put our people first, focus on the customer, and recognise that progress comes from innovative thinking.

    This is reflected in our Vision and Values.


    Our values underpin everything we do at Whitbread, across all our brands :

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

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