Overhead Accounting Analyst
Premiere inn
26d ago

Overheads Finance Analyst 9 - 12months contract

Based out of Whitbread Court, Dunstable

£Competitive salary plus excellent benefits

The Role : -

This is an excellent opportunity to take on an entry level role in to the finance function of a FTSE 100 business. You will get to work alongside our wider finance support centre colleagues including our Leadership Teams and Heads of Department.

Key tasks will include budgeting / forecasting, reporting and analysis of Whitbreads’ overheads and assisting on project work throughout the year

What you will be doing : -

Responsibility for the month end Overheads close and reporting processes of all overhead cost lines (c.£150m p.a., 60+ departments and 100+ internal customers) will be a key accountability of this role

Taking ownership of the Overheads Reporting collaborating with the wider team to ensure that the content and format of our reports remains relevant and appropriate

We will support you to build and maintain strong working relationships so that you can become the first point of contact for queries, or for accounting changes in this team.

  • We will need you to review and report on the monthly performance across certain cost centres and at a variety of levels;
  • providing this information to stakeholders as requested. You will be expected to develop good understanding of these reports so that you can discuss any variances to budget or potential impact on full year numbers.

    Assisting with the production of all scheduled Overhead Business Plans, Budgets and Forecasts, taking in to account implications of earlier conversations and reviews.

    Communicating this plan to business as necessary to ensure understanding and agreement.

    Why we would love you to apply : -

  • Strong A-Levels combined with full AAT, or alternatively degree qualified in a discipline including finance elements
  • Broad understanding of accounting combined with solid Excel skills and knowledge of period close, financial planning and reporting activity
  • Confident communicator who enjoys talking through ideas and can assess the wider impact of decisions
  • Due to the access to our Senior Leadership Teams, excellent interpersonal skills are a must to succeed
  • Natural analytical skills in order to quickly identify core issues
  • 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 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 2017. 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 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.


    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.


    We will grow legendary brands by building a strong customer heartbeat and innovating to stay ahead.

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


    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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