Business Analyst

Dunstable, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
£Competitive basic salary + bonus + benefits
06 May 2021
09 May 2021
Job role
Business analyst, CFO
Experience level
Newly qualified
Role: Business Analyst

Salary: £Competitive basic salary + bonus + benefits

Location: Whitbread Court, Dunstable (currently remote)

Reporting directly to the FP&A Manager, the Business Analyst will support the external reporting process through business partnering Investor Relations, producing the Trading Statement and verifying information included in Whitbread's external announcements. The Business Analyst will support the analytical review of management information for period reporting, with a core element on forecasting, budget and business plan cycles. This role will require someone with excellent stakeholder engagement skills and the ability to build strong networks with Finance teams and teams across the organisation.

Inside the role:
  • Communication of external reporting calendar with buy-in from relevant stakeholders.
  • Supporting in the delivery of financial modelling across the group, demonstrating the ability to work with ambiguous or limited information and deliver clear outputs which provide great insight.
  • Collation of the group's data and information for external statements providing analytical support to explain the group's results to an external audience.
  • Organise the data securely and ensure that it is signed off by the relevant Finance teams in line with the financial control framework.
  • "Own" the data, building flexibility to change and add to this as requirements change. Improve current process with focus on control and efficiencies.
  • Support on delivery of the KPI pack, including appropriate analytical review and appropriate support and challenge to relevant finance teams.
  • Review the financial outputs to be presented and update to accommodate current trends or KPIs
  • Identify and model scenarios to test the plan's robustness, with dynamic outputs and sensitivities built in as standard.
  • Improve planning process through robust variance analysis/ analytical review, by drilling into and challenging the outputs so that they are clearly understood, documented and communicated upwards.
  • Review current excel spreadsheet models, look for efficiencies and potential developments to enhance business understanding and reporting.

Open to you:
  • CIMA/ACCA/ACA qualified or newly qualified, focused team player who has a professional approach and can work effectively, autonomously as well as collaboratively as part of a team
  • Experience in a financial or analytical role
  • Basic knowledge of financial reporting and analysis
  • Financial modelling and data management
  • Good commercial awareness
  • Organised and motivated, able to own, manage and prioritise own work.
  • Good system & Excel skills
  • Previous experience working in a finance function

Experience working in a high pressured environment, meeting deadlines consistently whilst maintaining accuracy
  • Ownership and responsible for delivering on targets

In return for your commitment, we've got some great benefits to offer:
  • A market competitive base salary + up to 30% annual bonus
  • Sharesave 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

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.

Whitbread is an inclusive employer, strongly believing that everyone is unique and there should be no limits to ambition. We welcome your application whatever your background or situation. We are open to flexible working and, where possible, will try to support this.

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