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Finance Business Partner
Travelodge Support Office Thame

Position:
Finance jobs
Pay:
£50,000 - £55,000 depending on experience
Job Description

This role will require a mix of time spent at head office, working from home and national travel.

The job in a nutshell

  • The Finance Business Partner works closely with finance and operational teams to support the businesses strategic, financial and operational plans.
  • Work with operational teams to ensure appropriate financial focus, rigour, insight and challenge in order to help identify opportunities and mitigate risks
  • Support internal customers in all finance and accounting matters including budgeting, forecasting and cost control.

What you’ll be doing

  • Key support for Regional Directors including attendance at regional meetings
  • Work with operational teams through robust financial analysis of historic and forecast performance providing insight and challenge and helping to identify cost saving opportunities and manage emerging risks
  • Play a key role in the effective delivery, implementation and monitoring of any value-adding or cost reducing activity
  • Finance subject matter expert for one or more key P&L areas, linking operational and financial impacts with knowledge of the underlying commercial relationships.  Support in the identification and implementation of initiatives across the business including supporting preparation of business cases
  • Support the preparation of budgets and forecasts with focus on hotel costs ensuring appropriate review and understanding of risks and opportunities associated with delivery
  • Ensure operational teams understand and act on hotel performance reporting including regular reviews and development of action plans.  Work with reporting teams to ensure reporting is relevant and insightful
  • Provide support to the financial accounting teams in month end, including providing operational insight
  • Ad-hoc analysis as required

Stakeholders:

Internal:

  • Head of Business Partnering
  • Hotel Operations Team
  • Functional Heads
  • Wider Finance Teams

External:

  • External auditors
  • Suppliers/partners

What we’ll expect from you

  • Qualified accountant from a CIMA/ACCA/ACA study route
  • Commercial awareness and able to demonstrate where they have added value and made a difference
  • Track record of ‘landing’ initiatives cross-functionally and working with operational teams
  • Ability to use own initiative and confident to challenge and present own point of view concisely and effectively
  • Effective team player with excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work independently in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment. 
  • Advanced analytical skills and the ability to get into the details, while also seeing and understanding the big picture.
  • Pro-active self-starter
  • Be able to express and resolve queries in a concise and timely manner
  • Able to work independently and meeting tight business deadlines
  • Confident, articulate individual comfortable dealing with both financial and non-financial stakeholders at various levels of the company
  • Ability to work with complex data, presenting it in a user-friendly format and able to make concise and insightful observations about it
  • High level of competence in Microsoft Excel with an ability to analyse large volumes of data
  • Previous experience of using Sun or Anaplan desirable 

At Travelodge, we believe that behaviours are just as important as the activities you carry out. The ones we look for in every colleague are:


I care about people

  • I treat everyone in a way I would like to be treated

  • I am easy to work with

  • I have a can do attitude

  • I care about the impact my work has on others


I pay attention to detail 

  • I do the little things that make a difference to our customers

  • I work to brand standards

  • I treat Travelodge time, equipment and stock as if it were my own


I drive for results

  • I hit targets in my role and work at the right pace

  • I take ownership of problems and try to fix them fast

  • I look for ways to avoid future problems

  • I look for ways to promote Travelodge


What you can expect from us 


Culture 


At Travelodge, we are warm, straightforward and optimistic. We have a big footprint in the UK, but still a small company feel and you can expect quality and value to be built in to everything we do. You’ll have the support of a close network of colleagues and managers, and every day is different here! We want you to bring your personality to work and we love our diversity.


Reward and recognition 


It’s not just our customers we want to wake up with a smile on their face. As well as a competitive salary, being part of our hotel support centre means great holiday entitlements, pension contribution deals, being part of our bonus scheme, and a Thanks Card giving generous room and food discounts as well as friends and family rates.


Career and development 


We want you to develop further with us at Travelodge and we’ll provide you a development plan to help you reach your goals.   You can expect to have a full induction and training relevant to your role. We advertise all our vacancies internally, so you’ll have the opportunity to really develop your career with Travelodge.


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