Job Description

The job in a nutshell

 

The Group Reporting Analyst role plays a pivotal role in supporting the Group Reporting Manager with the production of our external financial reporting.  The principal responsibilities include preparing general month end financial accounting journals and balance sheet reconciliations, the preparation of all statutory and group management accounts, supporting external advisors with corporation tax returns and statutory audits and ensuring we make our debt and interest payments on time. 

 

The position reports to the Group Reporting Manager and does not have any direct reports.  The successful individual it will be required to support and work collaboratively with peers in the Management Accounts and wider finance team.

 

The role is a suitable for a newly qualified chartered accountant, possibly making their first move from practice and is based at the Support Centre. 

  

What you’ll be doing:

 

Financial Reporting


  • Preparing intercompany journals and a monthly reconciliation of intercompany balances and interest; 

  • Preparing month end journals and balance sheet reconciliations;

  • Preparing draft monthly Group Management Accounts and Cash Flow statement for review by the Group Reporting manager, providing commentary on trading performance and variances to budget, particularly around working capital; 

  • Assisting in the preparation of the quarterly Bond statements with commentary and analytical review of prior-year variances;

  • Assisting in the preparation of the draft annual statutory accounts for review by the Group Reporting Manager, preparing year end audit schedules and liaising with external auditors;

  • Monitor spend against provisions, exceptional costs and finance lease creditors providing budget and forecast input where needed;

  • Review,  translation and posting of monthly submissions from overseas subsidiary;

  • Support the Management Accounting team with month-end activities, ensuring there is good communication and mutual support between the teams;

 

 Corporation and other taxes

 

  • Provide third party tax advisors with supporting information to enable the company corporation tax returns to be submitted on time;

  • Maintain the company PSA agreement and draft the annual PSA return to HMRC ensuring that a detailed ledger review has been undertaken to identify employee benefits;

  • Respond to all queries received from the Office for National Statistics in good time.

  

Debt and Interest

 

  • Ensure all interest payments and other financing obligations are met, validating payment schedules received from banks, preparing journals and preparing supporting calculations for the budget and forecast processes;

 

What we’ll expect from you:

 

  • To succeed in this role you will preferably hold an ACA qualification, although CIMA and ACCA candidates will be considered.  You will already be working in a financial accounting or reporting capacity either within practice or a multi-site industry.

  •  You will be looking for a demanding role that requires a high level of attention to detail and a proactive and flexible approach to taking on new challenges.  You will be a confident, articulate communicator comfortable interacting with senior leaders in the business and challenging the status quo appropriately. You will have a keen eye for identifying and implementing efficiencies and process improvements.

  •  A high level of competence in Microsoft Excel is a prerequisite and literacy in financial systems and reporting tools vital.  Knowledge of SUN and/or Q&A is beneficial.


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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