Job Description

The job in a nutshell

The Management Accountant will provide key technical contribution to the output of the management accounting team by ensuring accurate accounting & reporting to support the effective financial management of the business.  

The role is based at the Support Centre.  It will require the management of specific lines in the P&L to ensure integrity of accounting as well as regular insight and financial control.

What you’ll be doing:

Month End  Overall responsibility for key specific P&L lines and associated balance sheet control.

  • Ensuring the integrity of the numbers produced by review and subsequent creation and posting of accruals, prepayments and other journals in line with correct technical accounting treatment.

  • Provide insight into key variances and review with relevant budget holders, challenging them where necessary by applying commercial knowledge and logic.

  • Support the accounting team’s month end process by meeting timetabled deadlines and proactively contributing to process close meetings with finance colleagues.

  • Produce meaningful reconciliation of balance sheet accounts, displaying clear understanding of balance sheet risk and classification.

  • Ongoing critical evaluation of processes and control environment. Liaising with wider finance team and other stakeholders, to build an improved, efficient data flow.

Financial control – Ownership of the transactional and reporting elements of key business cost areas.  This involves:

  • Liaising with internal and external contacts to ensure financial control and commercial application.  

  • Ongoing added value projects to ensure knowledge, records and treatment is relevant and fit for purpose, relevant to owned P&L lines.

  • Management of complex balance sheet reconciliations.

  • Production of regular reports providing financial and commercial information to the wider business.

  • Point of contact within the business for day to day queries within the scope of team purpose, relevant to owned P&L lines.

  • Point of contact for queries and requests arising from the external statutory audit, relevant to owned P&L lines.

Ad-hoc project based work – Travelodge is a fast moving business that often changes direction at pace which in turn generates various impromptu finance requirements to support the business that this role may be required to support from time to time.  

What we’ll expect from you

To succeed in this role you will be a part qualified accountant (CIMA, ACCA, ACA) with preferably at least 3 years experience of working in a multi site, large volume business environment. 

You will be looking for a role that demands a high level of attention to detail and flexible approach to taking on new challenges.  You will be a confident, articulate communicator and able to display a solid grasp of technical accounting skills.   You will have experience in working with complex data sets and critically analysing to present to a non-finance audience. 

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 Anaplan 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 


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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