Overview

Salary: £35000 Per Annum

Shift hours: Permanent

Restaurant Associates provides brilliant hospitality through our food, drink and services. We work with our partners and collaborate with our clients to achieve great things together.

Every day, our teams of passionate hospitality professionals strive for excellence in delivering employee dining and hospitality to some of the UK’s leading workplaces. They inspire exceptional experiences at iconic cultural, leisure and heritage destinations as well as provide premium clients with a range of fully managed front and back of house guest services.

As an Assistant Finance Manager in Restaurant Associates, you will perform an instrumental role helping to deliver financial support to an allocated Business sector. Through effective business partnering, the role will continually improve cost effectiveness, onsite processes and add value to commercial activities

PURPOSE: Commercial Support
• Business Partner key stakeholders (financial and non-financial) ensuring strong commercial and operational decision making, managing financial risks and opportunities
• Attend and actively contribute to designated site and client meetings
• Delivering proactive and ad-hoc financial analysis with summarised findings to support business unit decision making
• Understand and manage the financial risks and opportunities arising from volumetric and other contract mechanisms – and ongoing business performance
• Understand, highlight and manage the financial risks and opportunities arising from balance sheet maintenance

PERFORMANCE
• Deliver analysis of key business reporting such as month end reports, business reviews, client reports, budgets, cash analysis and other ad-hoc analysis to be discussed at monthly review.
• Assist in training of operational teams in the use of business reporting to understand and improve their financial performance
• Monthly balance sheet review for area of responsibility, escalating key risks/ opportunities to senior stakeholders.
• Promote working capital improvements through timely, accurate contract billing and active
management of debt ledgers
• Support with the budgeting and forecasting process by consolidating the budget, understanding variances and preparing the budget presentation for senior stakeholders
• Monitoring initiative delivery plan, challenging operational teams where there is a risk to
achievement and highlighting to senior stakeholders
• Preparation & analysis of documentation for client tenders, negotiations and capital expenditure appraisals
• Support operational teams with understanding actions required on mobilisation and ensure that these are executed in line with timetable

PEOPLE: Relationship Management
• Working effectively as part of a team
• Building relationships with multiple key stakeholders
• Supervision and development of junior team members, supporting their career progression while focusing on client service, ensure adequate business partnering and commercial knowledge

Essential:
• Part-qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) or QBE with varied experience in accounting roles
• Industry experience gained within a multi-site multi-contract complex organisation
• Experience of management accounting inclusive of accounting adjustments, producing
reports/analysis to support commercial decision making
• Analytical and with a high level of attention to detail
• Experience of business partnering non-finance professionals to support the delivery of sound financial
information

Desirable:
• Experience of training and mentoring junior team members
• Ability to adapt to a changing environment
• Experience of SAP and Cognos as analysis and reporting tools

Reference: compass/TP/1526538/112582

Location: London

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