Assistant Finance Manager

  • Job Reference: compass/TP/1526538/112582
  • Date Posted: 28 July 2022
  • Employer: Compass Group Plc
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  • Location: London
  • Salary: £35,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: £35000 Per Annum
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

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

What we'll give:
  • Competitive salary per annum depending on experience
  • Compass exclusive offers on PerksAtWork
  • Access to a wide range of programs to train and develop you
  • Pension contribution
More about the role:

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

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

Who you are:

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

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

Who we are:

As part of Compass, you have the opportunity to work behind the scenes at sports and leisure events, oilrigs and military bases, and in the heart of schools, hospitals, care homes, client offices and boardrooms - some 6,000+ locations across the UK and Ireland.

We do it all and so could you. Apply now and join the family!

We are an equal opportunity employer, we celebrate diversity and are committed to building an inclusive environment for all employees.

Please note that we reserve the right to remove this advert prior to the advertised date, dependent on the level of response received.  You are therefore advised to apply at your earliest convenience.