Venue Finance Manager - JC

  • Job Reference: compass/TP/1489165/85800/RM
  • Date Posted: 21 July 2021
  • Employer: Compass Group Plc
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  • Location: Cheltenham
  • Salary: £40,000 to £43,000
  • Bonus/Benefits: £40000 - £43000
  • Sector: Accounting
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Venue Finance Manager

As our Finance Manager you will hold an influential and high-profile role delivering financial and commercial support to both the operations and finance team at Jockey Club Catering and our partner Jockey Club Racecourses.  Through effective business partnering, you will continually improve service levels, cost effectiveness and add value to commercial activities undertaken. Your role will also include cover for all commercial aspects of events such as the Cheltenham Gold Cup.

What we'll give:

Venue Finance Manager

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  • Enhanced pension contribution

At Levy, we believe a successful career starts with passion, creativity and positivity. As one big family, our people are proud of what we do, we offer career opportunities and the chance to work across many different locations.

More about the role:

Reporting to the Regional Finance Manager, you will take overall control of the day-to-day running of the accounts for the catering function of the South West racecourses, with an active accounts responsibility for Cheltenham and 2 of our smaller racecourses.

You will actively participate in client relationship management through financial information and accurate, effective and timely reporting of all key data and key commercial KPI's to improve financial performance.  Providing commercial insight into the Food & Beverage operation of the business using experience and knowledge to ensure key data and cost controls are adhered to.

You will be responsible for the full life-cycle management of event-based finance from pre-event forecasting, event day commercial functions, and post event account cleardown with accurate result reporting.

Whilst supporting leadership teams with client requests and ad-hoc projects you will manage debt, oversee budgets and forecasts, own financial control and governance processes, and liaise with auditors at financial year end.

If you are ready for the next stage in your career, looking for a hands on role, working for a world leader in legendary experiences and partnering with the largest commercial horse racing organisation in the UK, then please contact us for a further confidential discussion regarding this opportunity.

Who you are:

You will be CIMA qualified accountant with experience of leading and motivating a team of direct reports. Experience of business partnering with senior stakeholders with the ability to challenge, influence and persuade is essential. Ideally, you will have multi-site/multi-contract operational knowledge and have worked within the Food & Beverage or Hospitality sector.

Who we are:

Levy UK are part of a multi-national business and is part of the Compass Group family. Our people work at the greatest venues and events in the world and do it with a smile on their face. In return we are committed to putting their health and wellbeing first as well as supporting their career development. Our contract with The Jockey Club and Cheltenham racecourse will build on the in-house capabilities Cheltenham Racecourse has used to date and will enhance catering across the venue's race days and corporate events.

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.