Premier Inn Hotels

FP&A Restaurants Labour Finance Analyst

England, Bedfordshire, Dunstable
£35000 - £40000 per annum + Benefits
07 Oct 2016
04 Nov 2016
Whitbread PLC
Job Type
Full Time
FP&A Restaurants Labour Finance Analyst

We are currently recruiting for a FP&A Restaurants Labour Finance Analyst at our support centre based in Dunstable.

This role will lead all aspects of financial analysis, control and reporting for Flo (our new forecasting & management tool). In the short term the key focus will be the rollout of Flo across all our sites, expected to allow sites to effectively deploy labour at the right time by role, throughout the day.

This person will play a critical role owning the end to end labour control process from sales forecasting accuracy to reporting performance, where risks and opportunities should be identified. Labour is the Restaurant Business biggest cost line, c £135m.

The key "Drivers" are;

* The Flo Project team
* Restaurant Exec (particularly, Restaurants National Ops Director)
* Operations team (Restaurants National Ops Director, BOD's, Business Development Director)
* FP&A team (Planning Manager, FP&A Manager Joint Sites, FP&A Analysts)

The key responsibilities of the FP&A Restaurants Labour Finance Analyst are:

* Support implementation and rollout of Flo

Finance SME of Flo, representing Finance requirements and own all analysis, fully understanding the impact of Flo to the sites labour cost (including reconciling the Flo tool output to the P&L) and associated benefits.

Ensure full understanding of the impact of Flo to Labour operations and the labour cost impact

Ensure Flo is based on valid data and is designed to be usable and efficient at operating sites

Testing of any Flo enhancements and outputs

Analyse labour deployment and work with Flo project group to identify opportunities for savings

Work with systems team to automate reporting for operations and support centre

* Labour Budgeting & Forecasting

Owner of labour modelling in the budgeting cycle for 17/18 and ensuring buy-in and understanding from operators

Opportunities and risks identified in the rolling forecasts for Restaurants business

Flo weekly sales forecast & reporting owner

* Labour Sales Forecasting & MI

Own and validate the weekly sales forecast via Flo and make central adjustments where necessary - understanding of key event and promotional impact to sales

Own and produce Labour reports on a weekly basis that provide insight and drive action to improve performance

Be key contact for Central Operations for any Labour related queries and ad hoc reporting

* Reporting

Responsible for Key events and team incentive reporting

Finance support and business partnering on innovation and reporting as required

We would love to hear from you if you have the following attributes;


Graduate-calibre qualified accountant (ACMA, ACCA, ACA).

Use of Microsoft Office, included advanced Excel skills.


Good knowledge of the food and /or hospitality industry.

Use of cube based reporting and analysis tools.

Project Management - previous experience of being part of a project from scope/planning through to implementation and post appraisal.

Industry Experience - Experience in fast paced customer facing industries, preferably in a multi-site operation.

Knowledge of the new menu development process and relevant supporting systems.

A bit about us:


Our core business has changed over the years, yet we remain true to Samuel Whitbread's founding spirit to put our people first, focus on the customer, and recognise that progress comes from innovative thinking. This is reflected in our Vision and Values.


We will grow legendary brands by building a strong customer heartbeat and innovating to stay ahead.

Our winning teams make everyday experiences special for customers, so they come back time and again, driving profitable growth.


Our values underpin everything we do at Whitbread, across all our brands:

* Genuine - we really care about customers
* Confident - we strive to be the best at what we do
* Committed - we work hard for each other

Good Together is our initiative that helps us be a force for good in our communities.


We plan to create another 12,000 UK jobs in the next five years, thanks to our ambitious growth plans for our two leading brands. We'll grow Premier Inn UK by 45% to around 75,000 rooms and double Costa system sales to around £2bn by 2018. As we expand our global presence, we'll also create thousands more jobs overseas too.