What will you be doing?
This role will provide independent, objective assurance to the Audit Committee on the effectiveness of Whitbread's system of risk management and internal control environment, across all business units in the UK and internationally. You will support Whitbread to accomplish its objectives by bringing a systematic, disciplined approach to evaluate and improve the effectiveness of risk management, control and governance as well as providing consulting advice to add value and improve operations. Your will need to act as a trusted advisor and critical friend to business stakeholders.
The role will involve dealing with senior stakeholders across Whitbread and therefore will require excellent interpersonal skills, strong influencing and negotiation skills and the ability to work effectively with diverse groups. Working in small teams across all Whitbread operations, this role requires a team player with strong planning and organisational skills to carry out efficient and effective audits. It will involve data analysis and report writing therefore strong communication skills, along with proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel, are required.
Why we would like you to apply
- You are educated to a degree level and have 1+ PQE (ACA or equivalent)
- You possess the ability to think conceptually
- You have good written communication skills and strong attention to detail
- You are an expert in challenging senior colleagues and providing insight using strong analytical skills.
- You have experience working in large multi-site operation
A bit about us
Premier Inn is the UK's largest hotel chain and is part of the UK's leading hospitality company in the FTSE100, Whitbread PLC. With over 700 hotels and more than 60,000 rooms across the UK and Ireland, we have grown rapidly, and have been named the UK's top rated hotel chain by the Which? Hotel Chain Report 2016. We have set ambitious growth plans and by 2020, we plan to increase the size of Premier Inn to around 85,000 UK rooms, as well as expanding our international presence to 50 hotels.
Whitbread Restaurants forms part of the UK's leading hospitality company in the FTSE100, Whitbread PLC, and includes our much-loved brands; Table Table, Beefeater, Brewers Fayre, Taybarns and Whitbread Inns. We serve over 50 million meals a year in our restaurants, 'Serving Up Great Memories' for our customers.
At Whitbread, we are fully committed to growing legendary brands through building a strong customer heartbeat and innovating to stay ahead. We are dedicated to our core values; being genuine, confident and committed, and are proud of our winning teams, who make everyday experiences special for our customers.
Where are we going
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 every day 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
We would love you to join us on this exciting journey!