Salary: Up to £55,000 dependent on experience

Shift hours: Permanent

Are you an ambitious finance professional looking to take the next step in your finance career? 
We have an exciting opportunity to join our Chartwells Finance function as a Finance Manager providing support to a multi-site business.  
  • Up to £55,000 depending on experience
  • Private Medical
  • Aviva DigiCare+ – Employee Annual health check, Digital GP, Mental Health Consultations, Nutritional Consultations, Second Medical Opinion
  • Exclusive Benefits & Wellbeing site (Perks at Work)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Holiday Purchase scheme
As Finance Manager, you will be business partnering multiple Heads of Operations within the sector, providing day to day financial support to the regional, contract and unit managers. In addition to understanding P&L performance, quantifying risks and maximising business performance. In addition to
Key responsibilities include

  • Understanding and managing 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.
  • Manage Working Capital targets within the business area.
  • Deliver analysis of key business reporting such as month end reports, business reviews, client reports, budgets, working capital analysis and other ad-hoc analysis to be discussed at monthly review.
  • Preparation & analysis of documentation for client tenders, negotiations and capital expenditure appraisals
  • 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
  • Qualified Accountant (CIMA/ACCA/ACA) or QBE with varied experience in accounting roles
  • Experience of business partnering senior stakeholders with the ability to challenge, influence and persuade at all levels
  • High numeric and analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Comfortable developing and working with complex spreadsheets
  • Demonstrable commercial finance experience of improving business results and adding value
  • Excellent communication skills – ability to communicate oral and written information concisely and logically
  • Great time management skills and ability to prioritise workload. 
  • Ability to analyse, evaluate and present information in a clear and concise way
  • Experience of operating within a multi-site, multi-contract organisation
  • Good working knowledge of SAP
  • Team management experience

We ensure you’re rewarded for all your hard work, which is why we offer a comprehensive benefits package which includes but is not limited to:
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Grow your career with our Career Pathways and MyLearning programmes
  • Quick access for you and your immediate family to a Digital GP, and wider healthcare benefits
  • Exclusive travel discounts with TUI, Expedia, Booking.com and many more
  • Save money on your food shop with discounts on Tesco, Sainsbury’s, Morrisons and many more
  • Up to 44% off cinema tickets to enjoy your favourite blockbuster
  • Receive cash rewards every time you spend and use them on a wide range of brands
  • Un-wind with us with free wellness, mindfulness and exercise classes
  • You can share all discounts and offers with your friends and families
Part of Compass Group UK&I, Chartwells is the leading provider of catering and support services to the education sector. For over a quarter of a century, Chartwells has been focusing on helping those in education to build strong bodies, sharp minds and lead long healthy lives. Every week, Chartwells serves millions of nutritious and delicious meals to pupils and students in primary and secondary schools, academies, independent schools, colleges, and universities across the UK. Chartwells is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and expect all employees to share this commitment. Any offer of employment will be subject to successfully completing pre-employment checks, including an enhanced DBS disclosure and a Children’s Barred List check. This post is exempt from the Rehabilitation of Offenders Act 1974 and we ask applicants to declare all previous convictions and cautions in order to assess their suitability to work with children.
Job Reference: com/1202/128200/52621933/SU
Compass Group UK&I wants everyone in our business to feel able to be themselves at work and to have an equal opportunity to progress their career. We want to create a culture where we respect and embrace everyone’s talents, beliefs, backgrounds, and abilities. Where our colleagues feel valued, can reach their full potential, and thrive – Diversity is Our Strength!

Reference: com/1202/128200/52621933/SU
Location: Birmingham