Salary: £45000 per annum

Shift hours: Permanent

Location Accountant
  • £45,000 per annum
  • Medicash – Healthcare benefits, including dental, optical and therapy treatments (includes up to 4 dependent children)
  • Aviva Digicare – Free annual healthcare check
  • Exclusive Benefits & Wellbeing site (Perks at Work)
    • Entertainment discounts – up to 55% off cinema tickets
    • Health & Wellbeing discounts – Discounts for Nuffield Health (20%) and Pure Gym (10%)
    • Travel discounts – Discounts with holiday companies such as TUI and Expedia
    • Shopping discounts – Save up to 15% at high street and online stores by purchasing Shopping Cards
  • Meals on duty
  • Vodaphone discounts
  • Pension scheme and Life Assurance
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • 23 days + BH’s and additional day off for your birthday
  • 2 days additional leave, following return from Maternity leave during first year back
  • Competitive and supportive family benefits
  • Day off for baby’s first birthday
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • On-going training & development and career pathways
  • Professional subscriptions paid
  • Financial wellbeing programme and preferred rates on salary finance products
Who We Are:
Levy UK & Ireland is the vibrant and exciting sector of Compass Group, the world’s largest catering company. We work at some of the greatest venues in the world, delivering legendary experiences in food, drink, and hospitality.
In the UK, we are proud to have a wealth of long-standing partnerships with venues across sport, entertainment, and events. Our partnerships include venues such as Wimbledon, Twickenham, Edgbaston, Tottenham Hotspur, Chelsea, Principality Stadium, Scottish Event Campus (SEC) and ExCel London.
We are culinary champions – it’s what we do and it’s what we are passionate about. At the core of our work is the belief that sustainably sourced great food and drink, coupled with exceptional service is key to creating legendary experiences. Focused on ?doing the right thing’ for our people and the planet, sustainability, wellbeing, diversity and inclusion are at the heart of what we do.
We have a commitment to being Net Zero by 2027, are official partners of the British Paralympic Association, and are proud to pay all our team members at least the Real Living Wage or London Living Wage.
We collaborate with some of the UK’s most game-changing and well-loved brands, all sharing our vision for bringing best-in-class experiences.

More about the role:
As our site Location Accountant you will report into the Regional Director with a dotted line into the Regional Finance Manager.
You will be based at Cheltenham Racecourse with site visits to other SW racecourses, you will ensure use financial and operational controls for forecasting and month-end reporting.
Being the Head of Dept, you will provide commercial acumen to drive efficiency, profitability and customer satisfaction. 
This is not a typical Accountant role with a good deal of self-thinking and broad skills needed. Its not “9-5” as there is a large element of being operational during race days and events.
  • Ensuring adequate and appropriate financial controls, processes and procedures exist (and are audited) in accordance with the Controls Procedures
  • Creation of data and trend analysis leading to effective communication which will influence local management decision making
  • Managing and preparation of management reporting including event forecasting, month-end close down, profit & loss statements, partial balance sheets, budgets, and forecasts
  • Co-ordinate, manage the preparation and interrogation of weekly and monthly profit & loss, KPIs  for the unit accounts
  • Liaise closely with divisional and central accounting functions
  • Record, monitor and report and recommend on effectiveness of capital investment projects
Operationally active:
  • During the key race days to ensure cash office controls and security, and general commercial management is effective
  • Event set-up entailing tills, tariffs, credit card machines, training, on-event monitoring and decision making
About you:
  • Industry operational experience, part qualified or QBE
  • Ideally experienced in the operational finance of Sporting/Venue/Events/Hotels
  • 5 years’ experience of the management of a finance function, preferably in similar industry
  • A dynamic team player with a flexible approach plus self-motivated with an ability to effectively plan and organise own work
  • Driving license and access to a vehicle as some travel will be required
  • Excellent communication skills – ability to communicate oral and written information concisely and logically
  • Computer literate and confident with Microsoft Excel
  • Assertive self-starter with high level of creativity and confidence
At Levy UK & Ireland, we take pride in fostering a workplace culture that celebrates diversity and promotes inclusion. We believe that our differences are our greatest strengths, and we are committed to creating an environment where every individual is valued, respected, and empowered.
Our team is a vibrant tapestry of backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives, which enriches our creativity, innovation, and overall success. We are dedicated to providing equal opportunities, promoting fairness, and ensuring that all voices are heard.
We firmly believe that a diverse team leads to innovation and creativity. We welcome candidates from all walks of life and backgrounds to join us in our mission to create a supportive and equitable work environment where everyone has the chance to excel and collaborate.
Join us in our journey towards a more diverse and inclusive world, where every person has the chance to thrive and contribute their unique talents. Together, we can achieve greatness.

Reference: com/1504/74904002/52636044/SU

Location: Cheltenham

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