Finance Manager - Planning & Analysis

Competitive Salary plus bonus
  1. Full Time
  2. Finance
  3. Mitchells & Butlers
  4. Head office role
  5. Birmingham


Birmingham, B3 1JP
Closing date 29.05.2024
byBun Recruiter

Here at Mitchells and Butlers, we pride ourselves on being at the heart of hospitality. With over 1,600 sites we’re the home of some of the nation’s favourite restaurants, bustling bars, cosy country pubs and the local you didn’t know we owned. Think of a brand for any occasion, we’re all about providing moments to remember. Our Head Office is no different and we have an exciting opportunity within our Finance Operations Team for a Qualified Accountant to join us on the next exciting stage of their career journey.


We have a fantastic opportunity for a Finance Manager to join us on a permanent basis in our Planning & Analysis team. In this role you will take ownership for M&B Group financial forecasts, including the modelling and reporting of key financial statements forecasts plus covenant and liquidity reports. 


This key role will also lead with analysing and reporting on Group wide performance, identifying and investigating key emerging trends, feeding into the periodic CEO finance review and have high level involvement with the budgeting process, engaging with key stakeholders across the business to ensure the timely outcome of results. 


In this Office Flexible role, you will be based at our vibrant Head Office in the heart of Birmingham City Centre.


What’s in it for me?

  • Office Flexible working – to fit around the other important things in life   
  • Annual Bonus Scheme – We’re all about rewarding the hard work everybody puts in.  
  • Private medical plan- to help keep you safe and secure  
  • Buy up to an extra 2 weeks holiday – life is for living after all! 
  • Love eating out? You'll love it even more with a massive 33% discount across all our brands, so whether its date night at Miller & Carter or family roast at Toby Carvery we’ve got you covered.  

On top of all this, we offer; a pension, 26 days paid holiday, high-street shopping discounts; and we even give you free shares! There's also a free employee helpline- to support you with whatever life throws at you.

What will I be doing…?

  • Preparing and reviewing any forecasts and reports intended for external and internal use
  • Owning the structure of the Group forecast model, designing, developing, and implementing changes to ensure the model remains relevant to the needs of the business.
  • Maintaining an understanding and knowledge of business trading and updating critical business assumptions including financial and working capital cycle requirements to facilitate the flow-through of changes to the different forecast scenarios to the Group forecast
  • Designing, developing, and implementing any approved changes to Group finance forecasting working alongside the Head of Group Planning & Analysis to ensure the Group forecast model remains relevant to the needs of the business
  • Engaging with key stakeholders to gather, review and analyse relevant inputs for the Forecast and Group Budget process, updating forecast and budget assumptions as required and ensuring critical outputs are delivered in timely and accurate manner
  • To assist in the preparation and analysis for the CEO finance review pack for the periodic review meeting.
  • Identifying and analysing emerging Group wide trends and issues ensuring they are reviewed and incorporated in group forecasts through performance analysis, market understanding and engagement with stakeholders across the business.


What do I need…?

Just like our brands, our teams are diverse. You’ll...  

  • Have a proven record of delivering results in tight timeframes, with an astute eye for detail and drive to find effective solutions to problems
  • Be able to demonstrate a good understanding of the balance sheet, cashflow, P&L and integration of financial statements
  • Strong analytical and presentational skills, with the ability to simplify complex detail into critical insight for stakeholders across the group
  • An articulate and confident communicator who is curious, forward looking, identifying areas for improvement
  • Be a fully Qualified Accountant with at least 2 years Post Qualification experience, strong technical knowledge, coupled with Advanced Excel/Modelling skills


Working at the home of hospitality (our head office), you may not be serving our guests, but your support will put smiles on our guests and teams faces. This is the place where we get creative, train our teams and crunch our numbers. We’re all about having fun and creating moments to remember across the nation, our head office is no different. 


Closing date – 11.59pm on Wednesday 29th May 2024.


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