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UK Finance Business Partner


Soho House
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Business and Administration
Category: Finance Jobs
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Who We Are…

We are a collection of members' clubs, restaurants, hotels and cinemas, catering to those in the film, media, fashion and creative industries. The company has unique ventures throughout the UK, USA, Canada, Europe and Asia, with new openings planned globally.

Soho House is a space for its diverse membership and teams to connect, grow, have fun and make an impact.

Opportunities for all…

Soho House was created to bring diverse communities of people together, and we take the same approach when building our teams. We thrive on differences and believe it is critical to our success as a global company. Soho House is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that seeks to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We therefore encourage applications from all genders, races, religions, ages and sexual orientations, as well as parents, veterans, people living with disabilities, and any other groups that could bring diverse perspectives to our business.

The role…

The company is on a rapid growth trajectory, both in the UK and internationally. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the expansion of Soho House. Our UK business currently encompasses 17 sites. We are due to open a new site on the Strand and there are other new openings in the pipeline.

Reporting to the UK Finance Director, you will be part of the UK finance team based in London. The role is designed to focus greatly on business partnering a number of UK sites within the responsibilities below.

Main responsibilities include:

* Act as a Finance Business Partner to a group of restaurants/houses, leading them from a Finance point of view, effectively an FD for the sites
* Act at all times as the key contact between the relevant sites and Finance and own any financial issues raised by the sites
* Provide robust commercial challenge to GMs so that revenue weakness and cost overruns are properly investigated and understood
* Produce monthly business intelligence based on reports done by yourself or from FP&A, including analysis of actual vs target margins and cost trends, and analysis of pricing strategies and revenue trend across the group to help General Managers (“GMs”) and Senior Management maximise revenue and drive profit conversion
* Support sites on the annual budgeting and quarterly reforecast processes
* Report on key variances so that GM/FD learn of issues as early as possible and are able to react to them
* Diarise P&L reviews with the GMs each month and chair the meeting so that all key variances to budget are discussed and actions are recorded/followed up each month
* Monthly KPI reporting with a focus on management of key costs ie F&B/payroll/operating costs and restaurant profit conversion to Gross Profit/EBITDA
* Review management accounts pack once the first draft has been produced and identify material variances to forecast/budget in P&L and Balance Sheet
* Prepare weekly P&L reports for the relevant sites making sure all relevant items are captured and that the reports provide a reliable view of actual performance (i.e. minimising discrepancies to actual P&L numbers)
* Ensure that monthly balance sheet reconciliations for the relevant sites are completed

* Produce ad hoc analysis as directed by GM/FD to identify and understand
* cost/margin variances
* revenue themes
* wages spend

across the relevant sites and communicate results with GMs to assist them in making informed decisions around menu structure, pricing, promotions

* Investigate margin discrepancies at month end with GMs and F&B Controllers to identify potential changes/improvements to processes to tighten up margin management in procurement, stock control, rota management etc
* Support the UK FD with the objective to create consistent Finance processes and produce first class management information for use across the business
* Provide support at year end on the annual audit process
* Ongoing implementation of financial processes and controls across the whole site.
* Additional ad-hoc duties as requested.

Requirements

* Advanced knowledge of Sage 200 or similar
* Advanced Excel skills including understanding of Macros
* Ability to work to tight deadlines and under pressure
* Organised and methodical
* Fully qualified in ACA or equivalent

Benefits

Soho House offers competitive compensation packages that feature global benefits and perks. Whether you’re seeking entry-level employment or a new opportunity to expand your profession, we offer training to develop the technical and managerial skills necessary to grow your career.

* Discounts at Soho House globally, as well as Soho Home and Cowshed
* Annual Every House Membership
* Enhanced Pension Scheme
* Private Health and Dental Care
* Cycle to Work Scheme/Season Ticket Loan
* In conjunction with Soho Impact, take 3 days paid a year to support a charity of your choice.
* Cookhouse & House Tonic: Our Cookhouse & House Tonic programmes offer unique food and drink trainings, events and opportunities to inspire and educate.
* Team Events: From fitness sessions to cinema screenings and art classes, each month we hold a series of fun events which you can sign up to.
Who We Are…

We are a collection of members' clubs, restaurants, hotels and cinemas, catering to those in the film, media, fashion and creative industries. The company has unique ventures throughout the UK, USA, Canada, Europe and Asia, with new openings planned globally.

Soho House is a space for its diverse membership and teams to connect, grow, have fun and make an impact.

Opportunities for all…

Soho House was created to bring diverse communities of people together, and we take the same approach when building our teams. We thrive on differences and believe it is critical to our success as a global company. Soho House is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace that seeks to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We therefore encourage applications from all genders, races, religions, ages and sexual orientations, as well as parents, veterans, people living with disabilities, and any other groups that could bring diverse perspectives to our business.

The role…

The company is on a rapid growth trajectory, both in the UK and internationally. This is an exciting opportunity to be part of the expansion of Soho House. Our UK business currently encompasses 17 sites. We are due to open a new site on the Strand and there are other new openings in the pipeline.

Reporting to the UK Finance Director, you will be part of the UK finance team based in London. The role is designed to focus greatly on business partnering a number of UK sites within the responsibilities below.

Main responsibilities include:

* Act as a Finance Business Partner to a group of restaurants/houses, leading them from a Finance point of view, effectively an FD for the sites
* Act at all times as the key contact between the relevant sites and Finance and own any financial issues raised by the sites
* Provide robust commercial challenge to GMs so that revenue weakness and cost overruns are properly investigated and understood
* Produce monthly business intelligence based on reports done by yourself or from FP&A, including analysis of actual vs target margins and cost trends, and analysis of pricing strategies and revenue trend across the group to help General Managers (“GMs”) and Senior Management maximise revenue and drive profit conversion
* Support sites on the annual budgeting and quarterly reforecast processes
* Report on key variances so that GM/FD learn of issues as early as possible and are able to react to them
* Diarise P&L reviews with the GMs each month and chair the meeting so that all key variances to budget are discussed and actions are recorded/followed up each month
* Monthly KPI reporting with a focus on management of key costs ie F&B/payroll/operating costs and restaurant profit conversion to Gross Profit/EBITDA
* Review management accounts pack once the first draft has been produced and identify material variances to forecast/budget in P&L and Balance Sheet
* Prepare weekly P&L reports for the relevant sites making sure all relevant items are captured and that the reports provide a reliable view of actual performance (i.e. minimising discrepancies to actual P&L numbers)
* Ensure that monthly balance sheet reconciliations for the relevant sites are completed

* Produce ad hoc analysis as directed by GM/FD to identify and understand
* cost/margin variances
* revenue themes
* wages spend

across the relevant sites and communicate results with GMs to assist them in making informed decisions around menu structure, pricing, promotions

* Investigate margin discrepancies at month end with GMs and F&B Controllers to identify potential changes/improvements to processes to tighten up margin management in procurement, stock control, rota management etc
* Support the UK FD with the objective to create consistent Finance processes and produce first class management information for use across the business
* Provide support at year end on the annual audit process
* Ongoing implementation of financial processes and controls across the whole site.
* Additional ad-hoc duties as requested.

Requirements

* Advanced knowledge of Sage 200 or similar
* Advanced Excel skills including understanding of Macros
* Ability to work to tight deadlines and under pressure
* Organised and methodical
* Fully qualified in ACA or equivalent

Benefits

Soho House offers competitive compensation packages that feature global benefits and perks. Whether you’re seeking entry-level employment or a new opportunity to expand your profession, we offer training to develop the technical and managerial skills necessary to grow your career.

* Discounts at Soho House globally, as well as Soho Home and Cowshed
* Annual Every House Membership
* Enhanced Pension Scheme
* Private Health and Dental Care
* Cycle to Work Scheme/Season Ticket Loan
* In conjunction with Soho Impact, take 3 days paid a year to support a charity of your choice.
* Cookhouse & House Tonic: Our Cookhouse & House Tonic programmes offer unique food and drink trainings, events and opportunities to inspire and educate.
* Team Events: From fitness sessions to cinema screenings and art classes, each month we hold a series of fun events which you can sign up to.
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