Location: 300 Thames Valley Park Drive, Earley, RG6 1PT
Salary: Negotiable

WSH is the parent company for leading brands operating in the catering and hospitality sectors. Our brands operate in diverse sectors, including:·       

  • Public spaces – such as the Science Museum, St Pancras Champagne bar and Dublin Zoo
  • Workspaces – from oil rigs to investments banks
  • Education – primary schools, secondary schools, colleges, and universities

A central support office provides financial and other administrative services to the group companies each of whom retains its own personality and who operate across a number of catering and hospitality markets. The role is based in our busy and vibrant business support office in Reading, with flexible working arrangements as appropriate.

To lead and have overall responsibility for the WSH Client Accounts department.  Managing the client accounts team to provide day to day support, resolve queries, provide trading results and build relationships with our clients. A Support role to the WSH business in the data entry, maintenance and data integration of inhouse finance package applications (Evolution and e-Trading) & corresponding financial balance sheet controls for the client locations where we provide catering facilities.

  • Responsible for the WSH Client Accounts function (team of approximately 12 reports), ensuring that monthly invoicing and trading results are completed accurately and timely.
  • Day to day management and support of the Client Accounts team.
  • Manage relationships with our clients and effective query resolution.
  • Ensure balance sheet reconciliations have been completed using Blackline software and reviewed.
  • Oversee the uploading of Budgets and Budget maintenance for locations.
  • Ensure that location setups in Great Plains and Evolution have been completed by the Clients Accounts Team together with the distribution of Opening Notices/Closure Notices.
  • Work closely with Client Accounts Projects Manager to support the integration of new acquisitions and transformations.
  • Review changes to General Ledger codes and location numbers.
  • Review Operations Hierarchy Changes.
  • Improve current processes.
  • Support the Director of Finance with ad-hoc tasks/projects.

What do we need from you?

  • Accounting knowledge
  • An understanding of internal controls, operations and compliance knowledge
  • Advanced knowledge of MS Office especially Excel
  • An ability to build and maintain good working relationships with finance and operations teams across the group as well as external stakeholders
  • Strong organisational skills with an ability to manage and prioritise a number of tasks
  • Excellent people management and project management skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Good presentation skills

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