Finance Analyst - Property & Rebates (6 Mth FTC)

11 Jun 2021
21 Jun 2021
Contract Type
Full Time
Finance Analyst - Financial Control Property & Customer Rebates 6Mth Fixed Term Contract Location: Ashford - Enterprise House (agile working)
Department: Finance
Hours per week: 39 - Monday to Friday
GBPCompetitive, Excellent career development, company car, discounted products and services and much more!
Your local pub, your favourite restaurant, your children's schools all have one thing in common - Brakes. There are a lot of hungry mouths to feed out there and every day we deliver 1.5 million products from our fleet of 2000 trucks to thousands of restaurants, pubs, hotels, schools, hospitals and care homes in every corner of the UK. Our customers count on us for exceptional food and service, and as our response to Covid-19 proved, our 6,000-strong workforce is dedicated and proud to play their part in feeding the nation
We are currently recruiting a people centric and results driven Finance Analyst to join our Finance team in Ashford, Kent.
The role:
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Reporting to the Head of Finance - Central, the role has the responsibility for:

• Supporting the business on all financial property related matters.
• Monitoring and reporting on all Brakes customer rebate liabilities.
• Execution and continuous improvement of financial controls and reporting.
• Providing insight and adding value in the Controls Team function. The Finance Analyst must possess the ability to manage complex reporting with a variety of inputs and to identify and resolve any issues identified.
The successful candidate will be the primary Financial Controls contact for a variety of different stakeholders of both finance and non-finance backgrounds.


• Business Partner the UK Real Estate team on all property related matters. Including attending monthly property meetings and communicating any financial impact relating to site changes to relevant teams in the business.
• Ensure Purchase orders are raised, processed, and paid in a timely manner for Rent and Business Rates across the UK business and inline with UK and Scottish Rent quarters obligations per our lease terms.
• Responsible for ensuring the property dilapidations and onerous provisions are accurately calculated and maintained in the accounts.
• Support the fixed asset team in verifying the IFRS16 lease postings related to property and working with the Functional Accounting Europe team to ensure property lease changes are accurately reflected in Costar.
• Reconciling the property control accounts including posting monthly journal recharges.
• Prepare rent and business rates fixed cost budgets. Customer Rebates:

• Prepare and distribute customer rebate reports on a monthly basis to the business and support any queries.
• Review the customer rebate balances to ensure accuracy, liaise with the rebate team, and ensure regular housekeeping. Investigating and resolving any posting errors.
• Authorise and maintain the customer upfront payment schedule, including correctly amortising the position in line with customer trading agreements. Other

• Ownership and complete understanding of the property and customer rebate balance sheet reconciliations.
• Support the implementation of business simplification and continuous improvement of the financial control environment.
• Support the Head of Finance with cross functional projects to deliver systems and process improvements, ensuring a robust platform for the future. You:
You'll live and breathe Customer First, with an innovative and agile approach to identify new ideas and methods. You'll enjoy working collaboratively with a dedicated focus on driving results. You will be resilient - accepting and learning from mistakes and building future solutions. Naturally, you will embrace an inclusive working environment and be committed to acting with integrity and honesty in everything you do.
Required skills and competencies:

• Qualified Accountant (CIMA, ACCA, ACA)
• The candidate should have previous experience of working in a fast-paced commercial environment
• Analytical Thinking - applying logical, methodical approaches to problem solving
• High attention to detail and a focus on getting things right first time
• High level of competency in financial analysis and modeling
• Enthusiastic with a can-do attitude
• Engages and motivates others to meet their objectives
• Advanced MS Excel


• Knowledge of SAP and BW / MIS
• Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) experience
• Experience and understanding of the foodservice industry

What you'll get:

• A competitive salary
• Huge discount on all sorts of lovely food and award-winning products
• Generous holiday allowance, with option to purchase more
• Recognition awards and Incentives
• Pension
• Real career opportunities - being part of Sysco, the world's leading foodservice business, opens up a world of possibility
• And much more....

There's a lot on offer, so what are you waiting for?

Bring your whole self to work. #BelongAtBrakes
At Brakes we're passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that celebrates and values diversity. We don't want you to 'fit' our culture, we want you to help define it.
All job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender identity or reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.


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