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Accounts Payable Analyst - German speaking

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This is an excellent opportunity for a keen Accounts Payable professional with fluent German to join Whitbread PLC, a FTSE 100 business. Accounts Payable is a critical element of our Finance Shared Se...

Accounts Payable Analyst – German Speaking
Based out of Whitbread Court, Dunstable
£competitive salary plus excellent benefits and up to 10% bonus

The Role

This is an excellent opportunity for a keen Accounts Payable professional with fluent German to join one of the UK’s leading hospitality providers, Whitbread PLC. Accounts Payable is a critical element of our Finance Shared Services team that supports the activity of our FTSE 100 business.

This role will utilise your fluent German language skills (written and spoken) to fully support our growing German estate and undertake the processing of invoices, making payments to suppliers, handling supplier queries and reconciling supplier statements.

What will you be doing

  • Ensuring 100% accurate communications – both via email and over the phone – in German and English
  • Validate and approve invoices; identifying any errors, resolving issues and processing for payment
  • Manage and process any advance payments; ensuring correct approvals are in place
  • Liaise effectively with internal departments regarding price differences or quantity difference queries
  • Liaise with 3rd parties to assist with complex invoices
  • Complete supplier statement reconciliations and balance sheet reconciliations

Why we would love you to apply

  • Fluent German language skills are essential for this role
  • Previous work experience within an AP dept (ideally a shared service centre) is highly desirable and will ensure your application is prioritised
  • A professional manner when dealing with stakeholders in Germany, internal department in the UK and external 3rd parties will ensure you hit the right tone when building relationships
  • Confidence to learn new IT systems alongside strong existing Excel skills
  • Highly numerate and highly organised

A bit about us:

Premier Inn is the UK’s largest hotel chain and is part of the UK’s leading hospitality company in the FTSE100, Whitbread PLC. With over 755 hotels and more than 65,000 rooms across the UK and Ireland, we have grown rapidly, and have been named the UK’s top rated hotel chain by the Which? Hotel Chain Report 2017. We have set ambitious growth plans and by 2020, we plan to increase the size of Premier Inn to around 85,000 UK rooms, as well as expanding our international presence to 50 hotels.

Whitbread Restaurants form a significant part of our leading hospitality company and includes our much-loved brands; Table Table, Beefeater, Brewers Fayre, Whitbread Inns – and our new concepts; Bar + Block and Cookhouse & Pub. We serve over 50 million meals a year in our restaurants, ‘Serving Up Great Memories’ for our customers.

We are fully committed to growing legendary brands through building a strong customer heartbeat and innovating to stay ahead. We are dedicated to our core values; being genuine, confident and committed, and are proud of our winning teams, who make every day experiences special for our customers.


Our core business has changed over the years, yet we remain true to Samuel Whitbread’s founding spirit to put our people first, focus on the customer, and recognise that progress comes from innovative thinking. This is reflected in our Vision and Values. 


We will grow legendary brands by building a strong customer heartbeat and innovating to stay ahead.

Our winning teams make every day experiences special for customers, so they come back time and again, driving profitable growth.


Our values underpin everything we do at Whitbread, across all our brands: 

  • Genuine - we really care about customers
  • Confident - we strive to be the best at what we do
  • Committed - we work hard for each other

We would love you to join us on this exciting journey!


Whitbread is an inclusive employer, strongly believing that everyone is unique and there should be no limits to ambition. We welcome your application whatever your background or situation. We are open to flexible working and, where possible, will try to support this.

Job ref:



19 Mar 2019

Applications close:

30 Apr 2019

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