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Finance Manager

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Job Introduction


We are seeking an outstanding Finance professional with a proven operational background to become our Finance Manager at Ascot Racecourse.

As Finance Manager, you will play a crucial role in supporting the Senior Finance Manager in leading the financial operations and processes for all Ascot operations. 

You will be responsible for providing accurate and timely financial reporting and analysis, as well as providing strategic business advice to the operational teams. 

You will also be responsible for analysing financial data, identifying trends, and making recommendations to drive business growth and inform decision-making.

We are committed to providing our guests with an outstanding experience hosting one of the world's most prestigious race meetings, Royal Ascot, as well as 21 race days and numerous non-racing events each year. 

We’re experience makers and food fanatics. Our experiences are unique, and so are our people. Bring personality, your background and your desire for delighting others. In return we’ll give you all you need to thrive, because at Sodexo Live! we’re so much more. Be part of something greater.


  • Assist Senior Finance Manager in driving commercial analytics providing key commentary and variance analysis of monthly p&l & balance sheet movements 
  • Supporting the Operational team in relation to costs / P&L
  • Establish effective relationships with operational heads of department to maximise influencing ability, ensure opera rational teams have a robust understanding of their financial responsibility
  • Support Department Heads and the business in Cost Management through careful planning pre raceday & key analytics post raceday
  • Assist in the production of accurate and timely management accounts with evidence to support variances in expected results 
  • Assist in accurate, timely and frequent reporting of the financial performance of the contract
  • Ownership of timely & accurate billing across various segments including Fine Dining, Boxes
  • Ownership of timely & accurate journal postings of various expenditure across various segments including Fine Dining, Boxes, Agreed Price 
  • Support Raceday events including pre race day planning, race day operational support & post raceday financial closure 
  • Support SFM in the provision of robust forecasts and budgets ensuring information integrity and high quality and flexible analytical insight


You will have extensive operational experience, the expertise to lead and assist the operational team with financial matters, and the confidence to challenge when necessary. 

Knowledge of   high-volume hospitality / restaurant / F&B environments would be desirable.

The ability to complete deliverables within deadline, budget, and beyond expected quality, is essential.

You will also have:

  • An accountancy qualification (or be part qualified working towards finishing studies) 
  • Excellent Microsoft Excel skills with experience in management accounts and reporting developments
  • A good working knowledge of SAP or other primary accounting systems
  • Experience in operational and financial controls and continuous improvement
  • Strong interpersonal skills and leadership of team members
  • Strong influencing skills


You will be rewarded with a salary of £55,000 plus access to a range of benefits, including:

  • Performance-related bonus
  • Contributory pension scheme 
  • Life assurance 
  • Biennial health assessments 
  • A flexible benefits fund of £1,300 to utilise a range of benefits, including Private Medical Insurance (PMI), dental, gym memberships, retail / hospitality discounts, etc. 

For more information on all the great benefits Sodexo offer to support you and your loved ones, check out the attached Benefits Guide at the bottom of this advert!

By joining Sodexo Live!, you will be part of something greater, working in an environment that fosters innovation and supports your professional growth.

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