IHG Finance Placement in Branston, United Kingdom

Finance Placement

Job Number R155208

Hotel Brand: IHG Corporate

Europe, Middle East, Asia & Africa - United Kingdom - West Midlands - Branston


About us

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (FTSE 100 listed) is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of hotel brands, including Regent Hotels & Resorts® Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo® , EVEN® Hotels, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, voco™ Hotels® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® , Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Holiday Inn Resort®, avid™ hotels, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns more than 5,400 hotels and 810,000 guest rooms in almost 100 countries, with nearly 1,800 hotels in its development pipeline. IHG also manages IHG ® Rewards Club, a global loyalty programme, which has more than 100 million enrolled members.

We are offering an excellent opportunity for two committed, enthusiastic and hardworking students to join our Finance team located in our offices in Burton on Trent.

The placements will be within the Financial Reporting and Tax departments; however there may be opportunities throughout the year to gain experience in other areas of Finance. The placements involve using financial software and databases, for which training will be provided.

Your day to day

The placement students are responsible for a number of activities on a daily, monthly and quarterly basis. On top of these duties a number of ad hoc assignments may need to be completed, allowing students to develop their organisational, planning and communication skills. Both roles are based in Branston.

Position 1 – Financial Reporting

This role includes working for both Europe and Group Financial Reporting teams.

  • Produce a number of UK statutory accounts for filing with relevant authorities and liaising with auditors and company secretariat teams

  • Apply iXBRL tagging information to financial statements for filing with HMRC

  • Responsible for inputting journal entries into PeopleSoft

  • Run ad-hoc/ monthly PeopleSoft queries and reports for other members in the Financial Reporting team

  • Prepare and retain high quality supporting documentation, suitable for management and auditor review

  • Assist the Group Reporting team in preparing the IHG Annual Report and Form 20-F accounts

  • Assistance in ad-hoc global projects work as driven by business needs

  • Participate in the “Branston For You” social committee which organises office events

Position 2 – Tax

This role will be spent wholly within the Tax department. The role will include:

  • Production of profit forecasts from Essbase (management reporting tool) in order to produce tax forecasts and disclosures for inclusion within the group’s interim results

  • Consolidation of tax forecasts prepared by overseas regions

  • Development of reports to help management review key data

  • Assistance in the preparation of sections of the UK corporation tax returns

  • Assist the Tax team in preparing tax sections of the IHG Annual Report and Form 20-F accounts

  • Preparation of tax disclosures to be incorporated within UK statutory accounts

  • Preparation of sections of Transfer Pricing documentation

  • Assistance with withholding tax compliance and documentation

  • Assistance in ad-hoc global projects work as driven by business needs, for example, entity eliminations

What we need from you

We are looking for applicants from Loughborough University who are keen to secure an opportunity during their placement year. We are looking for candidates with a solid foundation in financial accounting, familiarity with Excel, and a strong desire to learn.

Working within the Finance team offers an excellent insight into different areas of finance and will provide a solid foundation for any financial based career.

If you are a team player, with good numerical skills and attention to detail, a placement with IHG could be the opportunity you are looking for.

What we offer

At IHG, we promise to recognise you for great work and give you the tools needed to be successful. You’ll receive a competitive salary, hotel discounts worldwide and have chance to work with a great set of people.

You will also have the opportunity to work at our newly refurbished site at Branston with free parking on site, a free gym on site, a subsidised restaurant and Starbucks.