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PDQ Controller

Who We Are

Freemans Event Partners are the leading provider of event and stadium public catering in the UK. We operate at over 400 events each year, working in partnership with prestigious sporting and entertainment venues such as Silverstone Circuit and Twickenham Stadium and have established excellent supplier relationships with market-leading partners across numerous platforms

Reporting to the Financial Controller (with a dotted line to the Finance Team Leader), the PDQ Controller will provide accurate and timely review of the PDQ reconciliation for the Freemans Group, ensuring all debt is offset and allocated precisely. In addition, communicating summarised remittances of settled funds to the Concessionaires.

The role of PDQ Controller will involve; 

  • Daily upkeep of the PDQ register, detailing activity by event.
  • Cross check submitted excel reconciliations from each Division to the bank statement.
  • Investigate any variances from the reconciliations back to source data, partnering with Divisions to resolve.
  • Using the PDQ income received to settle any associated event based sales invoices.
  • Upload payments to Lloyds Commercial Banking system.
  • Timely Sage 50 cash book postings, ensuring that both the bank and Concessionaire Customer accounts are accurate.
  • Create manual itemised remittance advices, detailing the allocation of PDQ income received, to related debt and payments back to Concessionaires.
  • Consolidate Group debt reports for monthly review.
  • Monthly KPI’s by Division raising any issues as they arise.
  • Provide support for departmental colleagues as required and any other duties that may be required from time to time for the smooth running of the
  • Build a knowledge sharing relationship with divisions to help towards smoother processes.

We are looking for someone who can demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and experience; 


  • Competent in bank postings and reconciliations, and resolving of any issues arising
  • Fully ICT literate and competent in Excel to at least Intermediate level, with the ability to manipulate data from other sources.
  • Excellent planning and time management skills with ability to consistently meet exacting
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to build effective business and customer relationships (both in person and at a distance).
  • Organised thought process, good presentation skills and ability to express information clearly.
  • Demonstrate experience of working in a varied role, managing time efficiently to meet all deadlines and multi-task.
  • High level of numeracy and literacy


  • Fully competent in the use of Sage 50 accounts, with proven experience in terms of entering data and producing
  • Experience of working within a Group of companies.
  • Fully AAT qualified
  • Full UK driving license.

About you; 

  • Tenacious with an eye for
  • Ability to work autonomously and use initiative to resolve issues but escalate problems or questions as
  • Resilient, independent, positive, self-motivated.
  • Personable, team
  • Open-minded, willingness to “muck in”.
  • Ability to work under

Here at Freemans, we promote an open and honest culture where we work together as one team. In return for your hard work at Freemans, we also offer many great benefits;

  • 28 days holiday plus bank holidays on top.
  • Life cover, income protection, company matched pension scheme, employee assistance programme and eyecare vouchers.
  • The opportunity to earn some extra cash by using our refer a friend scheme.
  • We also have fortnightly team lunches and regular social events, plus the opportunity to be involved in some of the UKs most prestigious sporting events and festivals.
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