last update: 10th August 2022
A Group FC role offering an exciting journey of growth, challenge and reward within an a rapidly growing SME , now entering an exciting phase of hotel development using unique brands, with a further pipeline of London/UK wide openings already in place.
Working closely with a dynamic Board/Owner, this is a newly created position, very much commercially/financially focussed, requiring a key hospitality finance professional who knows how best to drive performance out of hotels, using strong influencing presence across all levels, to add real value in terms of bottom-line profitability.
QBE or ACCA/CIMA qualified, with a self-accounting background gained within large scale established, market leading hotel brands, you will need to demonstrate a hands on, can do approach, within demanding owner driven hotel environments and a proven track record of achievement/exceeding targets and expectations.
There is a strong emphasis on what you can bring to the party, to play a major part in propelling this exciting "work hard, reap the rewards " company environment, with impressive property portfolio, financial backing and ambition, to the next level of growth and beyond.
This c£9m t/o, deluxe golf, leisure resort and spa now requires an experienced Finance Director to oversee a fully self accounting finance function.
Reporting to the GM and Hotel Management company, this is a varied and challenging role with the following key responsibilities:
- Production of monthly Profit and Loss
- Create and maintain the Hotel’s Fixed Asset Register
- Vat returns - Quarterly
- Management of capex projects & CIS reporting
- Dealing with hotel’s PAYE
- Completion of Tax Year End for payroll
- Dealing with the Hotel’s analysis of various expenses
- Dealing with and ensuring we are fully compliant and up to date with PAYE
- Dealing with the company’s pension scheme
- Golf & Leisure Direct Debit process – processing and controlling revenue & payments
- Reconciling and reviewing hotel’s balance sheet account post management accounts reporting
- Reconciling monthly PayPal account
- Cash flow
- Wage Journals
- National Stats
- To produce weekly sales and payroll reports
- To report and control Resort expenditure
-To produce Resort budget and monthly forecasts
Ideally, you will be ACCA/CIMA qualified or part qualified, preferably with UK hotel sector knowledge, with proven self accounting background including VAT returns, together with strong commercial/operational focus and excellent communication/people management/IT skills.
You will be joining at a key time as the business continues to grow in terms of additional rooms revenue and new spa facilities.
Seize the moment, contact us today!
A rare Internal Auditor opportunity within a highly successful, upscale branded hotels portfolio.
Reporting to the GFD, as a member of central finance team, this role is responsible for improving group operational control environment by bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to the effectiveness of internal controls, risk management and governance processes.
Key focus areas include:
Control & Policy:
Identify and review all processes within the organisation with a view to deliver a robust control environment. Standardise, write and implement group finance policies as part of policy framework to enhance internal controls environment.
1.Define the internal control framework linking it to policy implementation and audit cycle.
2.Draft group standard policies and ensure they are always kept up to date with on-going business changes and changes in level of risk.
3.Ensure the policies are implemented in a timely manner and have been accepted by the business.
4.Obtain, analyse and evaluate accounting documentation, previous reports, data, flowcharts etc
5.Act as an objective source of independent advice to ensure validity, legality and goal achievement
6.Identify loopholes and recommend risk aversion measures and cost savings
7.Maintain open communication with management and Group FD.
8.Document process and prepare audit findings memorandum
Internal Audit Program :
1.Perform and control the full audit cycle including risk management and control management over operations’ effectiveness, financial reliability and compliance with all applicable directives and regulations
2.Determine internal audit scope and develop annual plans
3.Develop an internal controls questionnaire highlighting all key processes that require periodic testing and review. This would constitute conducting bi annual onsite operational control testing of the hotels.
Present a detailed audit reports, highlighting all the improvements necessary.
4.Conduct quarterly balance sheet audits checking for prime records and highlighting outstanding unreconciled items and risks of noncompliance. Produce a concise Balance Sheet audit scoring report with a 30 day action plan and follow up until issues are resolved.
5.Review Grove Constructions large projects for risk and governance using the 10 stages approach in place.
6.Review property division’s service charge schedules and reconciliations ensuring they comply with rental / lease agreements. Review and assess the debt collection position and highlight arrears.
9.Conduct ad-hoc process reviews to highlight risks and suggest mitigating controls. Prepare and present reports that reflect audit’s results and document process
10.Where required conduct follow up audits to monitor management’s interventions and use of discretion in application of policies and accounting procedures.
Risk Management & Continuous Improvement:
1.Evaluate the management of organisations risk. Identify and manage them successfully and effectively.
2.Engage to continuous knowledge development regarding sector’s rules, regulations, best practices, tools, techniques, and performance standards. This should cover Hotels, construction and property rental industries.
3.Cover all categories of risk, their management, including reporting on them
4.Constantly review areas of concern, risks, and device methodology to review, assess and mitigate risk from group perspective.
5.Improvement is fundamental to the purpose of this role. This should be done by advising, coaching, and facilitating in order to not undermine the responsibility of management.
Key Performance Indicators:
1.Conducting structured and surprise operations audits for the hotel division.
2.Conducting Periodic balance sheet audits of all entities prioritising based on materiality.
3.Conducting Service charge, rental income, lease compliance and debt collections audit for property division.
4.Conducting audits on material construction projects and other process reviews.
5. Reporting on all audits using a fair scoring mechanism and reporting them periodically to the GFD.
This is very much hotel operationally focussed rather than pure financial accounting role, requiring hotel based career progression from income audit and cost control to internal auditor level, and now ready to head up your own department.
A 12 months fixed contract Regional Accountant opportunity within a leading UK wide branded hotel company.
As Regional Accountant for 6 full service branded hotels situated from Yorkshire to Herts regions, your brief will be to closely liaise with hotel management teams and head office overseeing all aspects of financial/commercial performance.
Key responsibilities include the review of hotel P&Ls, internal controls, analytical review of monthly performance results, preparation of accurate weekly/monthly forecasting and being involved in the production of accurate management accounts to strict deadlines.
Hospitality/hotel based multi site finance experience and excellent communication skills are essential together with the ability to drill down and get behind the numbers to fully understand hotels performance.
Being based in Hertfordshire, Yorkshire or East Midlands areas would be a distinct advantage for travelling/work purposes.
If you have relevant UK hotel FC experience, immediately available or able to join by the beginning of September at the latest, then seize the moment and contact us today!
A newly created Financial Controller role for a soon to opened 5* boutique hotel managed by a leading hotel company.
This is a self accounting operation, requiring a hands on well organised/commercial approach, where you are very much part of the senior management team.
An ideal role for a first time hotel based FC or established FC who enjoys being visible in the business and working closely with all departments to achieve P&L targets and bottom line profitability.
Our latest South Wales hotel FC vacancy within a successful, upscale property situated within central Cardiff.
Reporting to GM with Central Finance support, you will need to demonstrate proven experience within cost control, sales ledger, budgeting and processing supplier payments ideally gained from a hotel/hospitality background.
Key responsibilities include:
• Preparing weekly revenue sheets to distribute to all relevant persons and HO
• Conducting a weekly check of bank reconciliation sheets as completed by hotel managers ensuring that all banking has been correctly recorded.
• Prepare monthly payroll run for the hotel and handle payroll queries as they arise.
• Preparing the weekly petty cash reclaim
• Ensuring control of the hotels sales ledger, ensuring that all invoices, receipts, BACS payments etc. are correctly posted to the system
• Checking accommodation sales ledger invoices before they are sent to the client
• Prepare and check Function/Conference invoices before they are sent out to the client
• Responding to sales ledger queries from clients with the aid of reservations and the business office
• Undertaking sales ledger end of month procedures, sending statements to debtors, producing reports required by HO
• Chasing overdue debts and resolving any related problems or queries
• Prepare monthly food GP report
• Checking all travel agent commission claims with reservations and resolve any queries with the agent concerned
• Checking all purchase invoices are accurately produced and preparing for General Manager authorisation before sending to Axiom HO
• Maintaining a record of all purchase invoices, responding to all PO queries and also controlling the purchase spending in line with the hotel’s budget.
• Report to hotel management accountant all month end information, to given deadlines, to ensure timely completion of month end.
• Producing of any other ad-hoc reports that may be requested by the GM or Axiom HO
• Ensuring the accuracy of all nominal accounts sent by HO on a monthly basis, and resolving any queries.
My client is keen to appoint a strong leader capable of motivating and influencing others to work to defined procedures and standards who is results focussed, able to work under pressure to strict deadlines.
You should be enthusiastic about change, focused on the details, people centred with a passion for developing teams, customer focussed, flexible & adaptable, a strong communicator and influencer, financially and commercially astute with strong business acumen, highly self-motivated, confident, decisive and able to work with limited supervision, hard working but fun!
With a highly competitive salary package offered and an excellent working environment, why not seize the moment and contact us today!
A rare opportunity in the East Yorkshire/North Lincolnshire region for an operationally/commercially focussed Financial Controller to join a c£7 m t/o plus branded hotel with extensive M&E facilities.
Managing a small finance team, you will be fully responsible for all aspects of daily/weekly/monthly accounting and reporting up to P&L/balance sheet stage, working closely with the GM and GFC in driving bottom line profitability through close monitoring of costs v revenue.
If you have a proven track record within hotel finance and can demonstrate a firm but fair management style across all levels and departments, then this could well be the challenge you have been looking for.
An excellent opportunity for an experienced hotel based Financial Controller to oversee two self accounting hotels based in Lancashire.
Our client is keen bring on board a focused and hands on FC used to setting up new control/accounting procedures, delivering key results using a firm but fair management style.
You will be joining a small, expanding UK wide hotel management company who will give you the ownership ,scope and challenge you are looking for.
Here's an excellent Finance Manager opportunity situated near Cambridge on an 12 month fixed term contract basis.
Overseeing an established M&E driven 4* Hotel, this role requires proven hotel FC based P&L/balance sheet/ month end/control experience, with strong commercial acumen and excellent communication/organisational skills.
The highly competitive remuneration package reflects the level of operational/commercial hotel based accounting experience required from day one for this Finance Manager role.
As part of a UK wide hotel management company, other career opportunities may well become available once the contract has been completed.
Calling all self accounting hotel-based Financial Controllers based in or near Oxfordshire.
Here is an excellent opportunity to apply all your commercial and month end knowledge into an already successful 150+ bedroom property with a T/O in excess of £6 million and with extensive C&B and Leisure facilities.
Working closely with the GM and Head Office you will ned to demonstrate in-depth control, profit and loss, forecasting and month end skills. Your career to date should reflect a proven track record as a Financial Controller within the hotel industry together with a positive upfront attitude.
A fantastic career enhancing Finance Manager role within a superb, self-accounting, upscale branded, c£10 m t/o leisure/ M&E driven hotel, situated close to Bristol.
You will need demonstrate thorough practical understanding of AP, payroll processing, income audit and P&L preparation to first draft level gained within hotels, together with the ability/drive and positive attitude required to oversee day to day controls and procedures, supervising a finance team of 3. An ideal role for an established hotel based FC or ambitious AFC with proven skills and experience.
As you know, in today's market, this is rare opportunity offering the scope and progression you are looking for within an excellent working environment.
A newly created Financial Controller opportunity overseeing 2 branded full service hotels in close proximity to each other.
Working closely with the GMs and RFC, your key responsibilities will be to oversee a small finance team to ensure accurate and timely daily, weekly and monthly controls, processes and reporting up to P&L level.
This is very much a hands on role, requiring a proven hotel AFC/FC background, with a keen eye for detail and excellent communication skills at all levels.
You will be joining a successful, well established UK wide hotel company, where you will be very much treated as a name not a number and encouraged to take on ownership and responsibility as a key member of the management team.
An excellent Management Accountant opportunity within a multi million t/o, high profile, hotel portfolio based in Soth Wales.
Reporting to the HOF, this role focuses on producing management accounts for a number of hotels within this high profile collection.
This position is more technical from an accounting perspective, ideally suited if you are part or newly qualified and looking for the next step in your career.
You will need to demonstrate proven balance sheet/ reconciliation experience and used to working to strict deadlines in a fast paced environment; hotel finance experience, would be advantageous but is not essential.
Here's our latest South Wales based Finance Manager role within a multi million t/o, high profile, hotel portfolio.
Working closely with the HOF, you will have staff management responsibilities (a team of 8) and will oversee the sections covering Income Audit, Reconciliations, and Food & Beverage stock control.
You will need to have proven team management and multi transactional skills for this role, where hotel finance experience, would be advantageous but is not essential.
If you enjoy the buzz of a busy accounts department within a dynamic, forward thinking organisation offering scope, challenge and rewards, then look no further!
An excellent Management Accountant opportunity, responsible for the financial reporting for a variety of UK upscale branded hotels.
You will need to demonstrate sound practical knowledge of P&L, balance sheet and bank reconciliations ideally gained within multi unit environments, with the ability to produce month end to strict deadlines.
You will be working closely with the Regional FC and unit based Finance Assistants, preparing 1st draft P&L's and month end reporting to strict deadlines for up to 5 hotels, as well as ensuring all costs have been accrued for the correct period.
This position requires a high level of focus, energy and commitment within a fast paced, central office team environment, giving you the perfect opportunity to move your finance career to the next level.