Finance Manager

This is a unique opportunity to join a fast growing hospitality group of companies which has ambitious expansion plans.

Reporting to: Assistant Group Financial Officer

Job Summary

  • To lead the hotel’s accounting function in the delivery of accounts consistent with the policies and under the hotel management’s guidance.
  • To work with the hotel’s Managers to maximize the return to the business whilst delivering company’s vision and values.
  • To ensure appropriate control and review processes are in place and are being performed across the hotel.

Key Duties & Responsibilities

Operations Support

  • To liaise with Operations to understand and interpret management information to pro-actively support business activity
  • To form effective working relationships between Finance and other areas of the business
  • To communicate financial issues to non-accountants
  • To influence and challenge other managers to become the financial conscience of the hotel
  • Work with the management team to identify and implement cost and sales initiatives.
  • To continually review suppliers, ensuring the best price is paid through a tender process.
  • To participate in an operational duty management rota as required.

Accounting

  • To manage the production of key management accounts and board reports and subsequent analysis of the annual budget and monthly forecasts
  • To deliver accurate accounts consistent with the company’s accounting policies and timetable.
  • To ensure that all balance sheet accounts are reconciled monthly and that any material concerns are highlighted.
  • To facilitate the understanding of current trends and key performance measures
  • To improve financial control through shared best practice, ensuring that high standards of professional integrity are maintained.
  • To ensure ancillary services in the areas of payroll, accounts payable, stock control and month end are delivered in accordance with company’s standards and timetables
  • To maintain the fixed asset register
  • To deliver a balanced score card (60 day debt target, Quality, H&S etc.)
  • To ensure the weekly, monthly and annual forecast is delivered within the relevant timescales, reporting any financial variances.
  • To co-ordinate the annual financial budget
  • To audit and ensure compliance with all company security, including safe control and cash handling of floats and banking (including petty cash)
  • To manage the archiving material and records in line with legal and company obligation
  • To support with the validation of payroll and payroll accruals.

Internal Control

  • To protect the integrity of the business by the systematic application of the company’s internal control procedures.
  • To liaise with internal and external audit staff in the performance of their duties.
  • To complete self-assessment monthly and quarterly checklists for hotel.
  • To liaise with the finance team to ensure accurate cross-billing and month end reconciliations.

Working Capital

  • To manage working capital in the best interest of the Group.
  • To implement and ensure that the accounting policies with regard to stock taking are followed.
  • To ensure that the company’s credit policy both in terms of granting of credit and collection of debt is in place and is adhered to throughout the hotel.

Management of People

  • To lead the finance team for the hotel, ensuring that performance is monitored and that teams are motivated, trained and developed.
  • To carry out performance reviews and appraisals with hotel Finance staff in line with the group’s performance management processes.
  • To take part in the recruitment of new staff within the finance department, as required
  • To develop and implement departmental training plans, based on individual skills plans and career development.

Other

  • To support the implementation and future development of accounting systems and procedures.
  • To participate in ad-hoc projects.
  • To assist in the feasibilities and track the benefits.
  • To continually strive to eliminate avoidable costs across and deliver a quality financial service at least cost.
  • To keep up-to-date with the Group’s and hotel management company’s accounting policies.

Competencies

  • Communication
  • Taking Responsibility & Achieving Results
  • Leadership & Working with Others
  • Developing Self and Others
  • Building and Maintaining Relationship

Skills & Qualifications

  • Business and Finance Related Degree
  • Professional accounting qualification required
  • Experience working with hotel finance systems and processes
  • Good understanding of Word and Excel
  • Experience of preparing and presenting financial information to the Board and senior management
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Interpretation of financial information to non-financial managers
  • Attention to Detail
  • Excellent influencing and stakeholder management skills
  • At least 3-years direct line management experience

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