Assistant Finance Manager – Luxury Hotel Group

The position of Assistant Finance Manager is a great opportunity for a candidate who enjoys working in a fast-paced environment with a young  and  international  team.  The corporate accounting team are responsible for multiple corporate entities that are based in Germany and Switzerland, and the role offers the opportunity to gain experience in a multiple-entity environment.

  • The position can be home based so relocation is not required but candidates must be able to travel as necessary
  • Candidates should also be fluent in German

 The Primary duties of the role are:

  • To assist in day-to-day finance operations and to provide financial, administrative and clerical services. Providing these services in an effective and efficient manner will ensure a smooth running of the company ‘ s finance function.
  • All corporate bank accounts, processing daily journal entries and reconciliations.
  • Record fixed assets acquisitions in the accounting system at month end, book the monthly depreciation, reconcile the balance in the fixed assets register with the balance sheet, conduct annual reviews of potential disposals and process asset retirements at the end of the year.
  • Monthly inter-company reconciliation of all open receivables and payables and P&L transactions and participate in the entire coordination with the different subsidiaries by reviewing and challenging existing processes and procedures.
  • Prepare monthly and/or quarterly VAT returns for the entities in Germany, Switzerland, U.A.E. and Russia in an accurate and timely manner. This includes reconciling VAT GL accounts to ensure those are in line with returns submitted and that outstanding amounts are being paid or recovered on a timely basis.
  • Review and challenge existing VAT processes and procedures.
  • Provide assistance to the Finance Manager in the supervision and location of tasks to the corporate finance team (5 people), to ensure a smooth and timely execution of all accounting processes and keeping closing deadlines.
  • Help to ensure that the internal control procedures (JCS) are well documented and monitor, train and implement such measures on a regular basis within accounting
  • Assist with annual year-end audit by completing requested reports and documents. Together with the Finance Manager being a main point of contact for the auditors during the annual audit process.

In addition to this, the Assistant Finance Manager will also:

  • Be responsible for the administration of accounting system.
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly statistics for Switzerland and Germany.
  • Ensure that the GL ledger reports are up to date by actively researching and resolving any discrepancies.
  • Prepare monthly, quarterly and year-end closings (including reconciliations and analysis) in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Assist the Finance Manager with organizing the accounting department, maintenance of account ledgers and ad hoc projects.
  • Additional responsibilities and ad-hoc tasks can be added at any time according to the needs of the business and of the corporate office

A competitive salary will be offered for this position.

For more information or to apply, please contact Andrea at fm@fmrecruitment.co.uk or call on +44 7714 236469

Assistant Financial Controller, Munich

Our client is an award-winning owner and operator of some of the most luxurious hotels, resorts and residences located in prime destinations around the world. They are renowned for creating unique hotels through distinctive design and a strong sense of place.  Candidates should have a passion for travel, as this opportunity will be the beginning of a long journey with this growing group.

As Assistant Controller you will have the following duties:

  • Assisting and providing financial guidance in the formulation and implementation of Strategic Plan, Budget and KPO´s
  • Assisting in the implementation and reviewing of financial controls and policies
  • Assisting in the analysis of financial and management reports
  • Assisting in the evaluation of existing internal control measures that apply to accounting procedures and computer systems
  • Employing adequate internal control procedures
  • Assisting in the management of internal and external audits when they occur
  • Assisting in ensuring all accounts are reconciled on monthly basis, reviews and approves those reconciliation’s
  • Providing administrative support to Management
  • Assisting in maintaining accurate and timely financial and operating information and ensures corporate deadlines are met
  • Assisting in control of inventory, credit, disbursements, deposits and remittances
  • Assisting in maintaining accurate and timely financial and operating information and ensure corporate deadlines are met

YOUR PROFILE

  • A minimum of three years’ experience within the Accounting department
  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong problem-solving abilities
  • Additional qualifications: Bilanzbuchhalter / Certified Accountant
  • Previous experience within the hospitality industry is advantageous
  • Fluent in German and English

A competitive salary with excellent benefits will offered for this position.

For more information or to apply, please contact Andrea at fm@fmrecruitment.co.uk or call on +44 7714 236469

Assistant Financial Controller, Caribbean

Our client based in the beautiful Caribbean islands are seeking to hire an Assistant Financial Controller to be part of a tight knit Finance Team.

Reporting directly to the Head of Finance, this position will be responsible for a big part of the everyday operation in Finance and will oversee other functions within the department.

This person could be a Financial Controller in a smaller set up looking for a larger organisation with clear career progression.

Required Skills:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Accuracy and working with attention to detail
  • Reliability and impeccable confidentiality
  • Self-starter and self-motivator
  • Structured working and ability to organize
  • Hands-on approach to deal with unexpected challenges
  • Commercial astuteness
  • Committed to delivering results in time to meet deadlines
  • Empathic leadership and ability to work with different nationalities
  • Willing to contribute to a positive working environment
  • Ability to work and lead under pressure
  • Flexibility in working long hours and days as required
  • Cooperative attitude in dealing with other departments
  • Ability to communicate financial matters to non-financial staff
  • Experience with working in remote locations

The company works hard and wants to do it with a smile. As part of the team you are expected to contribute substantially to a positive working environment.

Benefits:
The role offers a competitive salary, performance-based bonus scheme (up to 15% of annual salary), 20 days paid holiday per year plus public holidays, flight & accommodation allowances, medical insurance, life insurance and company pension.

For more information or to apply, please contact Andrea at fm@fmrecruitment.co.uk or call on +44 7714 236469

Finance Director, London

We are currently seeking a Finance Director for a family run property group, which owns two luxury hotels alongside other properties.

The new Finance Director will report directly to the owners of the business, with responsibility for all aspects of the group’s financial matters.

We are seeking a finance leader, who will be able to advance the accounting platform across the portfolio, with specific objectives around proactively implementing more stringent systems within the hotels.

The key requirements for the Finance Director are:

  • Qualified Accountant (ACA / ACCA / CIMA)
  • Experience of operational finance
  • Experience of working in a similar owner / operator hotel business (ideally family office)

Given that the group is also about to undertake a large development project, it will also be key for the Finance Director to be able to demonstrate knowledge of modelling and cash flow forecasting for capital projects.

Our clients are seeking a long term appointment, an FD who will is willing to be hands on and flexible to meet the needs of the owners.

For more information or to apply, please contact Chris at fm@fmrecruitment.co.uk or call on +44 20 8600 1160

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