Assistant Financial Controller, London – Position Filled

November 24, 2023 Author: Katherine Wyles

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Our client is a hospitality and leisure company that operates luxury hotels, train services and river cruises worldwide.

They now have a opportunity for an Assistant Financial Controller to join the Finance Department based in London. The role itself will be based at the company’s depot office and whilst it is a fully sufficient office space it is off site and different to working in a hotel or office headquarters. Prospective candidates would need to be comfortable with this and also understand the role will sometimes require them to go to the operations, e.g to the kitchen to see the chef or depot to see engineers.

This position offers a Hybrid working system- three days in the office and two days working from home.

Position Overview
Reporting to the Financial Controller, the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting with the management of all Central functions for the Trains and Cruises business units, including, General Ledger, Revenue Accounting, Accounts Receivables, Accounts Payable, Taxation, Cash Management and the preparation of information that will assist management in making educated decisions.

Key responsibilities

  • Balancing of the passenger ticket revenue, deferred revenue, credit card refunds, discounts, cancellation revenue, rate discrepancy report and miscellaneous charges and staff charges to Travel Studio.
  • Overseeing the completion of daily banking tasks to ensure that all receipts recorded in Travel Studio posted by the Revenue and Central Accountant have been correctly reflected in the bank/credit card accounts.
  • Communicating the monthly revenues and ensure that all revenues are reviewed and approved by the Financial Controller (FC) and General Manager (GM) of the business units.
  • Supervising and managing the Central and Revenue Accounts Assistant and Credit Controller and Central Accountant including providing effective performance feedback in yearly reviews.
  • Assisting the FC with the preparation of the monthly reporting of the entire financial results of the business in established corporate formats and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (locally and as established by Corporate Office).

A full job description will be shared upon application

Candidate Requirements

  • 2 years+ relevant experience within a similar role
  • Proven leadership ability and experience in handling and coordinating different team
  • A diploma or relevant certificate from a recognised tertiary educational institution
  • Hospitality background is preferable but not essential, what is more crucial is a hands on approach to understand operations and an openess to work with them
  • An ability to communicate with all levels of staff, service providers and multiple stakeholders
  • VAT and Income Tax knowledge advantageous
  • Ability to work under pressure, multitask and prioritise
  • Accurate data entry & advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Experience in balance sheets and familiarity of accounting systems


  • Competitive salary
    Private healthcare, Employer contribution pension
  • Hybrid working
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

For more information or to apply, please contact Tairona at or call on +44 20 8600 1164