Assistant Financial Controller – West USA

Our client, owner of a luxury hotel group, is seeking an Assistant Financial Controller to join their accounting team at one of their best performing properties based in Utah, USA. Offering guests bespoke adventures and cultural activities in and around one of the National Parks, this resort property also features a water pavilion, sauna, steam room, cold plunge and outdoor private pavilions. Guests can also enjoy sustainable, seasonal menus inspired by the culinary heritage of the American Southwest served indoors and alfresco.

The main scope of the role will be to assist the Financial Controller with the overall daily administration of the accounting department and its functions including accurate and timely recording of transactions, reporting, and maintenance and compliance with the company’s internal controls framework.

Other duties include:

  • Direct oversight of accounting staff including training and development.
  • Assist with monitoring, assessing, and maintaining internal controls and corporate policies and procedures.
  • Prepare balance sheet account reconciliations, including bank reconciliations and others.
  • Prepare various monthly closing entries and assist with the month end close process, analysis and reporting.
  • Prepare and assist with Monthly Forecasting.
  • Prepare & file monthly Sales & Use Taxes.
  • Supports management in controlling costs within the budget and forecast.
  • Assist with completion of annual budgeting process.
  • Assist with internal and external audits.
  • Assist Financial Controller with all other accounting functions and administration.

Candidate Requirements

  • At least 5 years accounting experience, preferably within a luxury hotel/resort environment.
  • Degree in Accounting / Finance / Business is essential, and an accounting designation is desirable.
  • Experience supervising small teams.
  • Must have strong organizational skills and knowledge of standard filing systems with excellent verbal and written skills.
  • Knowledge of or experience with Microsoft Word, Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Internet.
  • Experience and working knowledge of SunSystems or other large accounting system, Opera, Micros/Symphony and Birchstreet
  • Candidates must also have the right to work in the USA

For more information or to apply, please contact Andrea at fm@fmrecruitment.co.uk or call on +44 208 600 1161

Financial Controller – Kenya

We have an opportunity for a Financial Controller to work for our client in a luxury Beach & Golf Resort which offers unparalleled hospitality and lifestyle from pristine beaches to top-tier amenities and exhilarating experiences on the Kenyan coast.

Reporting to the Group Finance Director and Hotel General Manager, the Financial Controller will be responsible for safeguarding the hotel assets and financial resources to ensure that all are utilized to maximize revenues and hotel profitability.  As a part of the Hotel Leadership team, the FC will contribute to key strategic and operational decisions for the Hotel or Resort.

Core Duties:

  • Ensure the preparation of a comprehensive monthly and annual reporting of financial results of the hotel in established corporate formats and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and as required by the hotel management agreement.
  • Maintain files on all contracts, leases and agreements and ensure compliance with their requirements; ensure proper authorization has been obtained for all hotel specific contracts (including Engineering), leases and other agreements and competitive bids are on file where applicable and reviewed prior to execution of contract.
  • Assist General Manager in establishing policies, procedures, rules, internal controls and safeguards that are beneficial to the business.
  • As appropriate, based on the hotel’s accounting on behalf of owners, interest accruals on long-term debt may be recorded on the hotel’s books; the Financial Controller should ensure accuracy of the unpaid balance and applicable interest rate, and accrue the expense to the Interest Expense line item and record the corresponding liability in the Accrued Interest liability account.
  • Ensure compliance with the Uniform System of Accounts for Hotels as modified from time to time, or as per local GAAP.
  • Ensure that an organization meets the necessary tax, permit and all other relevant resort licensing requirements.

This position is open to local or expat candidates.  Full Board is offered on a single basis.

A full job description and further details available upon application.  Please contact Andrea at fm@fmrecruitment.co.uk or +44 208 600 1161 if you are interested, with contact details and available times to speak.

Financial Controller – Nuremberg

Situated in the second largest city in Bavaria, we have an opportunity for a Financial Controller to join the team at a beautiful hotel in Nuremberg.

This historic hotel has been hosting guests for over 100 years and is situated very close to museums and shops, making it an ideal location for visitors to the city. Featuring over 150 rooms the hotel also offers excellent dining options along with extensive banqueting facilities.

The individual that our client is seeking will have the responsibility for Financial Planning & Analysis and Financial Activities.

Duties include:

  • Regularly reviewing the company’s budget to ensure the company GOP objectives
  • Analysing investments in aspects of cost and benefits, evaluating other options
  • Vendor negotiation and contract management in collaboration with the purchasing clerk and the vendor system of the owner
  • Monthly and yearly inventory management system in collaboration with the departments
  • Reviewing the company’s financial statements to ensure they are accurate
  • Providing accurate financial reports to management
  • Expense reduction initiatives
  • Recommending changes to improve financial performance
  • Reviewing policies or procedures that will improve financial performance

A full job description will be shared upon application.

Candidate requirements:

  • Fully fluent in German and English
  • German Work Permit
  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail
  • Strategic thinking and leadership abilities
  • Professional experience in a similar management position with responsibility for leadership and budget
  • Cooperative and motivating managerial style
  • Decision-making and negotiating skills
  • Flexibility and resilience
  • Social competence and service orientation
  • Analytical thinking, accuracy and organizational skills
  • Strategic and economic thinking and acting

For more information or to apply, please contact Tairona at fm@fmrecruitment.co.uk or call on +44 20 8600 1164

Finance Controller – Heidelberg

We have a new opportunity for a Financial Controller to become a key member of the finance team for a hotel situated in the historic city of Heidelberg.

Recently refurbished in 2023, this 240+ room hotel is minutes from the riverfront, multiple transit stops, and Heidelberg’s main attractions. The historic sites, shops, and museums of Heidelberg Old Town are within walking distance, and Heidelberg Palace is within a 10-minute drive. There is also 6,000 sq. ft. of meeting and event space, on-site dining, and an elevated executive lounge.

Reporting to the General Manager, the Financial Controller will be responsible for supervising and directing the financial activities of the Hotel, safeguarding the assets, and preparing all financial reports in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), as well as serving as a financial advisor to Hotel Management and Ownership.

A full job description will be issued upon application

Candidate requirements:

Candidates should be fluent in both German and English and have a relevant hospitality finance background.

For more information or to apply, please contact Tairona at fm@fmrecruitment.co.uk or call on +44 20 8600 1164

Cluster Financial Controller, London – Position Filled

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Our client, a dynamic and growing hotel group with several new openings, is seeking an exceptional Cluster Financial Controller to be a key player in their expanding team. This office-based role is located in the vibrant city of London.

Position Summary:
As the Cluster Financial Controller, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the seamless operation of the finance function across multiple hotels. Key responsibilities include:

  • Clear and consistent management of controls and compliance
  • Ensuring that the high level of reporting standards are being maintained
  • Provide business acumen to parties both within and outside the finance function to ensure that risk is mitigated and opportunity taken
  • Partner with the GM’s and other non-finance related disciplines to deliver on the overall objectives of the business

The successful candidate will be a strategic leader, adept at setting and achieving goals, and fostering a collaborative and results-driven team environment. This should include the business plans and strategy in the following areas:

  • Commercial Focus
  • Controls & Compliance
  • Month End
  • Weekly Tasks
  • People Focus

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Co-ordinate the Year End and Interim Audit processes of the portfolio including the review and sign-off of information being submitted to External Auditors
  • Budgeting / Interim Presentations – detailed reviews before submission. Ensure that the numbers make sense and reflect the strategy of the property.
  • Assist with the capital expenditure process, work with GM’s and senior team members to ensure accuracy of applications and submissions of requests.
  • ESG responsibility to include the monitoring of energy, gas, water & waste. To effectively communicate consumption and to fully support the ESG committee.
If you’re ready to take on a challenging yet rewarding role, apply now and be a part of their journey.
For more information or to apply, please contact Tairona at fm@fmrecruitment.co.uk or call on +44 20 8600 1164
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