Head Office Accountant – London

July 9, 2024 Author: Katherine Wyles

We are seeking a dynamic and experienced Head Office Accountant on behalf of our client, an independently owned hotel company. Their portfolio encompasses over 2,000 bedrooms across the UK.  Each property is chosen for its prime location, historical significance, and exceptional amenities, catering to a wide range of budgets and individual preferences.

Reporting to the Group Financial Controller, the successful candidate will lead a team of four, and spearhead the modernisation of the  finance department. This role involves a significant initial project to upgrade systems including Purchasing, Finance, and Payroll over the first six months.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage a team of four finance professionals
  • Oversee and drive the modernisation of the finance department, including systems upgrades and process improvements
  • Develop and establish business cases for each CAPEX spend, demonstrating efficiency savings
  • Ensure strong financial control and reporting
  • Manage budgeting processes using Excel templates and facilitate transition to more advanced systems
  • Integrate and implement new financial systems and processes
  • Provide comprehensive financial reporting and analysis

Requirements:

  • Significant finance experience within the hospitality industry, ideally within a head office environment
  • Fully Qualified Accountant – ACCA / CIMA
  • Strong financial reporting experience
  • Proven experience in systems implementation and process integration
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • Strong leadership and team management abilities

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