Management Accountant – Hospitality Financial Services, London

We are seeking an experienced multi-site, high volume Management Accountant/Finance Manager with at least 2 years UK GAAP or IFRS management accounting experience in restaurants or multi-site hospitality.

Exam qualified CIMA/ACCA/ACA or equivalent or nearly qualified.

Detailed Duties:

  • Preparing monthly consolidated and individual management accountants for various group companies
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts including – Reconciliation and checking of underlying data – Ensuring regular month end procedures are executed – Reconciliation of monthly management accounts to weekly sales and cost reports – Reviewing P&L against expectations – Balance sheet reconciliations including detailed accruals and prepayments and the review of such reconciliations by other finance team members – Providing commentary on variance from expectations and other key matters – Generating monthly management account packs and issuing to the Board, senior management and individual restaurant locations.
  • Assisting the Board, senior management and restaurant managers with management account queries. Preparation of Key Performance Indicators packs across the group along with quarterly/half yearly bonus calculations.
  • Year end closure and preparation of information for auditors and dealing with their queries.

This role also offers excellent career progression.

For more information or to apply, please contact Andrea at fm@fmrecruitment.co.uk or call on 07714 236469

Assistant Audit Manager, Liverpool

Our newest client is a top established Accountancy firm of Chartered Accounts, who are looking for an ambitious Assistant Audit Manager, looking to grow into an Audit Manager position.   The company  supports a broad range of individuals and entrepreneurs, large organisations and complex international businesses. They offer challenging and diverse roles and joining them provides an excellent opportunity for a recently qualified accountant seeking to further their career in practice.

Job Description

Our client is seeking a passionate and enthusiastic, qualified candidate who has experience in planning audits and is also willing to go to clients to carry out audits and prepare accounts when not on audit across a wide range of clients, both carrying out this work and overseeing and reporting on the work of others. In joining our teams, you will:

  • Work with a range of clients in a broad spectrum of industries and sectors
  • Provide support to clients in the areas of statutory and management accounts, audit & assurance and business advice
  • Form an integral part of our teams providing a first-class service to our clients
  • Be passionate about what you do and who demonstrate integrity in your approach

To be considered you will have:

  • A background working in practice, planning & carrying out audits
  • Strong professional background as well as academic results
  • Experience of preparing accounts
  • Determination, self-motivation and the drive to succeed
  • Excellent team-working, communication and interpersonal skills
  • A driving licence and access to transport is essential as the role involves regular travel to client premises

 Company Benefits

  • They offer a dynamic and varied workload and excellent prospects for progression.
  • Competitive salary depending upon experience
  • Extensive internal and on-the-job training Paid overtime or time off in lieu
  • Group Personal Pension Scheme: under the requirements of pension auto-enrolment you will be automatically enrolled into the Group Personal Pension scheme.
  • 20 days annual leave plus statutory bank holidays

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

Director of Finance, Warsaw

We are delighted to be working with one of the leading hotel groups in the world, to source an experienced Director of Finance for their luxury five star property in Warsaw, Poland.

The Director of Finance will be responsible for all accounting within the hotel, whilst supporting the General Manager with commercial strategy.

The key areas of focus are:

  • Business Partnering & Commercial focus
  • Financial Planning, Reporting & Analysis
  • Statutory Compliance, including reporting and tax matters
  • Team Management and Stakeholder Communication

Ideal candidates will have experience working as a Director of Finance within a luxury hotel environment. Practical knowledge of taxation and accounting principles in Poland is also required.

Fluent Polish and English language skills essential.

As hotels look to re-open across Europe, this is a key time to join a team looking to return the hotel to strong occupancies and profitability – backed by an experienced and supportive group.

If you’re currently working in Poland, or looking to return home, this is a wonderful opportunity with a strong salary to achieve that goal.

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

Hotel Investment Analyst, London

This position could suit an experienced analyst who would prefer to work remotely (ideally full-time). Our client is open to discussing this position with freelance candidates that are only available for limited number of days in the week.

The position will require a true self-starter with excellent analytical ability who can process a high volume of information and synthesize this in a clear and concise manner.

  • It is a boutique entrepreneurial hotel investment firm which can change direction at short notice due to changing priorities therefore someone who is adaptable, capable of handling multi-faceted projects whilst working under pressure and wants to be exposed to a wide range of activities would be a good fit
  • The suitable candidates will have the ability to build robust models in Excel, conduct underwriting for hospitality transactions and produce appropriate analysis/presentations to succinctly communicate your findings.
  • We are looking for highly analytical person with a data-driven approach who is able to analyse and interpret complex data sets and has strong attention to detail

Essential skills and qualifications 

  • Detailed and immersive knowledge of MS Excel
  • Experience with either hospitality consultancy company or owning company / hospitality real estate funds / real estate investment funds / investment bank/freelancer
  • In-depth knowledge of cash-flow, DCF, IRR, Cap Rates
  • Business and report writing experience
  • Self-starter – able to operate with minimal supervision
  • Degree level – finance or corporate finance / business/ real estate
  • Hotel sector knowledge in respect to nature of brands, management companies, investors etc. and latest trends affecting the industry

For more information or to apply, please contact Chris at fm@fmrecruitment.co.uk or call on +44 208 600 1160

Assistant Financial Controller, West USA

Our client, owner of a luxury hotel group, is seeking an Assistant Financial Controller to head up their accounting team at one of their properties based in West USA.

Reporting to the General Manager and Financial Controller, the on-site head of department will be responsible for overall daily administration of the accounting department and its functions including accurate and timely reporting, including the production of daily reports.

The role of Assistant Financial Controller will oversee the following positions:

  • Financial Analyst/Cost Controller
  • Accounts Payable Clerk/Cashier
  • Night Auditors
  • Warehouse/Service Building Supervisor

Qualifications:

  • 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
  • Must handle sensitive information in a confidential manner
  • 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 7714 236469

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

Financial Controller, Hertfordshire

Our newest client is a fast growing Law Firm with an immediate need for an ambitious and forward thinking Financial Controller.  Although not a traditional hospitality business, to our clients, exemplary customer service is paramount.  If you come from a hospitality background and have progressed into a law firm accounting, this could be the job for you!

Overview:

Since their inception in 2017, our client has grown rapidly.  During lockdown staff numbers increased by a third to over 30 staff.

The role of Financial Controller is transformative. After being in the position for a short period, the successful candidate will be expected to review all outsourced finance functions in order to bring them in house and

implement controls and procedures to ensure continued compliance. Candidates must be fully qualified to be considered.

 Main Duties include:

  • Manage 2 members of staff
  • Implement and document procedures for the smooth running of a busy finance team
  • Produce monthly management accounts for the board of directors
  • Compile monthly reports for sign off
  • Provide budgeting and forecasting analysis
  • Ensure stakeholders receive prompt and accurate information
  • Maintain the company’s compliance with SRA regulations and other statutory requirements
  • Assist with strategic planning

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

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