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

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

 

Commercial Accountant, Leeds

Our client is a high growth technology led service SME going through significant growth.

As a result of this they are seeking to hire a Business Insight Manager/Commercial Accountant which will be an exciting and varied role offering the opportunity to make a real difference to the performance of the business, through use of BI tools and insight.   ​

Business partnering with the Sales, Operations and Supply chain teams to deliver results, this role will be responsible for developing business intelligence tools to sharpen reporting and analysis and the pace, analyse financial trends, understanding revenue and margin performance (at a transaction level) to provide clear recommendations, propose actions and drive decision making.

Candidates must be a Qualified Accountant (ACA / CIMA / ACCA) and have experience using BI tools (e.g. Power BI, Tableau) and in financial forecasting / modelling.

A full job description is available upon application.

Competitive Salary, pension, private, healthcare, parking and 25 days holiday.

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

Finance Analyst, London

This position has now been filled. 

Our client provides a welcoming F&B environment for friends, colleagues, corporate or celebrations, and has a fantastic opportunity for a hungry, ambitious and forward thinking accountant to join the commercial savvy team.

Key Objectives

  • Preparing, examining, and analysing financial information to key stakeholders across the business including the board.
  • Business performance is driven through key analysis of financial and non-financial data
  • This is a broad role working in a small team which allows the individual to work in various financial areas and supporting various stakeholders across the business.

Main Duties

  • Responsible for providing insight and analysis through high quality weekly, monthly and ad hoc reporting that drives business decisions
  • Overall analysis of P&L lines – labour and overheads
  • Analysis and reporting of non-financial KPIs
  • Monthly production and review of balance sheet reconciliations
  • Embedding new process and reporting to help improve financial control within the business
  • Support in the delivery of annual budgets and regular forecasting
  • Responsible for the data integrity of various data sources along with a key supporting partner to relevant IT suppliers
  • Monthly support to the month end process and ownership/support in the production of the board pack, commercial pack and profit review pack

Candidate requirements

  • An individual looking to continuously improve both themselves and the business
  • Advanced excel skills
  • Strong data and analytical skills – being logical, creative and outside the box problem solver
  • Self-starter, hands on and can-do attitude
  • Excellent organisation skills with the ability to self-manage and prioritise, work under pressure and deliver tasks and projects within deadlines
  • Strategic & commercial acumen with core financial knowledge.

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

Internal Auditor, South East

Our client is a family run business that has seen major expansion in scale over the last three years, this role provides financial assurance to key stakeholders as the business continues to develop and diversify.

This is an excellent opportunity for a part qualified accountant or auditor, with experience of working in the hotel industry, to join a growing business and add value to our operations.

Duties will include:

  • Implementing an internal audit and review process for the hotels.
  • Conducting internal control evaluation and risk assessments to identify areas requiring improvement
  • Providing advice and guidance to operational and central teams on controls, risks and quality standards
  • Drafting recommendations and standard operating procedures on controls and processes as well as taking responsibility for overseeing the implementation thereof
  • Ensuring systems exist for the generation of accurate and reliable financial and management information
  • Evaluating financial performance and profitability across all locations
  • Reporting findings directly to the Finance Director on various aspects of financial management, including asset management and security, financial reporting and management reporting systems
  • Undertaking ad-hoc projects as required

Person Specification

  • The successful candidate must have all-round accounting experience combined with good IT skills including Excel and the MS suite of products generally (Essential)
  • Experience of working in the hospitality industry (Essential)
  • Ideally a part qualified ACCA, CIMA or ACA accountant or an auditor qualified by experience
  • Candidates must be able to work independently and accurately (Essential)
  • Member of The Institute of Internal Auditors or the Hospitality Professionals Association (Desirable)
  • Working knowledge of software and systems commonly used within the hospitality industry (Desirable)

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

Group Finance Manager, South East UK

Exciting opportunity for a Qualified Accountant to join a growing European hospitality group.

The role will be based at the company head office in London, responsible for finance across the European portfolio, reporting to the Head of Finance.
The main responsibilities of the Group Finance Manager will be:
  • Leadership of European hotel finance
  • Working with the operational teams across the hotels to manage costs and drive value
  • Production of monthly finance reports and work with head office team to improve quality of reporting
  • Oversee and consolidation of annual budgeting process for the hotels
Candidates will be expected to have the following skills and experience:
  • ACCA / CIMA qualified accountant
  • Significant multi-site hospitality experience, with commercial and operational awareness
  • Strong leadership and people skills, able to motivate and inspire hotel Financial Controllers
  • Strong systems knowledge, with excellent analytical and reporting skills

This role will offer the opportunity to progress with the company as they continue their expansion programme across the UK and Europe.

For more information or to apply, please contact Chris at fm@fmrecruitment.co.uk or call +44 20 8600 1166

Finance Assistant, London

This position has now been filled. 

An exciting opportunity for a Finance Assistant has become available with an innovative and growing international brand with sites across Europe and the USA.

This position is for a 1 year contract.

Main Responsibilities

  • Support and training local finance teams on our finance systems
  • Supporting local teams for the daily finance imports
  • Credit checks, and creation of Debtors account out finance system
  • Create users in our various software
  • Monthly reconciliation when necessary
  • Preparation of ad-hoc reports
  • Run Monthly KPI report
  • Upload Rooms statistics provided by BI & Revenue Analyst
  • Update Monthly reports
  • Assist Operational Finance Managers in system projects
  • Assist in Internal Audit activities
  • Issue Capex Project codes once authorised by C-Suite
  • Support local teams on Balance Sheet reconciliation

Candidate Requirements

  • Have a keen interest in developing a career within Finance
  • Have a confident and positive attitude
  • Have excellent attention to detail and communication skills
  • Be self-motivated
  • IT literate, able to learn new systems
  • Ability to develop strong working relationships with internal and external customers

For more information or to apply, please contact Andrea at fm@fmrecruitment.co.uk or call on +44 28 600 1160

Finance Director, Turkey

An expanding diverse hospitality group has an immediate need for a senior finance professional with a proven background in hospitality.

Responsibilities of the role:

  • Responsible for the transactions, internal controls and end to end integrity of accounting, reporting and planning across all the groups Turkish operations.
  • Build on existing procedures, to establish strong internal controls, to support performance and protect the assets and ensure the integrity of the financials.
  • Lead monthly reporting, delivering management accounts, reporting versus budget and forecast, and signing off on the adequacy of internal controls.
  • Prepare and present annual budgets, forecasts for each business unit in Turkey and report on performance vs budgets and forecast.
  • Review commercial contracts to ensure in line with commercial and financial policies.
  • Approve financial requests relating to commitments, credit, purchases, inventory, banking and other related matters to ensure compliance with company financial guidelines.
  • Manage the banking relationship overseeing the cash flow planning to ensure sufficient working capital and availability of funds to meet commitments.
  • Lead the preparation of annual statutory financial statements and audit (under IFRS), and ensure tax compliance for the Group

Requirements

  • 5 years+ post qualification experience in fast paced diversified commercial environment.
  • International professional accountancy qualification is essential preferably: ACCA, ACA, CIMA, CMA, CPA.
  • Strong track record of practical operational experience establishing controls, systems and management accounts.
  • Track record of leading the financial operations in a diversified international business environment, with experience of reporting to international group
  • Familiarity with Turkish tax and company law
  • Experience in the Hospitality industry is advantageous.
  • Strong assertive leadership skills, team building and communication skills.
  • Fluent English and Turkish Speaker

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

Director of Finance, Montenegro

An opportunity exists for a Director of Finance to join a luxury hotel and spa based in Montenegro.

The main duties of the role will be:

  • Using financial analysis, data trends and market information to anticipate needs, identifies operating/financial issues, and recommends actions to maximize financial return.
  • Creates the annual operating budget for the property and provides analytical support during budget reviews to identify cost saving and productivity opportunities for department heads.
  • Analyzes ROI for capital projects prior to committing funds and, upon completion, determines if anticipated results were achieved.
  • Maximizes cash flow performance of the hotel through controls on inventory (avoid excessive supply), credit and collection, disbursements, deposits and remittances.
  • Review rates and recommends rate strategy to the General Manager; participates in sales strategy meetings.

Other responsibilities include:

  • Follows Policies & Procedures, Delegation of Authority and Code of Business Conduct
  • Maintains local fiscal accounting and tax records in order to comply with statutory & tax requirements.
  • Maintains books of accounts in accordance with statutory and corporate requirements.
  • Ensures assets are properly safeguarded and adequate insurance in place for asset loss and other business risks.
  • Internal pro-forma reporting for both Hotel and Corporate legal entities (where applicable).
  • Preparation and filing of Board Directors and Shareholders’ Meeting minutes (where applicable).
  • Assists external and Statutory Auditors (local requirement).
  • Relationship with Banks (opening/closing accounts and other matters) and Attorney for Fiscal (VAT & Tax) disputes/refunds/claims and other matters related.
  • Participates in local recognized professional and industry organizations
  • Manages hotel contracts (example: vendor leases and/or service contracts).
  • Perform other duties as assigned. May also serves as manager on duty.

Candidates should have:

  • Bachelor or Master’s Degree in Business / Finance, or a relevant field of work, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience
  • Professional accounting or finance designation or certification preferred

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

Financial Controller, Caribbean

This position has now been filled. 

 

A luxury Caribbean resort, part of an exclusive privately owned group has a new need for an experienced Financial Controller.
Island experience is required.

The successful candidate will be offered a high US net salary and added excellent benefits.

Areas of Responsibility:

  • FINANCIAL REPORTING
  • LEADING ACCOUNTING, PURCHASING & IT TEAM
  • PAYROLL
  • OTHER TASKS to include:
  • Ensure all payment deadlines are met to avoid any penalties while managing cash flows
  • Assist and guide operational teams as needed
  • Participate in weekly HOD, Executive and Revenue meetings
  • Maintenance of & Keep Fixed Assets register updated with copy of related invoices
  • Completion of full year end Working Papers Binder with back ups
  • Approval of and ensure Coverage for vacations within the Department
  • Update contract binders (physical and electronic)
  • Daily Review and approval of Purchase Orders with VP of Resort Assets
  • Assist in implementing and reviewing internal controls and policies
  • Participate in Manager on Duty Program at Resort when requested
  • Assist with any other task requested by the Group Financial Controller

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

 

 

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