Financial Controller, West USA

Our client, owner of a luxury hotel group, are seeking Financial Controllers to head up their accounting teams at two of their properties based in West USA.

Reporting to the General Manager, 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 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

Director of Development Finance, London

Fantastic opportunity to join a growing property group, specialising in development, management and investment within the broader hospitality sector.

This privately owned group is now seeking a Director of Development Finance to assist the Group Finance Director and Development Director to ensure the delivery of new projects on time and within budget, including tracking of debt positions and monitoring of interest payments and deadlines.

The role will also be responsible for ensuring schemes are completed to required standards, in line with brand or true standards.

The group currently has a number of properties under construction with further plans in place for additional projects.

Candidates will have a background in real estate / property finance, ideally within hotels or student accommodation development.

Although the company head office is in London, it is possible for this role to be home based, with occasional visits to the head office.

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

Chief Financial Officer, France

Our client is PE Backed fast growing multi-site hotel and leisure group and are seeking an experienced Chief Financial Officer to join the team.

Working along-side a senior COO and supporting an experienced CEO and President, this is an excellent opportunity to be a part of a new hotel platform going from strength to strength. Candidates must have demonstrated experience in M&A, ideally have a background in Big 4 Accounting with operational multi-site.  Fluent French is essential.

High basic, high bonus and equity on offer.

If you are interested, please get in touch with Andrea at fm@fmrecruitment.co.uk at your earliest convenience.

Management Accountant – 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 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

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

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