Group Management Accountant, London

We are recruiting for a high-profile international owner/operator who is actively expanding throughout the globe.

The position of Group Management Accountant will report to the Group Financial Planning and Analysis Manager.  Due to the nature of the role it will involve an element of travelling from time to time. The role will predominantly involve Management and Financial Accounting, with a strong emphasis on accurate and timely reporting to key stakeholders. The position will require close collaboration with the Corporate Finance Team as well as the Hotel Financial Controllers.

The role will include the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Preparation, Review and Analysis of weekly and monthly management information
  • Assist in interpreting results and drafting monthly financial commentary for the Executive Committee, Financing Banks and other Stakeholders
  • Assist in challenging financial reports, forecasts and budgets submitted by the hotels; direct and proactive liaison with the hotels
  • Assist in forecasts, budgets and KPI analysis for the Management Board and the Group’s Financing Banks
  • Co-ordination and consolidation of three / five-year plan for Group
  • Co-ordinate budget process
  • Assist the in suggesting and delivering improvements to the format and content of management reports, covering financial information and key performance indicators
  • Prepare financial information for Operational Performance reviews of the Hotels and Corporate Office
  • Assist with the preparations of business plans and feasibility studies for potential new properties to the portfolio
  • Assist with the integration of new properties into the required reporting format
  • Assist with the monitoring and controlling of central revenues and costs

The ideal candidate:

  • Exceptionally strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Commitment to meeting tight reporting deadlines
  • Ability to work under pressure and to organise one’s own work to ensure priorities are delivered on time and expectations of stakeholders are appropriately managed
  • Ability to plan ahead and make sufficient time to quality control one’s own work
  • Superior communications skills to establish credibility with the hotels
  • Enthusiastic, self-motivated and results-driven with good inter-personal skills

For a full job description, please send your CV to Andrea at andrea@fmrecruitment.co.uk and let us know your availability for an initial conversation.

Group Systems & Project Analyst – London

The following role is with a luxury privately owned luxury hotel and resort owner operator.

The Group Systems & Project Analyst will be a key member of the Finance team.  The finance team is responsible for the Group’s financial forecasting, planning and analysis, taxation, cash flow and treasury management, group reporting and technical accounting, audit, operational and commercial finance, and corporate accounting for the head office function.

A few Key responsibilities – a full job provided upon application:

  •  Super user/administrator for Microsoft Dynamics Navision
  • Manage the migration of periphery and legacy systems to the core Group platforms
  • Project leader for a Microsoft Dynamics Navision upgrade to BC
  • Monitor data consistency and adherence with Group standards
  • Manage the development of enhanced system integrations
  • Support corporate and hotel teams in integrating new solutions for capturing data and digitising processes

Skills and experience requirements for the role:

  •  Educated to degree level
  • Accounting certification is also preferable
  • Experience working with Opera, or other Oracle platforms and MS Dynamics (or equivalent complex reporting systems)
  • Project management experience in system upgrades and migrations
  • Experience in hospitality or FMCG industries is preferable
  • Experience in multiple finance disciplines (management accounting and statutory reporting).

For more information or to apply, please contact Andrea at fm@fmrecruitment.co.uk or call on +44 7714 236 469

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

Management Account – London

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

Detailed Duties:

  • Preparing monthly consolidated and individual management accountants for various group companies Preparation of monthly management accounts includes
  • 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.

If this is of interest, please get in touch with Andrea at fm@fmrecruitment.co.uk or call on  07714 236 469

Assistant Financial Controller, Dominica

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

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

5* Hotel employs new Director of Sales & Marketing

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We were retained to search for new Director of Sales & Marketing for a 5* hotel in the East of Europe.  The successful candidate will now focus on maintaining the market share to ensure the company retains the leading spot in an increasingly competitive market.

The position represented a superb opportunity to join one of the best international hotel groups where achievements and success is acknowledged and role development is of high importance.

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