Finance Manager – South West London

Are you a dynamic financial expert looking to make a significant impact in a thriving organisation? Our client has a vacancy for a Finance Manager to drive their financial strategies to new heights!

If you have recent experience with one of the big 4 accounting firms, you are a chartered accountant and would like to work with one of the leading European hotel investment companies – this could be the job for you.

As Finance Manager, you’ll be at the helm of the financial operations, steering their fiscal strategies, and ensuring sound financial decision-making. Your expertise will be crucial in driving profitability, managing risk, and optimising financial processes.

Candidate requirements:

  • Strong analytical skills with a keen eye for detail and accuracy.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Proficiency in financial software and tools (e.g., Excel, ERP systems).
  • Demonstrated leadership and strategic thinking capabilities.

For more information or to apply, please contact Tairona at or call on +44 208 600 1164

Cluster Financial Controller, London


Our client, a dynamic and growing hotel group with several new openings, is seeking an exceptional Cluster Financial Controller to be a key player in their expanding team. This office-based role is located in the vibrant city of London.

Position Summary:
As the Cluster Financial Controller, you will play a pivotal role in ensuring the seamless operation of the finance function across multiple hotels. Key responsibilities include:

  • Clear and consistent management of controls and compliance
  • Ensuring that the high level of reporting standards are being maintained
  • Provide business acumen to parties both within and outside the finance function to ensure that risk is mitigated and opportunity taken
  • Partner with the GM’s and other non-finance related disciplines to deliver on the overall objectives of the business

The successful candidate will be a strategic leader, adept at setting and achieving goals, and fostering a collaborative and results-driven team environment. This should include the business plans and strategy in the following areas:

  • Commercial Focus
  • Controls & Compliance
  • Month End
  • Weekly Tasks
  • People Focus

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Co-ordinate the Year End and Interim Audit processes of the portfolio including the review and sign-off of information being submitted to External Auditors
  • Budgeting / Interim Presentations – detailed reviews before submission. Ensure that the numbers make sense and reflect the strategy of the property.
  • Assist with the capital expenditure process, work with GM’s and senior team members to ensure accuracy of applications and submissions of requests.
  • ESG responsibility to include the monitoring of energy, gas, water & waste. To effectively communicate consumption and to fully support the ESG committee.
If you’re ready to take on a challenging yet rewarding role, apply now and be a part of their journey.
For more information or to apply, please contact Tairona at or call on +44 20 8600 1164

Financial Controller – London West End

With views overlooking Kensington Gardens, we have a great opportunity for an experienced Financial Controller to oversee a small finance team in our client’s 4 star hotel in the West End of London. Close to the Royal Parks, this really is a fantastic chance to join a company that offers great career progression as well as great benefits.

Position summary:

A small finance team will be under your daily line management as you complete time-bound tasks on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. In order to meet the hotel’s financial KPIs, you will work closely with the general manager and the central management team, balancing your reactive approach to everyday activities with a strategic leadership style. In addition to taking the lead on the hotel’s financial cost reduction measures, you will actively mentor the operational team to ensure that they follow sound procedures. Budgeting, forecasting, payroll, cost controls, accounting, and reporting are a few of the continuing responsibilities you will have

Specific Responsibilities:

  • Support the General Manager in leading the hotel’s annual budget process.
  • Ongoing cost controls, monitoring and auditing of processes and procedures. Providing coaching and training to management teams on cost control activity.
  • Support the production of a monthly capex report.
  • Management of payroll.
  • Self-accounting processes. Responsible for the management accounts and the P&L, balance sheet and ledger control.
  • Supporting the accurate forecasting of business.
  • Period end reports to be completed on time for all hotels.
  • Manage the purchase ledger and ensure invoices are entered onto the system regularly so suppliers are paid on time.
  • Line management of the finance team and their ongoing engagement and development.
  • Coaching and mentorship for the hotel’s management team and rising supervisory team members.
  • Line management of the finance team and their ongoing engagement and development.
  • Coaching and mentorship for the hotel’s management team and rising supervisory team members.

For more information, or to apply, please contact Tairona at or call on +44 208 600 1164

Assistant Director of Finance – New York

We are seeking on behalf of our client, an experienced Assistant Director of Finance to join the Finance team and support the Director of Finance in ensuring that all accounting processes and procedures are completed efficiently and accurately.

The role, which is based in Manhattan, will be key to financial and operating reporting and an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to add significant value to the business.

Our client is the operator of a shared accommodation brand, which has properties located in some of the coolest cities in the US, and has been named as one of the top 50 most innovative global companies.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Have an appropriate level of expertise ideally within the Hospitality industry
  • Have qualifications or extensive experience in Accountancy/Finance
  • Highly experienced in analysis and requirement gathering, ideally having operated in an organisation through business change and transformation
  • Established, with a proven track record of introducing cost saving financial initiatives, new systems and processes
  • Candidates must also have the right to work in the USA

What’s on offer:

  • A competitive salary along with a great range of employee benefits

For more information or to apply, please contact Andrea at or call on +44 20 8600 1161


Financial Controller, Kenya – Position Filled

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We have an opportunity for a Financial Controller to work for our client in a luxury Beach & Golf Resort which offers unparalleled hospitality and lifestyle from pristine beaches to top-tier amenities and exhilarating experiences on the Kenyan coast.

Reporting to the Group Finance Director and Hotel General Manager, the Financial Controller will be responsible for safeguarding the hotel assets and financial resources to ensure that all are utilized to maximize revenues and hotel profitability.  As a part of the Hotel Leadership team, the FC will contribute to key strategic and operational decisions for the Hotel or Resort.

Core Duties:

  • Ensure the preparation of a comprehensive monthly and annual reporting of financial results of the hotel in established corporate formats and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and as required by the hotel management agreement.
  • Maintain files on all contracts, leases and agreements and ensure compliance with their requirements; ensure proper authorization has been obtained for all hotel specific contracts (including Engineering), leases and other agreements and competitive bids are on file where applicable and reviewed prior to execution of contract.
  • Assist General Manager in establishing policies, procedures, rules, internal controls and safeguards that are beneficial to the business.
  • As appropriate, based on the hotel’s accounting on behalf of owners, interest accruals on long-term debt may be recorded on the hotel’s books; the Financial Controller should ensure accuracy of the unpaid balance and applicable interest rate, and accrue the expense to the Interest Expense line item and record the corresponding liability in the Accrued Interest liability account.
  • Ensure compliance with the Uniform System of Accounts for Hotels as modified from time to time, or as per local GAAP.
  • Ensure that an organization meets the necessary tax, permit and all other relevant resort licensing requirements.

This position is open to local or expat candidates.  Full Board is offered on a single basis.

A full job description and further details available upon application.  Please contact Andrea at or +44 208 600 1161 if you are interested, with contact details and available times to speak.

Pre-Opening Director of Finance, Ultra Luxury Hotel and Residences – Montana USA

Our client is a fast growing, ultra luxury hotel and residential resort operator seeking a Pre-Opening/Opening Director of Finance for their brand new project set to open in February of 2025.  It will be the first US property in the global portfolio.

Reporting to the GM and HR on Property, pre-opening responsibilities will include:

  • Ensure that Policies and Procedures are in place and operating.
  • Present and explain variances to financial objectives to the General Manager, Owners and relevant Department Heads in a clear and concise manner with recommendations for future corrective action.
  • Practice effective cash flow management and communicate all significant cash flows to global support on a regular basis.
  • In conjunction with the General Manager, the Director, Finance is responsible for compliance with: relevant contractual and legal obligations,
  • Monitor and control all financial aspects of the business including the preparation of the annual business plan.
  • Implement and monitor programs to maintain the condition of resort assets.
  • Actively monitor all the third party contracting with and negotiate the terms and condition in favor of resort.
  • Actively monitor all Projects implemented which are critical in benefit of resort operation.
  • Analysis and evaluate all CAPEX project requirement and send for approval to global support.

Relocation and temporary housing is on offer.  As well as a high base salary and bonus.

A full job description is available upon application.

For more information or to apply, please contact Andrea at or call on +44 20 8600 1161

Area Director of Finance, New York – Position Filled

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Our client is a London-based rapidly expanding lifestyle hotel group leading the pack in new ways of travel.  We are seeking an experienced and dynamic Area Director of Finance to join the NY finance team and oversee the financial operations of 2 New York City hotels that are both actively trading and very successful in their own rite.

The Area Director of Finance will play a critical role in ensuring the financial success and growth of these properties while maintaining the highest standards of financial integrity.

Responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Financial Strategy and Planning
  • Cost Control, Cash Flow and Expense Management
  • Financial Compliance
  • Team Leadership and Development
  • Strategic Partnerships

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Hospitality, or a related field (Master’s preferred)
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in finance, including at least 4 years in a leadership role
  • Strong knowledge of hotel financial operations
  • Proficiency in financial software and systems (e.g., Excel, financial reporting tools)
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong leadership and team management abilities
  • Be highly commercial
  • Have a genuine interest and enthusiasm for what you do
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal

Salary:   Excellent Base Salary and benefits

For a full job description, please send your send your resume to Andrea at or cell number and a time you can speak.

Assistant Financial Controller, London – Position Filled

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Our client is a hospitality and leisure company that operates luxury hotels, train services and river cruises worldwide.

They now have a opportunity for an Assistant Financial Controller to join the Finance Department based in London. The role itself will be based at the company’s depot office and whilst it is a fully sufficient office space it is off site and different to working in a hotel or office headquarters. Prospective candidates would need to be comfortable with this and also understand the role will sometimes require them to go to the operations, e.g to the kitchen to see the chef or depot to see engineers.

This position offers a Hybrid working system- three days in the office and two days working from home.

Position Overview
Reporting to the Financial Controller, the successful candidate will be responsible for assisting with the management of all Central functions for the Trains and Cruises business units, including, General Ledger, Revenue Accounting, Accounts Receivables, Accounts Payable, Taxation, Cash Management and the preparation of information that will assist management in making educated decisions.

Key responsibilities

  • Balancing of the passenger ticket revenue, deferred revenue, credit card refunds, discounts, cancellation revenue, rate discrepancy report and miscellaneous charges and staff charges to Travel Studio.
  • Overseeing the completion of daily banking tasks to ensure that all receipts recorded in Travel Studio posted by the Revenue and Central Accountant have been correctly reflected in the bank/credit card accounts.
  • Communicating the monthly revenues and ensure that all revenues are reviewed and approved by the Financial Controller (FC) and General Manager (GM) of the business units.
  • Supervising and managing the Central and Revenue Accounts Assistant and Credit Controller and Central Accountant including providing effective performance feedback in yearly reviews.
  • Assisting the FC with the preparation of the monthly reporting of the entire financial results of the business in established corporate formats and in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles (locally and as established by Corporate Office).

A full job description will be shared upon application

Candidate Requirements

  • 2 years+ relevant experience within a similar role
  • Proven leadership ability and experience in handling and coordinating different team
  • A diploma or relevant certificate from a recognised tertiary educational institution
  • Hospitality background is preferable but not essential, what is more crucial is a hands on approach to understand operations and an openess to work with them
  • An ability to communicate with all levels of staff, service providers and multiple stakeholders
  • VAT and Income Tax knowledge advantageous
  • Ability to work under pressure, multitask and prioritise
  • Accurate data entry & advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Experience in balance sheets and familiarity of accounting systems


  • Competitive salary
    Private healthcare, Employer contribution pension
  • Hybrid working
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay

For more information or to apply, please contact Tairona at or call on +44 20 8600 1164

Director of Finance, Hawaii – Position Filled

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We have an amazing opportunity for a Director of Finance to join the team at a luxury resort in the beautiful destination of Hawaii.

Reporting to the Managing Director, the main focus of the role is to oversee and manage the Finance Department and ensure its effective and efficient operations resulting in accurate financial and management reporting in a timely manner.

Main duties include:

  • Ensuring the internal control environment of the resort is maintained and complied with at all times in the resort
  • Providing key financial acumen support to the Managing Director and assist in driving hotel performance
  • Work closely with the Department Heads for Financial Support and advise them on spending and internal control matters.
  • This position will manage all key hotel finance employees and provide support for their monthly operation.

A full position description will be shared upon application

Candidate requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree – Typically degree in Accounting/ Finance/ Business, and a professional accounting designation or MBA in business are typically important.
  • International Managerial Accounting/Finance experience in luxury hotel/resort industry ideally 8+ years within a minimum of ideally 2 recognized branded properties or globally renowned properties.
  • Experience managing small finance teams
  • Competent in the use of Microsoft Office suite of products essential, especially Microsoft Excel
  • Strong knowledge and acceptance of USALI conventions for the Hospitality Industry reporting
  • Strong analytical and accounting skills
  • Good verbal, written communication (English) & interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated, well organized & meticulous person, with an eye for details
  • Ability to plan, prioritize & implement effectively, multi-task while working effectively in a fast paced and ever changing and challenging environment
  • Must be able to adhere strictly to deadlines
  • Must legally be able to work in the United States

For more information or to apply, please contact Andrea at or call on +44 7714 236 469

Payroll Manager, London – Position Filled

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We have a great opportunity for a Payroll Manager to join the finance team at a luxury hotel company.

Superbly situated in Central London our client occupies one of the city’s most prestigious addresses. Newly built and impeccably designed to harmonise with the surrounding heritage buildings, the hotel is just steps away from Kensington Gardens, and other iconic attractions. Offering 190 exquisitely styled guest rooms and suites this hotel is focused on excellence and its guest can be assured of warm hospitality, luxury and elegance.

Reporting to the Assistant Director of Finance the position will be responsible for the processing of Payroll for the Company’s team and for maintaining overall control of the management payroll system.

Other responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Ensuring a proper month-end payroll closing with timely preparation of accurate payslips and payments for all contractual obligations, with all internal controls being respected
  • Preparation of  the relevant tax returns and ensure payment is processed in a timely manner
  • Preparation all month-end entries, completion of  accurate financial statements and month-end reporting
  • Generate accurate daily, weekly and monthly reporting for labour management analysis
  • Assist in the preparation of statistical reports as required by local management, government authorities and area office
  • Ensure that an organised, up-to-date filing system is maintained for all pertinent payroll records in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018. Liaise with regulator, internal and external auditors to provide them with required documentations and backups

Offering a competitive salary and other fantastic benefits which include:

  • Generous service charge distributed equitably to all colleagues
  • Life Insurance
  • Pension
  • Tronc
  • Medical cash plans including optical and dental coverage
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity leave plan
  • Workplace nursery salary exchange program
  • State of the art heart of house facilities including a gym, fitness classes, relaxation room
  • On-site occupational health and safety nurse and wellbeing education sessions
  • High street and online shopping discounts
  • Rewards and recognition initiatives
  • Dry cleaning

For more information or to apply, please contact Tairona at or call on +44 20 8600 1164

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