Finance Manager – London

Are you a financial expert looking to make a significant impact in a thriving London 5 star hotel?

Our client is in search of a Finance Manager to fulfill a pivotal role in their hotel’s finance department. The role involves assisting and overseeing the finance department, in addition to serving as the second in command of the finance team. This position is ideal for an individual with experience in leading a substantial team and possesses a keen ambition to advance alongside the company.

Qualifications:

  • Accounting or Hotel School qualifications (essential)

Experience:

  • Experience in a five star self-accounting hotel experience using the Uniform Systems of Accounts for the Lodging Industry.
  • A minimum of one year’s experience in a similar role
  • Systems knowledge to include Excel and a mainstream accounting package e.g. Scala, Sun, Sage, etc.
  • Organized and disciplined, dedicated and loyal
  • Possesses strong problem-solving and reasoning skills
  • Has excellent written and verbal English skills
  • Confident with the use of computers

Offering excellent benefits including:

  • Private & Medical Insurance
  • Company discounts
  • Wellness benefits
  • Season Ticket Loan…. and many more!

For more information or to apply, please contact Tairona at fm@fmrecruitment.co.uk or call on +44 20 8600 1164

Director of Finance – London 5 star hotel

Exciting opportunity for an experienced Director of Finance to join a beautiful, five star luxury Central London hotel.

The role of Director of Finance will be responsible for all areas of finance, purchasing and IT – managing, controlling and enhancing all aspects of the departments.

Responsible for managing the monthly management accounts, within a self accounting environment, the Director of Finance will be part of the Executive team within the hotel, reporting to the Managing Director and the owners.

We are seeking an experienced individual with fantastic management skills and the ability to build and develop the team, and improve controls and systems within the hotel.

This is an office based position, with potential for a small amount of flexibility in the future. Good salary, bonus and benefits on offer for the right candidate.

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

Internal Audit & Risk Manager – London

We are working with a Luxury European hotel group to recruit an Internal Audit & Risk Manager, responsible for the management of risk across the company’s hotel portfolio, liaising between head office and the hotel senior management teams.

The role will focus on reporting and controls, identifying and resolving issues within the hotels. Working with the senior management team, the Internal Audit & Risk Manager should have the confidence and experience to discuss and challenge risk and audit issues in order to seek resolution.

At a time of significant growth within the group, the Internal Audit & Risk Manager will also be very involved in assisting new hotel openings – working with the pre-opening project team to establish operational controls.

Candidate Requirements

  • Strong hotel operational finance background. Understanding of the importance of an accurate balance sheet when presenting management accounts.
  • Ideally qualified Accountant or Internal Auditor
  • Knowledge of Opera / Dynamics Navision desirable
  • Additional language skills – Italian, German, Russian would be beneficial

This role offers the opportunity for growth and development, as the hotel portfolio grows across Europe,

The position will have a London base – home / head office, and include a significant (25%) amount of international travel.

For more information or to apply, please contact Tairona at fm@fmrecruitment.co.uk or call on +44 208 600 1164

Financial Controller – London Restaurant Group

Are you ready to dive into London’s culinary scene? Our client, a respected entrepreneur in the restaurant industry, is on the lookout for a vibrant Financial Controller to join their team. If you have a passion for hospitality, aren’t afraid of hands-on work, and tech driven, this opportunity is tailor-made for you!

The ideal candidate will be someone with experience in London’s restaurant scene, familiar with different restaurant systems, and will be used to spinning lots of plates!

Excellent salary and company benefits on offer as well as hybrid working.

For more information or to apply, please contact Tairona at fm@fmrecruitment.co.uk or call on +44 208 600 1164

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 fm@fmrecruitment.co.uk or call on +44 208 600 1164

Cluster Financial Controller, London – Position Filled

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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 fm@fmrecruitment.co.uk or call on +44 20 8600 1164

Financial Controller, London West End – Position Filled

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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 fm@fmrecruitment.co.uk or call on +44 208 600 1164

Client Accountant, London – Position Filled

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Are you ready to take the next big step in your accounting career? Our client, an actively growing boutique management accountancy practice specialising in the vibrant hospitality industry, is on the lookout for their next star team member: a Client Accountant!

Based in sunny South London with excellent transport links, this role offers the perfect blend of professional growth and flexibility. Imagine working alongside a close-knit team, gaining invaluable insights into the financial and operational world of restaurants and bars. And here’s the best part: if you show promise in other areas, our client is all about nurturing your talents!

Reporting directly to the partners, you’ll dive into producing accounts for their diverse range of clients and ensuring top-notch quality in all your work. Whether you’re crunching numbers, meeting with business owners, or mentoring junior accountants, attention to detail and a knack for client relations are key.

Here’s what’s in store for you:

  • Managing a portfolio of exciting clients.
  • Crafting monthly management accounts that’ll make our directors’ jaws drop.
  • Preparing financial reporting packs like a pro.
  • Hosting monthly meetings with business owners to showcase your financial wizardry.
  • Keeping a watchful eye over junior accountants’ work to maintain top-notch standards.
  • Building strong internal relationships to ensure all client needs are met with a smile.

Now, let’s talk about you. To thrive in this role, you’ll need:

  • ACA / ACCA / CIMA qualification, freshly minted.
  • A minimum of five years’ experience in a similar role (because you’re no stranger to the accounting game!).
  • Mad skills in Sage 50, Google Docs, Excel, and all things Microsoft.
  • The gift of the gab and top-notch communication skills.
  • A love for numbers and an analytical mind that can’t be beat.

Oh, and one more thing: all applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

So, are you ready to make waves in the world of accounting while enjoying the flexibility you deserve? If yes, hit that apply button and let’s make magic happen!

All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

For more information or to apply, please contact Tairona at fm@fmrecruitment.co.uk or call on +44 208 600 1164

Accounts Assistant, Mayfair Restaurant, London – Position Filled

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Our client is a high profile, high volume multi-site restaurant company in Mayfair and they are seeking an experienced Accounts Assistant to be fully accountable for the purchase ledger process:

Position duties:

  • Posting invoices
  • Preparing payments
  • Responding to accounts payable queries
  • Reconciling supplier statements
  • Reconciling bank statements

There is a lot more that can be added to this role as the person gets up to speed and wants to progress.

This position reports to a highly experienced fully qualified Financial Controller and the role will be split between two of the restaurants within the group.

For the most time, the successful candidate can work from home, although there will be need to visit the businesses possibly once per week. (maybe a little more to begin with, whilst training underway).

Although training will be given, a background in restaurant or hospitality would be advantageous.

Candidates should be able to work legally within the UK.

For more information or to apply, please contact Tairona at fm@fmrecruitment.co.uk or call on +44 20 8600 1164

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 fm@fmrecruitment.co.uk or call on +44 20 8600 1164

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