Assistant Director of Finance

Recruiter
InterContinental Hotels London Park Lane
Location
West Wickham, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
10 Jul 2019
Closes
23 Jul 2019
Ref
1203058324
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full-time
Level of qualification
Not qualified, Part qualified, Qualified
Job Overview Under the general direction of the Director of Finance and Business Support, the Assistant Director of Finance is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the finance department. The Assistant Director of Finance, will on a day-to-day basis assign tasks and projects, communicate goals and ensure that deadlines are met. At InterContinental Hotels & Resorts we look for people who are charming, confident, and internationally minded: people who know what it takes to exceed guest expectations. Duties and responsibilities Financial returns:
• Responsible for ensuring that financial controls and policies are implemented and adhered to, as required by IHG's policies and procedures. Make recommendations where necessary and alert management of potentially serious issues.
• Assist the Director of Finance with preparation of the Budget and Forecast.
• Responsible for the month-end closing, ensuring the deadlines are communicated and work/tasks are assigned; ensure that appropriate supporting information is collated and submitted. Communicate financial results to the management team and work closely with management to analyse results and identify areas of opportunity.
• Ensure all balance sheet accounts are reconciled on a monthly basis, reviewed and approved.
• Oversee internal and external hotel audits and report anomalies to management team, ensuring that audit policies and procedures (Control Self-Assessment) are being followed. Consistently evaluate the control procedures in place, identifying weaknesses and take corrective action where necessary.
• Participate in the weekly Revenue Meetings
• Support the Payroll Clerk to drive payroll productivity; participate in weekly payroll meetings, working closely with the operational teams and Human Resources, making recommendations to improve efficiencies.
• Attend the monthly credit meetings
• Liaise with Owners representatives as required; prepare the monthly reporting pack for owning company as stipulated in the hotel management agreement.
• Prepare reports with respect to the Assistant Director of Finance role as required.
• Prepare daily, weekly and monthly reports in accordance with reporting calendars, ensuring that all reports are submitted on a timely basis.
• Perform financial and statistical analysis, forecasting, and complete special projects as needed. People:
• Be a role model by genuinely delivering on our Guest and Colleague Promises and ensuring the departmental goals and metrics are communicated and understood.
• Promote teamwork and quality service through daily communication and coordination with other departments; key departmental contacts include the Executive Committee, Front Office, Food and Beverage, Catering, Sales and Reservations. Liaise and support other departments when assistance is required.
• Through collaboration with the Human Resources team, ensure the training needs of the accounting team are being met and that the training programmes are designed and implemented to meet colleagues' needs. Ensure that accounting colleagues have the tools and equipment needed to effectively carry out their job functions.
• Participate in the appraisal process for the finance team, providing feedback and coaching as needed. Ensure disciplinary procedures are adhered to in accordance with the hotel policies.
• Responsible for planning for future staffing needs and recruiting in line with company guidelines. Actively work on developing the finance team, identifying high potential individuals. Guest experience:
• Assist in maintaining a comprehensive, current and guest focused set of departmental standards and procedures and oversee their implementation.
• Appreciate the dynamic nature of the Hotel industry and extend these service attributes to all internal customers.
• Encourage associates to assist other departments when required and encourage associates within the department to assist each other when required.
• Interact with external contacts: o Owners - to obtain or provide information as requested o Remote Accounting staff and Regional Director of Hotel Finance - to obtain or provide information o Vendors and business partners - HRSS, auditors, IHG corporate team etc. Responsible business:
• Assist in providing safe keeping, including proper storage and access, for all contracts, leases and other financial records.
• Assist in implementing and maintaining acceptable accounting practices and procedures as required by IHG policies and procedures, generally accepted accounting practices and as affected by local conditions.
• Comply with IHG's policies and procedures as required, including (but not limited to): IHG's Code of Ethics and Business Conduct, IHG's Anti-Bribery and Corruption policy, PCI compliance.
• Demonstrate understanding and awareness of all company policies and procedures relating to Health, Hygiene and Fire Life Safety and ensure your direct reports do the same.
• Demonstrated experience with PeopleSoft, Essbase, Hyperion or similar financial software for the purpose of financial reporting, analysis and presentation.
• Appraise yourself with emergency and evacuation procedures; ensure all security incidents, accidents and near misses are logged investigated and rectified to prevent future catastrophes. Accountability You will report to the Director of Finance and Business Support. You will be expected to provide leadership, support and personal development for the direct reports. Accept that Finance is a support function for other departments within the hotel. Qualifications and requirements
• Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or related field. CPA preferred,
• Equivalent experience in the form of hotel operations and/or management experience.
• 5 years in hotel accounting or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience.
• Proficiency in the English language.
• Good working knowledge of General Cashiering, Accounts Receivable, Income Audit, Accounts Payable, Uniform System of Accounts For Lodging Industry.
• Good knowledge of Microsoft Excel and Word.
• Strong influencing, leadership skills and communication skills, with an ability to multitask effectively. The statements in this job description are intended to represent the key duties and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be ALL responsibilities or qualifications of the job. This job was originally posted as www.caterer.com/job/87160423

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