Assistant Financial Controller

As the Assistant Financial Controller you will work closely with the Area Financial Controller, hotel and regional office colleagues in order to increase the profitability of the hotel. To achieve operational goals and safeguard the assets of the company through effective control and management of finance issues and to advise hotel colleagues on accounting and control matters. Particular focus will centre on daily, weekly and month end accounting procedures, monitoring of internal departmental control procedures and periodic accounting input and reporting.

    Main responsibilities of the Assistant Financial Controller include:

  • To collate the daily figures in a timely manner, ensuring that any anomalies are fully investigated and highlighted to Central Finance
  • To ensure that the hotel revenue reports are verified on a daily basis and to provide a summary of that Management checks
  • To ensure that the daily cash, credit card and foreign currency takings are reconciled on a daily basis with overs and shorts highlighted to management
  • To update the food flash on a daily basis in ProcureWizard
  • To oversee the F&B stores function, ensuring that RCH policies are adhered to and that stock is counted and reported correctly in the accounts
  • To complete the payroll on a monthly basis in accordance to the financial timetable, ensuring that full records are retained
  • To close month end in a timely manner in accordance with group deadlines, ensuring all accruals, prepayments and statistics are accurately captured in the correct financial period
  • To review the P&L with the hotel GM and senior team on a monthly basis and complete any supplementary reports required by Central Finance
  • To ensure that the hotel floats are counted on a monthly basis and that petty cash is reconciled in a timely manner
  • To reconcile the bank statements on a monthly basis, highlighting any risk or abnormalities to Senior Management
  • To reconcile the balance sheet on a monthly basis, ensuring aged items are actioned and any risk is highlighted to Senior Management accordingly
  • To participate in the training and development of the Trainee Accountant
  • To ensure that all invoices are processed in an accurate and timely manner
  • To ensure that travel agents commission is captured in the correct financial period and to ensure that any queries are dealt with in a timely manner
  • To ensure that Invu is used for all document retention
  • To action guest queries and chargebacks in a professional and timely manner, ensuring full records are maintained to RCH standards
  • To ensure all credit card information is handled in accordance with PCI DSS standards
  • To ensure that RCH policies are enforced throughout the hotel
  • To provide training to hotel teams as and when required
  • To assist with the interim and full year audits with the external auditors, collating information within the timeframes as required
  • To assist with the completion of the hotel budget on an annual basis
  • To attend hotel and Central Finance meetings as required
  • Review outstanding balance on Maestro
  • To assist with cover at any other RCH hotel as deemed necessary by the Area Financial Controller

This position has excellent progression opportunities within the renowned Red Carnation Hotel Collection, a company providing the perfect opportunity to those who are looking for an exciting career and job security within the Hotel industry.

The ideal candidate should:

  • Have previous experience within a similar role
  • Be numerate and with strong problem solving skills
  • Have knowledge of Great Plains and Maestro
  • Have excellent communication skills
  • Be computer literate and have a good knowledge of spreadsheets
  • Have a warm, friendly, engaging and professional attitude

The Red Carnation Hotel Collection Benefits:

  • A competitive salary
  • Professional, award winning training and development opportunities to give you a career path
  • 28 paid holidays per year, including bank holidays (this increases annually up to a maximum of 33 days)
  • Hotel based incentive schemes
  • Discounted accommodation rates with Red Carnation Hotel Collection & The Travel Corporation globally
  • Staff Appreciation Annual Party and other Employee Recognition Events
  • Voluntary benefits including Season ticket loan, free English lessons, Employee Assistance Programme and salary exchange schemes, such as childcare vouchers and cycle-to work scheme
  • Free meals on duty
  • Complimentary dry cleaning of business attire

The Red Carnation Hotel Collection provides an opportunity for long-term career prospects and has featured for five years in the Sunday Times Top 100 Best Companies to Work For and in the top ten for the last three years. As a result we can confidently promise you will reach your full career potential! We are also proud to be recognised with a Gold Standard Award Investors in People - the first privately owned company to gain this award on a worldwide basis and retained it for ten years.

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