Finance Operations Manager

England, London, East London
£50000 - £60000 per annum
Oct 07, 2019
Oct 21, 2019
Tara Magwenzi
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, Not qualified, Part qualified

This broad and diverse role involves a considerable amount of reactive transactional fire fighting and you will be tasked with driving process improvements & reducing Hotel query-handling.

Client Details

The client are a leading global hospitality company, spanning from luxurious full-service hotels and resorts to extended-stay suites and mid-priced hotels. Having been around for decades, they offer business and leisure travelers the finest in accommodations, service, amenities and value.


The key responsibilities include:

  • Manage the PTP team at Hilton Canary Wharf
  • Perform analytic reviews on the P&Ls to ensure that they are materially accurate
  • Understanding the Balance Sheet accounts, review reconciliations and investigate and resolve open/aged balance sheet items
  • Assist with the liaison on behalf of Hotels for Financial external and internal audits & ensure that Operations Finance aspects of audits are complied with
  • Support partnering with the Compliance team to optimise and evolve the Controls framework to ensure that controls are relevant to business risks & take the centralised model into account
  • Deliver the continuous improvement agenda to drive improvements across the divisions and to reduce exception-handling and queries at the hotels
  • Work with the team to build KPI dashboard that builds on current KPI reports to show measures that will identify issues and allow progress to be monitored
  • Build in regular stakeholder feedback to measure the effectiveness of the service
  • Serve as a strategic business partner and financial advisor to hotel management and ownership, area management and corporate offices
  • Work with the team to ensure that SLA and KPI targets are updated according to business needs
  • Oversee to ensure operations compliance with all internal controls at property level
  • Hire, manage and evaluate Operations Finance team members - drive high performing culture
  • Ensure hotels are in compliance with Corporate Policies (SPI's) and governmental rules and regulations
  • Report irregularities and non-compliant situations to General Manager and Regional Finance Director as required by corporate guidelines
  • Oversees and evaluates business processes to maximise efficiency and effectiveness within the department.


The successful candidate will:

  • 3+ years relevant and progressive work experience in Accounting or Finance
  • Ability to analyse large volume of complex financial information from many sources and create reports, forecasts, and projections
  • Strong problem-solving skills, including ability to effectively address any issue in collaboration with others as appropriate; ability to proactively identify and prevent potential problems; ability to help develop problem solving skills among direct reports and other team members as appropriate
  • Ability to take initiative to identify, prioritise and implement all elements required for team to fulfil responsibilities
  • Ability to manage and develop staff
  • Ability to develop presentations and effectively present to all levels of company, hotels & owners
  • Strong communication and negotiation skills (all levels of management and external customers)

Job Offer

On offer to the candidate is:

  • A salary between £45k - £60k
  • 9-5 working day
  • Free canteen lunch
  • 28 holidays (incl. bank holidays)
  • Up to 100 days discounted hotel room stays

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