Hotel Finance Manager

Job Overview

My client, a group of unique and individual hotels in key city and resort locations throughout Ireland, is looking for a Finance Manager to join their team in Galway on a permanent basis.

The Finance Manager functions as the property's Financial Business Leader.

You will be reporting to the General Manager and will develop and implement hotel-wide strategies that deliver products and services. You will create and execute a financial business plan that is aligned with the hotel's business goals with a primary focus on the execution of financial and accounting activities and the delivery of financial results.

General Work overview

  • Responsibility for the day-to-day management of the Finance office.
  • Have responsibility for accurate accounting records and provide financial reports for the Hotel.
  • Weekly and monthly forecasting/budgeting.
  • Ensure reporting is timely, accurate and consistent with the financial accounts and that P&L/Balance sheets reconcile to the trial balance.
  • Production of monthly Profit & Loss accounts and balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Audit and control.
  • Manage working capital, cash flow, capital, and overall expenses to obtain highest value.

In order to be successful, you will have the following:

  • At least 2 - 3 years' experience as a similar role, industry experience would be beneficial.
  • Ability to provide the senior management team with strategic and financial guidance that will ensure the hotel's financial targets are met.
  • Expert level attention to detail and the ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Excellent finance, accounting, and analytical skills, including experience with cash management, forecasting, revenue management strategies, capital expenditure planning and budgeting, and project management
  • Knowledge of and the ability to operate computer equipment, Microsoft Office, accounts packages. Previous experience with hotel systems including Opera and Micros is beneficial but not vital.
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures with strong internal control awareness
  • Initiative
  • Ability to control costs and payroll in line with budgets/ revenues.
  • Management of the weekly and monthly payroll
  • Identify risk exposure and effectively manage financial risk

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