Financial Controller

Clayton Cork City
Cork, Ireland
Competitive salary
08 Oct 2020
29 Oct 2020
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Financial Controller - Clayton Hotel Cork City

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Financial Controller in the Clayton Hotel Cork City, Lapps Quay.

City centre location, with 201 guest bedrooms, several Food & Beverage outlets, Club Vitae Leisure and Essence Spa.

Objective of the Role

Reporting to the Regional Financial Controller and the Hotel General Manager, the Financial Controller will provide business acumen to the General Manager and the Hotel Management team.

Key Duties and Responsibilities
  • Preparation of monthly management accounts including Profit and Loss Account, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow.
  • Preparation of weekly financial reports including forecasting of profits, cash and payroll.
  • Assistance in the preparation of books and files for audit and declaration of VAT and payroll taxes, including compliance with payment deadlines
  • Identification of areas where value can be added including revenue and cost opportunities.

  • Income Audit - Ensuring that all sales are recorded accurately and that income metrics are tracked and analysed so as to promote action.
  • Payroll - Highlighting/ generating reports for individual departments within each property addressing problem areas. Processing payroll and ensuring that rostering, time sheet input and payment via EFT is conducted in an effective and efficient manner
  • Cash/Bank Control - Ensuring that all cash is managed and reconciled correctly and that there is a system in place for controlling the handling of cash throughout the property.
  • Accounts Receivable - Ensuring that the system of recording, invoicing and chasing of payments is done in an effective manner and that each property's debtor is tracked and monitored periodically.
  • Accounts Payable - Participate of creditor process to include monitoring of PO system from sign off to matching of delivery dockets and invoices to sign off on creditor reconciliations at month end.

  • Pro-active contribution to the overall property management with a particular emphasis on the maintenance of the control environment and cost management.
  • Provide guidance and training to managers and staff on finance procedures including cash, purchasing, debt collection etc. to ensure strict adherence to financial controls.
  • Ensure compliance with all departmental/company procedures and highlighting issues if necessary.
  • Work closely with wider hotel team to ensure a functional understanding of departmental financial reporting and other metrics including wage %, GPs and P&Ls.
  • Management of a finance team engendering a culture of best practice

  • We are looking for ambitious, confident and professional individual with strong communication, organisational, analytical and management skills.
  • System experience of Sage, Opera and Procure Wizard though not essential.
  • The ideal candidate will be a qualified accountant with 3 years PQE
  • The ideal candidate will demonstrate accounting experience, preferably in a hospitality, food & beverage environment or within the retail sector
  • Thorough knowledge of accounting principles and procedures
  • 2-3 years' proven experience in an accountancy role

About our culture:

Dalata Hotel Group - Ireland's largest hotel group has a number of exciting positions on the horizon. As Dalata continues to grow and expand in Ireland and the UK it's more important than ever to have the right team alongside us, in the near future we will be opening the doors of new hotels creating many jobs and investing millions in the Irish and UK economy.

We lead through our Dalata values of "Our People, Our Fairness, Our Service and Our Individuality". If you have the right attitude and energy you will have great opportunities to progress within the group. Our company is a place where you can do great things - individually and as a team. You will have the opportunity to develop your talent, be recognised and rewarded for your commitment and pursue a fulfilling career. We also have a number of unique and recognised training programmes to aid your professional and personal development and pride ourselves on creating an objective, supportive and fair working environment for our employees.

Dalata Hotel Group Plc is an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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