[{{ $ctrl._job.status.name | translate}}] Accounting / Food & Beverage Controller
Four Seasons Hotel, The Westcliff, Johannesburg


Job description

Reports to Director of Finance
To monitor and control all procedures that affect the receipt, issuance, general controls and sales of food and beverage in the hotel and to ensure that all control functions are established and enforced according to Four Seasons Hotel Ltd. policies and procedures.

Must have solid knowledge in the following:

• Daily Food & Beverage Cost Report
• Banquet Revenue
• Food & Beverage Outlet Revenue - Void / Adjustment of Sales
• Cash Bars
• Inventory - General Description
• Inventory Observation & Valuation
• Monthly Expense from Inventory
• Food & Beverage Purchases
• Receiving
• Accounts Payable Input & Accrual
• Food & Beverage Controllers Manual
• Remanco Manual


1. Must have a thorough working knowledge of all corporate policies and procedures as they relate to Food and Beverage Control.
2. Must be willing to work a flexible schedule in order to accomplish major responsibilities and tasks.
3. Must be willing to accept assignments on as need basis, in order to promote team work.
4. Must have a commitment to follow all local and corporate policies and procedures as they relate to food and beverage control.
5. Must work in a safe, prudent and organized manner.

Major Responsibilities / Tasks
1. Establish and maintain local policies as they relate to the receipt, issuance and general controls of food and beverage.
2. Monitor daily revenues and costs and prepare a daily and month to date Food and Beverage Cost Report as prescribed in the Accounting and Finance Manual.
3. Maintain accuracy of System data and ensure hardware is in good working order.
4. Cost and record steward sales, house charges, employee meals and other similar cost credit items on a daily basis.
5. Monitor and record all house account meals and entertainment expenses (80-20 rule) and report any non-compliance to the Assistant Director of Finance for follow-up with the hotel management.
6. Maintain up-to-date meat specifications and perform regular yield tests to ensure vendor compliance.
7. Maintain menu costings on all food and beverage items and make F & B Management aware of any pricing problems.
8. Constantly monitor all food and beverage controls to ensure compliance with Four Season Hotels Ltd. policies and procedures.
9. Perform any other spot-checks as prescribed in the Food and Beverage Control Manual.
10. Coordinate, attend and monitor all food and beverage physical inventories to ensure accuracy.
11. Verify, extend and tabulate the above inventories and prepare the monthly inventory adjustments journal entry.
12. Prepare comprehensive Food and Beverage Control Report by the 10th day of the following month.
13. Maintain a close working relationship with the Food & Beverage Director, Executive Chef and Director of Purchasing and make them aware of any potential problems or opportunities to improve the controls in their areas as they relate to food and beverage.
14. Attend Food & Beverage Meeting to review prior month's Food & Beverage report to highlight actions needed, and focus Food & Beverage management on appropriate opportunities.
15. Conduct self in a professional manner at all times to reflect the high standards of Four Seasons and encourage staff to do the same.
16. Perform any additional duties as assigned by the Director of Finance, to include a participative role in Operating Equipment inventory taking.

Job type
Johannesburg, South Africa
Purchasing, Administration & General, F&B other, Finance/Accounting
Starting in
As soon as possible
Duration of the contract
Other benefits
Meals, Uniform

Four Seasons Hotel, The Westcliff, Johannesburg

Four Seasons Hotel The Westcliff, Johannesburg, welcomes you to a chic urban resort. With 117 guest rooms and suites, the design resembles a hillside village woven with courtyards, fountains and gardens. Five modern venues for dining and drinks create a vibrant social scene. Combining a brand-new destination spa, two swimming pools and nearby golf, Four Seasons The Westcliff defines Johannesburg’s best luxury hotel stay.

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