Assistant Financial Controller

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Principal Hotels

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About us

The Principal York, adjacent to the train station and dating back to 1878, provides the first tangible glimpse of the ambitions for and investment in the Principal hotel brand. All of the hotel’s 155 bedrooms have been given a beautiful look and feel by interior architects Goddard Littlefair, whilst the refurbished public spaces include The Garden Room, with views across the hotel lawns to York Minster in the background. The hotel also has a restaurant – The Refectory Kitchen & Terrace, serving fresh, seasonal produce from “God’s Own Country” – as well as a comfortable, cosy bar called the Chapter House.

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Overview of the role

An exciting opportunity has arisen for an Assistant Financial Controller to join our team. The purpose of the role is to support in the smooth and efficient running of the Accounts operation, achieving the highest standards and ensuring financial policies and controls established by the Company are maintained in order to ensure maximum profitability for the business.Key Duties and Responsibilities • Complete a daily revenue audit including revenue capture and balancing of cash transaction ensuring cash handling procedures are adhered to. From this you will then produce an audit report and investigate and action all areas of concern.• Work closely with the hotel team ensuring that set standards / control procedures are in place, monitoring the success and addressing shortfalls.• Collate and check management accounts, investigate any concerns and then present to the General Manager for authorisation weekly.• Purchase ledger; recording of purchase orders to monitor costs on a daily basis, addressing any proposed costs which could be reduced / eliminated.• Matching purchase orders to invoices and processing them for payment.• Checking of commission invoices for accuracy and once verified processing for payment.• Carry out monthly spot checks on all floats, investigate and action, then report the outcome to the Financial Controller.• Balance physical stock holding against cellar records weekly, investigate any variances, take correct actions required and then report to the Financial Controller and other relevant members of the hotel team.• Produce revenue figures and allowances for the liquor stock takes each month.• Oversee food and liquor stock results, investigating and actioning any anomalies. • Ensure control is exercised over food and beverage costings, i.e. price changes, both at cost and selling.• Promote a helpful and professional image within the department ensuring full co-operation is given to colleagues in other departments.

What we need from you

Applicants for the Assistant Financial Controller role must have previous experience within a generalist finance role which has involved purchase ledger work; preferably this will have been gained within the hotel industry. A BAHA qualification is desirable. Knowledge and understanding of payroll/productivity for the hotel industry and of wet and dry stocks and the calculation of gross profits would also be preferable.The Assistant Financial Controller should be highly numerate, analytical and have good attention to detail. They should also be highly proficient in all Microsoft office packages.

What we offer

In return for your hard-work and commitment we offer:

•A competitive salary•33 days holiday each year, including bank holidays•Hotel-based incentive schemes•Optional benefits including discounts on some travel, leisure time activities, health, retail and motoring•Discounted accommodation within the group•Excellent training and development opportunities within both the hotel and the company•Free meals on duty•Free uniformIn line with the Asylum & Immigration act all applicants must be eligible to live and work in the UK.


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York, United Kingdom
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