Christopher Francis Matsaganis

Christopher Francis Matsaganis

Financial Controller at Der Touristik Hotels & Investments Greece at REWE Group
Lives in Rhodes, Greece
over 6 months ago

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Experienced Financial Controller with a demonstrated history of working in the retail industry. Skilled in Catering, Food Cost Analysis, Hospitality Industry, Leisure Industry, and Property Management Systems. Strong accounting professional with a Professional Certificate focused in Strategic Management and Financial Accounting - In Cooperation with Ι.Ε.Σ.Ο.Ε.Λ from Ethnikon kai Kapodistriakon Panepistimion Athinon.

Experience

  • Financial Controller at Der Touristik Hotels & Investments Greece

    REWE Group - Rhodes, Greece

    Finance/Accounting
    May 2018 - Now · 9 months

  • Assistant Financial Controller

    Rocco Forte Hotels - Brussels, Belgium

    Finance/Accounting
    May 2016 - May 2018 · 2 years and 1 month

    Managing a team of seven (7) including Payroll, Accounts Payable, General Cashier/Income auditor, Accounts Receivables, Cost control and Purchasing. - Coordinating accounting data from multiple locations, supervising daily work flow including AP, AR and cash receipts. Authorizing exception items and creating GL entries. - Overseeing day-to-day and month-end accounting department operations performing monthly closing process, including balancing of books, account reviews, inter-company transactions and drafting financial statements. - VAT Monthly declarations. - P&L Preparation for every month end, P&L reviews conducted with Heads of Departments searching for ways to improve profitability by reducing expenditure and implementing cheque book accounting in order to adjust costs by department vs. adjusted budgets. - Weekly Forecasting to the company’s Head Office Financial Director. - Weekly Cash flow reporting to the Head treasurer. - Implementing procedures to streamline work flow between departments, and working closely with Department Managers to ensure accuracy, especially F&B and Sales. - Preparing Adhoc various reliable and accurate management reports. Financial and operational analysis for good decisions making. - Running the Budgeting process from development to monitoring and analysis. - Help and take over extra duties/responsibilities during terminations and whenever help is needed in various departments: AP, AR, GL, Payroll, Collections, etc. - Preparation of all documents and reports required by all Belgian authorities (Ministry of Finance, Tax Office, Belgian statistical service, etc.) - Implementing all financial rules and regulations which have been put in action for the first time from the Corporate Head Office.

  • Complex Credit Supervisor

    Astir Palace Vouliagmeni S.A - Athens, Greece

    Finance/Accounting
    January 2008 - May 2016 · 8 years and 5 months

    -Control of all General ledger accounts for the monthly closing -Reconciling and Reporting P&L’s, adjusting forecasts and resolving variances and queries of department heads with their budgets -Handling all foreign travel agents and companies which the Resort does business with regarding MICE and FIT issues as they arise -Responsible for collecting and reconciling all balances that foreign companies or travel agents have pending in the aging of the Resort for the department. Helping also the department when there is a need to collect the balances from local companies and agents. -Handling the commissions of all cash basis guests from travel agents and all group and events. -Setting up the automated system (Starcom-WPS) through the operational software Opera of the Resort with Starwood’s online payment system for commission payments for travel agents around the world -Credit Rating reporting of companies and agencies that the Resort had done business with in the past and is intending to do business with in the future -Enforcing correct policy and proper use of credit cards in the Resort and all departments (PCI compliance) -Controlling all credit card charges of the Resort with the banks daily payments. -Monthly reconciliations of bank statements and general ledger accounts -Resolving all doubtful accounts that have been created throughout the years and cooperating with the corporate lawyers regarding handling strategies and legal procedures -Filling in/substituting and conducting General Cashier Duties for the Resort when extra assistance is required -Reporting and answering on behalf of the Account Receivables and Income Audit department to the Internal and external auditors of the company -Responsible for the year end closing and reporting for the Account Receivables and Income Audit department, creating provisions for commission of travel agents, credit cards and for relevant income that will be charged in the next year

  • Complex Night Auditor

    Astir Palace Vouliagmeni S.A - Athens, Greece

    Back Office
    February 2007 - December 2007 · 11 months

    - Hired as a Night Auditor for the whole Resort (2 hotels and 10 outlets), which was a new project for the Resort. Sorting all financial issues that arose during the day regarding all outlet cashier and reception closings - Member of the HACCP executive committee of the Resort - Examined that all charges of Room nights( for over 300 rooms/per night), Group and Events functions and outlets were charged accordingly - Verifying that all Outlet Operational software’s (Micros, Atlantis, VLC, Tiger) were working correctly throughout the day, solving and reporting any matters that occurred to Complex Financial Controller - Reconciling all department financial closings concerning the Opera system and the credit card use - Producing the Daily Sales Report for the whole Resort and reporting directly to the Central Management and the General manager of the Resort

  • Complex F&B Manager Assistant

    Astir Palace Vouliagmeni S.A - Athens, Greece

    F&B other
    March 2005 - December 2005 · 11 months

    Worked in the Food and Beverage Management Department as a manager assistant conducting sales histories for all the outlets of the Resort for that year. This was a prototype project for the F&B department which was done in cooperation with the Financial Services Department and was very successful. Also, conducted inventories and helped in creating an annual budget of the department for the next year. Finally, worked on numerous other aspects within the department in order to create a healthier and more productive environment - Completion of the series “Health, Hygiene and Food Management” course (certificate earned)---as an Astir Palace employee - Also, created a log of all food recipes, cocktail recipes and wine lists that the Resort used in all 15 outlets, along with pricing , cost, sales and profit/loss per month, outlet and finally per year. This was a major project for the company since this type of reporting had been abandoned for 10 years and actually helped in saving money -Supporting the IT, Financial Services and Front Office department of the resort regarding operational procedures when the company needs to upgrade software and routines concerning tax, billing and invoicing changes - Finally, produced new and more guest oriented food and wines lists for all outlets in order to increase sales, in cooperation with the head Chefs of the Resort and Hotel Managers.

Education

Languages

  • Greek
    Native or fluent
    100%
  • English
    Native or fluent
    100%
  • French
    Limited working
    40%

Skills

  • Creative
  • Excellent MS Office
  • Fidelio PMS
  • Innovative
  • Micro fidelios
  • Navision
  • PMS OPERA
  • Policies & Procedures
  • Protel
  • SAP
  • Team Building
  • Team player
  • Word
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