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Assistant Financial Controller (ACCA candidate) with a decade of combined experience in financial and operations management roles. Utilises advanced administrative, analytical, business, and technical acumen to drive optimisation of accounts management, controls, and reporting functions. Strategic problem solver with history of success delivering customised solutions to ensure top productivity, cost efficiency, and accuracy in data management and regulatory compliance. Motivational leader that provides teams with the training, support, and resources to surpass objectives.
9 years and 3 months
Assistant Financial Controller
Courthouse Hotel - London, United KingdomFinance/AccountingMarch 2019 - Now · 11 months
Report directly to Regional Financial Controller while managing a 116-room property turning over £9M annually; additionally assume oversight for a second going through a £40M renovation, part of WorldHotels Collection which offers 450 hotels in 65 countries. Undertake full Profit and Loss (P&L) accountability, including presentation to C-suite level stakeholders and company owners. Key Contributions: • Oversaw all aspects of revenue reporting, banking, variance analysis, credit control, invoicing, payroll processing and stock management; embedded robust procedures. • Established, scrutinised and maintained internal control systems across all operations; implemented financial strategies and engaged regularly with auditors. • Reduced Finance staff attrition through management, training, motivation and performance management of a team of four. • Accomplished month-end processes incorporating P&L, balance sheet analysis and cashflow monitoring; prepared final P&L for presentation to senior directors and owners while analysing results and recommending measures to achieve budget targets. • Monitored guest ledger status with emphasis on extraneous and aged items.
InterContinental London - The O2 - London, United KingdomFinance/AccountingOctober 2015 - March 2019 · 3 years and 6 months
Hired as Accounts Assistant assigned to pre-opening team of new five-star hotel property valued at £200M before gaining promotion to Senior Accountant driving and supporting financial management operations. Perform income audit, F&B cost control, debt collection, forecasting, variance analysis, accounts payable, credit control, cashflow analysis, reconciliations, inventory control, transactions verification, and month end financial reports. Key Contributions: • Led cross-training and shadowing across group properties, having also supported opening of new properties contributing to growth of this 5,000-hotel group. • Orchestrated set-up of pre-opening systems encompassing establishment of financial procedures. • Identified and eliminated financial reporting discrepancies, minimising unnecessary expenses and ensuring proper allocation and administration of finances. • Played a key role in building talented team of nine finance specialists by supporting recruitment, training, and development planning. • Maximised internal control performance and efficiency via comprehensive walk-throughs of processes.
Firmdale Hotels - London, United KingdomAdministration & GeneralSeptember 2013 - September 2015 · 2 years and 1 month
Spearheaded five-star hotel operations (£6M annual revenue) during night shift, ensuring adherence to policies, procedures, and regulations as well as financial controls. Managed accounts / revenues reconciliation, night audit, reporting, P&L reviews, and customer services. Key Contributions: • Enhanced guest satisfaction by analysing surveys / feedbacks, identifying and targeting areas in need of improvement. • Boosted staff performance by defining objectives and introducing new standard operating procedures (SOPs). • Built effective team of ten via strategic recruitment, interviewing, selection, and training of key talents.
Apex Hotels - London, United KingdomFinance/AccountingFebruary 2013 - September 2013 · 8 months
Progressed through various roles culminating in finance position, providing administrative support within four-star hotel (£12M revenue annually). Managed commissions, sales ledger, income audit, banking, accounts reconciliation, financial reporting, budgeting, and forecasting. Oversaw journal preparation, variance interpretation, and month-end procedures in line with deadlines timeliness. Key Contributions: • Identified and maximised opportunities for improvements by closely monitoring and analysing budget, forecasts, and previous year performance. • Accurately completed interfaces reconciliation and balance sheet documentation.
Apex Hotels - London, United KingdomAdministration & GeneralOctober 2010 - September 2013 · 3 years
Coordinated property operations with focus on ensuring compliance with regulations and quality standards. Led efforts of 20 staff members per shift. Monitored expenses, budgets, inventory, risks, and guest relations. Key Contributions: • Achieved and maintained high levels of client satisfaction and loyalty via relationship building and continuous delivery of services excellence. • Elevated team performance via training, effective scheduling, and optimal communications. • Properly maintained financial, administrative, and statistical records. • Expertly mitigated losses with introduction of effective marketing strategies. • Drove implementation of process improvements based on performance evaluations.
Studying ACCA – Fundamentals Levels
ACCA - London, United KingdomFebruary 2018 - Now
BA in Tourism
University of Seville - Hospitality and Tourism Management - Seville, SpainSeptember 2004 - February 2008
HND in Administration and Finance
University of Seville - Hospitality and Tourism Management - Seville, SpainSeptember 2002 - June 2004
Native or fluent
- Accounting software
- Accounts Receivable
- Cost control
- Excel Skills
- Financial Account
- Income Audit
- Management Accounting
- Opera Property Management
- Stock inventory