Qasim Sharif

Qasim Sharif

Area Cluster Financial Controller at Arora Group
Lives in London, United Kingdom
over 6 months ago

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Experienced Financial Controller with a demonstrated history of working in the hospitality industry. Skilled in Food & Beverage, MICROS, Front Office, Hospitality Management, and Payroll. Strong finance professional with a Master’s Degree focused in Finance and Financial Management Services from University of East London.


  • Area Cluster Financial Controller

    Arora Group - London, United Kingdom

    August 2016 - Now · 2 years and 6 months

    Managing Finance Functions of cluster of hotels comprising Sofitel Heathrow, Holiday Inn Heathrow Terminal 5, Hilton Garden Inn Heathrow Terminal 2 and Crowne Plaza/Holiday Inn Express Heathrow Terminal 4, with over 1700 keys and turnover approximately £100m

  • Assistant Area Finance Manager

    The Ascott Limited - UK - London, United Kingdom

    July 2012 - July 2016 · 4 years and 1 month

    Regional Responsibility for Ascott Limted UK Responsibilities: • Managing accounts for seven properties based in UK • Heading team of 13 including head office and at properties • Total Turnover of the UK region in 2012 estimated to be in excess of £40m • Introducing new systems and procedures in the region to prepare for the expansion and successfully completing internal, External, IT, Financial and Purchasing audit. • Overseeing extensive refurbishment projects in the region as a cycle of 8 years. • Completing Monthends, Budgets, Monthly forecasting (Revenue & Cost). • Working closely with property managers to ensure good conversions in Rooms division and keeping the debts under control. • Coordinate with Europe and Corporate office for month end, intercompany, cash flows and financing • Producing VAT returns, Annual payroll returns including P35, P11Ds & coordinating PSA, Coordinating Annual company returns and helping calculate quarterly Cooperation Tax provisions. • Helping accounts team keeping the fixed asset register. • Reporting in UK & French GAAP.

  • Financial Controller

    Radisson Hotel Group - London, United Kingdom

    February 2008 - June 2012 · 4 years and 5 months

    • Flagship hotel for Rezidor Hotel in London • Internal Audit Rezidor Group Responsibilities: • Heading team of 6 including accounts, IT and procurement • Part of Rezidor’s Internal Audit team. Conducting Audit for 4-5 hotels in European Region annually • Managed the rebranding process and project manager for Opera upgrade. • Overseeing Rezidor’s ‘Hedging for Turbulance’ programme for cost saving in the hotel, achieving 50% GOP conversion throughout. • Ensuring all procedures are according to Rezidor’s ‘ECOMAN’ achieving highest internal audit score in UK region. • Working closely with F&B manager and M&E managers to ensuring one of the highest profitability for F&B in UK region.


  • MSc Financial Management

    University of East London - London, United Kingdom

    September 2015 - June 2016


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