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Hotel Accountant – Control at the Amazon Suites

The Amazon Suites, a 20-suite, five-star boutique hotel in Yaba, Lagos Nigeria. A rich luxury showpiece with a contemporary city garden ambience.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Hotel Accountant – Control

Location: Lagos

Job Summary

  • Hotel Accountant – Control is in charge of the financial matters involved with running a hotel. Tasked with monitoring and approving all financial decisions a hotel makes, and therefore must have a thorough knowledge of Management, Accounting and finance to be effective at their job.

Job Role

  • The Accountant – Control is responsible for all aspects of operations at the hotel and provides support to the General Manager.
  • Directs and coordinates hotels activities to obtain optimum efficiency and economy of operations, and maximize full potential with a balanced focus on hotels mission, guests, employees and owners satisfaction.

Day To Day Management Responsibilities:

  • Assist the General Manager in his day-to-day operations.
  • Assigns duties to HOD’s and observers performance to ensure adherence to hotel policies and established operating procedures.
  • Provides training to staff and HOD’s.
  • Acts as the hotels public relations director and promotes the property within the hotel industry, local community and trade associations.
  • Builds owner loyalty through proactive communication, setting and managing expectations and delivering solid business results.
  • Assist GM in key property issues including capital projects, customer service and refurbishment.
  • Assist General Manager in wage scale surveys and ensures employee wages are followed by the company and industry salary guidelines.
  • Performs daily, weekly and monthly property inspections.
  • Ensures property, grounds, physical plant and work areas maintained to standard.
  • Builds strong working relationships and communications with hotel staff, HOD’s and other departments to ensure maximum operating effectiveness and fulfilment of special event need.
  • Cover shifts is all departments as scheduled by the General Manager.
  • Monitor maintenance progress and FF&E (Furniture, Furnishings, and Equipment) conditions and provide status report to GM.
  • Provide effective leadership to hotel team members.
  • Ensure hotel staff is provided with uniforms and name tags, and upholds property grooming standards.
  • Ensures effective, timely and accurate communications flow with regards to hotel policies and procedures.
  • Assist the GM in all aspects of business planning.
  • Performs sudden audits on rooms and other operating areas.
  • Must be available 24/7 in case to respond to any guest or employee emergencies.
  • Corporate client handling and take part in new client acquisition along with the sales team whenever required.
  • Assisting in residential sales as and when required and development with strong sales prospects.

Financial Control Resposibilitiies:

  • Respond to audits to ensure continual improvement is achieved.
  • Review and appraise the soundness, effectiveness, and proper application of accounting and financial controls, compliance procedures and controls and timeliness of documentation generation
  • Audits on par stock on all areas to make sure that all required hotel supplies are ordered and stocked in advance of need.
  • Review Vendor creation, Customer Creation (Agreements), Credit setting for customers.
  • Review Capex project briefs and compliance with procedures.
  • Credit control (Receivables, staff float outstanding).
  • Field force expenses management and control.
  • Identify the risks that a business faces and develop preventive strategies.
  • Reviewing of SOP from time to time.
  • Provide training on policy and controls.
  • Checking of Consumptions vs Bill of materials to detect and eliminate any shortages/pilferages.
  • Checking the asset disposal bidding process.
  • Reviewing the Fixed assets register from time to time, physical asset count exercise.
  • Supervise the physical Stock positions
  • Checking of payroll such as overtime, Leave allowance, incentives etc.
  • Evaluating accounting processes audit trail.
  • Tax and Regulatory Affairs – Ensure all tax and regulatory filings are made promptly.
  • All Other duties as assigned by the General Manager or Management.

Prerequisites:

  • Strong management skills, ability to appropriately assign or delegate work and authority to others in the accomplishment of goals. And provide coaching, advice and assistance as required.
  • Analytical skills and a high level of attention to detail.
  • Excellent Communication skills and perfect command of the English language.
  • Conversant with Hotel Management Software System.
  • Available to work when needed, including weekends, holidays, and nights.

Education

  • A University Degree or Diploma in Accounting.
  • Experience in Financial accounting, personnel supervision and problem resolutions is an added advantage. Excellent computer system skills.

Experience:

  • At least 5 to 10  years’ experience in Accounting/Finance.
  • Hospitality industry experience, with significant luxury and international experience, is an added advantage.

Deadline: 1st August, 2021.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV to: jobs@theamazonsuites.com using the Job Title as the subject of the mail.

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