Management Accountant

Posted 20 February by Adecco
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My client, a luxury hotel in Windermere, is looking for a new Management Accountant with experience within the hospitality sector. This is a fantastic opportunity to work in a premium hotel.

Job Purpose

To support the General Manager in all areas of Commercial / Financial Development and assist with achieving the budgeted profit results for the Hotel and managing the hotel assets and liabilities.

To ensure the overall policies, procedures and financial controls of the company and the group are adhered and effectively controlled.

To ensure all group reports and statutory reports are prepared on a timely basis.

To manage and motivate and support team members.

Key Responsibilities

To prepare and report the monthly management accounts and provide analysis to the management team and head office on a timely basis.

To support and advise the management teams on financial and commercial matters arising out of monthly management account reviews.

To coordinate the preparation of budgets and forecasts and review and challenge these to continuously improve the budgeting process. To monitor and regularly report performance against budgets and forecasts.

Preparation of year end statutory financial statements and management of external audit to ensure that completed efficiently and to group reporting deadlines.

Responsible for VAT, PAYE & NIC and other payroll deductions, pension administration and liaising with tax agents to support preparations of the corporate tax returns.

To ensure robust financial controls are in place and that group accounting policies and procedures are adhered.

To ensure that fixed assets and stocks are safeguarded and adequately controlled,

To ensure that all balance sheet assets and liabilities are reconciled monthly including group assets and liabilities.

To oversee and ensure that revenues, cash and stocks are reconciled on a regular basis and discrepancies highlighted.

Team Management and Developmental

To support the General Manager daily management of the hotel.

To provide to ad hoc reports to the general manager, the management team or group finance as and when required.

To attend Finance review meetings on a regular basis as determined by the General Manager.

To support the accounts assistant in managing the payroll, sales ledger, purchase ledger. and weekly cash flow reporting.

To actively support and monitor the development of the finance team ensuring departmental training where required

To liaise with general manager and group finance team to identify your own professional development and ensure that you maintain and develop the skills and competencies required to fulfil your financial, operational and technical duties.

Cost Control

To measure cost drivers and identify cost reduction opportunities.

To encourage initiative to drive higher deposit balances and reduction in debt.

To work with the management teams to control payroll in line with the revenue budget ensuring that accurate records are maintained, staffing versus business levels are challenged regularly and time sheet reporting is accurate.

To maintain a contract, register and on a regular basis measure performance against contract and identify discrepancies / shortfalls and action.

Customer Focus

To review and act upon customer feedback relevant to your areas of responsibility to achieve positive and consistent results.

To comply with statutory and company requirements for your areas of responsibility including Fire, Health and Safety, Risk Assessment, and all employment legislation.


Qualified accountant or qualified by experience with at least 5 years' experience gained within hotel / hospitality sector (highly desirable).

Competent skills in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Microsoft office

Previously experience of providing financial analysis to non-finance managers.

Experience of working in a small to medium sized entrepreneurial business

Knowledge of Sage 50 - desirable (not essential)

Knowledge of all financial ledgers and financial reporting.

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Required skills

  • Accountant

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