Britannia Hotels

Area Controller - South of England

Horley, Surrey
29 Sep 2017
26 Oct 2017
Job Type
Full Time

Area Controller - South of England

Britannia Hotels is the fastest expanding independent UK hotel group, currently we have 51 hotels (and growing) and 6 Pontins Holiday Parks. A fiercely independent, innovative and thriving company, our success has been built on the can-do attitude of the people who work for us.

Role Objective

  • Managing the Hotel Controllers within your defined Area in the South of England.
  • Critically assess all procedures and practises on a constant basis
  • Ensure all new company procedures and instructions are implemented
  • The financial interests of the company are protected at all times
  • Draw attention to areas of weakness/concern, ensuring corrective action is taken
  • NB. A full UK driving licence is essential (as job is based on the road)

Main Responsibilities

  • Recruitment, Training, Development & Guidance of Hotel Controllers within your area
  • Have regular contact with Hotel Controllers in your area by either meetings or site visits
  • Be the first port of call for all issues raised by Hotel Controllers within your area
  • Hotel Control Function: Revenue & Lost Income Auditing/Cash & Credit Card Reconciliation/Purchase Ledger/Sales Ledger/Food & Liquor Stocktaking/Wage Processing

Person Specification

  • The candidate must be:
  • Experienced in managing a large team and/or experience of managing a multi-site set-up
  • Experienced in financial auditing and/or accounts background desirable
  • Ideally from a Hotel/Audit/Finance Background; Candidates from a Hotel Front Office background would be considered
  • Competent with Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Prior knowledge of Front Office systems operating systems & Epos desirable
  • Problem solving, critical analysis, logical, independent and balanced common-sense approach, are all important characteristics
  • Full training given, attitude of candidate is key

Employee Benefits 

  • Up to 28 days holiday including bank holidays per annum
  • Discounted weekend breaks
  • Meals on duty (Subject eligibility)
  • Uniform (Subject to position)
  • Accelerated promotion prospects

Britannia Hotels are an Equal Opportunities employer and applicants from non-EEC countries will require work permits or permission to work issued by the Home Office.

Britannia Hotels will not recognise any submissions related to unsolicited applications and no agency fees will apply in relation to such submissions.  If an agency submits an unsolicited CV to any director or employee of our company, we will not accept liability for commissions or other charges if we subsequently employ that candidate whether directly or through another agency. Where an agency’s correspondence contains a disclaimer indicating otherwise, our policy will prevail in this regard.

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