Neilson Active Holidays

Finance Administrator - Europe

Finance Administrator - France, Italy, Austria, Andorra (Europe)

Winter 2018/19 November - April​

Job Role Summary:

Working for Neilson Active holidays is more than a job, it's a lifestyle! It's all about sharing your passion for the activities you love. You'll be working hard, but the work is fun and there's always plenty of time to play!

We have office teams situated in each of our European destinations teams and they are the backbone of our operation. Our Finance Administrators provide key support to our UK Finance Team, our resort offices and our Hotel Managers through the completion of timely, accurate weekly/monthly reporting, processing of cash expenses/invoices, and assisting with financial analysis. This role will appeal to motivated, hardworking individuals with a great eye for details, who would be keen to combine their financial career with a love for the snow and life in the mountains!

We are always looking for friendly, energetic and approachable individuals to join our amazing team! People who can build rapport with ease and continue to give our guests confidence in the fact, that every element of their holiday is being delivered by people that care.

To join the Neilson Active Holidays team, you must be over the age of 18 and in order for us to acquire the necessary legal paperwork required to place you in an overseas position you must:

  • Hold a valid UK, EU, EEA or Swiss passport
  • Hold a UK National Insurance number
  • Currently be registered to a fixed address within England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland

PLEASE NOTE: Regrettably, if you are currently registered to a fixed address in the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man, it is not possible for us to obtain the necessary legal paperwork required to post you overseas at this time.

Key Responsibilities and Tasks

Hotel & Chalet Finance


  • Timely processing of cash expenses ensuring petty cash balances are closely monitored
  • Processing of invoices and making payments to suppliers
  • Maintaining key supplier relationships 
  • Recording and reconciling cash and card income 
  • Recording the weekly stock take adjustments for each area of the hotel
  • Weekly bank reconciliations
  • Reviewing the monthly P&L with the Hotel Manager and provide commentary to Group Finance

Resort Finance

  • Administrate the liquidation process for representative cash, expenses and ski pack sales
  • Reconcile ski pack supplier invoices
  • Deal with queries from suppliers
  • Process invoices through the company system 
  • Maintain key supplier relationships
  • The timely processing of cash expenses ensuring that petty cash balances are closely monitored
  • Reconcile accommodation invoices
  • Deal with queries alongside the Group Accounts Payable team
  • Weekly bank reconciliations
  • Reviewing the monthly P&L with the Area Manager and provide commentary to Group Finance
  • Promote the Neilson brand in the resort
  • Carry out any other ad-hoc requirements to assist in the smooth running of the overseas operations as required by your line manager

Qualifications & Experience Required:

  • AAT qualification or similar
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Fluent in a relevant language (beneficial)
  • Experience of P&L reporting
  • Experience working overseas is desirable
  • A passion for active sports is desirable

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent planning and organization skills
  • Able to work under pressure
  • Ability to work well within a team and maintain effective working relationships
  • Able to work under own initiative and follow written and verbal instructions

Personal Qualities:

  • Approachable, welcoming, professional and enthusiastic
  • Attentive, outgoing, friendly and happy nature
  • Highly motivated
  • Punctual
  • Flexible
  • Organised
  • Independent

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