The Grand Brighton

Interim Financial Controller - The Grand Brighton - Finance

£75000.00 per annum plus bonus
15 Sep 2020
13 Oct 2020
The Grand Brighton - Finance
Job Type
Full Time
Want to join “The Best Employer” in Hospitality, as awarded at the latest Cateys?

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a talented and experienced finance professional to join our award winning team as an Interim Financial Controller, to cover maternity leave, based at The Grand Brighton, working alongside the Group Finance Director and the management teams at the two hotels within the portfolio, The Grand Brighton and the Richmond Hill Hotel.

At The Grand, we make hospitality truly meaningful. We strive to create an individual and personal experience for all our guests and staff by delivering Exceptional experiences for both……so individuals with engaging personalities, who recognise the detail and demonstrate a creative and positive attitude, are a perfect match for us.

Reporting to the Group Finance Director, this position is a key contributor to the hotels’ success. The role combines the responsibilities of the current Financial Controller, responsible for management of The Grand finance function and team, as well as supporting the Group Finance Director in project planning, finance operational reviews and projects to enhance the efficiency and productivity of systems and procedures in both properties.

In return for high levels of passion and commitment, we offer a great package including:
Company Bonus Scheme, Private Health Care, Work Place Pension and Life Assurance; Cash Plan Healthcare package; Perks and Discounts App – including e vouchers, free and flash perks with Perkbox; Salary Sacrifice Schemes; Discounted use of the hotel; Discounted accommodation staff rates.

The role would be perfect for candidates with:
• A background as FD or FC in hospitality, hotels, leisure or travel
• Experience of self-accounting operations, with full balance sheet and cashflow management
• Project management experience in an independent business environment
• Analytical skills to review, enhance and document systems and procedures
• Capability in supporting management in decision making
• Capital expenditure evaluation skills
• Statutory reporting experience
• Good communication skills
• Capability to work on their own in a non-structured and new environment

Key responsibilities during the contract will include:
• Support the GFD with Project management of system and IT improvements, including a new payroll system at RHH, procurement systems and a database management system in both properties
• Capital Feasibility analysis for presentation to the owners on major projects
• Statutory Accounting for both properties and management of the annual audit
• Liaison with the owner for regular reporting
• Review and presentation of the periodic reporting requirements, this will include the monthly management accounts, balance and cashflow
• Support in the management of the two finance teams
• Support to the operations teams in the two hotels

It is anticipated that this role will be for 6-9 months, flexed by a month handover at either end of the contract. Candidates must be available for interview early October and available to start mid November 2020 for a handover with the current FC.

If you are keen to progress your career with a progressive, people focused independent spirited businesses and this is a challenge that excites you, then apply now!