Chief Accountant

Posted 4 Apr 2019

BFast Placements is recruiting for a Chief Accountant. Position is available for a 5-star international hotel.

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Sandton, Gauteng

Required Qualifications

2 years or more of progressive Finance experience, preferably in a hotel. Experience supervising Finance staff members. Prior MICROS, ADP/Enterprise, Kronos, and Opera and PMS) expertise desired. Must be an advanced user of Microsoft Word and Excel. Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with people of diverse socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds. Must possess the following strengths: high energy, entrepreneurial spirit, motivational leader, effective communicator, effective in providing exceptional customer service and ability to improve the bottom line. Clear concise written and verbal communication skills in English. Must have excellent organizational, administrative and problem-solving skills.

Additional Info

• This position is responsible for the oversight of the hotel's general ledger operations and supports the hotel Director of Finance. • Additionally, this person will be responsible for efficiently running the Finance department in line with hotel’s corporate standards while meeting guest and owner expectations. • Prepare and review all journal vouchers, month-end reports and reconciliations. • Review preliminary financial statements with Director of Finance • Participate in monthly financial reviews and assist Director of Finance with the presentation of these reports • Assist Director of Finance with supervising Finance staff and the Information Technology functions of the hotel including coaching and counselling associates to reflect service standards and procedures, interviewing, training and evaluating performance of staff. • Manage and help oversee hotel on-site accounting functions to ensure proper fiscal management, timely and accurate reporting and analysis for the hotel. This responsibility also includes hotel financial planning, budgeting, accounting and cash management • Systems administration, G/L account reconciliations, budget preparations, inventories, monthly closings and full P&L responsibility. • Assist with managing and ensuring SOX compliance. • Assist Director of Finance with completing the year-end audit process. • Review and approve all reconciliations and audit work papers. Participate in and respond to auditor requests to ensure total hotel c compliance. • Help prepare all monthly and annual financial statements. Investigate, review and analyze the variance explanations, involving the department staff in this process. Take initiative to manage trouble shooting for respective cost controls and revenue enhancement • Assist Director of Finance with special reporting and analysis projects whether it's career opportunities, job enrichment or a supportive work environment, if you are ready for this challenge, then we are ready for you.

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Please send your application to by no later than the April 8, 2019.

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