Financial Controller

Kilkenny, Full Time

Experienced Financial Controller to join a hotel operation in Kilkenny. You will assume full responsibility for the day-to-day finance operations of the hotel.To work closely with colleagues to achieve timely management and financial reporting, ensuring the highest standards of accuracy and integrity are implemented. 


As a Hotel Financial Controller, you will produce accurate reports including forecasting revenue, costs and profitability, P&L accounts and budget packs. You will also be responsible for monitoring the correct billing of revenues and cash control. Ensuring efficient control systems are in place for forecasting and controlling expenditure including payroll and gross margins are a key part of the role. About the role:

  • Report and reconcile daily revenue, prepare daily, management information for hotel from PMS.
  • Processing of purchase orders and invoices, input into accounts system coding correctly to nominal codes, pay suppliers in accordance with the company’s financial policy. Deal with supplier queries and reconcile suppliers’ statement.
  • Financial management skills e.g., ability to analyse P&L statements, develop operating budgets, prepare a short and long term forecast, and champion capital expenditure planning
  • Responsible for payroll processing and monthly PAYE reconciliation. Report payroll costs by department and input into ledger.
  • Ensure credit control is in place to collect debts in line with company policy
  • Ensure all revenue is captured and all costs are reported correctly in nominal ledger.
  • Prepare Prepayment and Accrual Journal
  • Reconcile Cash and bank account
  • Prepare monthly management accounts in line with the company’s financial policy. Oversee stocktakes for beverage, liaise with all HOD’s regarding departmental P&L’s, gross profit %.
  • Ensure all balance sheet accounts are reconciled and actioned every month
  • Submission of quarterly VAT returns
  • Coordinate all financial audits.


Skills and Experience

  • Qualified accountant (ACA/ACCA/CIMA)
  • At least 4-5 years of related experience, preferably in the hospitality/hotel industry in Ireland.Previous Assistant Controller experience will be considered
  • Ability to use standard software applications and hotel systems. Technology-  savvy 
  • Confident, articulate and communicative with good interpersonal skills
  • Strong process orientation with a positive approach to change
  • Able to coach team members (since the team will grow)
  • Organised, systematic and deadlines driven
  • Analytical and detail oriented
  • Good Excel skills, computer literate with multiple systems experience an advantage
  • Experience of working within an entrepreneurial environment an advantage


A starting salary guide of  €70K 


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