Friday, May 16, 2014

Director of Finance - Business Support - Crowne Plaza Doha - Qatar

Do you see yourself as a Director of Finance and Business Support?   What's your passion?  Whether you're into volunteer work, beach sports or flying kites, at IHG we're interested in YOU.  At IHG we employ people who apply the same amount of care and passion to their jobs as they do their hobbies - people who put our guests at the heart of everything they do. And we're looking for more people like this to join our friendly and professional team.  This exciting opportunity has overall responsibility for developing and implementing the total sales and marketing strategy of the hotel.   As the Director of Finance & Business Support, you will direct the financial operations of the hotel to ensure the security of hotel assets.  You will report to the General Manager and Owners on financial state of hotel and make recommendations to improve hotel profitability.  You will serve as primary contact for all hotel financial – and accounting-related issues with owners, auditors (internal and external) and regulatory agencies.

Duties and Resposibilities

    Use financial analysis, data trends and market information to anticipate needs, identify operating/financial issues and recommend actions to maximize financial return.
    Create the annual operating budget for the property and provide analytical support during budget reviews to identify cost saving and productivity opportunities for department heads.
    Analyze ROI for capital projects prior to committing funds and, upon completion, determine if anticipated results were achieved.
    Maximize cash flow performance of the hotel through controls on inventory (avoid excessive supply), credit and collection, disbursements, deposits and remittances.
    Review rates and recommend rate strategy to the General Manager; participate in sales strategy meetings.

    Manage day-to-day activities, plan and assign work, and establish performance and development goals for team members.  Provide mentoring, coaching, and regular feedback to help manage conflict, improve team member performance, and recognize good performance.
    Educate, train and motivate finance and accounting teams to achieve hotel revenue goals.  Ensure colleague has the information, market data, tools and equipment to successfully carry out job duties.  Provide direction to hotel colleagues on how decision-making impacts profits.
    Promote teamwork and quality service through daily communication and coordination with other departments.

    Response quickly to guest requests in a friendly manner.  Follow up to ensure guest satisfaction.
    Ensure accounting practices, support the guest experience through payment options (example: credit card systems, room charges), inventory controls and financial dispute resolution.


    Implement and maintain acceptable accounting practices as required by company policy and procedures.
    Develop and implement financial control procedures and systems; maintain records for internal and external audits; ensure compliance with government and contractual agreements.
    Participate in local recognized professional and industry organizations.
    Manage hotel contracts (example: vendor lease and/or service contracts).
    Perform other duties as assigned.  May also serve as manager on duty.

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