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Chief Accountant - Holiday Inn Express Singapore Clarke Quay

Hotel Brand: Holiday Inn Express
Location: Singapore, Singapore

Hotel: Singapore Clarke Quay (SINCQ), 2 Magazine Road, 059573

Job number: 109537

About us

Holiday Inn Express is the smart choice for savvy business and leisure travelers, offering a relaxed, affordable and hassle-free stay every time. Located at the heart of key business and leisure districts, every Holiday Inn Express is just steps away from dining and entertainment options. As a Team Member at Holiday Inn Express, you will experience a variety of roles in your daily job and will be empowered to make a difference. You will be part of a multi-skilled, multi-talented, collaborative and action-oriented team to deliver the SMART experience, providing everything our guests need and nothing they don’t.


Your day to day

Perform professional accounting duties to maintain control over expenses, income, assets and liability of the hotel to ensure the security of the assets of the company in a centralized accounting environment. Manage lower level accounting staff.

Positions Supervised: Accounts Receivable Officer, Income Auditor, and Accounts Payable Officer.

Embrace and promotes the desired work culture around our Winning Ways of the InterContinental Hotels Group and the brand ethos.


Financial Returns

  • Works with superior in the preparation and management of the department’s budget. Duties include:
  • Assists in co-ordinating the preparation of the departmental annual budget
  • Assists in monitoring and controlling departmental cost on an ongoing basis to ensure performance against budget
  • Assists in the preparation of the hotel strategic plan, goals program, and Finance Departmental Budget



  • Cooperates, coordinates and communicates with other departments in matters concerning accounting related matters and internal control
  • Works with Superior on manpower planning and management needs
  • Interacts, as required, with individuals outside the hotel including hotel’s bank, tax auditors and other hotels and IHG corporate offices


Guest Experience

  • Build and maintain positive relationships with all internal customers and guests in order to exceed their needs
  • Take action to address these needs in order to exceed their expectations


Responsible Business

  • Demonstrate Awareness of OH&S policies and procedures and ensure all procedures are conducted safely and within OH&S guidelines
  • Be aware of duty of care and adhere to occupational, health and safety legislation, policies and procedures
  • Be familiar with property safety, first aid and fire and emergency procedures and operate equipment safely and sensibly
  • Initiate action to correct a hazardous situation and notify supervisors of potential dangers
  • Log security incidents and accidents in accordance with hotel requirements



  • Ensure compliance to the IHG policies, procedures and statutory requirement
  • Maintain accounting controls by preparing and recommending policies and procedures to improve the work flows in accounts department
  • Review and correct daily revenue journal
  • Maintain and ensure proper update of daily transaction to ensure accuracy of information and entries, including food and beverage transfer
  • Prepare and input journal entry for month end closing
  • Responsible for month end closing including the IHG and owner reporting package
  • Analyze monthly financial accounts and provide financial information to management
  • Controls all balance sheet accounts by preparation of monthly account reconciliation and actions accordingly by liaising with BSC, including the explanation of open items to BSC
  • Prepare monthly/quarterly GST
  • Specially reviews the accounts payable balance to ensure accuracy and proposes action and follow up to be taken to ensure a clear balance with limited over 90/120 day amounts
  • Review accounts payable purchase journal and accounts payable/inventory interface
  • Review travel agency commission payments
  • Maintain and ensure proper update of contract, License, CAPEX, Fixed Asset Disposal Form and Carpark etc on timely and accurately
  • Liaison with owner office, internal, external auditors
  • Prepare monthly forecasting and yearly budget together with the operation teams
  • Coordinate and administrate in CSA
  • Overseeing Accounts Receivable, Income Audit and Accounts Payable
  • Reports directly to and communicates with the Cluster Asst Controller on all matters pertaining to accounting and financial controls.
  • Performs other duties as required


What we need from you

  • Minimum Diploma or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 Years of related work experience
  • Able to communicate with and lead colleagues


What we offer

In return for your hard work, you can look forward to a highly competitive salary and benefits package – including:

  • 5-days work week
  • Duty Meal
  • Uniforms/ Laundry Services
  • Midnight Transportation
  • Birthday Off
  • Learning and Development Opportunities
  • Flexi Benefit
  • Insurance Coverage
  • 50% F&B discount at Hotel’s selected Restaurant
  • Special Employee rate at all IHG Hotels worldwide


What’s more, because your career will be as unique as you are, we’ll give you all the tailored support you need to make a great start, be involved and grow. And because the Holiday Inn Express brand belongs to the IHG® family of brands, you’ll also benefit from all of the opportunities that come from being part of a successful, global hospitality company with over 6000 hotels in over 100 countries around the world.


So whoever you are, whatever you love doing, bring your passion to the Holiday Inn Express brand and IHG and we’ll make sure you’ll have room to be yourself. Find out more about joining us today by going to


Don't quite meet every single requirement, but still believe you'd be a great fit for the job? We'll never know unless you hit the 'Apply' button. Start your journey with us today and let's #GoFurtherTogether.

Don't quite meet every single requirement, but still believe you'd be a great fit for the job? We'll never know unless you hit the 'Apply' button. Start your journey with us today and let's #GoFurtherTogether.

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