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Director of Finance and Business Support

Hotel Brand: Crowne Plaza
Location: Kuwait, Kuwait City

Job number: EMEAA24838


About Us

IHG® is one of the world’s leading hotel companies, with a promise to provide True Hospitality for everyone. Making everyone feel welcome and cared for, recognised and respected, whoever and wherever they are in the world. Our brands are well-known and loved the world over - Regent Hotels & Resorts, InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Kimpton® Hotels & Restaurants, Hotel Indigo®, EVEN® Hotels, HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, voco™ hotels, Holiday Inn®, Holiday Inn Express®, Holiday Inn Club Vacations®, Holiday Inn Resort®, avid™ hotels, Staybridge Suites® and Candlewood Suites®. Join us and not only can you benefit from the world of variety and opportunity that comes with working for a global organisation, you can also look forward to being part of a company that will appreciate you for being you. We give you room to be yourself.


Your day to day

People • Manage everyday activities, plan and assign work ensuring you always have the right staffing numbers    • Develop your team and improve their performance through coaching and feedback, and create performance and development goals - recognise good performance  • Train your team to make sure they deliver with compliance, to our standards and have the tools they need to work efficiently   • Recommend or initiate any HR elated actions where needed   • Direct the team on how decision-making impacts profits   • Drive a great working environment for teams to thrive – connect departments to create sense of one team   Responsible Busines • Implement and maintain acceptable accounting practices as required by company policy and procedures • Ensure financial control procedures and systems are ethical and legal  • Participate in local recognised professional and industry organisations • Manage hotel contracts (example: vendor leases and/or service contracts)  • Other ad-hoc duties – unexpected moments when we have to pull together to get a task done Financial • Use financial analysis, data trends and market information to anticipate needs, identify operating/financial issues, and recommend actions to maximise 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 • Ensure all accounts are reconciled on a monthly basis and oversee the process of credit extension and collection of overdue accounts • Review rates and recommend rate strategy to the General Manager; participate in sales strategy meetings  • Manage accounts payable to balance cash flow and reputation with suppliers • Analyse ROI for capital projects prior to committing funds and, upon completion, determine if anticipated results were achieved  Maximise cash flow performance of the hotel through controls on inventory (avoid excessive supply), credit and collection, disbursements, deposits and remittances Guest Experience • Help guests - you’ll be happy to help if someone needs assistance with a request or complaint   • Ensure accounting practices, support the guest experience through payment options (e.g. credit card systems, room charges), inventory controls and financial dispute resolution Accountabilities This is the top Accounting job in a large, luxury, or resort hotel. Typically supervises clerical accounting employees in a full range of functions such as Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, Credit/Collections, Purchasing, Audit, Payroll, and/or Accounting Operations.


What we need from you

Qualifications: Bachelor degree in Accounting, Finance or related field. CPA highly preferred. Experience: 4 years in hotel accounting or audit with at least on year as Director of Finance, or an equivalent combination of education and work-related experience. Required Skills: • Demonstrated ability to interact with customers, employees and third parties that reflects highly on the hotel, the brand and the Company. • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office • Problem solving, reasoning, motivating, organizational and training abilities. • Excellent communicative and writing skills • Ability to lead and drive results • Knowledge of accounting management duties e.g. negotiating hotel space and tenant leases; processing payroll; performing asset management duties; providing business projections, displacement analysis, preparing government reports, filing tax returns etc


What we offer

We want to welcome you to a world of bringing True Hospitality to everyone. When you join us at IHG®, you become part of our global family. We pride ourselves on letting your personality and passions shine, recognising the individual contribution you make and supporting your ambition to learn and create your own career path. At IHG, you enjoy a competitive financial and benefits package which include healthcare support and global hotel room discounts. Your achievements will be recognised and your loyalty rewarded but most of all, we’ll give you room to grow!



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