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Apprentice CIMA Finance Manager

Marriott Highcliff Hotel
St Michaels Road, Bournemouth, BH2 5DU
£26,000.00 - £30,000.00 annually
Closing date
5 Dec 2021

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Business / Management
Banking & Financial Services
Role Type
Apprenticeship, Degree
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Manages the hotel's day-to-day Accounting function, assisting the Cluster Director of Finance in providing financial leadership to the business and clear structure and direction to the Finance team.

Primary responsibilities include preparation and analysis of the financial reports and reconciliations, internal and external reporting, budgeting/forecasting, audit and control, asset and liability reconciliation, working capital and cash control.

Achieving Business Results:
  • Supports strategies and conducts activities to drive financial results, guest satisfaction, human capital index and market share
  • Effectively manages the day-to-day operation of Accounting to execute finance and accounting responsibilities for the property
  • Assists the Cluster DOF in developing the annual business plan, budgets, forecasts, financial reports, tax compliance, and profit and loss statements
  • Works through own team and influencing department managers to ensure appropriate controls are in place to manage business risks
  • Assists in the hiring of accounting associates, and development and retention of a diverse high calibre workforce to provide strong functional expertise to the property and the discipline
  • Sustains a work environment that focuses on fair and equitable treatment and associate satisfaction to enable business success

Supporting Profitability and Revenue Goals:
  • Meets Report Delivery Deadlines
  • Submits reports in a timely manner, ensuring delivery deadlines
  • Verifies P&L Accuracy
  • Verifies that profits and losses are documented accurately, in line with Marriott Processes and procedures
  • Communicates with and provides information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person
  • Demonstrates leadership by using interpersonal and communication skills to lead, influence, and encourages others; advocates sound financial/business decision making; demonstrates honesty/integrity; leads by example
  • Achieves and exceeds goals including performance goals, budget goals, team goals, etc.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of job-relevant issues, products, systems, and processes.
  • Develops specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work and the work of the finance team
  • Generates and provides accurate and timely results in the form of reports, presentations, etc.
  • Analyseinformation and evaluates results to choose the best solution, solve problems and make decisions
  • Informs and/or updates the executives, peers and subordinates on relevant information in a timely manner
  • Verifies that all Taxes are current, collected and/or accrued
  • Monitors all taxes that apply, ensuring that taxes are current, collected and/or accrued
  • Processes information: compiles, codes, categories, calculates, tabulates, audits, or verifies information or data
  • Evaluates information to determine compliance with standards, using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards
  • Updates and uses relevant knowledge, keeps up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to job

Assists in Conducting Strategic Planning and Decision Making:
  • Communicates financial concepts in a clear and persuasive manner that is easy to understand and drives desired behaviours
  • Advises the Cluster Executive committee on existing and evolving operating/financial issues
  • Provides ongoing analytical support (e.g., monitoring the operating department's actual and projected sales and profit and coach's management team to ensure financial goals are met and opportunities are identified and addressed)
  • Aids the Cluster DOF in developing the annual business plan, budgets and monthly forecasts
  • Provides analytical support during budget reviews to identify cost saving and productivity opportunities
  • Provides direction and assistance to other organizational units regarding accounting and budgeting policies and procedures, and efficient control and utilisation
  • Orient's hotel managers to the accounting function and coaches to effectively manage their department's financial performance
  • Produces accurate and timely financial reports to support effective decision making
  • Provides meaning or context to the financial results
  • Verifies that the P&L is accurate (i.e., costs are properly matched to revenue, costs are recorded in the proper accounts) and statements are delivered to appropriate individuals in a timely manner

Managing Projects and Policies:
  • Maintains a strong accounting & operational control environment to safeguard assets improve operations and profitability and manage business risks
  • Produces accurate forecasts that enable operations to react to changes in the business
  • Reconciles balance sheet and ensures account balances are current and supported by appropriate documentation in accordance with SOPs

Managing and Conducting Human Resource Activities:
  • Facilitates critique meetings to review results with management team
  • Celebrates successes and publicly recognizes the contributions of team members
  • Leverages strong functional leadership and communication skills to influence the management team and to lead own team
  • Establishes and maintains open, collaborative relationships with associates and ensures associates do the same within the team
  • Creates a working environment that enables the retention of top talent and where individuals perform at their best
  • Verifies that team members are cross trained to support successful daily operations
  • Conducts annual performance appraisals with direct reports according to Standard Operating Procedures
  • Encourages open dialogue between team members
  • Assigns team members and other department managers clear accountability to accomplish goals
  • Uses all available on the job training tools for associates
  • Manages internal, external and regulatory audit processes and ensures compliance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), verifying that hotel policies are administered fairly and consistently
  • Verifies that disciplinary procedures and documentation are completed according to Standard and Local Operating Procedures (SOPs and LSOPs) and support the Peer Review Process
  • Generates and reviews financial reports that are linked to the plan's financial goals
  • Verifies that tax rates used for sales/use tax are current and proper amounts are collected and/or accrued
  • Completes ad-hoc requests from Cluster DOF & Assistant Cluster DOF

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Hotel accounting experience and operational experience is preferred
  • Excel skills to Intermediate level
  • Knowledge of other Microsoft Office programs

Personal qualities

  • Timeliness and accuracy in recording and reporting
  • Ability to verbally communicate effectively with clients, suppliers and co-workers
  • Security and safety in work habits
  • Hands on approach required
  • Flexible team player - and strong communicator
  • Willingness to learn and develop

Desired qualifications

Degree orPart-qualified towards CIMA (not more than 8 exams passed) or equivalent.

Future prospects

Internal promotion opportunities within UK and worldwide.

Things to consider

  • Meals on duty
  • Free use of the hotel gym
  • Company Paid Private Medical Care
  • Company matched pension contributions up to 6%
  • Global hotel room discounts for Marriott and it's brands
  • Worldwide food and drink discounts
  • An attractive long service programme
  • Car parking

The salary is £26k - £30k depending on qualifications and experience.

Please note the interview and start dates are flexible and just a guide.
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