Finance Director - Managing UK & Virtual Team
Finance Director - Managing UK & Virtual Team
We are based in London, England & called Altitude London. We are situated in the heart of Westminster in London's famous SW1, right next to the London Eye, The Houses of Parliament and The River Thames. www.AltitudeLondon.com
We provide top venues that command stunning views over all of London and her prominent landmarks. Guests enjoy the panoramic jet liner views of one of the world’s greatest cities, in impeccable venues with innovative services.
Altitude London is perfect for: Corporate Events, Christmas Parties, Private Gatherings, Wedding Receptions, Meetings and Conferences.
We are seeking a dynamic and accomplished Finance Director on a full time basis.
Strategy, Planning & Reporting will play an integral role in managing the finances of the company. Using your commercial acumen to ensure all opportunities for income generation are exploited. You will also be the companies Lead for pricing, reporting and forecasting & managing the finance for the different departments.
Key requirements are the ability to drive results, ensuring continuity of supply and achieving stretching savings targets and the ability to work closely with customers within the business, being seen as key contacts for the operations and other departments which will be done by daily Skype meetings. The role is suited to a technically strong, strategic thinking Accountant who is able to use Sage Line 50 offer strong project management and negotiation skills whilst working in a fast-paced changeable environment in the hospitality industry.
CORE WORK ACTIVITIES
Engaging in Strategic Planning and Decision Making
Develops means to improve profit, including estimating cost and benefit, exploring new business opportunities, etc.
Analyzes information, forecasts sales against expenses and creates annual budget plans.
Compiles information, analyzes and monitors actual sales against projected sales.
Analyzes differences between actual budget wages and forecasted wages for more efficient budget planning.
Identifies the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
Thinks creatively and practically to develop, execute and implement new business plans
Creates the annual operating budget for the company.
Provides analytical support during budget reviews to identify cost saving and productivity opportunities for property managers.
Implements a system of appropriate controls to manage business risks.
Ensures a strong accounting and operational control environment to safeguard assets, improve operations and profitability.
Analyzes financial data and market trends.
Leads the development and implementation of a comprehensive annual business plan which is aligned with the company's and brand's strategic direction.
Provides on going analytical support by monitoring the operating department's actual and projected sales.
Produces accurate forecasts that enable operations to react to changes in the business.
Utilizes interpersonal and communication skills to lead, influence, and encourage others; advocates sound financial/business decision making; demonstrates honesty/integrity; leads by example.
Communicates the strategic goals, the focus and the owner priorities to subordinates in a clear and precise manner.
Oversees internal, external and regulatory audit processes.
Attends meetings by Skype and communicating with the owners, understanding the priorities and strategic focus.
Advises the GM and executive committee on existing and evolving operating/financial issues.
Communicates financial concepts in a clear and persuasive manner that is easy to understand and drives desired behaviors.
Demonstrates an understanding of cash flow and owner priorities.
Manages property working capital and cash flow in accordance with brand standard operating procedures and owner requirements.
Facilitates critique meetings to review information with management team.
Ensures Profits and Losses are documented accurately. Monitors all taxes that apply, ensuring that taxes are current, collected and/or accrued.
Submits reports in a timely manner, ensuring delivery deadlines. Develops and supports achievement of performance goals, budget goals, team goals, etc.
Improves profit growth in operating departments. Reviews audit issues to ensure accuracy. Monitor the purchasing process as applicable. Managing Projects and Policies
Generates and provides accurate and timely results in the form of reports, presentations, etc.
Reconciles balance sheet to ensure account balances are supported by appropriate documentation in accordance with standard operating procedures.
Ensures that the P&L is accurate (e.g., costs are properly matched to revenue, costs are recorded in the proper accounts).
Please send us your CV to include experience in a similar position and confirm that you are able to work full time and what your salary you are looking for.
Skills: finance, sage, management