Regional Financial Controller

WHO ARE WE

Generator is a global lifestyle platform across two unique brands (Generator and Freehand). Our vision is to become the world’s leading design-led accommodation brand. We aim to achieve this by offering a host of soulful social spaces, cultural events and a creative programme that inspires guests and locals alike, all while providing affordable and safe accommodation in the centre of the city.

ABOUT THE ROLE

As Regional Financial Controller, you will have responsibility for the following areas:

  1. Leadership of property finance teams in England, Ireland, Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark
    • Recruit, mentor and develop the local property finance teams who all report into this position
    • Ensure best practice accounting across the estate and that the highest internal control standards are adhered to
    • Drive continuous process improvement
    • Work with the Group Finance, Operations and IT teams to review, conclude on and implement system improvements to improve reporting accuracy, speed and overall control
  1. Cost management
    • This role will partner strongly with the Operations team in the locations as well as the wider Head Office Operations team particularly around cost management – and ensuring the hotels track or exceed budget expectation – and driving value across the portfolio
  1. Reporting/budgeting
    • Work with the Group Finance team to improve the quality of reporting in respect of the monthly management accounts, particularly around explaining deviations from budget KPIs, particularly cost KPIs
    • Oversee the monthly forecasting and annual budgeting process for all properties in the region
    • Production of other ad-hoc other recurring reports

Naturally this is not intended as an exhaustive list of duties. Other duties as may be reasonably required will form part of this job description.

 

TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THE ROLE, YOU NEED:

  • To be very commercially and operationally focussed with a track record of success in hotel cost management
  • Demonstrable experience of outstanding leadership and people skills across multiple jurisdictions
  • To be highly collegiate and be able to work seamlessly with a large range of other stakeholders including General Managers, Senior Executive Team and the wider Head Office Team.
  • To be highly impactful, dynamic individual and possess strong communication skills
  • To have a hands-on attitude with microscopic attention to detail
  • Prior experience and a demonstrable track record in an Operational Finance role with responsibility for a multi-site business within the hospitality industry
  • Strong Excel, analytical and reporting skills
  • Should have formal qualifications or extensive experience in Accountancy/Finance
  • Highly experienced in business partnering, analysis and requirement gathering, ideally having operated in an organisation through business change and transformation
  • Proven track record of introducing cost saving financial initiatives, new systems and processes
  • Candidates need to be fluent in English and preferably another European language (to business level) across any of the locations this role will be responsible for
  • Experience in using Exact and Lucanet preferred
  • Lead, manage and train location bookkeepers with responsibility for presenting their month end P&Ls explaining business performance and variances to budget / forecast

OUR KEY GLOBAL BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Birthday holiday in addition to your yearly holiday allocation
  • Employee Bounty Program providing opportunities to earn up to €1,000 for new hire referrals with no cap on number of referrals made 
  • Company contribution towards gym membership for all eligible employees 
  • Ideas Award - Quarterly award to double pay for 1 month to employee with most valuable suggestion/feedback 
  • 2 free nights’ accommodation across any of our properties (subject to availability)
  • Reduced room rates for staff as well as friends and family members (we operate in 19 locations across Europe & US so your next holiday is sorted)
  • Online learning tools
  • Social events and celebrations calendar
  • Various employee recognition schemes

Send us your application in English. If you’ve got questions call us, or check www.staygenerator.com or our social media pages. We look forward to hearing from you.

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