Cabrits Resort & Spa Kempinski Dominica

Portsmouth, Dominica

Director of Finance – (in English)

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Director Finance

The overall scope of this role is to safeguard the hotel assets and financial resources and ensure that these are utilized to maximize operating results. To provide timely and accurate information and work together with the executive team in order for the hotel to run profitably and within the legal and corporate guidelines to maximize the use of the resources available and maintain a control over revenues and costs and help ensure that the hotel objectives are met. 

Key responsibilities:

  • Responsible for supporting, mentoring and developing the finance staff.
  • Responsible for supporting and encouraging training of all staff in financial matters.
  • Responsible for developing the annual business plan together with the General Manager and Executive Committee.
  • Responsible for conducting monthly P&L meetings.
  • Responsible for monitoring and controlling all revenues and expenses and making the corresponding recommendations when needed.
  • Responsible for reviewing the cash position of the hotel in order to optimize the use of funds.
  • Responsible for preparing and submitting the quarterly self-assessment report.
  • Responsible for preparing and submitting an accurate monthly forecast.
  • Responsible for reviewing and signing the Balance Sheet reconciliations monthly.
  • Responsible for ensuring the preparation of the accurate and timely monthly financial report.
  • Responsible for being the contact for the auditors and act upon recommendations in the audit report.
  • Responsible for continuously searching for new business opportunities to benefit the hotel.
  • Responsible for the control environment within the hotel.
  • Responsible for keeping and safeguarding all contracts, lease agreements, licenses, insurance policies and all legal and financial documents.
  • Responsible for maintaining good relationships with the hotel owners/representatives as well as external partners.
  • Responsible for communicating with the General Manager on any discrepancies or other potential problems.
  • Additional responsibilities and tasks can be added at any time according to the needs of the business and of the hotel.

Desired skills and qualifications:

  • Eligible for a working permit in country of hire
  • Willingness to relocate to Portsmouth, Dominica
  • BA/BSc in finance, accounting or related field or CPA/ACA/ACCA or MBA (Financial)
  • 2+ years as financial controller, preferably with a 5* Hotel chain
  • Ability to work independently, thrive under pressure and/or challenging circumstances and come up with proactive, rational solutions
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work and communicate in a multinational environment
  • Ability to establish and retain effective working relationships with hotel staff and clients/vendors
  • Ability to identify and delegate tasks effectively
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Applies a professional, confidential and ethical approach at all times
  • Works in a safe, prudent and organized manner
  • Ability to operate computer and office equipment
  • Strong affinity for Information Technology
  • Proficiency in Excel and Word
  • Experience in respective accounting software is a plus
  • Knowledge of the generally accepted accounting principles, local regulations and taxation
  • In-depth knowledge of modern and complex principles and practices of hotel accounting and operations
  • Experience in reporting, forecasting and budgeting

About Kempinski

Hoteliers since 1897, we have travelled the world in search of the most fascinating destinations without ever forgetting the finest traditions of our European heritage. We are dedicated to please, educated to entertain, and we never compromise on the European elegance of service. We pride ourselves on delivering a beautiful performance for each and every one of our guests. And for our employees, we provide a stage on which they can flourish and realise their full potential. Embrace an experience as individual as you are!