Director of Finance

Dublin, Full Time

Burren Amber are currently recruiting for a Hotel  Director of Finance.

**VIP please do not apply for this role if  you do not come from a hospitality background**

The successful candidate will manage the day-to-day operation of the Finance office. Primary responsibilities include financial analysis and financial reporting, audit and control programs and asset & liability reconciliation.

 Principal Tasks

  • To prepare monthly management accounts in an accurate and timely manner.
  • To reconcile the balance sheet and ensure account balances are supported by appropriate documentation.
  • To ensure that the P&L is accurate
  • Monitor and control all sales revenue streams and ensure integrity of all POS systems.
  • To ensure all employees are paid correctly and on time.
  • Production, monitoring and updating of all relevant hotel and company cash flow requirements
  • Preparation of budgets for the business on an annual basis.
  • To assist accounting staff in all facets of their day-to-day operations and to resolve queries where possible in a timely manner.
  • To develop the skills and competencies of the accounting staff in all areas of the finance function.
  • Oversee control of all purchasing/stock control systems and procedures
  • To ensure company compliance on all tax matters and ensure are payments are made on time
  • Oversee that all legal and financial policies and procedures are consistently observed and to ensure compliance with the hotel control manual.
  • To maintain a strong accounting & operational control environment to safeguard assets, improve operations and profitability and manage business risks.
  • To advise the General Manager and Group Finance Manager on existing and evolving operating/financial issues. 
  • To be responsible/accountable for all cash i.e. floats; cash transit procedures, safe/procedures, float spot checks etc.
  • Responsible for the collection and control of debtor accounts and to be the guardian of hotel credit policy, monitoring its implementation consistently
  • To foster a professional and progressive relationship with suppliers ensuring mutual respect is maintained by promptly ensuring accurate payment of creditors
  • To assist in the personal development of relevant management on financial awareness
  • To complete miscellaneous projects / tasks set down by the General Manager or Group Finance Manager as required.
  • To protect the business from any financial litigation or liability.
  • To assist the External Auditor with annual financial audit and prepare adequately for same


Skills and Knowledge

  • Strong communication skills (verbal, listening, writing)
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient in IT & systems, ability to use software applications and hotel systems
  • Ability to acquire and maintain relationships e.g., associates, customers, vendors
  • Effective decision-making skills
  • Effective conflict and change management skills
  • Strong customer and associate relation skills
  • Basic legal expertise related to hotel issues
  • Good presentation and platform skills
  • Knowledge of overall hotel operations as they affect department


Education/Certification & Experience



  • Previous accounts management role
  • Tertiary education in Accounting, Finance, Business Administration, or related field.
  • At least five (5) years Accounting experience
  • Hotel Accounting experience



  • Previous Hotel Director of Finance/ Financial Controller role
  • ACA, ACCA or CIMA Qualification


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