Director of Finance

Dublin, Full Time

*Please do not apply if you do not have hospitality experience*

The  Role: The Director of Finance manages 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. Must have hospitality experience.

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


We are always interested in hearing from hospitality professionals who are looking for the next step in their career. If the position you are interested in is not listed above, we would still love to hear from you. We currently have opportunities available for General Manager, Deputy General Manager; Operations Manager; Food and Beverage Manager; Restaurant Manager; Front Office Manager; Front Office Manager; Sales Manager & Director; Sales Executive; Head Chef; Sous Chef; Revenue Manager, HR Manager and much more. Should you require assistance please feel free to contact me directly. Burren Amber assuring your best interests at all times.


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