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Hilton /Barcelona / Cataluña / Director of Finance - Franchise

Director of Finance - Franchise

Hilton Hotels & Resorts

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Job Summary

Purpose of the position

The DoF A is responsible for planning, directing and controlling financial and administrative functions of the hotel.

Responsibilities & duties

Responsibility 1 - Participate in the provision of effective strategic, financial and human resources planning and information

Provide financial meaningful and timely advice and guidance to the Executive Team; Participate in strategic, financial and human resources planning; prepare and submit accurate forecasts & annual budget; Prepare detailed reports on financial, Assist proactively with cost containment, revenue enhancement, profit improvement opportunities and safeguarding of the company's assets; Attend and lead meetings (P&L Yield, General Assembly), makes presentations to Senior Management and hotel Heads of Departments.

Responsibility 2 - Provide controllership functions in order to ensure compliance with local legislation, company policies and procedures and GAAP.

Supervise accounting and financial systems and maintain full and accurate accounting records; Conduct financial analysis and prepare detailed financial reports and statements; Provide financial and accounting advice, legal support; Ensure compliance with financial legislation, policies and procedures; Develop and implement purchasing practices; Prepare tender documents and administer contracts; Respond to auditors' comments concerning finances and operations and oversee required action to address deficiencies; Maintain cash forecast and controls; Monitor department spending and recommend corrective actions as necessary; Manage investments and reserves.

Responsibility 3 - Treasury accounting controls

Ensure that bank accounts are opened in consultation with owners with a bank of strong financial standing and if local rating services are available, they should be utilized for verification of financial strength.Ensure all payments are signed only by authorized parties and that positive pay and positive payee are in place on all bank accounts (where available) and that source documents are approved by members as stipulated in the hotel management agreement. Monitor the status of Accounts Receivable aging and billing collections to achieve company standards as well as supporting the hotels cash requirements.

Maintain files on all contracts, leases and agreements and ensure compliance with their requirements; ensure proper authorization has been obtained for all hotel specific contracts

(including Engineering), leases and other agreements and competitive bids are on file where applicable and reviewed prior to execution of contract.

Responsibility 4 - Provide leadership and direction to Finance and Administration staff to ensure efficient use of resources.

Establish and maintain internal controls to ensure compliance with financial policies and procedures; Evaluate the performance of, and provide training and development opportunities for, Finance and Administration staff; Provide leadership by delegating tasks, Conduct effective department meetings; appropriately communicate and complete any action items

Responsibility 5 - Assist General Manager in establishing policies, procedures, rules, internal controls and safeguards that are beneficial to the business.

Maintain harmonious and professional relationship with all departments and Home Office. Maintain close relations with hotel's/resort's ownership and internal/external auditors and ensure effective action necessary on all agreed upon recommendations

Actively support the hotel internal Committees.

Actively network within the community to attract potential candidates for recruitment purposes and understanding the competitive market.

Job Requirements:

Academic & trades qualifications

Bachelor Degree in Accounting or Finance
Master Degree

Work experience & skills

At least 5 years of management similar experience
Experience ERP user
Negotiation skills
Strong financial statement and GAAP knowledge
Proficient with computers and MS Office programs
Fluent in both Spanish & English
Experience in 4/5* international hotel chain
Financial Reporting; Budgeting
Experience in hospitality industry
Knowledge of operations a plus

Personal qualities & behavioural traits

Previous experience and ability to effectively interact and communicate with all levels of management, suppliers, guests and executives
Effective written communications Skills
Ability to work in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment and prioritize multiple tasks with completion in a timely manner

Strong organizational skills with attention to details and high level of accuracy
Strong analytical and problem solving skills
Ability to lead and mentor a team
Stress & Time management skills


1. Executive Team Guidance & Business Support
2. Corporate Office Reporting; implementation of new projects/P&Ps
3. External & Internal Auditors Compliance with company & local regulations
4. Suppliers Negotiations; follow-up

NOTE: This hotel is owned and operated by an independent franchisee. The franchisee controls all aspects of the hotel’s employment practices, including the collection and processing of the personal data that you provide on this website, hiring, salaries and benefits. If you accept a position at this hotel you will be employed by a franchisee and not by Hilton.

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