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Director of Finance

Job Reference 486614 Profession Finance - Accounting - Audit | Finance Management

Hotel or Entity Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa Managed hotel

Northern UAE
United Arab Emirates 
Sofitel Dubai The Palm Resort & Spa World Class Hotels & French EleganceSofitel offers contemporary hotels and resorts adapted to today’s more demanding and more versatile consumers who expect and appreciate beauty, quality and excellence. Whether situated in the heart of a major city like Paris, London, New York or Beijing, or nestled away in a country landscape in Morocco, Egypt, Fiji Islands or Thailand, each Sofitel property offers a genuine experience of the French “ art de vivre”.Sofitel and its Ambassadors link the world with French Elegance across a collection of unique addresses offering their guests and partners a personalized service enriched with emotion, performance and a passion for Excellence.
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Job Level Job
Fixed-term contract: No
Status Full Time
Anticipated Start Date 01-05-2019


Level of Education
Master / MBA
Areas of study
Economy, Finance, Accounting
Professional experiences
3 to 5 years
Languages essential

Essential and optional requirements

Financial and Accounting System Knowledge.
Knowledge on Hotel operating system, such as Opera etc.

Key tasks

• To co-ordinate an effective and efficient Payroll Management / Resource allocation through establishing a flexible work force throughout the Division, based on the
principles of Multi Skills and Multi Tasking.
• To represent the Accounting & Finance Department on the hotel's Executive Committee.
• To be demanding and critical when it comes to departmental standards.
• To maintain complete and supported accounting records of the hotel as per Sofitel / Accor Policies & Procedures.
• To implement local accounting procedures to ensure compliance with the local government regulations, after approval from the Regional Offices.
• To prepare, supervise, scrutinize and to approve monthly journal entries, balance sheet and income statement.
• To prepare and interpret the financial statements and reports of the hotel.
• To submit monthly reporting package on a timely basis.
• To audit the accounts, records and transactions of the hotel, aided by the ongoing efforts to streamline internal control procedures.
• To review the monthly bank reconciliation statements.
• To scrutinize the monthly financial reports, to investigate unusual variations and to prepare comments to be attached to the report.
• To verify the prepaid expenses, deferred charges are up-to-date and in agreement with the books.
• To administer and to control cash management; this includes investing in time deposits in banks approved by Regional Office and the Owning Company.
• To understand Sofitel and the Hotel’s tax obligations, using the assistance of locally appointed auditors or tax experts.
• To assist the General Manager and Heads of Department in the compilation forecasts covering all activities of the hotel.
• To assist the General Manager in the compilation of Business Plan.
• To assist General Manager in the preparation of Capital Expenditure Authorization Request.
• To ensure that each section of the Accounting & Finance Department is managed efficiently, maximizing utilization of Technology.
• To ensure that the physical inventories of all supplies and operating equipment are being taken on a monthly and a quarterly basis respectively.
• To implement all necessary control in order to safeguard the assets of the hotel and to maintain records for the fixed assets, operating equipment, supplies and inventories.
• To review the reports compiled by Cost Controller and to liaise with the Purchasing Manager to ensure proper procedures and control of inventories.

Sofitel and its Ambassadors

The Sofitel brand is based on three core values guaranteed by each employee every day:
A Passion for Excellence, an Essence of Pleasure and a Spirit of Openness.

Through their actions and know-how, the Men and Women that are the creators of Sofitel’s luxury, offer clients a highly personalised service. By transforming every detail into a unique moment of pure comfort and elegance, they create and nurture a relationship with their guests.
The Sofitel values are also at the heart of the communication between employees. It is the legacy received and transmitted by all those involved in the brand to guarantee the continuity of the Sofitel spirit in the hotels and headquarters.