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Fairmont Château Laurier, Ottawa, Canada



Director, Finance & Business Support


Luxury & Lifestyle

Company Description

Located in the heart of Canada's capital next door to the Parliament Buildings, the landmark Fairmont Chateau Laurier hotel in Ottawa is looking to fill the role of Director, Finance & Business Support.

What is in it for you:

  • Wonderful company culture - our colleagues are at the heart of all that we do
  • Food & Beverage discount of 50% in our restaurants
  • Employee benefit card offering discounted rates in Accor worldwide for you and your family
  • Learning programs through our academies designed to sharpen your skills
  • Ability to make a difference through our Corporate Social Responsibility activities, like Planet 21
  • Comprehensive extended health benefits package

Job Description

We are seeking a Senior Financial Leader who will report to the Regional Director, Finance & Business Support, Accor Central Canada, and the General Manager of Fairmont Chateau Laurier. This role is a key member of the property’s Executive Committee and will play a crucial part in driving financial performance and operational excellence. 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Business Operations Analysis: Analyze and advise on revenue and expenditure trends, financial commitments, and future revenues. Recommend efficient resource use and provide strategic financial recommendations. 

  • Financial Management: Lead the Accounting, Purchasing, Receiving, and IT departments, ensuring all standards are followed. Oversee the preparation of financial statements, budgets, and forecasts. 

  • Team Leadership: Support, guide, and coach team members to ensure positive colleague engagement. Develop and implement Colleague Engagement Survey Action Plans. 

  • Executive Participation: Actively participate in Executive Committee, Department Head, and Revenue Management meetings. Contribute to the preparation of annual operating budgets, sales plans, and strategic plans. 

  • Compliance and Controls: Ensure full compliance with Accor, IFRS, and internal financial controls. Establish and monitor operational controls and strategies. 

  • Cash Flow Management: Ensure adequate cash flow for operations, approve cash disbursements, and oversee budget and forecast activities. 

  • Health & Safety: Follow and promote health and safety standards within the team and operations. 

  • Asset Protection: Protect Accor and hotel ownership's interests in assets and operations, liaising with Corporate Legal and Risk Management as needed. 

  • Additional Duties: Perform other duties as assigned by the General Manager and Regional Director. 


  • Minimum 5 years of senior financial leadership experience, preferably in the hotel/hospitality industry. 

  • Canadian Accounting Designation preferred. 

  • Proficient in complex accounting software, Microsoft applications, and relevant computer tools. 

  • Excellent communication and organizational skills. 

  • Strong interpersonal and problem-solving abilities. 

  • Highly responsible, reliable, and detail-oriented. 

  • Ability to work cohesively as part of a team and remain calm and courteous under pressure. 

Additional Information

Fairmont Château Laurier is proud to provide employment accommodation during the recruitment process. Should you require any accommodations, please notify us.

Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:

We are an inclusive company and our ambition is to attract, recruit and promote diverse talent.

In order to keep our employees and the general public safe from the threat of Covid-19 and the rise of variants in the community, the Hotel has implemented a Covid-19 Vaccination Policy.

Why work for Accor?

We are far more than a worldwide leader. We welcome you as you are and you can find a job and brand that matches your personality. We support you to grow and learn every day, making sure that work brings purpose to your life, so that during your journey with us, you can continue to explore Accor’s limitless possibilities.

By joining Accor, every chapter of your story is yours to write and together we can imagine tomorrow's hospitality. Discover the life that awaits you at Accor, visit https://careers.accor.com/

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