Gilgil Hotel Lodges Cost Controller Jobs in Kenya
Gilgil Hotel Lodges Cost Controller Jobs in Kenya
General Support and coordinate activities of the departments concerned with Finance
Provide leadership, to staff under you, in preparation of work schedules and assigning of specific duties to the heads of departments.
Support the manager in the establishment and implementation of the departmental policies, goals, objectives, and procedures.
Monitor businesses to ensure that they efficiently and effectively provide needed
services while staying within budgetary limits.
Help in the determination of services to be sold, and set prices and credit terms,
based on forecasts of customer demand in liaison with the relevant committee, the front office /receptionist and the Hotel manager
Ensure that the business units do not only register profits but also growth.
To identify customer needs and promote customer recognition throughout the unit.
To regularly and systematically check standards and identify action for
To have a working knowledge of all aspects of the business and maintain constant
involvement of self in tasks
To respond to customer comments and feedback in line with Hotel policy.
To encourage a proactive culture to minimise all customer complaints.
To develop a culture to ensure consistent excellence in customer service.
To support the front office and the Hotel Manager in the production of an annual
business plan for the business identifying key areas for growth and financial
To ensure rigorous systems of financial control and management are in place and
that all key financial targets are met.
Review, analyse of activities, costs, operations and forecast data to determine
department’s progress is towards the stated goals and objectives.
Prepare daily, weekly, monthly quarterly and annual sales reports to the Executive
Director Finance using the prescribed format.
To prepare detailed monthly reports to the Executive Director with a copy to the
hotel manager of the departments activities on or before the 3th of every month.
Maintain daily accountability for work hours, by filling out a tracking log. This log
must be verified by immediate supervisor and submitted for onward transmission to
Maintaining and defending the oath of secrecy in relation to sensitive information
that he/she accesses in the line of duty without close supervision to do that.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Recommend payments and receive funds in accordance with finance procedures:
Prepares payments by verifying documentation, and requesting disbursements.
Collect and examine supporting documents.
Ensure that documents and signatures are valid.
Supervise the preparation of payment vouchers, and receipt vouchers.
Supervise the maintenance of float, loan and salary advance registers.
Prepare monthly payroll in liaison with the Executive Director –Finance & compliance.
Supervise initiation of cheques/payment preparations.\
Ensure that all transactions are recorded, on manual/computer systems as appropriate.
Supervision of the petty cash:
Ensure that supporting documents/signatures are valid.
Carry out cash count every day.
Financial transactions and tracking
Make sure that all financial transactions are carried out and recorded in accordance with
standard financial procedures.
Monitor cash flow and advise appropriately.
Check the month end cashbooks, and ensure that all book-keeping and coding is accurate.
Ensure that all financial records are properly kept.
Prepare an analysis of the cashbooks, management report, comparison with budget, and
commentary at the end of the month.
Supervise the preparation of monthly payroll in
consultation with the Executive Director –
Finance & compliance.
Supervise the collection of cost information and maintain an expenses database.
Construct data accumulation systems.
Supervise the determination of fixed costs (e.g. salaries, rent and insurance).
Supervise the planning and recording of variable costs (e.g. purchases of raw material
and operations costs).
Review standard and actual costs for inaccuracies.
Prepare budgeting reports (for Hotel and for each department).
Analyse and report profit margins.
Prepare (monthly, quarterly and annual) cost forecasts.
Assisting in month-end and year-end closing.
Identify and recommend cost-effective solutions.
Education and Experience
finance with a two years’ experience.
CPA 1 with 3years working experience in a busy finance office.
Ability to prepare and interpret financial statements.
Proven work experience as a Budget Analyst.
Hands-on experience with accounting software and statistical packages.
Knowledge of MS Excel (specifically, advanced formulas, pivot tables and charts).
Familiarity with forecasting methods and data analysis.
Excellent numeracy skills with an attention to detail.
Strong analytical skills.
Knowledge of accounting best practices and regulations.
Ability to explain budgeting and financial information in plain terms.
Demonstrates commitment to the Hotel mission, vision and values.
Displays cultural, gender, religion, tribal, and age sensitivity and adaptability.
Treats all people fairly without favouritism.
Demonstrates strong adherence to Hotel business ethical standards.
Job General Skills and Requirements
Leadership Skills: You will have to keep your employees motivated, resolve conflicts and
make hard decisions for your employees.
Time Management: You will be working with employees, customers and management.
Time management is essential to make sure everything gets done.
Math and Budgeting: managers are expected to create, keep and maintain a budget, as
well as make projections based on previous expenditures. You will need to be confident in
using math skills to make sure you know where your Brooks’ money is going.
Decision-Making Skills Whether it is dealing with employees, customers, top executives
or vendors, you will have to make decisions that affect the Hotel in liaison with Executive
Director –Finance & compliance and the Manager : RBA.
Having the ability to make hard and fast decisions is crucial to your success.
Speaking and Writing: Supervisors do a lot of communicating. This might be in negotiations with contractors, in front of a group of employees, or in a meeting with other
management. You might be called upon to write reports and recommendations. Great verbal communications and writing skills will help you in any of these scenario.
Attention to Detail.
General Math Skills.
Attention to detail and accuracy.
Planning and organizing.
Problem identification and analysis.
Hotel Management and problem-solving.
How to Apply
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