Gilgil Hotel Lodges Cost Controller Jobs in Kenya

Gilgil Hotel Lodges Cost Controller Jobs in Kenya


  • 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
    pay roll.

  • 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.


    Corporate Competencies:

  • 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.

    Key Competencies

  • Accounting.

  • Corporate Finance.

  • Reporting Skills.

  • Attention to Detail.

  • Deadline-Oriented.

  • Confidentiality.

  • Time Management.

  • General Math Skills.

  • Attention to detail and accuracy.

  • Planning and organizing.

  • Strategic thinking.

  • Problem identification and analysis.

  • Hotel Management and problem-solving.

  • Stress tolerance.

    How to Apply

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