Fairmont Hotel Hiring Chief Accountant

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 Nairobi County Fairmont The Norfolk Location Nairobi, Nairobi County, Kenya Category Finance, Controlling, Audit, Accounting & Business Analysis FAIRMONT Job Start Date : 01/12/2023Job Start Date : 15/11/2023Job Type Permanent Add To Cart

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Company Description

“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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Job Description

Chief Accountant

Are you a dynamic and results-driven professional with a passion for finance and accounting in the hospitality industry? We are looking for you!

What is in it for you:

  • Employee benefit card offering discounted rates in Accor worldwide
  • Learning programs through our Academies and the opportunity to earn qualifications while you work
  • Opportunity to develop your talent and grow within your property and across the world!
  • Ability to make a difference in the local community through our Corporate Social Responsibility activities, like Planet 21

What you will be doing:

Reporting to the Cluster Director of Finance and Business Support, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following: 

  • Organize and direct the team to supervise all revenues and expenses, as well as all inventories.
  • Responsible for managing the day-to-day financial reporting and controlling requirements of the departments and will be required to review and analyze management accounts.
  • To plan, direct, supervise and coordinate the activities of the personnel involved in accounting and other financial functions of the organization.
  • Analyze and interpret financial data and recommend changes to improve financial performance.
  • Maintain an account of all the transactions of the organization.
  • Responsible for budget and cost controls, financial analysis, accounting practices and reports.
  • Any matter which may affect the interests of the hotel should be brought to the attention of the Management.
  • Assist Cluster DOF in preparation of Annual Budgets

Financial & Operational Management:

  • Identify optimal, cost-effective use of the resources and educate the team on the same.
  • Preparation of the Monthly Management Accounts.
  • Monitor budgetary and key performance indicator movements.
  • Ensure to liaise with the company auditors and regulators.
  • To develop the financial reporting and accounting systems.
  • Responsible for all financial and accounting functions of the organization.
  • Ensure to manage the development of accounting admissions, credit/collections and internal control policies.
  • Recommend to the management on the issues related to Stock Management and Inventory controlling.
  • Prepare periodical Management Information Reports.
  • Performs all other functions as assigned by Management.
  • Ensure to take the responsibility for maintaining accurate records.

Providing effective financial controlling & also implement Control systems


Your experience and skills include:

  • A graduate degree in business or CPA (K)
  • 3 years’ experience in a similar position within the hospitality industry.
  • Previous experience financial reports, P&L and balance sheet.
  • Prior experience working with Accounting Systems and POS (Sun, Opera, Micros,Silverware)
  • Leadership skills that utilize persuasion and motivation to attain organizational goals is the most desirable management quality, followed by honesty, integrity, ethical behavior, tactfulness, openness, and cultural awareness.
  • Ability to accept responsibility.
  • Self-confidence, motivation, drive and tenacity.
  • Ability to enhance organizational performance.
  • Ability to clearly delegate tasks and responsibilities.
  • Ability to think strategically, inductively, and creatively.
  • Propensity to recognize and acknowledge other people’ ideas

Additional Information

Our commitment to Diversity & Inclusion:
We are an inclusive company and our ambition is to attract, recruit and promote diverse talent.

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“Diversity & Inclusion for Accor means welcoming each and everyone and respecting their differences by giving priority only to qualities and skills in extending employment and development opportunities.
Our ambition is to provide meaningful employment, a warm  and welcoming culture, excellent working conditions and to promote the development of all people, including those with disabilities.
Do not hesitate to let us know of any specific needs you may have so that we can take them into consideration.”


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