Cluster Director of Finance

Wyndham Worldwide
  • Post Date: April 26, 2017
  • Applications 2
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Job Overview


TheCluster Director of Finance is responsible for all hotel accounting andfinancial controls under the supervision of the Cluster General Manager. In addition, the job incumbent controls theoverall hotel costs by managing the purchasing function. The function should be proactive, analyzing,and recommending alternative action in every respect, and operate in line withthe hotel’s business plan and in accordance with Wyndham corporate policies andprocedures, as well as local requirements and regulations and the hotel’sbusiness plan.

Main Duties:


Maximizes cash flowperformance of the hotel through controls on inventory, credit and collection,disbursements, deposits and remittances

Act as hotel’s creditmanager

Enforces, documentsand establishes adequate controls for all revenues and expenses and protectionof assets, and ensures controls will satisfy or improve the level of guestservice

Maintains accurateand timely financial and operating information and provides analyzes, interpretationsand projections to management as required

Conducts monthlyinspections and tests to ensure all departments are complying with requiredprocedures

Performs duties asrequired by the Corporate/Regional Controller in respect of controls

Follows up on allcapital expenditures to ensure compliance with original justification andapproval

Assists and providesfinancial guidance in the formulation and implementation of the business plan,hotel and departmental budgets, and objectives program, and manage relevantbudgets appropriately

Provides proactiveadministrative support to management with reference to policy enforcement,business advice and operational assistance

Obtains appropriatelegal counsel regarding the business practices of the hotel, and maintainsawareness of local rules, laws and regulations

Reviews prices fromsuppliers and recommends changes to the General Manager

Implements andmaintains acceptable accounting practices and procedures as required bycorporate policies and procedures, generally accepted accounting practices, andthose affected by local conditions

Participates inlocally recognized professional and industry organizations in order to extendpersonal development and general awareness within the profession

Maintainsprofessional, proactive and technical competence in own field

Provides safekeeping,including proper storage and access for all contracts, leases and otherfinancial records

Recommends andmaintains appropriate list of delegation of authority for hotel management

Performs relatedduties and special projects as assigned and required

Review, correct andapprove daily revenue journal

Controls all balancesheet accounts by reviewing of monthly account reconciliation and actionsaccordingly

Specifically reviewsthe accounts payable balance to ensure accuracy and proposes action and followup

Control accommodationadvance deposits

Monitor house banksand investments

Analyze andinvestigate cashiers’ overs and shorts

Code and input manualchecks

Investigate and inputbank statement data

Review accountspayable monthly inventory reconciliation

Review accountspayable purchase journal

Review travel agencycommission payments

Maintain replacementreserve cash book

Review and prepareinput in the general ledge from various sources

Review food andbeverage control reconciliation and journal

Review accountspayable/ inventory interface

Review and approvemonth end journals

Prepare balance sheetrecord and identify and reconcile all items therein

Audit payroll

Review and approve monthlyinvoices for other hotels, General Manager, Store and Shop rentals ifapplicable

Prepares all journalvouchers for month-end closing

Prepares monthlyFinancial Statements for distribution to Department Heads and Executives, asdirected by General Manager

Responsible formonth-end back-office computer closing

Approves various cityledger transactions before posting

Prepares assetpurchase/disposal report for owners

Approves paymentrequests, associate advances and petty cash prior to payment

Budget preparationand input, forecast reports and monthly reporting to corporate finance

Supervises Accountsdepartment

Cooperates,coordinates and communicates with other departments in matters concerningaccounting related matters and internal control

Interacts, asrequired, with individuals outside the hotel including hotel’s bank, taxauditors and other hotels and corporate office

Laws, Regulations & Policies:

Follows allapplicable laws, especially but not limited to accounting policies, proceduresand guidelines

Human Resource Management:

Screens, interviews ad selects potential associatefor the department

Develops and recommends appropriate training tomeet guest and internal needs

Checks that own associate meets and exceedsexpectations by training and encouraging associate to serve with passion

Identifies training needs and ensures thatquality standards are met by all associate

Makes sure associate receives skills trainingto provide consistent, reliable service

Encourages, develops and manages effective associaterelations throughout the hotel

Identifies associates with potential forpromotion and/or transfer and makes appropriate development plans for him orher together with the Director of Human Resources

Works closely with the Cluster Director of Human Resources on the following Human Resources relatedtasks:

Performance appraisals



Discipline and grievance

Associate relations

Wage and salary administration

Compensation and benefits

Succession planning

Associate Relations

Fosters and develops effective associaterelations throughout the hotel

Establishes and maintains effective internalcommunications, including weekly meetings with own associate to ensure optimumteam work and productivity

Looks for ways to motivate and challenge associate

Health & Safety

Ensures that all potential and real hazards arereduced immediately

Fully understands the hotel’s fire, emergencyand bomb procedures

Ensures that emergency procedures are practicedand enforced to provide for the security and safety of guests and associates

Ensures that own associate works in a safemanner that does not harm or injure self or others

Stimulates and encourages a general awarenessof health and safety in tasks and activities

Ensures the safety of the people and propertywithin the premises by applying hotel regulations, adhering to existing lawsand regulations

Anticipates possible and probable hazards andconditions and corrects them or take action to prevent them from happening

Ensures that the highest standards of personalhygiene, dress, uniforms and appearance


Attends meetings and trainings required by the ClusterGeneral Manager

Assists colleagues to perform similar orrelated jobs when necessary

Ensures guest satisfaction by attending totheir requests and inquiries courteously and efficiently

Accepts flexible work schedule necessary foruninterrupted service to hotel guests and the hotel’s stakeholders

Maintains own working area, materials andcompany property clean, tidy and in good shape

Continuously seeks to endeavor and improve thedepartment’s efficient operation, and knowledge of own job function

Is well updated on, and possesses solidknowledge of the following:

Hotel fire,bomb and emergency procedures

Hotel healthand safety policies and procedures

Hotel standards of operation anddepartmental procedures

Current licensing relating to ownresponsibility, and to the hotel

Job Detail
  • Offerd SalaryBD 251 - 500
  • Career Middle Level
  • Experience4 to 5 Years
  • GenderAny
  • INDUSTRYAccounting
  • QualificationSome High School
  • NationalityAny nationals
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