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Finance Director


Apex Hotels
Salary: Competitive Salary
Location: Edinburgh
Job type: Permanent
Sector: Business and Administration
Category: Finance Jobs
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This is an opportunity to join an ambitious, innovative organisation with a strong brand presence. This is a strategic level role, where you will play a pivotal role in the ongoing success of the business. Building upon our strong financial performance and following an extensive refurbishment plan of the existing portfolio, there are plans for future expansion.

If you would like to be part of this exciting journey and join an expanding company, please apply now.

THE ROLE

Reporting to the Managing Director, you will work with the Executive Board to assist in setting business strategy and drive change. This role will involve overseeing the head office Finance and IT functions based in Edinburgh, as well as financial controllers within each of the hotels (a team of 27).

Responsibilities include;

* Leadership of the Finance and IT teams, embedding effective controls and robust processes to support ongoing growth of the business

* Driving business improvement projects and leveraging value from investments in systems and technology.

* Identification of emerging technology trends to improve resilience, reduce costs and improve security.

* Supporting a culture of incisive decision-making, with a strong focus on timely reporting of management information, blending financial and operational performance metrics to drive profitability

* Cashflow forecasting and ownership of the budget process

* Review of trading performance in conjunction with operational management, and the implementation of initiatives to grow top-line income and profitability

* Management of funding and banking relationships ensuring compliance with and reporting on banking covenants.

* Managing the group financing structure and arranging hedging instruments

* Management of key relationships including legal advisors, auditors and technology partners

* Ensuring compliance with relevant legislation, including statutory and tax reporting requirements with overall responsibility for accurate provision of statutory accounts.

* Working with the MD to assess new business opportunities.

* Monitoring the external financial climate and track competitor/market trends to direct and re-align strategic direction as appropriate

THE CANDIDATE

The ideal candidate will have the following skills, attributes and qualifications:

* You will need to be a qualified accountant with strategic experience, ideally within hospitality or a customer facing business.

* You will need a strong technical understanding with proven financial reporting experience

* You will have commercial acumen to contribute to key business decisions.

* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

* First class leadership and people development skills

* While this role is based in Edinburgh you may be required to travel to other Apex Hotels sites throughout the UK.

THE COMPANY

We are a stylish and contemporary collection of family-owned 4* boutique hotels. Through living our family values of passion, friendliness, teamwork and trust, we create memorable experiences you'll want to share.

Our hotels are located in Edinburgh, Dundee, Glasgow, London and Bath. Each hotel has its own unique character, and one thing's for certain, we pride ourselves on delivering a Warmer Welcome to all our guests, no matter which hotel they choose to stay in.

SALARY & BENEFITS

* Salary and bonus scheme commensurate with role and experience

* Contribution to Pension

* 34 days holiday

* Individual Bupa membership

* Critical illness and Death in service cover

* 50% discount in our restaurants and spa discounts

* Discounted room rates for staff and friends and family

* Use of gym & pool facilities

* Guest experience dinner and overnight stay after 3 months

* Annual anniversary dinner for two

* Cycle to Work scheme

If you wish to be considered for this superb opportunity click ‘apply’. We look forward to hearing from you!
This is an opportunity to join an ambitious, innovative organisation with a strong brand presence. This is a strategic level role, where you will play a pivotal role in the ongoing success of the business. Building upon our strong financial performance and following an extensive refurbishment plan of the existing portfolio, there are plans for future expansion.

If you would like to be part of this exciting journey and join an expanding company, please apply now.

THE ROLE

Reporting to the Managing Director, you will work with the Executive Board to assist in setting business strategy and drive change. This role will involve overseeing the head office Finance and IT functions based in Edinburgh, as well as financial controllers within each of the hotels (a team of 27).

Responsibilities include;

* Leadership of the Finance and IT teams, embedding effective controls and robust processes to support ongoing growth of the business

* Driving business improvement projects and leveraging value from investments in systems and technology.

* Identification of emerging technology trends to improve resilience, reduce costs and improve security.

* Supporting a culture of incisive decision-making, with a strong focus on timely reporting of management information, blending financial and operational performance metrics to drive profitability

* Cashflow forecasting and ownership of the budget process

* Review of trading performance in conjunction with operational management, and the implementation of initiatives to grow top-line income and profitability

* Management of funding and banking relationships ensuring compliance with and reporting on banking covenants.

* Managing the group financing structure and arranging hedging instruments

* Management of key relationships including legal advisors, auditors and technology partners

* Ensuring compliance with relevant legislation, including statutory and tax reporting requirements with overall responsibility for accurate provision of statutory accounts.

* Working with the MD to assess new business opportunities.

* Monitoring the external financial climate and track competitor/market trends to direct and re-align strategic direction as appropriate

THE CANDIDATE

The ideal candidate will have the following skills, attributes and qualifications:

* You will need to be a qualified accountant with strategic experience, ideally within hospitality or a customer facing business.

* You will need a strong technical understanding with proven financial reporting experience

* You will have commercial acumen to contribute to key business decisions.

* Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

* First class leadership and people development skills

* While this role is based in Edinburgh you may be required to travel to other Apex Hotels sites throughout the UK.

THE COMPANY

We are a stylish and contemporary collection of family-owned 4* boutique hotels. Through living our family values of passion, friendliness, teamwork and trust, we create memorable experiences you'll want to share.

Our hotels are located in Edinburgh, Dundee, Glasgow, London and Bath. Each hotel has its own unique character, and one thing's for certain, we pride ourselves on delivering a Warmer Welcome to all our guests, no matter which hotel they choose to stay in.

SALARY & BENEFITS

* Salary and bonus scheme commensurate with role and experience

* Contribution to Pension

* 34 days holiday

* Individual Bupa membership

* Critical illness and Death in service cover

* 50% discount in our restaurants and spa discounts

* Discounted room rates for staff and friends and family

* Use of gym & pool facilities

* Guest experience dinner and overnight stay after 3 months

* Annual anniversary dinner for two

* Cycle to Work scheme

If you wish to be considered for this superb opportunity click ‘apply’. We look forward to hearing from you!
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