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Financial Controller - Wyndham Garden Muscat

Location: 

12785, Muscat, OM

Property Name:  Wyndham Garden Muscat
Req Id:  6340

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is now seeking a Financial Controller to join our team at the Wyndham Garden Muscat Hotel in Muscat, Oman.

Job Summary

The Financial Controller, under the business supervision of the General Manager and the functional guidance of the Regional Financial Controller, and within the limits Wyndham Hotels & Resorts Policy & Procedure and local requirements, is responsible for the supervision of all members of the Accounting and Purchasing Department; Enforcing financial and internal controls; Providing functional guidance and operational support to the Executive Committee and the Department Heads; Interacting with hotel’s legal counsel, insurance companies, tax consultants, auditors, commercial and government banks to effectively control the assets of the business and to provide business support.

The Financial Controller reviews, analyses and advises GM and Regional Management Team of the performance of the hotel. He / She Plans, supervises and reviews month end / budgeting and forecasting / long term plans aspects. Maximizes profitability of hotel through benchmarking / best practices and ensures sound controls and accounting standards are in place as per WH&R Policy & Procedures to safeguard assets and return to the owners.

OVERALL RESPONSIBILITIES
Financial Duties
  • Assists and provides financial guidance in the formulation and implementation of Strategic 
    Plan, Budget, Forecast, Cash Flow and KPO’s (Goals Program)  
  • Ensures an up to date cash flow projection is maintained and maximises cash flow performance of the hotel through controls on inventory, credit and collection, disbursements, deposits and remittances.
  • Prepares monthly position of actual results against budget, analyses results and recommends to Executive Committee measures required to meet budget.
  • Manages the preparation of accurate outlooks for forthcoming months and forecasts for the remainder of the year in collaboration with the Executive Committee
  • Prepares consolidated monthly position assessments for the  General Manager
  • Implements and reviews financial controls and policies
  • Analyses financial and management reports
  • Manages internal and external audits when they occur
  • Reviews prices and assists in formulating a pricing strategy to the  General Manager
  • Controls and monitors the Local Banking arrangements made for the operation of the Hotel in conjunction with the Hotel Owners (Managed Hotels)
  • Reviews operating equipment stores to avoid unnecessary/excessive purchases and to eliminate (or at least be aware of) obsolete slow moving items
  • Ensures all Balance Sheet accounts are reconciled on monthly basis, reviews and approves those reconciliations
  • Ensures payments are made to WH&R (All Fees and billings) within the contractual terms.
  • Performs ad-hoc tasks when requested by the General Manager or the Regional Director of Finance.
Leadership
  • Maintaining a business environment based on the Code of Conduct and Company Vision
  • Maintain and enhance the open door policy to all team members providing advice and guidance when needed in regards to their issues or concerns and/or grievances
  • Responsible for People leadership of direct reports (and their teams) (recruitment and selection, performance management (Appraisal/PDP), team member development and motivation, counselling / disciplinary issues.
  • Conduct regular coaching sessions/1:1s with direct reports.
Human Resources
  • Ensure that the hotels are fully compliant with Wyndham people processes and deadlines that govern all Wyndham properties. E.g. AES, Success Matters, Probation reviews etc.
  • Ensure that the administration of the probation review process in the operational departments and ensure that follow-up for all issues is done in timely manner and results of both follow-up and the initial reviews are communicated to all relevant parties
  • Talent Reviews taken place as per the communicated timeline and are live in the business
  • Ensure 100% compliance with all mandatory training for departments; as well as the Departmental Trainers are positively encouraged
  • Control the LTO, Absence and Payroll in your department / the operational departments in conjunction with the HR Leader on property to ensure that any areas of concern and monitored and rectified to meet the HR BSC Targets.
  • Manage the AES process in your department/ for the operational departments ensure that the follow up meetings are done and the team members have timely feedback.
  • Conduct interviews for relevant roles in conjunction with HR
  • Review manning and re-recruitment of all positions in conjunction with HR
  • Ensure that you dine in the Team member restaurant at least three times a week and provide HR Leader on property feedback
Communication
  • To conduct or chair regular communication meetings with team(s) and actively participate in relevant business meetings to facilitate effective communication.
  • Conducted documented 121’s with all direct reports
  • Share all relevant information with GM & HR in 121’s
  • Attend ExCom Meetings
  • Attend Business Review Meeting
  • Quarterly Hotel Meeting
Finance
  • Plan and track departmental budget 
  • Plan and track departmental holidays and lieu days as per the needs of the business
  • Review with the HR Leader the payroll figures (and challenge the HOD’s with regards to over spending and casual usage)
  • Ensure that the payroll is submitted to HR on the agreed date.
SKILLS & COMPETENCIES
  • Budgeting, Forecasting
  • Financial Reporting
  • Internal Controls
  • Team Development
  • Attention to details

 Alongside these key competencies, the incumbent of the role will be required to demonstrate the fundamentals of the company’s Count on Me! service culture to be responsive, respectful and deliver a great experience.

EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATION & EDUCATION
  • 5 years as Hotel Financial Controller or Cluster FC
  • 2 years in Accounting Firm preferred
  • University, Bachelor in Economics, accounting or other commerce preferred
  • CPA Certification
  • Experience of managing a team

 

COMPANY OVERVIEW:
Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the largest hotel franchisor in the world and a leading hotel management company.  We stand 20 brands strong across 9,000 hotels in more than 80 countries, and we offer the most diverse collection of hotel experiences in the world.  Our iconic brands, united by the richest and simplest rewards program in the business, make hotel travel possible for all.

Our hotel owners are the stewards of our brands, and together, we champion everyday travelers.  We believe guests deserve great experiences, and our robust portfolio—distinguished by our leading economy and midscale brands—delivers just that.

We are AmericInn® by Wyndham, Baymont® by Wyndham, Days Inn® by Wyndham, Dazzler® by Wyndham, Dolce Hotels and Resorts® by Wyndham, Esplendor® Boutique Hotels by Wyndham, Hawthorn Suites by Wyndham®, Howard Johnson® by Wyndham, La Quinta® Inns & Suites, Microtel  by Wyndham®, Ramada Encore by Wyndham, Ramada Worldwide® by Wyndham, Super 8® by Wyndham, The Trademark Collection® by Wyndham, Travelodge® by Wyndham, TRYP by Wyndham®, Wingate by Wyndham®, Wyndham Garden®, Wyndham Grand® and Wyndham Hotels and Resorts®.

Headquartered in Parsippany, N.J. with offices around the globe in London, Shanghai, Buenos Aires, Dubai and more, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts employs approximately 15,000 team members worldwide.

Our Company is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

 

Job Location: Wyndham Garden Muscat, Plot 41, Al Khuwair, Muscat, N/A  N/A
Employment Status: Full-time

What we expect from you

• Bring your best every day

• Put our guests first

• Strive to exceed expectations in all you do

What you can expect from us

• Best-in-class training and career development

• Supportive and engaged team

• Fast paced fun environment

About Wyndham

Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is the champion of the everyday traveler. Through the largest and widest collection of hotel experiences in the world, we work to make hotel travel possible for all. Wherever and however people travel, Wyndham will be there to welcome them.

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