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Director of Finance - Wyndham Grand Doha West Bay (Pre-opening)

Location: 

West Bay Doha, QA

Property Name:  Wyndham Grand Doha West Bay
Req Id:  12236

Wyndham Grand Doha West Bay is now seeking a Director of Finance to join our team in Doha, Qatar.

Job Summary

Responsible for the hotel’s finance function and infrastructure, the accurate management and recording of financial accounts, the implementation of and compliance with internal controls, and the preparation and monitoring of forecasts and budgets. This individual will work closely with the hotel General Manager, Executive Team, Heads of Department and representatives of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts and Owning Company to maximize return on investment by defining a strategic financial plan for the hotel which is aligned with the overall business plan for the property and will deliver commercial business objectives and financial targets. The incumbent will be responsible for the implementation of all financial reporting, accounting and purchasing processes, policies and procedures for the hotel to be compliant with local legislation and with the financial operating requirement of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts. She/he will ensure that all revenue control, sales and purchase ledger activities are recorded consistently and efficiently, and ensure that the necessary controls are in place to safeguard the assets of the organisation. She/he will also lead and develop their team.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Main 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
  • Assists with the communication with Owners
  • Performs those duties required by the controls checklist issued by Regional Financial Controller
  • 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)

Other Duties

  • Analyses financial and management reports
  • Evaluates existing internal control measures that apply to accounting procedures as per WH&R Policies & Procedures
  • Employs adequate internal control procedures to ensure correct authorization for payment procedures
  • Manages internal and external audits when they occur
  • Provides administrative support to Management with reference to policy enforcement, business advice and operational assistance
  • Identifies training needs, develops formal training plans and conducts training sessions for accounting and operational staff in coordination with other departments
  • Identifies staff with potential for promotion and/or transfer within Accounting operation
  • Obtains appropriate legal counsel regarding the business practices of the hotel and maintains an awareness of local laws, rules and regulations.
  • Provides safekeeping, including proper storage and access for all contracts, leases and other financial records
  • Follows-up on all capital expenditures to ensure compliance with original justification and approval

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 your department; as well as the Departmental Trainers are positively encouraged.
  • Control the LTO, Absence and Payroll in your department 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 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

SKILLS & KNOWLEDGE

  • 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! culture to be responsive, respectful and deliver a great experience.

EXPERIENCE, CERTIFICATION & EDUCATION

  • 5 years as Hotel Director of Finance or  Director of Finance in a 4 star hotels
  • 2 years in Accounting Firm preferred
  • University, Bachelor in Economics, accounting or other commerce preferred
  • CPA Certification
  • Experience of managing a large team
  • Pre-opening experience in GCC region

 

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.

Job Location: Wyndham Grand Doha West Bay, West Bay Doha, Diplomatic Area, Plot number 2003, Doha, Doha  66626
Employment Status: Full-time

Employment Disclaimer

In some locations around the world, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts manages hotel properties on behalf of a third party owner. At many of those properties, the Hotel owner is the actual employer, and Wyndham Hotels & Resorts performs recruiting and hiring functions on behalf of the owner. I understand and agree that, by applying through this site, I may be applying for a position with a company other than Wyndham Hotels & Resorts where Wyndham Hotels & Resorts is serving only as the recruiter and will not be my actual employer.

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.