Head of Finance

  • Location

    Cornwall, England

  • Sector:

    Corporate Services

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  • Salary:

    £45000.00 - £50000.00 per annum

  • Contact:

    Sam Lee

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  • Published:

    about 2 years ago

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SALARY: £45,000 TO £50,000 PLUS BENEFITS

Capstone are working in partnership with a UK Top 10 Golf Resort based in Cornwall to appoint an experienced Finance Director to join their UK Management team. This resort, along with many others in the UK, is owned by an Australian Fund. The Finance Director will direct the on-site Finance Team in processing transactions relating to the profit & loss account and capital expenditure, reporting to the Australian board monthly.

About the role (specifically but not limited to)

Revenue, Expenditure and Cash Controls

  • Implementing and monitoring essential and compliant financial controls to ensure full revenue capture and mitigate losses
  • Implementing procedures to ensure the accurate processing and raising of sales ledger invoices, ensuring invoices are sent out in a timely manner, containing the relevant and accurate backup, for all Debtors accounts
  • Ensuring all Sales Ledger accounts have current credit terms and are reviewed annually with tracking of key SL accounts, to mitigate risk
  • The administration and collection of sales ledger debt in a timely fashion
  • The administration and collection of other resort debt, such as Membership DD failure
  • Control the authorisation of Purchase Orders
  • Supplier statements reconciliation
  • Ensure that the checking & reconciliation of all Cash & Credit Cards are completed daily and report any anomalies to senior management
  • Ensure all financial controls for department cash handling, and storage of cash, are in place, robust, and can be queried
  • Ensure all miscellaneous charges, allowances, etc. have sufficient back up and information and are signed by the relevant Senior Manager

Payroll Costs

  • Weekly checking of payroll costs, against predicted spends, compared to revenues and reporting anomalies to senior management
  • Writing annual payroll budgets, in line with organisation structure and pay bands structures
  • Involvement in payroll planning for all departments, especially around minimum wage changes


  • To control and report daily revenues, ensuring all business is accounted for and charged, and allocated appropriately in line with hotel and company policies and procedures
  • Signing off internally generated monthly, and yearly P&L, after month-end amendments, accruals, and anomalies reporting
  • Budget setting for each financial year, and reporting against each month
  • Weekly and Monthly revenue and key costs reporting to Board, Managing Director, Hotel Manager and all Heads of Department; identifying variances and querying
  • Weekly KPI reporting to Managing Director, Hotel Manager and other interested parties
  • Ensure procedures are in place for monthly stock counts, float checks, safe checks, and asset security
  • Support external audit process at Year-End
  • Supply monthly board reports with analytics, identifying revenue and cost saving opportunities and highlighting any issues
  • Attend virtual monthly board meetings
  • Cash flow forecasting predicting peaks and troughs
  • Planning capital expenditure to meet business need and propose justification with calculated ROI
  • Working with the managing director on Estate development with new revenue streams and links to community including potential involvement with newly formed charitable trust
  • Estate development due to commence 2020 will require full Capex controls, reporting and monthly brief to the board

About you

Candidates should be able to demonstrate the following;

  • Qualified Accountant with prior experience in a similar position, experience within the hotel industry would be desirable
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Conscientious about your work and excellent attention to detail, able to problem solve and tenacious in approach
  • Ability to work well under pressure and as part of a team
  • Self-motivated and driven
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office including Word & Excel
  • Knowledge of Hotel PMS systems and Financial soft systems

As a valued team member, the successful candidate will receive a competitive package, great staff discounts, 28 days holiday (rising with time served), free use of facilities (including leisure, gym & both golf courses), a fun & friendly working environment and flexible working opportunities.

How to apply; please contact Sam Lee to discuss this opportunity in further detail on

+44 (0) 7494 368 471

or email s.lee@capstone-recruitment.com

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