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About The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited

The Hongkong and Shanghai Hotels, Limited (HSH) is a luxury hospitality and real estate group incorporated in 1866 and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (00045).  It owns and operates some of the world’s finest hotel properties under The Peninsula brand.  The company has ten operational Peninsula hotels in exceptional city centre locations in Asia, US and Europe, with a further three under development in London, Istanbul and Yangon.  The company owns a total portfolio of HK$45 billion in assets (US$5.8 billion), comprising a small number of ultra-luxury hotels, strategic real estate assets and tourism assets, including The Peak Tram – one of Hong Kong’s most popular tourist attractions.  HSH businesses are grouped under three divisions: hotels, commercial properties and clubs and services.

 

Operations Finance Manager


Reporting to the Senior Manager, Operations Finance, the Operations Finance Manager will analyse financial and operational results to enable smart management decision-making through monthly reviews, budgeting and forecasting. The Operations Finance Manager will also be responsible for finance business process reengineering with the aim of standardisation, simplification and automation of key business processes.

 

In this role, you will:

Financial planning and analysis

  • Review and analyse monthly operating results, with a sharp focus on details (facts, figures, trends), as well as an ability to understand macro factors affecting those details and highlight areas of concern

  • Understand cost structures and business drivers; develop processes and initiatives in expense monitoring and variance analysis

  • Conduct benchmarking and trend analysis, including gathering and analysing industry and proprietary property specific data

  • Communicate financial report findings with a quantitative, data-driven insight to leadership teams to enable smart management decision making to drive the profitability and efficiency of the business

  • Provide data management and analytical support for the annual budget and forecasting processes

  • Provide support in building and updating pre-opening hotel budgets

Business processes

  • Participate in analysing user requirements and benchmarking them against best practices for the configuration of the finance systems; support project management and work closely with finance system colleagues

  • Plan, monitor and support local finance teams with changes in reporting and accounting processes

  • Drive standardisation, simplification, and automation of finance business processes through business process reengineering

  • Drive standardisation, simplification, and automation of management reporting

  • Assist operations finance team members and other peers, as needed, during peak work periods on ad-hoc requests

  • Perform ad-hoc projects and provide analytical support to Senior Manager and above as necessary

Let us know more about yourself if you have:

  • Degree holder in Accounting, Finance, Statistics, Economics or Mathematics
  • Professional accountancy qualification holder (CPA, ACA or similar)
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience in Hospitality Finance and Accounting teams is essential
  • Experience in financial planning and analysis is desirable but not essential
  • Experience with general ledger accounting system is essential (SUN, Oracle, SAP or similar); experience with planning, budgeting & forecasting systems is desirable
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel, Word and Powerpoint (including VLOOKUPs and pivot tables) is essential

  • Experience in process improvement and demonstrated project experience in finance projects desirable

  • Good judgement and business acumen with a questioning mind

  • Strong attention to detail, sharp analytical and quantitative skills

  • Able to lead projects and work well under pressure.  Handle concurrent demand and prioritise responsibilities

  • A good team player and able to build strong business relationships to achieve business goals

  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral

  • Able to work in a Head Office environment and also able to be deployed periodically to Operations to implement new procedures

     

 

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