Director, Finance, Hotel Openings And Transitions Full Time

Dubayy [Dubai], United Arab Emirates | Bachelor's Degree | 5 - 7 years | Full Time | Male or Female | Financial Services | Hospitality/Leisure

Job Summary

Director, Finance, Hotel Openings and Transitions
Responsible for setting up all financial and legal systems and platforms that will conmprise the heart of the operating hotel (once open) in accordance to all company policies and procedures and brand standard

Job Responsibilites

Reporting to the Vice President, Hotel Openings and Transitions, responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:

  • Responsible for setting up and/or directing the set up of all financial and legal systems and platforms
  • Establishes and manages the preopening budget and subsequent updates
  • Performs the role of acting Financial Controller until the hotel Financial Controller is hired and on-site
  • Co-ordinates all pre-opening financial activities for new and transitioning hotels globally
  • Manages the pre-opening budget including presenting to Ownership Group
  • Co-ordinate all financial systems set-ups (PMS/POS, Accpac, Hyperion) and training
  • Ensure legal requirements have been met (eg. Insurance, Workers Compensation etc.)
  • Manage training of hotel accounting staff and relevant department heads on policies/procedures and systems
  • Involved in hiring the key finance team members, with the hotel Financial Controller
Job Requirements


  • A professional designation (preferred) or acceptable university degree with an appropriate specialization in accounting or equivalent work experience is required
  • Participation in a hotel openings or transition is an asset
  • Minimum of 5-10 years of senior hotel accounting experience
  • Professional written and verbal communications and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical and system skills
  • Ability to motivate, direct and lead teams
  • Hands on leader with excellent time management, critical thinking and organization skills
  • Flexible to travel for extensive periods of time
Visa Requirements: Please note that you must be eligible to live and work in Dubai. We will assist successful applicants with the visa process and provide flights and accommodation.

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