Financial Controller at a Highly Rated Ultra-Luxury Hotel – FlexEdge Limited

FlexEdge – Our client, a highly rated ultra-luxury hotel in the Federal Capital Territory Abuja, is recruiting suitably qualified and well experienced candidates, to fill the position below:

Job Title: Financial Controller

Location: Abuja

Position Objective
The objective for the Financial Controller position is to:

  • To develop financial strategy for the business and monitor delivery of revenues across all revenue streams
  • Assess and manage all risks exposure of the hotel
  • Reduce risks within the process by promoting compliance and improving controls and promote control consciousness
  • Ensure continuous increase in the shareholders value in the business through superior financial advisory
  • Ensure strict compliance with all necessary statutory matters
  • Ensure the hotel is dealing with credible Suppliers and vendors with clearly supply management process
  • Foster strategic partnership with financial institutions, suppliers and vendors

Role / Responsibilities

  • Provide leadership and strategic direction in the execution of the Hotel policies and work plans.
  • Advise the Hotel management on risk and financial implications of its intended corporate projects/initiatives.
  • Develop and coordinate execution of investment strategies that will ensure high returns on investment, as well as liquidity for operations.
  • Participate in developing new business, specifically: assist the Chairman, Board of Directors and GM in identifying new funding opportunities, the drafting of prospective programmatic budgets, and determining cost effectiveness of prospective service delivery.
  • Design and implement strategies and mechanisms to safeguard the fixed and liquid assets of the Hotel.
  • Create and implement strategic internal business processes for the Hotel
  • Create, coordinate, and evaluate the financial programs and supporting information systems of the Hotel to include budgeting, tax planning, construction and conservation of assets.
  • Approve and coordinate changes and improvements in automated financial and management information systems for the Hotel.
  • Oversee the approval and processing of revenue, expenditure, and position control documents, outlets and income streams budgets, salary updates, General ledger, and account maintenance and data entry.
  • Coordinate the preparation of financial statements, financial reports, special analyses, and information reports.
  • Execute the supplier and vendor management procedures and processes as defined
  • Develop a smooth process for procuring and inventory management in order to minimise costs

Qualities and Skills Required
Strategic Planning:

  • Negotiation and Change Management: Knowledge of contracting, negotiating, and change management.
  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles.
  • Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems.
  • Ability to analyze financial data and prepare financial reports, statements, and projections
  • Good written, verbal and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects
  • Willingness to work a flexible schedule
  • Integrity and confidentiality
  • Detail Handling: tolerance for and ability to pay attention to and handle the details and paperwork associated with the job.
  • Energy: ability to create and maintain a level of appropriately directed activity, capacity to work hard, drive stamina.
  • Career ambition: desire to advance to higher job levels; active efforts toward self-development for advancement.

Professional / Educational Requirements

  • B.Sc Degree in Accounting
  • Masters in Business Administration or Finance
  • ICAN/ACA/ACCA/CIMA or relevant certifications will be highly advantageous
  • Must have working experience with SUN, Opera, MC and Micros systems.
  • Minimum 7 years’ experience as Financial Controller in a five star resort/hotel
  • Intermediate to advanced level of proficiency in the use of
  • Numerous Accounting Software
  • MS Excel, MS Word and MS Power Point
  • Presentation skills
  • Networking and social skills

Application Closing Date
10th May, 2017.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should send their CV’s to: with “FC-HOSP-FCT” as subject of the mail.


  • Failure to use code as subject of the mail automatically disqualifies candidate
  • Please note that only qualified candidates will be contacted

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