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Manager, Finance Projects & Growth Delivery EMEA

Posted September 16, 2022

Hilton - Regional Headquarters - Europe
Watford, United Kingdom
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About Hilton

Hilton is one of the largest and fastest growing hospitality companies in the world, with more than 7,000 properties with more than 1,000,000 rooms in 122 countries and territories. In the 100 years since our founding, we have defined the hospitality industry and established a portfolio of 18 world-class brands, with the emergence of the Tempo brand and including our flagship Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand, which is the most recognized hotel brand in the world. We have more than 100 million members in our award–winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors.

Position Summary

Responsibility and Support for Pre-Opening Finance within EMEA with a specific focus on the European markets.

Responsibility and Support for Finance projects for EMEA, including systems and reports.  Overseeing the learning and development activity for all finance team members across EMEA.   Support for Corporate Finance teams and Hotels across EMEA with ongoing activities and ad hoc projects.

What will I be doing?

Pre-Opening Finance:

  • Managing the entire Finance Pre-Opening phase of all hotel openings in the Middle East & Africa region, working closely with the Pre-Opening Operations team and Owner’s Representatives
  • Managing, scheduling and tracking the induction program of the Hotel Finance Team
  • Monitoring the Pre-Opening Budget actual expenditure against the budget prior to the Hotel Finance Team arriving on site, and oversight of Pre-Opening Budget spend after the Hotel Finance Team arriving on site.
  • Liaising / coordinating with other functions for system implementation / setup (Back Office, Propplan, Affiliated, OA, etc)
  • Owning the Finance Pre-Opening check list prior to the Hotel Finance Team recruitment and monitoring the achievement of the Finance Pre-Opening check list post arrival of the Hotel Finance Team.
  • Supporting the Hotel Team to deliver the first Operational Budget, and coordinating the validation and sign off prior to communication to owners
  • Ensuring appropriate internal processes are implemented in the property in advance of the opening

Performance Management and Support:

  • Building effective relationships with key stakeholders across the EMEA organisation
  • Managing projects and initiatives that identify and realise margin improvement opportunities
  • Designing and developing analysis tools
  • Analysis and reporting on profit improvement programmes e.g. productivity analysis, benchmarking
  • Managing the EMEA hotel learning & development programmes and strategy
  • Ad hoc project analysis and appraisal

Direct Reports: none

Requirements

What are we looking for?

The success in this role will demonstrate itself through the following attributes and skills:

Qualifications

To fulfill this role successfully, you should demonstrate the following minimum qualifications:

  • BA/BS Bachelor’s Degree
  • Qualified Accountant
  • Management or supervisory experience type: supervisory
  • Experience in a relevant accounting environment, preferably within hotel finance
  • Travel up to 50% of the time

It would be helpful in this position for you to demonstrate the following capabilities and distinctions:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • A proven track record of working independently, building collaborative relationships and demonstrating initiative 
  • Ability to challenge when necessary

Your benefits will include a competitive starting salary and holiday entitlement. As an employee you will become a member of the Go Hilton Team Member Travel Program, which provides reduced hotel room rates for you, your family & friends! We look forward to explaining in detail the range of excellent benefits that you would expect from a global hotel organization like Hilton.

What will it be like working for Hilton?

The future of hospitality is bright at Hilton: a leading global hospitality company with a diverse portfolio of world-class brands. Dedicated to filling the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, we have welcomed more than 3 billion guests in our more than 100-year history. Hilton is proud to have an award-winning workplace culture, and we are consistently named among one of the World’s Best Workplaces.

We support the mental and physical wellbeing of all Team Members, so they can Thrive, thanks to innovative programs and benefits such as workplace flexibility, career growth and development, and our Go Hilton travel discount program. Hilton prioritizes understanding and integrating our Team Members’ unique perspectives and voices—along with those of our Guests, Owners, Suppliers, and Partners—to cultivate a diverse and inclusive environment for all. Check out the Hilton Careers blog and Instagram to learn more about what it’s like to be on Team Hilton!

We will ensure that qualified individuals with protected disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions of his or her role, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request an accommodation.

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Hilton - Regional Headquarters - Europe

Maple Court, Central Park, Reeds Crescent
Watford, WD24 4QQ
United Kingdom

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About Hilton

Hilton is one of the largest and fastest growing hospitality companies in the world, with more than 5,100 properties with more than 838,000 rooms in 103 countries and territories. In the nearly 100 years since our founding, we have defined the hospitality industry and established a portfolio of 14 world-class brands, including our flagship Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand, which is the most recognized hotel brand in the world. We have more than 69 million members in our award–winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors.