Hospitality Accountant - Home Counties - Up to £33k

Forrester Mckenzie Hospitality & Catering
From £30,000 to £33,000 per annum
12 Nov 2017
16 Nov 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

The Company and the Opportunity

We are currently working with a leading Hospitality Group who are looking to recruit an experienced Accountant to work on-site at one of their venues in various locations (Home Counties). This will be a very 'Hands on’ Accounting role as the venue operates a number of Events throughout the year. This is a fantastic opportunity for a varied and busy role. Study support is available as well for ACA/ACCA/AAT.

Key Responsibilities

  • The Accountant role is the key finance contact in the unit, supporting the General Manager, and managing a team of up to 7 (on Event days).
  • It is a broad role encompassing "standard" accounting disciplines and tasks such as weekly and monthly reporting, preparation of budgets/forecasts, credit control work, reconciliation and review, and "keeper" of key finance controls.
  • In addition there is ad-hoc finance project work, and liaison with their partner’s management accounts dept.
  • It also has some very operational work mainly relating to event days, namely maintenance of tills, management of the cash office, and end of day checks. This is more about managing effectively and making decisions, rather than being technically expert in accounting.


  • As the role is broad (finance and operational) the successful person will be a good all-rounder. You must be organised and logical, and have a good level of accounting experience. You must also be a very good communicator, be comfortable taking charge and having responsibility.
  • Ideally the client is looking for a candidate who has Finance experience gained in a Hospitality or Leisure environment. For a full Job description please apply in confidence.
  • In addition, you need to be flexible on working hours as Event days can be very long, and occur at weekends and on bank holidays

· You will be Graduate caliber, or equivalent, with intent to qualify as an ACCA, ACA, CIMA or AAT Accountant.

It is Forrester McKenzie's policy, as a matter of courtesy to respond to all applications within three working days. However because of the volume of applications, we are sometimes unable to respond to individual candidates. If we have not contacted you within three working days your application has been unsuccessful and your details have not been retained.

Forrester McKenzie is a Recruitment Agency and is advertising this vacancy on behalf of one of its Clients

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