Avani Hotels and Resorts

Job Description

Job Description: Accountant

Position Overview: The Accountant will be responsible for ensuring accurate financial reporting, compliance with relevant policies and standards, managing procurement and supplier relationships, handling banking transactions and bank reconciliations, performing month-end activities, and managing comprehensive reporting tasks. This role also includes supporting various finance-related tasks in the absence of the Assistant Financial Controller (AFC) for hotels with no dedicated AFC role.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Finance Policy and Compliance:
    • Review and adhere to the Finance policy.
    • Follow policies as per MHG/Anantara standards.
  • Financial Reporting and Analysis:
    • Support DOF/FC & AFC in preparing monthly P&L and executive summaries.
    • Complete Critical Date lists, FC checklists, Management Contract Compliance, and P&P Manual Compliance checks.
    • Initiate and implement improvements for revenue, profitability, and cost-saving measures.
    • Assist in internal audits and finance operation compliance, ensuring documentation and follow-up on identified weaknesses.
  • Training and Development:
    • Collaborate with AFC to ensure thorough training of finance associates on their responsibilities.
    • Assume AFC responsibilities in their absence.
  • Banking Transactions and Reconciliation:
    • Collate and verify payment cheques, vouchers, invoices, and supporting documents.
    • Handle long outstanding cheques and stop payment procedures.
    • Manage supplier reconciliation and confirm outstanding balances.
    • Verify invoices and support received for liabilities and payments to MHG.
    • Ensure accurate performance of Bank Reconciliation and promptly follow up on any discrepancies with the bank
  • Month-End Activities:
    • Maintain a cut-off date for invoice posting.
    • Prepare checklists for monthly journal entries and ensure review and posting.
    • Verify and review entries for accruals, prepayments, expense reports, and financial commitments.
    • Ensure reconciliation of sub-ledgers and recognition of deferred income.
    • Process payroll-related entries and ensure compliance with management agreements.
    • Support DOF/FC and AFC in P&L critique and distribution, and prepare necessary corrections.
    • Prepare month-end templates, gather necessary data, and ensure accurate journal entries.
    • Input trial balance into the pack and balance, respond to queries, and ensure correct tax and management fee postings.
  • Reporting:
    • Perform Balance Sheet Reconciliations with necessary backup and compile BS Recon file for timely review.
    • Organize quarterly BS Recon Review with the Executive and submission on SharePoint.
    • Create forecast files, analyze expenses, and include future cost occurrences for accurate forecasting.
    • Review and supervise AP payments, ensuring timely submission.
    • Assist in budgeting processes and quarterly reviews.
    • Prepare cashflow reports and spearhead month-end reporting.
    • Manage all reports on the Finance Reporting Schedule, including MINT Pack reporting, FC checklist, Quarterly Management Fees report, and Contract compliance.
    • Update and manage contract lists, follow up on expired contracts, and liaise with legal for requirements.
    • Any other duties assigned


ZICA qualification

Full ZICA or ACCA will be an added advantage

Additional Information

Full grade twelve school certificate

Three traceable referees with their emails and mobile numbers

Closing date: 30th June 2024

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