Business Controller l Fulltime l NH Hotel Group Amsterdam
As the Business Controller, you will be part of the Controlling Team (Northern Europe business unit's Central Services). You will report hierarchically to the Head of Controlling and functionally also to the Group SVP Controlling. To manage your tasks, you will have contact with the Business Unit Director of Finance, Business Unit Managing Director, Business Unit Head of Operations and Regional Operations Manager, Country Operations Teams, Cash Manager, Capex Controller, BU Accounting & Consolidation Responsible and all other people belonging to Finance team. In this role, you will be responsible for the design and consistency of the different Management Control tools, providing the Northern Europe Management Committee with all the necessary elements for the company control, transforming information into assessments that help anticipate risks, and decision taking of the different players to ultimately secure that targets are met.
Proactive business follow up (with very close relationship with key areas: ie Commercial, Ops, Marketing)
Through the definition of the relevant information and analysis to reveal deviations & risks/opportunities, suggesting actions or areas to focus on: Day to day sales follow up, Month close reporting, Monthly business performance review, with focus on future analysis (forecast) and review of progress of key action plans per region (revenue/cost), Forecast process owner, with constant improvement
Budget build-up Process definition & coordination of different participants securing a solid budget.
Collaborate in strategic/investment decisions: Business case validation
Other strategic projects: ie: implementation of data quality or analytical accounting improvements (treatment of holiday provisions, inter-company billing, etc), integration projects, etc
Main roles and responsibilities
Review and coordinate the month end reporting pack including P/L, B/S analysis.
Provides status of financial condition by collecting, interpreting, and reporting financial data.
Manage the production of the yearly Budget exercise, eventual periodic forecasts, and update of the 5YP. Prepares budgets by establishing schedules; collecting, analysing, and consolidating financial data; recommending plans.
Guides financial decisions by establishing, monitoring, and enforcing policies and procedures.
Review investment cases for submitting to Group Management.
Participate to the definition of a comprehensive set of KPIs to monitor Business Performance.
Compare actual results vs. approved Business cases (EBITDA, ROCEs)
Efficiency Plans: promote, follow-up and execute Profit and Balance sheet Improvement actions across the Business Unit.
Analyse functions overheads at Business Unit and Country level.
Recommend benchmarks against which to measure the performance of BU operations
Calculate variances from the budget and report significant issues together with action plans to management.
Prepare Monthly Reporting pack and Top Management level presentations on a regular basis
Review investment cases for BU
Set "red flags" and request/control mitigation action plans
Secure a solid forecast
Coordinate and report Budget exercise at BU level and periodic forecast
The ideal candidate:
Graduate on Business Administration/Economics or MBA (Master degree in Business administration and finance).
Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles including IFRS Generally
Accepted Accounting Principles. Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems.
Ability to analyse financial data and prepare financial reports, statements and projections.
Working knowledge of short- and long-term budgeting and forecasting, rolling budgets, and line of businessprofitability analysis.
Professional written and verbal communication, and interpersonal skills. Ability to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects.
Ability to participate in and facilitate group meetings.
Analytic perspective, hospitality business approach (desired) with the ability to distinguish between"relevant" information and "complementary" information.
Other desired interpersonal skills: Empowerment, Trust, teamwork.
Work requires willingness to work a flexible schedule and travel to other Group destinations,
Participate to Controlling project team on specific issues when needed.
Fluent in German and English.
What do we offer?
In this position you are working for NH Hotel Group, a professional international hotel chain with a dynamic and friendly vibe. We understand that people make the difference, and this is conveyed in our excellent working conditions:
NH University: excellent training & (international) development opportunities.
Excellent career opportunities: all employees of NH Hotel Group are given priority on internal vacancies worldwide!
Explore the NH Hotel Group brands and enjoy our hotels world-wide with our special employee rate.
Invite your friends and family for city trips to all our hotels worldwide and receive a 30% discount on our restaurants and bars! They can also book their next city trip with your Friends & Family code.
We care for your health and therefore offer discounts on collective health insurance and financial services, a "bike plan", and discount at various gyms!
Enjoy special discounts on a variety of (web) shops and leisure activities on our employee benefits portal.