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Director of Finance

Luzern, Switzerland, Luzern, Switzerland

Director of Finance

  • Luzern, Switzerland
  • Accounting & Finance Division
  • Full time

Spectacularly located at the Luzern lake side, Luzern’s newest and most exciting luxury brand, Mandarin Oriental Palace, Luzern will be positioned as the leading hotels in the city. Featuring elegant accommodation and sleek design, the hotel will set new standards for luxury and service in Luzern, inspired by Mandarin Oriental’s legendary quality standards. Exceptional staff will truly delight and satisfy each and every guest.

Mandarin Oriental Palace, Luzern will introduce to the market a remarkable set of qualities when it comes to the true meaning of fine dining: a winning combination of innovative culinary skills and the best in food quality, all delivered with our exemplary Legendary Quality Service in exclusive settings.

As a Director of Finance, you will provide leadership and guidance in all matters relating to the financial operation of the hotel. You will develop and deliver accurate and timely financial reports to assist management decision making process and maintain internal control procedures designed to safeguard owners/investors assets and ensures compliance with country and local regulations.

The Director of Finance will be responsible for the following duties:

  • To direct, manage and support the development, implementation, maintenance and administration of all financial controls and accounting procedures, based upon a maximization of internal control techniques consistent with the Hotel and the company.
  • To be actively involved in the search for opportunities to improve the profitability of the hotel and encourage the preparation of exception reports and analyses to help meet and measure the success of this objective.
  • To manage/oversee the accounting department to ensure optimal efficiency of financial operations and adherence to the Hotel commitments to management contracts.
  • To supervise preparation all financial reports, ledger reviews and forecasts according to the established schedule, for distribution of operational information necessary to assist management in decision-making and budget preparation processes.
  • To monitor revenues/expenses and ensure accurate recording of information to the Hotel established guidelines.
  • To establish and oversee /audits all internal financial controls to include purchasing, cash handling, receipts, disbursements, expendable/fixed asset inventories, payroll and employee records to ensure policies are enforced according to the Hotel standards and local law.
  • To assist management in the capital planning process by providing appropriate ROI information as well as coordinate the development of the Annual Budget and Monthly Forecasts.
  • To evaluates changes in guest needs, the hotels guest mix and industry competitive set, to recommend appropriate product/service and operational changes necessary to ensure guest and employee satisfaction, while maintaining market dominance and exceptional financial prospects.

What we are looking for?

  • Extensive Financial Controller Experience in Hospitality Accounting operations, a portion of which must be in the luxury sector. Ideally Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance or Hospitality Management.
  • Effective management, leadership, organizational and communications skills.
  • Ability and proven experience to generate all financial reports, including profit & loss statement, income statement, etc.
  • Ability to assemble, analyze, understand integrated spread sheets and complex technical information.
  • Excellent communication skills both written and spoken in English and German as well as strong presentation skills.
  • Prioritization skills necessary to meet deadlines.
  • Advanced proficiency in Excel and proficiency in systems such as Opera, Sun, Delphi, Hyperion and Micros System preferred

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