Specialist (Hotel Accounting)

Finance and Accounts
Job Role:
Staff- Line level
Salary Description:
Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG)
Job Ref:

About us
Job Summary - (Role Summary)
To handle the regional voice operations involving financial accounting, support, and related analysis for a group of owned/ managed/ franchised hotels. Follow appropriate accounting, finance policies and procedures in assigned function.  Identify discrepancies, clear errors, and perform root-cause analysis.  Contribute to the continuous improvement of all areas in process scope. The role would also involve interacting effectively with the hotels in their time zone and imparting solutions to their day to day routine or exceptional queries. The role will also require supporting Statutory Account preparation & Roll-Forward to meet the Audit requirement and to deal with all queries related to any accounting issue. Job also requires dealing with other functions within and outside India GSC.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities - (Key Activities)

• Managing voice operations for the region involving financial accounting, support, and related analysis for a group of owned/ managed/ franchised hotels. Review, audit and advise on tactical accounting and related transactions performed in India BSC in accordance with Service Level Agreements, Contractual Management Agreements and Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) or IFRS. Coordinate finance and accounting functions  including monthly financial review of financial reporting and analysis; cash flow forecasting and analysis; insuring compliance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP); legal contracts such as management agreements and leases; and Company policies and procedures and internal controls. Review financial documents, listings, summaries, etc. for completeness and accuracy.  Facilitate or participate in the investigation, analysis and resolution of significant changes in account balances.  Analyze assigned system reports to ensure accuracy, research and resolve problems; ensuring the integrity of assigned system and data.  Check records against other current sources such as reports or summaries; investigate discrepancies and take required action to ensure that records are accurate and up to date.  

• Provide input to decisions for future system enhancements and process improvements. Select, interpret, classify and adjust inputted data and arrange, convert and compile data into report form.  Recommend and implement process improvements
Your day to day

• Analyze system reports to ensure accuracy, research and resolve problems; ensure the integrity of assigned system and data.  

• Timely follow-ups and corrective action on open variances.  

• Act as liaison and contact person between/for BSC in India team and hotels especially along with interaction with other internal departments. Monitor Internal Controls and compliance with SLA and Management Agreements. Resolve inquires questions, and problems for the India hotel accounting team, regional hotel accounting team other departments with in IHG and hotels. Participate in external/internal audits.
• Should have a basic knowledge of all other departments.
• Maintain Training documents as ready reference for the team.
• Direct communication with the hotels and with business support.  
Education -
B.com/M.com degree
Experience -
CA/CWA or CA (I)/CWA (I) with 3+ years of experience or B Com with at least 4 years post qualification experience with strong accounting and/or audit background

What we need from you
Technical Skills and Knowledge -

• Demonstrated knowledge and proficiency of PeopleSoft, nVision, Excel, PowerPoint or other E.R.P. system's finance and accounting
• Demonstrated strong and effective communication skills to the needs and level of the user and audience.
• Presentation skills necessary for various level audiences (peers, managers, departments, owners).
• Ability to assess, prioritize and meet timelines as necessary for projects including, transitions, audits, and continuous improvement processes. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple priorities and responsibilities.
• Demonstrated Accounting knowledge.  

Number of employees supervised:    Direct- 0   Indirect-  0
Decision making responsibilities (Key Decision Rights)

• This position is responsible for making decisions regarding the prioritization of daily work.
• This position is responsible for review and adjustment of basic financial statements to ensure timely and accurate delivery.
• Resolution of issues per discussion with the hotels/leads
• This position requires prioritization of work and identifying opportunities for improvement.  

• CONTACTS (Key Relationships)  
Internal Key Relationships
Regional BSC team and other internal departments.
External Key Relationships

• Auditors
• Hotels <br><br>${descr2}

Contact Details:
Intercontinental Hotels Group (IHG)
Tel: .
Contact: HR Department

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