Chief Accountant

United Arab Emirates - Dubai

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Fairmont The Palm.
United Arab Emirates - Dubai
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Chief Accountant Primary Location :   United Arab Emirates-Dubai-Fairmont The Palm, Dubai Employee Status :   Regular    

Chief Accountant

At Fairmont Hotels & Resorts, our financial operations thrive with the commitment of Colleagues and Leaders who model our values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Empowerment. As Chief Accountant, your numerical and leadership skills will form a “perfect balance” in support of your team and our dynamic business.   Hotel Overview:  Fairmont The Palm is a luxury, world-class resort located on the iconic Palm Jumeirah Island in Dubai.  The hotel features 381 guest rooms and suites with dedicated Fairmont Gold rooms and lounge.  A total of six food and beverage outlets on property plus 24-hour in-room dining—offer a mix of culinary and entertainment options that mirror Dubai’s cosmopolitan air including a Mediterranean and a Brazilian churrasco experience. Fairmont The Palm also features an expansive pool and beach area with a health club, Willow Stream Spa and the Fairmont Falcons Juniors’ Club.


Summary of Responsibilities: Reporting to the Director of Finance and Business Support , responsibilities and essential job functions include but are not limited to the following:             
  • Consistently offer professional, friendly and engaging service
  • Lead and manage the day-to-day activity of the Accounting department and ensure all standards are followed
  • Compile and analyze financial information to prepare financial statements including monthly and annual reports
  • Ensure financial records are maintained in compliance with accepted policies and procedures
  • Ensure all financial reporting deadlines are met
  • Ensure accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close
  • Establish and monitor the implementation and maintenance of accounting control procedures
  • Balance operational, administrative and Colleague needs
  • Continuously manage and support budget and forecast activities and assist Departmental Leaders as required
  • Oversee the financial audit preparation and coordinate the audit process
  • Ensure accurate and appropriate recording and analysis of revenues and expenses
  • Analyze and advise on business operations including revenue and expenditure trends, financial commitments and future revenues
  • Analyze financial information to recommend or develop efficient use of resources and procedures; provide strategic recommendations and maintain solutions to business and financial problems
  • Follow departmental policies and procedures
  • Follow all safety policies
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Senior Leadership experience in accepted accounting practices and principles required
  • Computer literate in Microsoft Window applications and relevant computer applications required
  • University/College degree in a related discipline required
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal and problem solving abilities
  • Highly responsible & reliable with exceptional attention to detail
  • Ability to work cohesively as part of a team
  • Ability to focus attention on guest needs, remaining calm and courteous at all times
Visa Requirements:  Please note that you must be eligible to live and work in Dubai. We will assist successful applicants with the visa process and provide flights and accommodation   APPLY TODAY: Whether you’re launching your career or seeking meaningful employment, we invite you to visit www.fairmontcareers.com to learn more about Fairmont Hotels & Resorts—and the extraordinary opportunities that exist!   ABOUT FAIRMONT HOTELS & RESORTS At Fairmont Hotels & Resorts we offer our guests the finest hospitality experience in each of our destinations. And we know that, to offer our guests the best, we first need to offer our employees the best. That’s why you'll find exceptional work opportunities—throughout North America and the Caribbean, Europe and Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific—as well as industry-leading training, career development, recognition and rewards. Fairmont Hotels & Resorts is a celebrated collection of hotels that includes landmark locations like London’s The Savoy, New York’s The Plaza, and Shanghai’s Fairmont Peace Hotel. Our teams are guided by values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Empowerment; we employ the highest ethical and quality standards, treating all colleagues with fairness and dignity. A community and environmental leader, Fairmont is also regarded for its responsible tourism practices and award-winning Green Partnership program. An exciting future awaits!                                                                               Job Level :   Management / Supervisory Schedule :   Full-time Shift :   Day Job Closing Date :   29.Oct.2016, 3:59:00 AM Job Number:   PMI01301