General Accountant


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InterContinental Hotels & Resorts - Middle East & Africa
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At InterContinental Hotels Group, we own, operate and franchise more than 5000 hotels, offering more than half a million guest rooms in nearly 100 countries.  By bringing your expertise and passion to any one of our brands, you will help us achieve our vision : to be the most preferred, admired and successful hotel company the world over.

Scope and General Purpose of Job: 
Under the general guidance of Director of Finance and Business Support and the Assistant Finance & Business Support Manager, assists in responsibility for all hotel accounting and financial controls. 
Responsible for:    
1.     Co-operating, coordinating and communicating with other departments in matters concerning accounting and internal controls.
2.     Interacting as required with the individuals outside the hotel including but not limited to hotel’s banks, taxes, auditors and other sister hotels.
3.     Assist Purchasing Manager in Cost Control and in Inventory management.
4.     Overview of General Cashier , Payroll and Accounts Payable Sections.
5.     Perform bank reconciliation.
Main Duties:
1.     Ensure Cost Control and  inventory related tasks are performed along with Purchasing manager.
2.     Review petty cash reimbursement of General Cashier and any other payments.
3.     Conduct monthly CSA reviews in all the sections and report all anomalies to DFBS.
4.     Review Account Receivable invoices during the absence of Credit Coordinator.
5.     Responsible for departmental training and the preparation of training plan for accounting department.
6.     Replace various section heads during their absence if needed.
7.     Establish & maintain good atmosphere and effective employee relations.
8.     Ensure that all sections are filling their documents in an appropriate manner in the assigned filing area.
9.     Ensure the internal control system on payroll system in accordance with the IHG policy & procedure & establish check list for the payroll supervisor.
10.  Maintain a proper filing system.
10.  Check that the credit department collection sheet (Serial Number, cash receipt & bank deposit receipt) is matching with recorded data.
11.  Perform related duties and special projects as assigned.
12.  Carry out all duties assigned by the Director of Finance & Business Support.
13.  Assist with setup of Financial Accounting systems to be kept tested and ready prior to opening.
14.  Is conversant with Hotel Fire Procedures, Company Security Procedures, Health and Safety Policy and Procedures, Hotel Facilities and Attractions, Human Resources and EMEA Policies and Procedures, Civil Soft System.
15.  Ensure all supervisors, managers and Heads of department are complying with UAE Labor Law and make changes to their working practices as appropriate.
16.  Demonstrate an understanding and awareness of all policies and procedures relating to Health, Hygiene and Risk Management.
17.  Familiarize yourself with emergency and evacuation procedure.
18.  Ensure all security incidents, accidents and near misses are always logged in a timely manner and brought to the attention of the Line Manager.

  1. Bachelor’s degree / higher education qualification
  2. 3 - 4 years experience of accounting in a reputable hotel
  3. Fluency in English
  4. A strong analytical mind

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