Sought position:
Finance manager
Ref ID: n°28973
Town: Puteaux
Country : France
Contract type: Long term contract
Salary: According your experience
Experience: experienced
Job status: Manager
Job category: Management / Accountancy
Online since 2017/03/08
This job position is still available for the week of 2017-06-26

Luxury Hotels International of France is looking for...

Finance manager (M/F)

The Finance Manager, Market Shared Service Center - Paris will assume day-to-day operational management responsibility for the Market Shared Services Facility in Paris (Puteaux) by providing effective Finance and Administration Services to the Puteaux facility and its associates and, by extension, the Hotels participating in the various services provided. The Finance Manager will partner with the participating hotels and the region’s Area Team to ensure that the center delivers cost effective and value-enhancing services and meets the hotels’ operational requirements whilst developing into a center of excellence in the longer term.

The Finance Manager, Market Shared Service Center – Paris, provides management support and leadership for approximately 70 associates and will have responsibility for the management of a EUR 5m budget in conjunction with the discipline leaders and the supported Hotels that fund the budget.
  • Has direct line management responsibility for Accounting Clerk and dotted line relationships with the various department heads.
  • Location requirements:The position is based in the Puteaux office in Paris, France.
  • Language Requirements:High proficiency (speaking, reading and writing) in French and English is required. Proficiency in a 3rd European language (German/Spanish) would be a distinct advantage but is not required.
  • Travel Requirements:There will be some travel, predominantly to the hotels in the Paris Market but occasionally further afield depending on hotels supported. Occasional International Travel within Europe may be also be required.
  • Business Leadership
  • Works in partnership with the discipline leads to maintain the smooth operation of the functional departments e.g. Reservations, Sales, Marketing, Revenue Management, Events Sales, Finance, Statutory Accounting and any other disciplines that may be based in the Puteaux office by providing efficient HR and other support services.
  • Ensures adequate processes are developed and implemented to maintain high standards of Health and Safety, Fire Safety and Personal Safety and promote a safe working environment for all associates.
  • Develops and implements a cultural identity aligned to the Europe Shared Services Organisation and Finance discipline, taking into account local needs and community involvement, to foster a strong team environment where every associate’s contributions are valued and recognized.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of new technology and processes to further enhance and strengthen the center’s services offering.
  • Develops and implements an associate focused culture that promotes learning, growth and development with specific emphasis on strengthening associate engagement and succession planning.
  • Performs other duties as assigned to meet business needs.
  • Financial Management
  • In conjunction with resources in the Luton SSC, Market representatives (ADOF/CDOF) and the entity accounting team, facilitates/co-ordinates the business planning processes (LRP, operating budgets, forecast, standard reporting processes, month end reporting, annual statement of operations, as applicable), and compliance with local tax, financial, accounting regulations, and management agreements as applicable.
  • Ensures the BP of the Market Shared Service Centre is completed and approved in principle prior to participating Hotels starting their BP cycle so that likely distributable costs are available in advance and hotels can plan reliably for future allocations.
  • Become familiar with the processes applicable to above property allocations methodologies and their approval. Ensure alignment/consistency with comparable processes/services elsewhere in the Continent and in MI globally but in any case always in alignment with applicable MIPs/SOPs.
  • Works in partnership with the paymaster and HR to ensure accurate and timely payroll processing.
  • Completes/approves the quarterly MIP-66 certification.
  • Critiques differences between actual, budget and forecasted expenditure in the monthly P+Ls in conjunction with discipline leaders.
  • Ensure recommendations identified as part of Controls Audit or other internal/external Audits are being effectively implemented.
  • Uses technical expertise and understanding of global and local economy, laws, regulations and their potential business impact, to minimize risk, maximize the center’s ability to contribute to the success of the hotels supported by it and identify opportunities for further expansion of services offered.
  • In conjunction with the accountant and support resources at the Luton SSC, ensures that the P&L is accurate (i.e., costs are properly allocated and understood and are recorded in the proper accounts), adequately critiqued and statements are delivered to appropriate discipline leads in a timely manner.
  • Human Resources and Talent Management
  • Establishes an associate focused environment and culture by ensuring that functional associates are managed effectively an in accordance with prevailing policies and procedures (e.g. LPP, PDP etc.)
  • Initiates a programme of associate engagement in various activities (Social, Spirit to Serve etc.) to develop a stronger identity for the location of which Associates feel a part of.
  • Coaches and manages department heads to effectively manage their respective teams by helping to develop their respective people management skills.
  • Ensures that associates are aware of new opportunities to grow and maintains an environment that promotes development, training and growth irrespective of background and experience of individuals.
  • Facilitates/makes available training and development activities (e.g. Essential Skills). Effectively communicate with hotel DOFs (e.g. benchmarking results, sharing best practices, and use of technology).
  • Maintains strong relationships with discipline heads and their respective teams.
  • Maintains good relationships with participating Market Hotels and their respective GMs/DOFs/DHRs as applicable, to ensure the services provided meet the needs of the hotels.
  • Maintains a productive relationship with the Building’s owner (Landlord), his/her representatives or (real estate-) agents and local services providers to ensure the smooth and undisturbed running of the facility.

  • 3-5 years progressive management experience in one or more disciplines such as HR, Finance or Operations.
  • Fluency in English (Business Language) and French mandatory (written and spoken).
  • Previous experience of working with an International Corporate organization and familiarity with the typical procedures of such. (SOPs, HR Administration; Compensation and Benefits; Financial Admin and Reporting)
  • Demonstrated leadership ability and has previous experience of managing a team either directly or in a matrix organization.
  • Demonstrable man-management skills, able to manage and resolve conflict and develop strong teams.
  • Good numeracy and literacy
  • Previous multi-site admin or management experience a distinct advantage.
  • Strong knowledge of local employment practices, rules and regulations. Familiar with Union and Works Council organisations and issues.
  • Effective in developing and maintaining productive relationships.
  • Strong communicator (verbal and written) with good presence.
  • Good interpersonal relationship skills for LPPs, manpower planning, hotel visits, decision making, etc.
  • Must be fully computer literate with good working knowledge of mainstream applications such as MS Windows and common MS Office applications (Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Outlook).
  • A further European language (Spanish/German) distinct advantage but not required.
  • A working knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems a distinct advantage but not required.
  • Some previous experience in Hotels/Tourism/Leisure would be an advantage but is not required.
  • International Experience an advantage but not required.
Education and Professional Certification:
  • Baccalaureate coupled with a professional qualification or similar/equivalent desirable although consideration will be given to individuals with relevant practical/professional experience.
  • Professional background/qualification in either a Financial or Human Resources Discipline strongly preferred.
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