Director of Finance and Business Support

Kuwait Permanent
  • Excellent opportunity to work with Kuwait's luxury hotel
  • Progress your career as a Director of Finance and Business Support

About Our Client

Our client is a luxury hotel which is part of a diversified business conglomerate based in Kuwait, with subsidiaries operating across multiple sectors. They are currently seeking to hire a Director of Finance and Business Support to be a part of their team.

Job Description

The Director of Finance and Business Support will be responsible for Managing the finance and operations in a professional and efficient manner

Core Responsibilities:

  • Ensuring that the credit policy is adhered to in conjunction with the General Manager
  • Analysing and controlling expenditures for each department and ensuring specific controls and policies are adhered to
  • Analysing financial statistics to assist management in forward planning and policy formulation
  • Screening and approving all expenditures prior to submission to the General Manager
  • Maintaining accounting standards in accordance with established policy and procedures
  • Ensuring that inter-company reconciliations have been completed and auctioned accordingly
  • Reconciling all bank, asset, and liability accounts
  • Ensuring all bank reconciliations are complete and current for all bank accounts
  • Overseeing all contracts with suppliers in accordance with the financial terms and conditions (These contracts/agreements are to be properly reviewed and approved by the company's legal advisor and by the General Manager)
  • Ensuring accurate reporting of all revenue centres and costs
  • The monitoring and controlling of the hotel's cashiering and internal control procedures to secure and/or safeguard the company's assets
  • Minimizing outstanding receivables
  • Supervising Food & Beverage Control, Accounts Payable, General Cashier and Payroll
  • Conducting month end financial presentations
  • As a Senior Manager, you will carry out executive responsibilities in accordance with the organization's policies and as assigned to by the General Manager


  • Preparing and managing the company's cash flow (weekly/monthly) to ensure that financial resources are utilized in the best possible manner
  • Preparing the hotels financial statements for audit and publication
  • Indirectly, weighing up and analysing the feasibility of all procedures and controls in relation to all financial issues


  • Developing the hotel's information technology systems with a view to utilize the potential of such systems to the optimum
  • Ensuring a backup of all software is taken on a regular basis (The backup is to be verified, tested, and properly stored)


  • Developing the team
  • Directing all related departments in terms of staffing, training, and performance evaluations

The Successful Applicant

Required Qualifications and Experience:

  • Over 5 years in accounting/finance in a 5-star hotel set up
  • GCC experience is a plus
  • Bachelor's Degree in business and/or accounting
  • Proficiency in verbal and written Arabic language is a must

Behavioural Characteristics:

  • Able to forward plan, analyze statistics and reports and deem necessary conclusions for implementation in financial planning
  • Good interpersonal skills with guests, business partners and staff
  • Experience with writing detailed financial reports and correspondence
  • Must be articulate and have the ability to build and formulate various spreadsheets, budgets and forecasts, calculate figures, and amounts such as discounts, interest, ROI, deprecations, FF&E, commissions, proportions and percentages

What's on Offer

The successful candidate for this role will be offered a monthly competitive salary and a chance to work in a strong team. This is an exciting opportunity for a Finance professional to further progress their career with an established group.

Zehra Fatima
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Finance & Accounting
Financial Director / CFO
Leisure, Travel & Tourism
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Zehra Fatima
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