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Assistant Hotel Accountant

Clayton Hotel Galway
Permanent | Full Time
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Job Description

Assistant Hotel Accountant – Full Time

As Ireland’s largest hotel operator, we successfully operate the Clayton Hotel & Maldron Hotel brands throughout Ireland & the UK, as well as managing a portfolio of Partner Hotels.

We lead through our Dalata values of “Our People, Our Fairness, Our Service and Our Individuality”. As a company we offer unrivalled career and professional development opportunities. If you have the right attitude and energy you will have great opportunities to progress within the group. Our company is a place where you can do great things – individually and as a team. You will have the opportunity to develop your talent, be recognised and rewarded for your commitment and pursue a fulfilling career. We also have a number of unique and recognized training programmes to aid your professional and personal development and pride ourselves on creating an objective, supportive and fair working environment for our employees.


The purpose of the job:

To Support the Hotel Accountant and be responsible for the executing the relevant accounting processes in a timely manner.  

Key Responsibilities & Accountabilities:

Assist in the Preparation of monthly management accounts including Profit and Loss Account, Balance Sheet and Cash Flow.

Assist in the preparation and posting of accruals/prepayments, debtors, creditors, cash/ bank, net wages, gift vouchers and other month end balance sheet reconciliations.

Ensure all stock sheets are updated in line with any price increases/decreases and monitoring of monthly stocktakes investigating and resolving any discrepancies.

Ensure other revenues such as leisure club/golf memberships are accounted for correctly.

Assist in the preparation of weekly financial reports including forecasting of profits, cash and payroll for review by Regional Financial Controller and Central Office.

Ensure all reports and backup are signed off, filed and reported on time.

Assistance in the preparation of books and files for audit and declaration of VAT and payroll taxes, and compliance with payment deadlines


Income Audit – Ensuring that all sales are recorded accurately and there is a robust system in place for highlighting issues.

Payroll - Highlighting/ generating reports for individual departments within each property addressing problem areas. Processing payroll and ensuring that rostering, time sheet input and payment via EFT is conducted in an effective and efficient manner.

Cash/Bank Control – Ensure that all cash is managed and reconciled correctly and that there is a system in place for controlling the handling of cash throughout each property.

Accounts Receivable – Ensure that the system of recording, invoicing and chasing of payments is done in an effective manner and that each property’s debtor are tracked and monitored periodically.

Accounts Payable – Supervision of creditor process to include monitoring of PO system from sign off to matching of delivery dockets and invoices to sign off on creditor reconciliations at month end.


Pro-active contribution to the overall property management with a particular emphasis on the maintenance of the control environment and cost management.

Assist in providing guidance and training to all managers and staff on all procedures including cash, purchasing, debt collection etc to ensure strict adherence to financial controls.

Ensure compliance with all departmental/company procedures and highlighting issues if necessary.

Work closely with team to assist the Hotel Accountant in ensuring all HOD’s have an understanding of departmental financial reporting, wage %, GPs and P&Ls.


The ideal candidate will;

  • Be Part Qualified
  • A focus on achieving high standards
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Sage and Micropay experience
  • Experience in a similar role

The Clayton Hotel Galway is an Equal Opportunities Employer. 

Related Sectors:
Hotels , Accountancy / Finance
Related Locations:
Clare , Galway , Mayo , Roscommon

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