IHG Director of Finance & Business Support - InterContinental Hayman Island Resort in Queensland, Australia
Director of Finance & Business Support - InterContinental Hayman Island Resort
Job Number EMEAA07922
Hotel Brand: InterContinental Hotels
Europe, Middle East, Asia & Africa - Australia - Queensland -
As the world’s first international luxury travel hotel brand, InterContinental Hotels & Resorts has been pioneering new international destinations for decades. Each of our hotels is a destination in its own right, and we are dedicated to those who appreciate and enjoy The InterContinental Life – the glamour and exhilaration of fascinating places, mixed with our international know-how and local cultural wisdom.
Australia’s most iconic private island will welcomed a new era of luxury when IHG opened InterContinental Hayman Island Resort on 1 July 2019. We are currently seeking the perfect fit for the final roles in our executive leadership team. The re-imagined InterContinental Hayman Island Resort will immerse you in the wonders of working in five-star luxury and offer amazing career and growth opportunities; an opportunity to live in a world heritage area, on the Great Barrier Reef, in a refurbished and exciting Village environment.
Your day to day
If you'd like to embrace a wider world of experiences and opportunities, we'd like to welcome you to the world's most international luxury hotel brand as the Resorts Director of Finance & Business Support. A key role within the resort which partners with, and provides functional guidance to the Resorts Executive Committee and Department Heads to ensure effective control of the Resorts assets and financial returns are maximised. With a team of three direct reports its also brings the opportunity to lead and develop a team to create a positive and productive work environment; building, motivating and upskilling them to ensure they are highly engaged, deliver results and partner with the business.
Using your eye for detail and passion for accuracy you’ll be responsible for all the standard things you’d expect; maintaining control over expenses, income, assets and liability of the Resort. Using your knowledge, you will also be required to drive and maintain accountability over forecasting, budgeting and month end processes, including monthly reporting preparation and analysis. Reporting to the Cluster Director of Finance and Business Support you will also liaise with internal and external stakeholder to drive continued improvement in financial position. From seeking efficiencies in ways of working to using the data around the resorts overall performance to identify opportunities, this is a true strategic role with multiple stakeholders which will require you to both partner with and challenge them in order to see success.
But what really makes the role exciting is the ongoing opportunity to partner with the Resort leadership team to drive and maintain high standards of guest satisfaction and employee engagement whilst championing our IHG ways of working. This role is an opportunity to truly have overall business impact.
What we need from you
As the ideal candidate you will have a Bachelor Degree in Hospitality Tourism, Commerce, Finance or Business Administration related field, with a minimum of 4 years’ experience in a finance lead role in a complex business environment. Demonstrated capability around managing multiple stakeholders and competing priorities will be essential and previous exposure to such a role within a hotel or resort environment would be highly regarded. You will have demonstrated strong financial, analytical and business acumen partnered with proven ability to deliver on set targets. You will be a confident communicator across verbal and written platforms and have ability to work alongside a team and autonomously.
Strategic thinking, the ability to explore new ways of working and an open mind around how we can drive the Resort forward with regards to efficiencies and innovative thinking to deliver unrivalled financial returns will be advantageous. You must also meet the legal requirements to work in Australia without restrictions.
What we offer
IHG are more than just great places to stay, we are also one of Australia’s best employers. We are looking for exceptional people like you to greet the world and be the spark that makes us even better.
We passionately believe that it’s our people who have brought us to where we are today and our people that will help us grow. We celebrate diversity every day. We welcome guests from every background and corner of the world, so we want individuals who can bring hospitality to life for everyone.
We will give you every opportunity to grow vertically, functionally, geographically, and personally. As part of the IHG family with more than 5,300 hotels in over 100 countries, the world is your oyster.