Interim Senior Analyst, Revenue Accounting (Fixed Term Contract 9 mths)
Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
3d ago

About Hilton

Hilton is one of the largest and fastest growing hospitality companies in the world, with more than 5,980 properties with more than 950,000 rooms in 117 countries and territories.

In the 100 years since our founding, we have defined the hospitality industry and established a portfolio of 18 world-class brands, with the emergence of the Tempo brand and including our flagship Hilton Hotels & Resorts brand, which is the most recognized hotel brand in the world.

We have more than 100 million members in our award winning customer loyalty program, Hilton Honors .

Position Statement :

The Senior Analyst for Revenue Accounting will assume responsibility for coordinating and delivering the day-to-day processes that will ensure smooth running of the Revenue Accounting function within Hilton’s UK Centre of Excellence.

Working with the Manager Revenue Accounting supporting the delivery of the function strategy and goals surrounding the processes involved in the delivery of accurate and timely reporting for c.45+ hotels

Position Summary :

Under the guidance of the Manager Revenue Accounting, the post holder will be responsible for the delivery of Revenue Accounting processes to agreed timetables and Service Level Agreements.

The Senior Analyst will ensure Hilton’s Centre of Excellence offers a seamless, efficient and customer focused experience, maximizing output without compromising the quality of service.

The ability to maximise process efficiency and effectiveness is considered essential.

The post holder will use their analytical skills to work through high volumes of data, identifying items for review and correction whilst working to tight daily deadlines : this will require a meticulous attention to detail, the ability to understand and interpret a high volume of data and make recommendations where appropriate.

In addition, all tasks should be approached with a continuous improvement philosophy. The post holder is expected to identify improvements and support process changes as we seek opportunities to drive efficiencies and global standardization.

Key to the success of the role will be the ability to communicate and influence at various levels, both internally and with external stakeholders.

Experience in participating in projects, the ability to simultaneously manage multiple tasks and support the team to deliver to tight deadlines are considered essential elements of this role.

Role Activities

  • Following direction and guidance from management, carry out and co-ordinate all required tasks demonstrating a strong understanding of the end-to-end process
  • Assist the management team in driving the successful implementation of project initiatives
  • Support the management team in evaluating the effectiveness of current processes and implementing actions to streamline the processes and maximise efficiency
  • Document and maintain standard operating procedures, ensuring end to end process is clearly documented
  • Monitor and manage own progress towards delivery of tasks and resolve open items; taking corrective action to ensure team goals and own objectives met
  • Participate in the provision of guidance and support to the business of best practice
  • Proactive management of excel templates ensuring strong controls in place to validate completeness & accuracy of formula to maintain integrity of large volumes of data
  • Complete financial tasks such as daily credit card balancing, posting adjustments in OA, journals to Peoplesoft and Balance Sheet Reconciliations, taking ownership for resolving any reconciling items
  • Review high volumes of data with advanced excel models using judgement to gain confidence that the results are reasonable and accurate flagging differences.
  • Highlight queries to Hotels taking ownership for resolution, or escalation where required
  • Collaboration & relationship building with Hotel teams, including Front Office teams to discuss any posting / process issues whilst demonstrating ownership & knowledge of the subject
  • Strong knowledge of company policies and associated controls ensuring tasks are completed in line with policy and any concerns are raised to Management
  • Preparation & issuance of timely reports to Hotels, demonstrating ownership & understanding of data delivered, following the process through to completion
  • Perform other duties as assigned for the continued success of department and to meet changing business needs
  • Supportive Functions :

    In addition to performance of the essential functions, this position may be required to perform a combination of the following supportive functions, with the percentage of time performing each function to be solely determined by management based upon the particular requirements of the company.

  • Support the Centre of Excellence in delivering business objectives successfully
  • Proactively engage in any other tasks as assigned by the Centre of Excellence Management
  • Specific Job Knowledge, Skill and Ability

    The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation.

    Required :

  • Ability to work with limited supervision, using own initiative with can-do’ approach, thriving under pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong coaching skills to support relationships with co-workers with proven ability to provide feedback in a structured and professional manner
  • Able to handle multiple demands and appropriately prioritise responsibilities
  • Solid understanding of accounting principles and GAAP
  • Good technical skills and experience of general ledger accounting and reconciliations
  • Advanced excel skills with the ability to support & develop excel models, e.g. with formula, Macros
  • Ability to use multiple systems and understand how they link together, to provide training to other team members and recommendations to management
  • Ability to exercise sound judgment, critical thinking, quantitative & qualitative analytical and decision-making skills to consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions and provide recommendations for optimal solutions
  • Strong inter-personal skills and able to maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, managers and clients with well-developed written and verbal communication and comprehension skills
  • Preferred :

  • Previous experience of working within a Shared Service Centre / Centre of Excellence environment
  • Hospitality industry experience
  • Required :

  • Eductaion : High School / GED
  • Some travel may be required from time to time
  • Extensive experience in finance / related field
  • Preferred :

  • BA / BSc / Bachelors degree or experience in lieu thereof
  • Commencing studies for a professional accounting qualification
  • Supervisory experience
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