Hilton Analyst, Revenue Accounting in Glasgow, United Kingdom
The Analyst for Revenue Accounting will assume responsibility for 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 & Senior Analyst 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.60 hotels.
The post holder will participate and play a part in engendering a sense of empowerment in the pursuit of first class service, supporting the delivery of Revenue Accounting strategies and the team activities on a day-to-day basis. This will require a meticulous attention to detail, the ability to understand and interpret business metrics within the Revenue arena and make recommendations where appropriate. They will also support the review of Revenue Accounting Service Level Agreements (SLA’s), assisting with the refinement and ongoing monitoring of these to ensure that agreed service delivery metrics are met or exceeded.
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 and the ability to simultaneously manage multiple tasks and deliver to tight deadlines are considered essential elements of this role.
What will I be doing?
•Following direction and guidance from management, carry out and co-ordinate all required Revenue Accounting related tasks. Completing in a timely and efficient manner whilst working toward the successful achievement of goals and KPIs.
•Identify and implement process improvements where necessary, after discussion and agreement with management.
•Demonstrate a strong understanding of the end to end processes in all areas of Revenue Accounting responsibility, supporting the confident delivery of solutions and responses to questions and queries
•Working with the Senior Analyst, co-ordinate all day to day activities ensuring the successful and timely delivery of all Revenue Accounting activities
•Provide input to the delivery of the relevant metrics to support the team activities and drive improvement across the business;
•Support the Manager in the production of relevant and timely Management Information
•Provide guidance and support to the business on operating best practice
•Support the Manager and Senior Analyst in evaluating the effectiveness of current processes and implementing actions to streamline the processes and maximise efficiency
•Perform the revenue accounting processes, ensuring consistency and control of the revenue reporting
•Carry out all balancing activities ensuring they meet the needs of the business
•Report results to others to explain and decipher findings
•Take on board any work within the parameters of Revenue Accounting policy and procedures updates communicated
•Serve as Revenue Accounting liaison for hotels and other corporate functions in relation to all Revenue Accounting activities
•Completion of Balance Sheet Reconciliations, resolving reconciling items on a timely basis in line with policy and ensuring any ageing is appropriately explained.
•Complete tasks in compliance with required SOX controls, with peer reviews in place to test controls within the team. Highlight to Manager any potential issues in advance with recommendations for changes to controls where required
•Research and respond to information requests from internal departments and management
What are we looking for?
•Ability to work with limited supervision, using own initiative with ‘can-do’ approach, thriving under pressure in a fast paced environment, being able to handle multiple demands and appropriately prioritise responsibilities
•Solid understanding of accounting principles and GAAP
•Good technical skills and exposure to general ledger accounting and reconciliations
•Ability to use multiple systems and understand how they link together, to provide training and support to other team members and to identify and report on issues occurring
•Ability to exercise sound judgment, critical thinking, quantitative & qualitative analytical skills and decision making skills to consider the relative costs and benefits of potential actions and to 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
•Good knowledge of finance modules of an ERP system such as SAP, Oracle, PeopleSoft
•Ability to identify financial issues, recommend and execute mitigating actions
•Previous experience of working within a Shared Service Centre / Centre of Excellence environment
•Hospitality industry experience
•Relevant level of work experience in Accounting
•BA/BS/Bachelor's Degree or experience in lieu thereof
•Commencing studies for recognised professional accounting body certification/qualification
Please note some element of international travel may be required
Job: HAFS UK
Title: Analyst, Revenue Accounting
Requisition ID: EUR01322