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about 1 year ago
Red Planet Travel Recruitment
Salary: £36,000 - £40,000 per annum
Location: London
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Red Planet Team
Category: Finance Jobs, Tour Operator Jobs, Travel Agent Jobs, Travel Manager Jobs

An Exclusive 5* tour operator specialising in luxury holidays throughout the world is now looking to recruit a Finance Manager to join them at their upmarket London HQ in London. Our client is part of an international organisation that focuses on the art of international luxury goods, hospitality and travel. Its portfolio of companies and holdings spans a number of carefully selected services and assets in the tourism, commercial, real estate and financial sectors.
The Role:
Reporting to the FD, your duties will include all work up to and including the preparation of monthly management accounts and statutory accounts.
The role is to provide a book keeping function and to ensure that financial controls are in place and are being adhered to at all times. To ensure all financial reporting is completed within the required timetables for the Group companies and general administrative support in the office.

Key Accountabilities:
Ensure all Revenues received have been accounted for and monitor controls

  • Reconcile all revenues daily
  • Produce Daily Revenue Report
  • Allocate all cash/bank/credit card payments correctly and promptly
  • Account and reconcile credit card transactions with iVector and Bank statements
  • Post transactions accurately into Sage and chase up missing paperwork relating to transactions
  • Reconcile all credit card refunds to original transactions on a daily basis
  • Resolve all credit card chargeback letters on a daily basis
  • Maintain Excel Cashbooks for all bank accounts and credit cards
  • Reconcile all daily banking’s and BACS payment to system on daily basis
  • Perform multiple bank reconciliations
  • Allocation of multiple receipts accurately
Ensure that the Accounts Receivable function operates efficiently on a day-to-day basis
  • Process all adjustments to the AR system in accordance with the Financial Policies and Procedures Manual
  • Check customer’s credit limits daily
  • Check credit worthiness of new customers with relevant credit reports and credit scores
  • Process all credit notes in accordance with the Financial Policies & Procedures Manual
  • To post revenue journals on Sage on daily basis
  • Inform management of any default in payment or non-adherence of credit terms
Ensure that the Accounts Payable function operates efficiently on a day-to-day basis
  • Purchase ledger management including checking invoices have been raised with correct PO’s, invoices are signed and posting to correct nominal ledger accounts
  • Undertake the matching of approved purchase order, Delivery Note & Invoice and any differences to be explained to the FD
  • Reconciling creditor’s ledger with supplier statements
  • Processing of foreign currency invoices
  • Chasing up missing VAT invoices following the payments of pro-forma
  • Assisting with general supplier queries
  • Ensure supplier’s ledger is kept tidy and all items are authorised and allocated correctly
  • Answering telephone calls into accounts department and dealing with supplier and customer queries
  • Preparing payment runs on a weekly/monthly basis
  • Assisting in preparation of policies/procedures and process set-up
  • Preparation of yearend audit file and statutory accounts for Niquesa World Ltd.
  • Liaising with Statutory auditors and finalisation of audited statement
  • Preparation of monthly/quarterly management accounts
  • Preparation of weekly/monthly cash flow
  • Preparation of KPI reports
  • Preparation & submission of IATA/ABTA/ATOL returns and quarterly/year end reports
  • Preparation of quarterly VAT returns
  • Assisting the Finance Director as and when required for other finance duties
  • To comply with any reasonable management request, which is deemed necessary for the efficient running of the department
  • To ensure that the department’s ‘Standards of Policies & Procedures’ are complete, up to date and read, understood and used by all departmental staff
  • To brief the Finance Director as to progress/problems faced within your function and to respond to the requests of others in the proper execution of your job role
  • To observe and follow the guidelines and principles set out in the company
  • Performance Development System, which will include the proper execution of ‘Performance’ and ‘Appraisal’ reviews as required for all those
This list of duties is not exhaustive, nor is it intended to be, and duties are not listed in any order of priority.

Key Requirements
  • Organisation / Planning skills and ability to prioritise appropriately
  • Rigorous commitment to accuracy and detail
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Reasonable Negotiation and influencing skills
  • Analytical approach and creativity in problem resolution
  • Ability to drive change where necessary
  • Good accounting knowledge
  • IT skills (iVector, Sage 200, MS Office, Travel Financial Systems)
Minimum Requirements
  • Graduate with Accounting skills
  • Tour operator business knowledge
  • Excellent Travel System (iVector or Dolphin) knowledge
  • Excellent MS Excel skills
  • Strong reconciliation skills
  • Balance Sheet knowledge
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently under remote supervision
 Salary Package & Benefits:
  • There is an excellent salary package on offer as the role is paying £36,000 - £40,000 per annum, based on experience
  • Great working hours - Monday to Friday, 40-hour week
  • The opportunity for career progression within the Group
Important, Please Note: It is unlawful to employ a person in a UK-based role who does not have permission to live and work in the UK. You should make yourself aware of how immigration laws apply to your situation prior to applying. 

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