Finance & Operations Director Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Ecuador

IHR-CER International has been retained in Executive Search for a new member of the management committee. Our international corporate client is privately owned. Business administration operations are currently run from offices based at both Jersey-UK and Barbados locations.

We are seeking an Accountancy Professional with hotel experience only, who has multi-continent-business accounting knowledge. Additionally a finance professional that is familiar with international tax computations, also business planning, budgets and forecasts. Alternatively you could be working for a premier accountancy practice, currently running a portfolio of hotel and leisure business clients.

Our client is also looking to expand – Acquisition of two new hotel sites is currently now in planning stage. Corporate Finance experience would be of great interest to our client, especially in the international hotel business.

The Director of Finance and Operations is responsible for planning, directing and controlling financial, human resources and administrative functions for the municipality by following municipal policies and procedures and in accordance with Federal and Territorial legislation.

The Director of Finance and Operations reports directly to the Chairman and is responsible for managing financial, human resources and all administrative functions. This includes preparing the budget; conducting financial analysis and preparing financial reports; developing and implementing an effective system of accounting; managing the payroll system and maintaining accurate and current bylaw records.

Job Specification
Participate in the provision of effective strategic, financial and human resources planning and information Provide financial and human resources advice and guidance to the Senior Administrative Officer Participate in strategic, financial and human resources planning, research, prepare and submit the annual budget

Prepare detailed reports on financial, human resources and administrative matters. Attend meetings and make presentations to Council.

Provide comptrollership functions in order to ensure finances are managed according to legislation, policies and procedures and generally accepted accounting principles.

Manage accounting and financial systems and maintain full and accurate accounting records.

Conduct financial analysis and prepare detailed financial reports and statements. Provide financial and accounting advice, direction and leadership.

Ensure compliance with financial legislation, policies and procedures and adhere to the terms of Block Funding and Contribution Agreements.

Develop and implement purchasing practices and monitor the purchasing system. Prepare tender documents and administer contracts.

Approve the Chart of Accounts and maintain commitment controls. Implement and monitor payment authority practices. Establish and maintain cash controls. Monitor department spending and recommend corrective actions as necessary.

Manage investments and reserves. Reconcile general ledger accounts. Manage and coordinate human resources and administrative functions including personal, administration and payroll.

Administer the collective agreement. Manage the payroll system in order to ensure all staff are paid on a timely and accurate basis. Provide advice and assistance on human resource planning and management issues Ensure personnel records and files are maintained.

Maintain the Bylaw Registry. Assist in the preparation of Bylaws. Supervise the maintenance of assessment roles and collection and distribution of municipal and school taxes.

Ensure the maintenance of computer systems within the municipal office. Provide leadership and direction to Finance and Administration staff to ensure efficient use of human resources.

Establish and maintain internal controls to ensure compliance with financial and. human resources legislation, policies and procedures. Evaluate the performance of, and provide training and development opportunities for Finance and Administration staff.

Manage the maintenance and upgrade of financial, payroll and human resources, information systems, Provide leadership by delegating tasks, responding to staff inquiries and providing, overall direction to section employees.

To respond to this position, please send in your CV and ID photograph – to IHR-CER International. The application is open to candidates world-wide. Of any nationality, fluency in both English, Spanish, possibly Chinese would be of great interest to our client. International Client Managers – Jonny Scott Slater or Ashley Armstrong.

Salary package – Negotiable, we estimate the successful candidate will now be currently earning in excess of US$ 250,000 pa.