As a result of the significant growth of our client business, a new opportunity has arisen to provide additional support in the appraisal, evaluation and ongoing monitoring of the financial risk of proposed and live contracts with hotel partners across their network. Financial appraisal, evaluation and ongoing monitoring is currently performed remotely, but the need to have someone based overseas 'on the ground' (in Spain) to support in real time is now necessary to enhance the process.
The main area of focus will primarily be the larger deals and hotels across our network. The role involves assessing and evaluating the creditworthiness, cashflow forecasts and financial performance of hotel partners ahead of the company entering into a commitment and making payments as part of a contracted deal. In addition to the initial assessment of a commitment, the remit will also include follow-up visits and reviews as part of an ongoing monitoring programme. Based overseas, the role will involve significant travel (up to 80%) within mainland Spain and to other key destinations including Portugal, the Canaries and the Balearic Islands. Will necessitate significant interaction with finance, hotel contracting, product and revenue teams. Recommending improvement and enhancements to the Supplier Advance Payment Resquest (SAPR) process and in-house systems.
Fluent in Spanish and English is a must - other European languages highly desirable. We are searching for a qualified accountant with an audit background and a demonstrable track record of analysing financial information and evaluating risk. Excellent communication skills is required - regular interaction with hoteliers and other business partners is critical. A personable approach with the ability to ask questions and obtain required information in a constructive, non-confrontational way. Good personal presence, determination and the highest integrity. The ideal candidate for this position would be highly flexible, organised, methodical and meticulous.