Finance Assistant in London, United Kingdom

  • Contract
  • London
  • Posted 3 weeks ago


Job Number 23162629

Job Category Finance & Accounting

Location London Marriott Hotel Canary Wharf, 22 Hertsmere Road, London, England, United Kingdom

Schedule Full-Time

Located Remotely? N

Relocation? N

Position Type Non-Management

Description for Internal Candidates

Explore our very big world

We welcome you to join our global and diverse family. Your positive energy and heartself service are an important part of why our guests continue to choose us. Every day presents a new opportunity to interact with people from all over the world, giving you new inspiration and perspective.

We are hiring for a Finance Assistant

See where your journey can take you. At Marriott International, we believe in seizing opportunities and making your own adventure. A world of opportunity arrives with every guest you meet – and you never know who might show up next. That big world also extends to our global, diverse family of associates. Like most families, we’re a group of unique individuals who bring different strengths, styles, personalities and interests to the table. And this makes every single day a new discovery. So, we ask, where will your journey take you?

Your new career at London Marriott Canary Wharf

London Marriott Hotel Canary Wharf is ideally situated on the waterfront, just moments from Canary Wharf tube, the Elizabeth Line and West India Quay DLR. Part of Marriott International, the world’s largest and most celebrated hospitality brand, our five-star hotel is the perfect place to take your career to a whole new level.

Rewards for work, benefits for your lifestyle

You’ll be supported in and out of the workplace through:

  • Discounts on hotel rooms, gift shop items, food and beverage

  • Learning and development opportunities

  • Recognition programs

  • Wellbeing programs

  • Encouraging management

  • Team-spirited colleagues

What we’re looking for

Previous experience working within a self accounting hotel in the following disciplines is desirable:

  • Accounts Receivable

  • Credit Control

  • General Ledger accounting experience to include month end responsibilities & Balance Sheet reconciliations.

  • Front Office

  • Reservations

Skills and Knowledge

  • Must possess a high degree of numerical literacy

  • Proven analytical skills

  • Must possess the ability to problem solve

  • Strong Communication & Negotiation skills (verbal, listening, writing)

  • Pro-active, reliable & must display an extremely high degree of integrity

  • Able to work alone and within a team

  • Flexibility of hours due to period end requirements

  • A thorough understanding of the relevant UK legislation impacting the payroll function

The role of the Finance Assistant includes the following areas – but at any given time primary duties will be assigned on one or more areas:

  • Accounts Receivable

  • Credit Control

  • General Cashier

  • Accounts Payable

  • Events Billing

  • Income Audit

  • Associated month end responsibilities.

Specific Duties

Accounts Receivable

  • Ensure City Ledger Invoices are received, checked for accuracy (rate, charges approved for bill back, company details etc), supporting documentation attached and sent out on daily basis.

  • Where applicable ensure City Ledger Invoices submitted electronically are processed on daily basis.

  • Verify all Marriott Bonvoy certificates against the invoices and transfer the charges onto the monthly Opera Marriott Bonvoy account.

  • Ensure that room nights granted against rewards are less than or equal to those mentioned in certificate.

  • Review all ‘P’ accounts in Guest Ledger daily working closely with Front Office, Event Management, Revenue.

  • Management and the London Reservations and Sales Offices to ensure accounts are current, all postings are correct, the correct rates are charged and relevant back up is obtained.

  • Deal promptly with any Guest Ledger and City Ledger balances that are in credit or have immaterial balances.

  • All deducted credit card and travel agency commissions should be properly identified and posted in Opera.

  • Check all Travel Agency Commission deductions to ensure the agreed rate has been deducted and have valid VAT invoice to claim back VAT on.

  • Query any discrepancies with client.

  • Work closely with the Sales/Event Managers in ensuring that group master accounts are properly set up and that group deposits are received on time.

  • Reconcile applied advance deposits and promptly refund unused/unapplied advance deposits according to Marriott policy.

Credit Control

  • Maintain an efficient collection cycle in line with Marriott policy.

  • Prepare any write-off requests attaching all necessary back up and obtain approval from the DOF and GM before posting the write-off in Opera.

  • Monitor and control all debt recovery, to include liaising with solicitors and attending court if necessary’.

  • Maintain Bad Debt Write Off log summary and is reconciled against P&L and submit on monthly basis.

  • Maintain Bad Debt Write Off file documentation for all write offs.

  • Maintain Collection Key Performance Indicators of Aging Percentages and Days Credit Sales Outstanding (DCSO) are maintained within Marriott Standards.


  • Performs other related tasks assigned by management.

  • Complies with Marriott International Hotels Limited Regional Office policies and procedures and make recommendations to improvements of policies and procedures.

  • Working hours as required to do your job but normally not less than 40 hours per week.

Connect your passions with a rewarding opportunity!

When you work with us, you’ll get to entertain and meet people from all over the world as you build your experience.  Join us and grow through opportunities to explore the business, opening yourself to various career options. No matter your path, we’ll make sure you feel right at home.

Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer. We believe in hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive, people-first culture. We are committed to non-discrimination on any protected basis, such as disability and veteran status, or any other basis covered under applicable law.

Same Posting Description for Internal and External Candidates

Marriott Hotels strive to elevate the art of hospitality, innovating at every opportunity while keeping the comfort of the oh-so-familiar all around the globe. As a host with Marriott Hotels, you will help keep the promise of “Wonderful Hospitality. Always.” by delivering thoughtful, heartfelt, forward-thinking service that upholds and builds upon this living legacy. With the name that’s synonymous with hospitality the world over, we are proud to welcome you to explore a career with Marriott Hotels. In joining Marriott Hotels, you join a portfolio of brands with Marriott International. Be where you can do your best work, begin your purpose, belong to an amazing global team, and become the best version of you.

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