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Assistant Financial Controller

Sapphire House Antwerp

WOULD YOU LIKE TO BE PART OF A FAST – GROWING ORGANISATION?

JOIN US AS ASSISTANT FINANCIAL CONTROLLER.


ABOUT ODYSSEY

We are The Odyssey Hotel Group, Europe’s most ambitious hotel operator and the team behind many famous global hospitality names. We partner with Marriott, IHG, and Accor to develop exceptional properties across various brands, from Holiday Express to Marriott's Autograph collection. Powered by over 700 employees and supported by Activum SG as our major shareholder, our purpose is to create wonderful stories through a passion for unique and locally inspired hotel design and attention to every detail. We achieve this through a culture of enabling and empowering our teams to be masters of the art of hospitality. At Odyssey our story is your story.


ABOUT SAPPHIRE HOUSE ANTWERP

Sapphire House Antwerp is a proud Autograph Collection hotel. With hand-selected inherent craftsmanship and a clear view of design and hospitality. Autograph Collection hotels offer rich, compelling moments that leave a lasting impression, ‘’exactly like Nothing else’’. Influenced by the Golden Age of Antwerp, Sapphire House Antwerp its unique 139 rooms and suites blend seamlessly authentic details, artwork and custom-made design to create an unforgettable experience of comfort and luxury.

Sapphire House Antwerp has two unique restaurants:

Green Michelin star restaurant WILDn, where our two star chef Bart de Pooter created a culinary temple that takes plant food to new heights. The menu is guided by the seasons with the best local ingredients, from farmer to plate.

Restaurant PLANTn, at PLANTn we are passionate about bringing vegetable dishes 24 hours a day. We offer breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. In this unique and relaxing bistro decor, star chef Bart de Pooter brings together the best seasonal ingredients of our farm and local producers. In addition, our kitchen team uses preservation techniques such as pickling and fermenting to make the most of our precious ingredients and minimize waste.


ODYSSEY CULTURE

You’ll be joining a fast-moving, ambitious and successful team that’s shaking up the industry we love. If you thrive on responsibility, share a passion for great service, and are a natural collaborator, we’ll be a good fit. We pride ourselves with a collaborative mindset.


THE POSITION

Your focus will be financial and business hotel controlling in the region of Antwerp. Together with the team, the colleagues in operations and your finance colleagues on hotel and holding level, you'll analyse, control, optimize and report historical and future financial data data for the group. You'll manage monthly, quarterly & yearly closing and reporting of hotel entities in this region (balance sheet, P&L, Cash flow and CapEx) as part of our growing finance team.


YOUR KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Analysing control, optimizing, and reporting historical and future financial data (Balance sheets, P&L, CapEx, and cashflow management).

  • Translating strategic objectives into Key Performance Indicators.

  • Drafting business analyses and making recommendations to ensure the achievement of business goals/targets across the hotel properties and to maximise financial performance.

  • Preparing financial statements and collaborate on the financial audit.

  • Implementing and following up on internal operating procedures and ongoing improvement of administrative organisation.

  • Best in-class finance – bringing the team to the next level.

  • Overseeing, coordinating and guidance of finance tasks and responsibilities during pre-opening and take-over period of new hotel properties.


HOW YOU’LL DO IT

  • With an enthusiastic and proactive attitude.

  • Loving numbers.

  • Not afraid of deadlines and handling multiple priorities at one time.

  • Having the ability to convey creativity and passion within the organization and its services, while embracing change and innovation at the same time.

  • Having leadership qualities, with an innate drive to make things better by optimizing processes.

  • Strong in prioritizing and feels comfortable taking the initiative to achieve desired results - thrive under pressure.


WHAT YOU’LL BRING

  • You have a bachelor's degree, preferably in business economics, accounting or related.

  • Significant experience (ideally 3+ years) in a similar role for multiple regions or outlets.

  • You speak Dutch and English fluently; any other additional languages is a pre;

  • Great passion for finance as well as the hospitality industry.

  • Industry experience is a great advantage (but not essential).

  • Excellent coaching skills.


WHY THIS ROLE AT ODYSSEY?

The advantage of joining via Odyssey means that you’ll be empowered to be your absolute best. Together we grow. You get the opportunity to grow to our other brands and headquarters.

  • 20 holidays.

  • 8% holiday allowance.

  • Real flexibility in your work schedule.

  • Laptop and phone.

  • Fun parties, team events, and lunches.

  • Ample opportunity for growth.

  • Employee discount rates in more than 8000 hotels, for you and your family.


INTERESTED?

Please apply via this vacancy and our colleagues from the Talent team will contact you as soon as possible. 

Please note: The role is either based on Antwerp in Belgium or Utrecht in the Netherlands.

We look forward to receiving your application!

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