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11 months ago
Silver Swan Recruitment
Location: UK, Europe (non-UK), France, Val d'Isere
Job type: Permanent
Contact: Antonia Newell
Category: Management Jobs, Office Jobs, Resorts Jobs, Ski Jobs

Job Summary:

Our company operates some of the most prestigious chalets in the French Alps, providing 5* holidays to discerning guests. We are now looking for a full-time financial controller/experienced bookkeeper to join our office in Val d’Isere, France. We will take care of your travel and housing arrangements in France and no visa is required. Immediate start.

You will report to the Financial Director who is also based in Val d’Isere. You will be mainly working independently so it is essential that you are self-motivated and confident working to your own initiative. Candidates must have the ability to analyse data and report findings in an accurate and professional manner.

Main Responsibilities:


  • Assisting and supporting the Chalet Managers with their weekly accounts.
  • Processing the chalet accounts packs on a weekly basis and providing a correct import journal.
  • Reconciling the chalet bank withdrawals and deposits against the French bank statement.
  • Ensuring all monies have been collected for the client end of week bills and reconciling credit card payments against the French bank statement.
  • Collating all accounts packs paperwork.
  • Ensuring all suppliers have been paid prior to the client’s departures.
  • Review weekly actual to budget figures for each chalet and feedback to Area Managers and Operations Team.
  • Recording in-resort commissions.
  • Assist the Finance Director with year-end and final reports.



  • Stock purchasing, allocating and recording start of season stock.
  • Reviewing stock levels for reorder, recording in season deliveries and allocating to chalets.
  • Ensuring stock usage is recorded and at acceptable levels
  • Creating month stock journals for QuickBooks and reconciliation to the balance sheet.
  • Review stock recording system and make improvements.




Training Courses

  • Update and improve training manuals.
  • To run the training course, training the Chalet Managers on all accounts areas the training course.
  • Providing on-going training for current and new managers throughout the season.
  • Managing all cash and expenses to budget during the training courses, and to complete and process the accounts pack on a weekly basis.
  • Allocating and recording stock usage during the training course, with sole access to stock until allocated to individual chalets.



  • Administrative support to the chalets, Area Managers, Operations Director and Financ Director as required.

Skills and abilities required

Apart from a natural flair with numbers, other skills that are required for this position include:

  • Minimum 3 years experience working in bookkeeping.
  • Qualified AAT (minimum AAT level 2) or qualified or near qualified ACCA / CIMA
  • High level of numeracy and accuracy
  • Good prioritisation skills and ability to work to deadlines
  • Strong Excel and MS Office skills, knowledge of macros, pivot tables essential.
  • Knowledge of QuickBooks is essential
  • Experienced in stock control, stock storage, goods in / out and inventory management systems.
  • To be honest, discreet and trustworthy
  • Fluent English with conversational French (preferred)
  • Full clean driving license

Our salary package includes:

  • Competitive salary
  • Excellent accommodation
  • Flexible working hours
  • Transport to and from the UK to resort
  • Travel and health insurance
  • Ski/board and boot hire
  • Season lift pass

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